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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 (14 – 28 January 2021)

Asylum seekers held at Napier barracks protesting the poor conditions they are forced to endure

  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 January: Prime minister Boris Johnson rejects the demand for the ‘No recourse to public funds’ rule to be suspended during the pandemic, wrongly telling a Commons committee that all

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Press Release

‘The violence of the system’: race, mental health, state violence

Cover of special issue on race, mental health, state violence

  At a time when mental health is often decontextualised from the structural violence experienced by the most vulnerable in society, this special issue of Race & Class shows how race, mental health and state violence intersect – in places of detention and incarceration, on the street, in mental health institutions, in counter-extremism policies and

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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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Comment

From CIAC to EHRC: the long view on current controversies

The politically chequered history of state ‘race relations’ is key to understanding the growing controversy over the workings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Such quasi-state bodies as the EHRC have long held an ambiguous position: on the one hand seen as necessary protection in a discriminatory world; on the other hand, given

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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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