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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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The criminalisation of identity in Prevent and anti-gangs initiatives

Join us for an important seminar that will explore the criminalisation of identity in Prevent and anti-gangs initiatives.  Speakers will discuss a) the ways Prevent and anti-gangs initiatives, used in schools youth centres and beyond, pathologise and criminalise working-class black youth and Muslims and b) how this structural racism suppresses expressions of multiculturalism, forcing conformity

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Calendar of racism and resistance (12-26 February 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 11 February: Italy’s senate lifts League leader Matteo Salvini’s immunity from prosecution, ensuring he will face trial on charges of false imprisonment arising from the standoff last year when he prevented the

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Comment

‘I’d rather be dead than poor’: knife crime in London

How can the Mayor of London’s approach to knife crime work, when the structural causes of knife crime are not being fully addressed? A review of recent government and GLA initiatives. The number of knife and gang-related homicides in London has surged since 2014. And young black men are overrepresented as victims and perpetrators of

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Viva Declaration!

Join Tagné + Kooj for a performance of global-jazz music and live-mixed video about migration and borders. Using poetic visuals and documentary sequences against a musical landscape Viva Declaration! connects migration with colonial history, economics, political and environmental conflicts, human rights, contemporary protest and campaigns for migration justice. The critical questions and vivid emotions have never been so

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Finding a voice: news from Europe’s frontline migrant struggles

Across Europe, humanitarian activists and undocumented people are organising collectively and speaking up for their rights, in the face of increased state repression. In Norway we see another example of this action being prosecuted even as the Government considers a one-off residence amnesty. For the last few years European citizens have been making headlines for

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Calendar of racism and resistance (29 January – 12 February 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 4 February: Academics warn that the government’s message that the UK is ‘open to global talent’ is being undermined by aggressive and harsh treatment of colleagues seeking visas and settlement. (Guardian, 4

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Calendar of racism and resistance (15-29 January 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 14 January: Twenty-six sans-papiers (undocumented) workers from former French colonies, working for Chronopost, a subsidiary of the French postal service, claim victory as they are all given temporary work permits⁠—the result of

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Fault lines in the fight against racism and antisemitism

The government’s bifurcated approach to racial equality is deepening fissures in our movements with anti-racism emerging as a key site of struggle Those of us who have contributed to the anti-racist movement for decades have been left demoralised by the ‘debate’ about racism and antisemitism both prior to and during the general election. Academic, author

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