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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (15 – 29 July 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 14 July: The immigration minister states that more than 6 million European citizens have applied for settled status, but there are almost 6,000 cases outstanding for over a year, as a

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (1 – 15 July 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 1 July:  At least two hundred undocumented migrants mark the 100th day of an occupation at two universities and a church in Brussels, Belgium. Some are too weak to stand, having

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (17 June – 1 July 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 15 June: A refugee family win their case against HMRC for child tax credit backdated to their date of arrival, after waiting six years for refugee status. (The National, 15

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (3 – 17 June 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 3 June: Following the launch of a legal challenge to the exclusion under ‘no recourse to public funds’ rules of British children of migrant parents from the Healthy Start voucher

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (20 May – 3 June 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 19 May: Newly elected SNP MP Anum Qaisar-Javed calls for Westminster to devolve immigration, arguing in her maiden speech that the UK’s points-based system is ‘deeply flawed’ and fails to

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Comment

The Police Bill, SVROs and guilt by association 

  As opposition to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill grows, Lee Bridges examines provisions to expand stop and search through the introduction of Serious Violence Reduction Orders.  The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill reintroduced to Parliament contains provisions for a significant extension in the use of police stop and search powers under

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (6 – 20 May 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 13 May: The Home Office is asked to extend the consultation period on its planned immigration reforms, which ran concurrently with the devolved nations’ parliamentary elections, leaving those nations unable to

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When equalities are marketised, rights suffer

  What, asks Liz Fekete, does the EHRC’s methodology in its report into antisemitism in the Labour Party, warn us about the way equalities are moving? A meeting ‘How the EHRC got it so wrong: antisemitism and the Labour Party’ on 13 May 2021 discussed the new report by Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) in

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (April 22 – 6 May 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 22 April: Eight leading law firms join the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants to offer free advice to Windrush scandal victims after the revelation that in two years, fewer

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Comment

Playing the Refugee Convention

  With the public consultation closing on 6 May, it is vital to respond and to call out the illegality, impracticality and immorality of the asylum proposals in the government’s ‘new plan for immigration’.[1] The proposals use the gaps in the Refugee Convention to turn it from a beacon of refuge for those seeking safety

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