Press Release

‘The violence of the system’: race, mental health, state violence

Cover of special issue on race, mental health, state violence

  At a time when mental health is often decontextualised from the structural violence experienced by the most vulnerable in society, this special issue of Race & Class shows how race, mental health and state violence intersect – in places of detention and incarceration, on the street, in mental health institutions, in counter-extremism policies and

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (1 – 13 January 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. POLICING, PRISONS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 3 January: The use of force against prisoners has doubled over the past decade, according to data obtained under the Freedom

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (17 – 31 December 2020)

Headline image: The Ocean Viking rescue boat. Credit SOS MEDITERRANEE

  A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 17 December: A High Court judge rules that Home Office policy permitting asylum seekers to work only after waiting a year and only in shortage occupations is unlawful as it

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (3 – 16 December 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 3 December: The Home Office is failing potential victims of modern slavery, rules the High Court, as an ‘unlawful lacuna’ in existing immigration policy means they are stripped of immigration status. (Independent, 4 December 2020)  10 December: The

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (19 November – 2 December 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 19 November: The UNHCR urges the UK to restart its refugee resettlement programme, warning that fewer than a quarter of the 63,726 refugees resettled globally in 2019 have been resettled this year. (Guardian, 19

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Press Release

Deadly Crossings and the militarisation of Britain’s borders

  Military-style solutions won’t solve humanitarian problems, argues our new report that details the nearly 300 border-related deaths in and around the English Channel since 1999. Deadly Crossings and the Militarisation of Britain’s Borders reveals the human tragedies caused by inhumane border enforcement at a time when the UK Home Office is seeking to make

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (3 – 18 November 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 9 November: Following a second Commons defeat, Lord Dubs withdraws his amendment on family reunion rights for child refugees in the Lords as the government offers a review. (Independent, 5 November; Hansard

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (23 October – 2 November 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 24 October: The government reduces the minimum salary for migrants to settle in the UK from £35,800 to £20,480 under new rules coming into force in December. The new lowered threshold is

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Comment

Divesting from immigration policing – the abolitionist challenge

  It’s time to kick-start a debate on abolitionism and immigration enforcement, argues Liz Fekete.    Abolitionist perspectives, though perhaps understated, have always been central to refugee and migrant struggles against racist immigration controls in the UK and Europe. And with nativist governments hardening themselves against any immigration reform, as the backtracking over the Vulnerable

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (9 – 22 October 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 9 October: The introduction of tighter lockdown restriction across France is leaving many unaccompanied migrant minors stranded without access to apprenticeship programmes, a route to legal residency, according to the Apprenticeship Training Centre in

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