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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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Press Release

Neoliberalism, nativism and power

  Contributions to the July 2021 issue of Race & Class grapple with the violence of neoliberalism, the workings of racial capitalism, the normalisation of xenophobia from Sangatte to Soweto and the bases for forging necessary unities of struggle.   Outbreaks of xenophobic violence against migrants in South Africa since 2008 have resulted in tens

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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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Comment

Racial profiling in Italy: A debate not yet begun

  Robert Elliot from Occhio ai Media, a media watch group, has been observing the impact of stop and search by armed soldiers and police in the northern Italian town of Ferrara. In 1988, Sri Lankan-British activist and writer A. Sivanandan wrote of a new ‘Eurocentric racism’ that ‘cannot tell one black from another’ and

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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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