Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR)

 

Welcome to the IRR’s Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR). Here you will find archived calendar entries dating back to 2014. Use the filtered search functions in the right sidebar or simply type a keyword, place or name into the search box below.

Sheku Bayoh inquiry must be ‘watershed moment’, say campaigners
10 May 22
The public inquiry begins into the death in police custody in Fife in 2015 of Sheku Bayoh, with campaigners calling for it to become a ‘watershed moment’ in the history of racism in Scotland.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK, Scotland
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Queen’s Speech: UK to ban boycott campaigns in blow to BDS supporters
10 May 22
In the Queen’s Speech opening of parliament, the government announces its intention to introduce a bill that will ban local councils and other public bodies from participating in boycott and divestment campaigns, including those in support of Palestinian rights.
Source: Middle East Eye
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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‘Meet us before you reject us’: Ukraine’s Roma refugees face closed doors in Poland
10 May 22
In Poland, Ukrainian Roma refugee women and children are facing discrimination and are not being offered homes or accepted at reception points, the Guardian reports.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Poland, Ukraine
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Universities oppose plan for student cap and loans in England
9 May 22
Universities across England come out against government proposals for limiting student numbers and access to loans, describing the plans as likely to crush aspirations and entrench disadvantage.
Source: Guardian
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Priti Patel blames lawyers as she admits Rwanda plan will ‘take time’
9 May 22
Priti Patel admits the Rwanda plan will ‘take time’ to establish but also blames ‘specialist law firms’ for delays in its implementation.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Apology, 800 years on, for laws that expelled Jews from England
8 May 22
The Church of England apologises in a special service for its ‘shameful actions’ in passing anti-Jewish laws 800 years ago, paving the way for the expulsion of Jews from England.
Source: Guardian
Category: CULTURE | MEDIA | SPORT
Country: UK
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Leeds citizens shame thieves who stole plaque to victim of police racism
8 May 22
After a blue plaque in memory of David Oluwale, a Nigerian man who died after enduring years of racist police brutality, was stolen soon after being unveiled, residents display photos of Oluwale across Leeds. Two men have been arrested in connection with the theft.
Source: Guardian
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees removed from UK’s ‘unsuitable’ housing sponsors
8 May 22
600 Ukrainian refugees who were granted visas under the Homes for Ukraine scheme are placed in emergency housing after their sponsors were deemed ‘unsuitable’, with housing charities criticising the government’s matching service for being a ‘free-for-all’.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK, Ukraine
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Priti Patel’s Rwanda plan for UK asylum seekers faces its first legal challenge
7 May 22
The first legal action is launched against plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, on the grounds that it runs contrary to international law and the UN refugee convention, as well as British data protection laws.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Dea-John Reid: Family ‘let down’ as teen jailed for killing boy
6 May 22
The family of Dea-John Reid, 14, stabbed to death in May 2021 after being hunted by a white gang of adults and youngsters shouting racist slurs, protest at the manslaughter verdict and short sentence for his 15-year-old killer, saying the system is ‘not geared up to give black people justice’ BBC News , 7 May
Source: BBC News
Category: POLICING | PRISONS | CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Country: UK
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‘Wipe Jews Off the Face of the Earth’ Racism & Antisemitic Slurs of Viral YouTuber Exposed
6 May 22
In a leaked recording obtained by Byline Times , British ‘alt-lite’ Youtuber Paul Joseph Watson is heard saying he would like Jewish people to be ‘wiped off the face of the earth’ followed by a string of racist and homophobic slurs.
Source: Byline Times
Category: ANTI-FASCISM AND THE FAR RIGHT
Country: UK
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Activists disrupt Priti Patel speech in protest against Rwanda refugee plan
6 May 22
Green New Deal Rising campaigners, demanding an end to the Rwanda off-shoring plans for asylum seekers, disrupt the home secretary’s speech to a Conservative party ‘spring dinner’.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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UK government accused of ‘explaining away’ Covid race issues
5 May 22
A letter from BME ‘leaders’ to the head of the official Covid-19 inquiry into racial inequality and disproportionate death rates, warns that ministers are trying to ‘explain away’ covid race issues and have no specific programme of investigation into the matter.
Source: Guardian
Category: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Country: UK
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Union chief accuses Patel of withholding Rwanda asylum details from staff
5 May 22
Priti Patel fails to disclose key documents to Home Office staff detailing which migrants will subject to removal to Rwanda, and the head of the UK’s largest civil service union pledges to back legal challenges against the policy.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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The Ukrainian children at the mercy of UK’s refugee scheme
5 May 22
Under-18s travelling alone are being excluded from the Homes for Ukraine visa scheme for safeguarding reasons and left without a route to the UK, leaving them at heightened risk of trafficking and abuse, the Guardian reports.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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