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We starved but we shared

A free to download selection of Race & Class articles, compiled by Deputy Editor Sophia Siddiqui, by or about community activists on the black tradition of self-help and mutual aid which enunciates some of the principles now making a come-back as people reclaim self-reliance during the pandemic. What the Covid-19 pandemic has put into sharp focus

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance – incorporating Covid-19 Roundup (8 – 22 April 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.  We have incorporated the Covid-19 roundup of racism, health, policing and civil liberties into the calendar of racism and resistance, which we believe makes developments during this period clearer and easier to understand. HEALTH AND POLICY 10 April: As

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Institutional racism in the NHS intensifies in times of crisis

As the government announces that NHS England and Public Health England will lead an inquiry into the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on BAME communities, a Black health activist warns that the vague social construct of ‘race’ is being used to explain the mortality and morbidity of diverse populations, and more must be done to hold

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Race hate crimes – collateral damage of Covid-19?

In this wide-ranging and disturbing interview, Suresh Grover and Dorothea Jones[1] describe how a combination of Covid-19-linked racism, the ‘Blame China’ narrative and lockdown social distancing measures, are impacting on the caseload of The Monitoring Group; and reflect on the weak responses from the multiple agencies that should be assisting. Liz Fekete: The Guardian has

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Is the ‘war on Covid-19’ morphing into a war on the poor?

The pandemic is revealing the ways in which global health outcomes are shaped by race, class and indigeneity. As the pandemic spreads to every region of the world, and threatens Indigenous Peoples [1] who are now developing their own ‘self-determined protection mechanisms’[2] early signs suggest that the global war on Covid-19 is morphing into a war on

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Calendar of racism and resistance (25 March – 8 April 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe News stories related to coronavirus have been compiled in a separate calendar, view here. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION ASYLUM AND MIGRATION RIGHTS 25 March: In response to a Law Commission report published in January, which recommended the simplification of the ‘overly complex and

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‘They left me nothing’

South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group continues to investigate and support people confined in horrendous conditions during the Covid-19 lock down. Neglect of Christine, put in an isolation house Video of Christine in a Mears Covid-19 isolation house in Newcastle, 27 March Christine, who is a 37-year-old married professional worker from the Middle East,

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