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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (17 November – 1 December 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 16 November: In France, the parliamentary committee on migration publishes a report which cites ‘systemic failures’ in the asylum and migration process, ‘irrational debates’ and dehumanising treatment. (Ouest-France,

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Fortnightly Bulletin

IRR News (19 November – 2 December 2021)

Dehumanisation, doublespeak and death: Countering Europe’s lack of humanity The phrase ‘liquid graveyard’, often applied to the Mediterranean, is now applicable to the English Channel, where the 43 boat-related deaths in the last 18 months are the result of Europe’s increasingly militarised border regime. The latest of these avoidable deaths occurred on 24 November, when

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (4 – 17 November 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 12 November: As three French activists commence the 25th day of a hunger strike in protest against conditions at Calais, human rights observers say French authorities have destroyed

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Review

Rotten through and through

Rot At The core, a book about corruption and racism in the British Transport Police calls into question the validity of the recent apology from its current Chief Constable.   Last week the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP), Lucy D’Orsi, made a formal apology to the British African community for both its history of systemic racism

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Fortnightly Bulletin

IRR News (4 – 18 November 2021)

So you think you’re British? Plans to strip citizenship without notice The IRR warned this week of the dangers posed by a clause inserted quietly, a couple of weeks ago, into the Nationality and Borders Bill, which will allow some British citizens (mainly dual nationals) to lose their citizenship without being notified in a wide

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Fortnightly Bulletin

IRR News (20 October – 4 November 2021)

Resistance against impunity is building As UFFC’s 22nd annual remembrance in memory of all those who have died in police or prison custody took place in London, in Greece, a Roma family are grieving after 18-year-old Nikos Sampanis is shot dead following police pursuit by motorbike squad officers in a working-class district of Athens. At

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Comment

Voices of hope: the power of creative resistance

  Two creative initiatives – one just finished, the other ongoing – demonstrate the transformative power of the arts in giving voice to the perspectives of marginalised groups. Little Amal, the 12-foot puppet of the young Syrian refugee, has in The Walk taken the story of refugee journeys across Europe, from south-east Turkey to Manchester,

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Press Release

Reproductive racism – new lines of struggle for anti-racist feminists

  In the lead article of the October 2021 issue of Race & Class, Deputy Editor Sophia Siddiqui charts new ground showing how reproduction is now a key dividing line in European racism, with global implications.   The publication of ‘Racing the nation: towards a theory of reproductive racism’, which documents how the maintenance of

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (6 – 20 October 2021)

Little Amal arrives in Folkestone and is greeted by schoolchildren and actor Jude Law.

  A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 8 October: Updated Home Office guidance states that deporting asylum seekers back to Afghanistan generally presents ‘no real risk of harm’. (Independent, 8 October 2021) 11

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