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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News

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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‘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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Asylum in the time of Covid-19

The appalling, overcrowded, unhygienic housing offered to some asylum seekers and their young children is putting them at especial risk of Covid-19. A refusal of insanitary accommodation leads to threats of homelessness. John Grayson of South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group investigates the reality in Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield. Helen ‘I don’t want to

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News

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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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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