News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (12 – 25 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 16 February: For the second time in six months, the Spanish supreme court rules that displaced people in Spain’s north African territories of Ceuta and Melilla who are seeking asylum in

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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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Race & Class Blog

Thin Blue Line

How come there were police among the Capitol Hill insurgents? Two Race & Class authors, Jarrod Shanahan and Tyler Wall, explain the disorienting image of far-right protesters, including off-duty cops, holding the pro-police Thin Blue Line flag aloft as they clashed with on-duty Washington D.C. and Capitol police on 6 January. Their full analysis on

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Comment

Bristol following the fall of Colston

  The world watched as the statue of Edward Colston was rolled, pushed and dragged into Bristol Harbour during a Black Lives Matter protest in June 2020. But what have been the further ramifications of the event in Bristol? Rosie Wild reports on recent protests that have taken place in Bristol to support the ‘Colston

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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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News

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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Comment

Dangerous role models: Police specialist squads and gang policing between Nigeria, America and the UK

A montage of images: Violence Suppression Unit police in LA, anti-SARS protesters in Nigeria, UK police in helmets, a man's handcuffed hands against the pavement

Recently, the Metropolitan police commissioner, defending stop and search, said that some young people were failing to distinguish between the actions of police forces overseas in America and Nigeria and those of police officers here in the UK. But far from young people being confused, as Cressida Dick implies, they are increasingly aware of just how globally interconnected policing

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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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