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Remembering Nina Mühe

The IRR is saddened to hear of the death of our friend and colleague Nina Mühe. Nina had worked with IRR since 2007. She contributed to our 2008 report Integration, Islamophobia and Civil Rights in Europe and in 2010 co-authored, with me and Naima Bouteldja, the report Alternative Voices of Integration, writing the country reports

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (29 January – 11 February 2021)

  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 27 January: NHS leaders warn the post-Brexit immigration system will result in a huge shortfall of care staff, with the NHS Confederation appealing for ministers to show ‘flexibility and pragmatism’

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (1 – 13 January 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. POLICING, PRISONS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 3 January: The use of force against prisoners has doubled over the past decade, according to data obtained under the Freedom

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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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