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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Press Release

A watershed moment

Race & Class: A Watershed Moment

  The October issue of Race & Class contains key articles that make sense of the crises we are in – of COVID-19, of racist state violence and of global capitalism – and asks, is this a watershed moment? This year, the COVID-9 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter anti-racist upheaval have dominated the headlines

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Event

Permanent Peoples Tribunal Berlin Hearing

Join us for the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Berlin Hearing on Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples. The three day hearing will focus on: Access to health care Effects of living conditions in mass housing on mental and physical health Residence status, deportation and health Rights of  Migrant Workers Criminalisation of solidarity/(Criminalization of resistance) Racial

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance ( 11 – 24 September 2020)

ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Borders and border vigilantism 8 September: A Facebook group of border vigilantes named “Doček Migranata” (Bosnian for ‘Welcoming migrants’) now has 6,000 members committed to hunting down migrants in the border region with Croatia. (Bento, 8 September 2020) 12 September: Wolverhampton wedding disc jockey Jeremy Davis is behind a vigilante group that

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Comment

Remembering Tor Bach

GRAEME ATKINSON  On the occasion of Tor Bach’s funeral, the coordinator of the Anti-Fascist News Network, which unites anti-fascist researchers in Canada and Europe, remembers a humble man and dedicated anti-fascist. We publish below the message read out at Tor’s funeral:  On behalf of anti-fascists in 25 countries, we wish to convey our most sincere condolences

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (28 August – 10 September 2020)

  POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 26 August: A protest by a thousand people at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)-run Lipa migrant camp in Krajina, Bosnia, against a police beating of an unhoused migrant, is put down by Bosnian

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (14 August – 27 August 2020)

  POLICING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 11 August: Liberty calls for South Wales police and other forces to stop using facial recognition technology after the Court of Appeal ruled that its use against civil liberties campaigner Ed Bridges breached privacy rights, and

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (29 July – 13 August 2020)

  BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS AND RELATED POLICING 29 July: The Black Protest Legal Support Group reports possible legal grounds to sue the police, citing the requirements imposed on people to leave a kettle, the use of facial recognition software and the related requirement for people to take off their face masks before being able

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