News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (3 – 18 November)

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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News

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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Comment

Divesting from immigration policing – the abolitionist challenge

  It’s time to kick-start a debate on abolitionism and immigration enforcement, argues Liz Fekete.    Abolitionist perspectives, though perhaps understated, have always been central to refugee and migrant struggles against racist immigration controls in the UK and Europe. And with nativist governments hardening themselves against any immigration reform, as the backtracking over the Vulnerable

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Interview

Building from the base, starting from the streets

  An interview with Suresh Grover. Given the resurgence of interest in fighting structured racism in the UK, we publish an interview with Suresh Grover, one of the most intrepid fighters, who has kept going for over forty years, The Monitoring Group, the foremost community-based project taking up miscarriages of justice and effects of state racism

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Permanent Peoples Tribunal Berlin Hearing

Join us for the Permanent Peoples Tribunal Berlin Hearing on Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples. The three day hearing will focus on: Access to health care Effects of living conditions in mass housing on mental and physical health Residence status, deportation and health Rights of  Migrant Workers Criminalisation of solidarity/(Criminalization of resistance) Racial

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance ( 11 – 24 September 2020)

ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Borders and border vigilantism 8 September: A Facebook group of border vigilantes named “Doček Migranata” (Bosnian for ‘Welcoming migrants’) now has 6,000 members committed to hunting down migrants in the border region with Croatia. (Bento, 8 September 2020) 12 September: Wolverhampton wedding disc jockey Jeremy Davis is behind a vigilante group that

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Comment

Remembering Tor Bach

GRAEME ATKINSON  On the occasion of Tor Bach’s funeral, the coordinator of the Anti-Fascist News Network, which unites anti-fascist researchers in Canada and Europe, remembers a humble man and dedicated anti-fascist. We publish below the message read out at Tor’s funeral:  On behalf of anti-fascists in 25 countries, we wish to convey our most sincere condolences

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (28 August – 10 September 2020)

  POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 26 August: A protest by a thousand people at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)-run Lipa migrant camp in Krajina, Bosnia, against a police beating of an unhoused migrant, is put down by Bosnian

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