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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (27 April – 11 May 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights       26 April: African students who fled Ukraine for France and are living in the city of Orléans, say they have only been granted one-month residence permits and told

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (29 March – 13 April 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 31 March: A progress report on the Windrush Lessons Learned Review finds the Home Office has failed to transform its culture as promised, criticising the lack of

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (16 February – 2 March 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 15 February: The Welsh Parliament votes to reject the Nationality and Borders Bill, saying it fundamentally undermines Wales’ ‘nation of sanctuary’ vision and interferes with Wales’ devolved

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (19 January – 2 February 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 19 January: The High Court rules that Home Office procedures for conducting fast-track age assessment of newly-arrived asylum seekers, involving detention of young people and without established

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (5 – 19 January 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 2 January: The Independent reveals that the Home Office paid Hong-Kong-based ‘migration behaviour change’ company Seefar £700,000 between 2016 and 2018 to dissuade Afghans from leaving the

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (1 – 15 December 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 3 December: Irish NGOs welcome a government announcement that a 6-month regularisation scheme beginning in January 2022 will provide a pathway to legal status for those awaiting an

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (17 November – 1 December 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 16 November: In France, the parliamentary committee on migration publishes a report which cites ‘systemic failures’ in the asylum and migration process, ‘irrational debates’ and dehumanising treatment. (Ouest-France,

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Voices of hope: the power of creative resistance

  Two creative initiatives – one just finished, the other ongoing – demonstrate the transformative power of the arts in giving voice to the perspectives of marginalised groups. Little Amal, the 12-foot puppet of the young Syrian refugee, has in The Walk taken the story of refugee journeys across Europe, from south-east Turkey to Manchester,

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (8 – 22 September 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 8 September: An open letter to European MEPs from NGOs says that a draft resolution to expand Eurodac, to include fingerprints, facial images, passport or ID card details,

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