News

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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Interview

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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Comment

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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Comment

‘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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From Windrush to Covid 19: another scandal in the making

A review of differential policies towards different populations  draws attention to the ways in which civil society is mobilising to demand protection and an end to the stigmatisation of those with no escape from infection. The growing coronavirus crisis has exposed many faultlines in the UK and in Europe, and in particular, governments’ treatment of

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Coronavirus – a round up of race and civil liberties issues

Below we publish a round up of race and civil liberties issues related to coronavirus in the UK and Europe. See our regular calendar of racism and resistance here.  ASYLUM AND MIGRATION 21 March: A group of migrant justice organisations including the Public Interest Law Centre, Project 17 and Migrants’ Rights Network write an open

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Calendar of racism and resistance (11 – 25 March 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 10 March: The Guardian reports on a former British army sergeant whose two sons are England rugby internationals, who

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Calendar of racism and resistance (26 February – 11 March 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migration rights 1 March: As the 3million, a group representing EU citizens in the UK, and other campaigners claim that vulnerable people are still ‘struggling to apply’ to the EU settlement scheme, and that

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