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Calendar of racism and resistance (6 – 19 April 2018)

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

April 19, 2018

Solidarity with human rights defenders intensifies

On 7 May, the trial of the crew of a search and rescue NGO ship who in January 2016 were saving lives in the Mediterranean will open in Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos.

April 19, 2018

Prevent in the NHS: safeguarding or surveillance?

A new and important report by Warwick University investigates counterterrorism in the NHS, revealing how lines are blurred between safeguarding and surveillance, security risk and social care and mental health and radicalisation.

April 19, 2018

The ‘Windrush generation’ retreat and the hostile environment

The ‘Windrush generation’ of long-resident, elderly Commonwealth citizens has won a moral victory, with an apology from home secretary Amber Rudd and her predecessor, Theresa May, the architect of the ‘hostile environment’ policies which saw many of them dismissed from long-held jobs, denied housing and medical treatment, and threatened with deportation, for want of proof of lawful residence. 

April 19, 2018

Fighting the hostile environment: interview with Bethan Lant of Praxis

The shameful treatment of elderly Commonwealth citizens treated as illegal immigrants was brought to public attention by the Guardian’s report in March on the refusal of NHS cancer treatment to 63-year-old Londoner Albert Thompson.

April 19, 2018

Upcoming Events

We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!

‘We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Strike.

May 13, 2018

The heart is where the battle is: a celebration of Sivanandan’s legacy

An afternoon celebrating the life and work of A. Sivanandan, one of the most important and influential black anti-racist thinker-activists in the UK.

June 23, 2018