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.

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Berlin police clear pro-Palestinian demo, open probes
23 May 24
In Berlin, Germany, riot police, allegedly called in by the university on the orders of the Berlin Senate and mayor, clear a pro-Palestine occupation at the Humboldt University, briefly detaining 169 people before making 25 arrests. Students describe the operation as police brutality. A journalist is amongst those injured.
Source: Deutsche Welle
Category: EDUCATION
Country: Germany
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Oxford University students arrested at pro-Palestinian sit-in
23 May 24
Sixteen Oxford University students are charged with aggravated trespass after the police break up a Palestine solidarity sit-in at the vice-chancellor’s office. In a statement, students blame the university administration for escalating ‘unprecedented violence’ against them in response to their demands that the university cuts its ties with Israel.
Source: Reuters
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Grenfell bereaved and survivors must wait until 2027 for suspects to face trial | Grenfell Tower fire
22 May 24
Survivors and bereaved family members from the Grenfell Tower fire which killed 72 people in June 2017 are told suspects will not face trial until at least 2027. Police say 58 individuals and organisations could face charges including corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, fraud, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.
Source: Guardian
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Nigerian students at Teesside University ordered to leave UK after currency crash
22 May 24
Teesside University orders its Nigerian students to leave, withdraws sponsorship and informs the Home Office, leaving them vulnerable to deportation, as the crash in the value of the naira leaves students unable to pay fees.
Source: Guardian
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Immigrant rough-sleepers in Lisbon: mayor calls for urgent response
20 May 24
In Portugal, Lisbon’s mayor says that much of the capital’s dramatic increase in homelessness is linked to vulnerable migrants, citing mental health problems, which is a national responsibility, and seeking ‘urgent answers from AIMA’, a new agency for integration, migration and asylum.
Source: Portugal Resident
Category: EDUCATION
Country: Portugal
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Schools in England send police to homes of absent pupils with threats to jail their parents
19 May 24
Faced with record absences, some schools ‘are sending police to the homes of children who are persistently absent, or warning them their parents may go to prison if their attendance doesn’t improve’.
Source: Observer
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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New Inside Housing investigation reveals more than 35,000 families with toddlers and babies in temporary accommodation
17 May 24
Inside Housing’s new data tracker reveals that in England, more than 35,000 families with children under the age of five were living in temporary accommodation in December 2023 (up 15.6 per cent), with 2,200 in B&Bs.
Source: Inside Housing
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Two in five teachers report pupil attack on staff
16 May 24
A survey by the Youth Endowment Fund finds that measures to reduce violence in schools, such as ‘police in corridors and classrooms’ and knife-crime education programmes, ‘currently lack robust evidence to support their effectiveness’. Alternative measures to reduce exclusions and violence are recommended.
Source: TES
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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New I-SPHERE report finds further evidence of racial inequalities in housing and homelessness
15 May 24
A report on race, ethnicity and homelessness by I-SPHERE finds that Black people are almost three times more likely to experience homelessness than their white counterparts. Harmful stereotypes within homelessness services about some ‘ethnic groups’ trying to ‘gain advantage’, and assumptions about certain minority groups’ acceptance of ‘overcrowding’, are linked to ‘direct racism’.
Source: I-SPHERE
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Ill PhD student who complained faces losing UK visa
15 May 24
Newcastle University is accused of the ‘weaponisation’ of a Nigerian PhD student’s ‘immigration status’ after the university contacted the Home Office over her absence from supervisions. The student, who has suffered kidney failure, launches a formal complaint against her supervisor and a support campaign.
Source: THE
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Daily worship in schools ‘opposed by most leaders’
14 May 24
In response to a survey finding that 70 percent of senior leaders in England oppose the ‘collective worship law’, which requires schools to hold daily acts of worship with ‘a Christian character’, education minister Gillian Keegan says ‘collective religious worship is an important part of school life’.
Source: TES
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Black academics ‘give up’ on UKRI research funding
14 May 24
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s latest data shows that the number of Black principal investigators (PIs) applying for UK research funding has halved in a year. It also shows lower success rates for both Black and Asian applicants, who on average received lower financial awards.
Source: THE
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Managed moves ‘more than double’ since height of Covid
14 May 24
According to research by FFT Education Datalab into the increase in ‘managed moves’, pupils at risk of exclusion who are transferred to other schools under the procedure are more likely to come from disadvantaged backgrounds and less likely to achieve grade 4 passes in GCSE English and maths than their peers.
Source: TES
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Charity demands government policies undergo mental health tests
14 May 24
The Centre for Mental Health publishes Policies for Better Mental Health and calls on parties to rigorously assess the mental health impact of all policies – from housing to the environment to benefits and immigration – before they are implemented.
Source: Morning Star
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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Comprehensive new examination of migrant destitution in the UK by University of Oxford’s COMPAS
14 May 24
The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University publishes a report, Understanding Migrant Destitution in the UK, analysing the impact of No Recourse to Public Funds conditions and other immigration policies on migrant poverty. It finds that at least 10,600 people and possibly up to 18,000 needed local authority or health trust care help in 2021-2.
Source: EIN
Category: EDUCATION
Country: UK
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