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Calendar of racism and resistance (31 October – 13 November 2019)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.

November 14, 2019

Grieve the Essex 39, but recognise the root causes

In the wake of the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry container, daikon*’s Kay Stephens writes on the global structures of capitalism and imperialism and the deadly border regimes that led to their deaths.

November 14, 2019

Ian Macdonald 1939-2019

Ian Macdonald, whose death was announced on 12 November, was a pioneer of committed anti-racist legal practice, as a criminal lawyer and later, as the founding father of immigration law.

November 14, 2019

Here to fight: building communities of resistance

Two new anthologies of pieces from the magazines Race Today and Race & Class recall important struggles on the streets, the factory floors and in communities, linking them to both class and global internationalism.    

November 13, 2019

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal evidence published

This week sees the publication of How the hostile environment creates sites without rights, a 99-page book containing the testimonies and written submissions heard and read last November by the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal London hearing on violations of migrants’ rights.

November 8, 2019

Upcoming Events

Social movement unionism and the global uprising against poverty wages

Join us to hear Annelise Orleck present and discuss her book, We are all fast food workers now, tracing the new global movement against low pay, through the stories of workers in the fast-food and garment industries, in hotel, domestic and agricultural work.

November 22, 2019