Posts Tagged: UK

Institute of Race Relations: Police database spreads institutional racism

The IRR welcomes Amnesty International and The Monitoring Group’s recent reports on the racially discriminatory nature of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix intelligence database.

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Migrants’ Rights Network – Windrush: Where next in whirlwind of national chaos?

By Rita Chahda We all thought Windrush was a moment in British immigration history that would not be forgotten. In the last weeks we have seen its legacy degraded by heartless immigration bureaucracy, with many people’s agony prolonged – for years, as we know – by the usual ministerial evasion of awkward questions. Read the original

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Why we should teach migration in schools

Many migrant children feel excluded by their peers and silently endure prejudices, racism, bullying and discrimination. These cruel violations have the power to lock a child’s full potential away.

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Even if politics makes strange bedfellows, Timo Soini’s bed partners are eerie

Remember the speech below when Timo Soini and the Perussuomalaisiet were riding the crest of a wave after his populist anti-immigration won the parliamentary elections of 2011, when it saw its MPs rise to 39 from 5 in the previous election?

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(Institute of Race Relations) Morton Hall: another death in immigration detention

On 11 January an unnamed 27-year-old Polish man was found dead in Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire, the first death this year and the 29th death in immigration detention since 1989.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Immigration controls, but at what cost?

PM Theresa May has now set out her vision for a UK outside the EU. UKREN Coordinator Alan Anstead takes a look at what this could mean to real families where one partner is from an EU country and the other a Brit. Along the way he shares his personal story as someone in just this situation.

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Institute of Race Relations: Back to Schools Against Borders for Children

Below we interview members of a new campaign, Schools Against Borders for Children (ABC), set up to resist the encroachment of border controls in schools.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Press editorialising rather than reporting facts on immigration – report

A new report finds that nearly half of all newspaper immigration stories since 2006 relied on statements or arguments made by the journalist, rather than reporting the views of external sources such as policy-makers, NGOs, community organizations or academics.

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