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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Spain, Ireland, Norway formally recognise Palestine as Israel’s isolation grows
28 May 24
The governments of Spain, Norway and Ireland join over 140 of the United Nations’ 193 member states in recognising Palestine as a state.
Source: inews
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Spain
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Far-right AfD makes gains but fails to win outright in local elections
28 May 24
In county and mayoral elections in Thuringia, the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) wins 26 percent of the vote, with nine candidates expected to go through to the second round of voting.
Source: Euronews
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: EU, Germany
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Nigel Farage under fire after saying Muslims do not share British values
26 May 24
In his first interview since the general election was announced, Nigel Farage, honorary president of Reform UK, tells Sky News that a growing number of Muslims do not share British values, and ‘in fact loathe much of what we stand for’.
Source: Guardian
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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Punched, choked, kicked: German police crack down on student protests
25 May 24
As German students rally for Palestine, the coalition government in the state of Berlin introduces a draft law to bring back ex-matriculation (disciplinary expulsion from university, used during the Vietnam War) of students accused of a crime. International students whose visas are tied to their enrolment at university could be deported.
Source: Al Jazeera
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Germany
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Major BDS victory as anti-boycott bill defeated.
24 May 24
With the announcement of a general election, the government’s controversial anti-boycott bill, the stated aim of which was to shut down campaigns against Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, is defeated.
Source: PSC
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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Rantanen: Finland planning border ‘drone wall’ with Baltics, Poland and Norway
24 May 24
Lithuanian interior minister Agnė Bilotaitė announces an agreement among the NATO states bordering Russia – Finland, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania – for a ‘drone wall’ to protect their borders from threats including ‘instrumentalised migration’.
Source: YLE
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, EU, Poland
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Rwanda flights will not take off before election, says Rishi Sunak
23 May 24
After calling a general election for 4 July, the prime minister makes the Rwanda plan an election pledge.
Source: Guardian
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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Germany’s far-right AfD party expelled from European Parliament group
23 May 24
The European parliament’s Identity and Democracy group expels nine MEPs from Alternative for Germany (AfD) in response to incidents involving Maximilian Krah, head of the party’s European parliament election list, who recently told an Italian newspaper that not all members of the Nazi SS forces were ‘criminals’.
Source: Euronews
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Germany
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Vast Majority of Those Turned Away Over Voter ID in Local Elections Were ‘Non-White’ According to Polling Station Observers
23 May 24
Analysis of the May local elections by Democracy Volunteers reveals that 70 percent of those turned away for lack of suitable photo-ID appeared not to be white, leading to serious risks of discrimination in the July general election.
Source: Byline Times
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK, Scotland
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UN refugee agency slams Finnish deportation law plans
21 May 24
UNHCR condemns the Finnish government’s deportation bill which, if approved by parliament, would return to Russia most of those seeking to cross the eastern border and deny them the right to claim asylum.
Source: YLE
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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Spain’s far-right Vox holds mass rally with Argentina’s Milei, France’s Le Pen
19 May 24
The Vox party hosts the Europa Viva rally in Madrid, Spain, attended by leaders of far-right electoral parties from France, Italy, Hungary, Portugal and Poland, alongside Argentinian president Javier Milei, the Israeli minister for diaspora affairs and the struggle against antisemitism, and the Heritage Foundation, representing Donald Trump.
Source: France 24
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Spain
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Bloomberg – Are you a robot?
18 May 24
During a parliamentary debate in Portugal, Andre Ventura, leader of the far-right Chega Party, mocks Mozambican reparations claims, saying that the world should thank Portugal for spreading its culture during almost six centuries of colonial rule from Brazil to Mozambique.
Source: Bloomberg
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: Portugal
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Labour accused of ‘racism’ after ‘disgusting’ treatment of Palestinian man
16 May 24
Dalloul Neder, a Palestinian man who lost five family members in the siege of Gaza and was ejected from a Labour party fundraising event in January, is refused a Subject Access Request to determine what information the party holds on him.
Source: Open Democracy
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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Greens promise action over antisemitism allegations
16 May 24
The Green party takes advice from the government’s independent adviser on antisemitism after the Jewish Chronicle claims that three parliamentary candidates shared ‘incendiary material’ online.
Source: BBC
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: UK
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Netherlands: New coalition pitches ‘strictest’ asylum policy
16 May 24
In the Netherlands, the new coalition government, led by the Islamophobic PVV, promises to adopt the ‘strictest-ever asylum regime’ and ‘opt out’ of EU migration rules.
Source: Deutsche Welle
Category: ELECTORAL POLITICS | GOVERNMENT POLICY
Country: EU, Netherlands
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