News

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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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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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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