Posts Tagged: United Kingdom

Anti-immigration stances and policies of the United Kingdom will lead to its breakup

What three countries are officially multicultural? They are Canada, Australia and the UK. In the case of Canada and the UK, these countries adopted multiculturalism as a social policy to avert the breakup of their countries.  

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Brexit-inflicted UK is so racist that even white Europeans are targets of racism and rage

It would be wrong to conclude that Brexit is the cause of the racism we are witnessing today in the United Kingdom. Surprised? Not really. What would you expect from a country that has a dark history in global domination, exploitation, and genocide?  The common thinking of some people about the United Kingdom is that

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The “Trump effect” is now felt by UK Prime Minister Theresa May

After the shock result of the Brexit referendum became known in June last year, the populist-nationalistic forces thought that their time had come. The US presidential election result of November seemed to confirm such a trend. 

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Migrants’ Rights Network: The Integration or Imitation Game?

Integration is a two-way process. Simply blaming migrants for failing to integrate or learn English isn’t a viable way forward. So it’s vital that migrant communities are involved in any discussion and development of a UK-wide integration strategy argues MRN Director, Fizza Qureshi.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: The challenges facing migrants’ rights campaigners in 2017

MRN’s new Director, Fizza Qureshi, welcomes the New Year and the major challenges it brings. The picture may look bleak, but that’s no reason for pessimism. It’s a spur to building alliances and campaigning harder for a rights-based approach to migration.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: [UK]Government agenda – Roll back the rights of all migrants

The policy pronouncements at the Conservative conference show how far the government is prepared to go to turn migration into a rights-free zone. Both EU and the third country migrants will lose out under these plans. We need a campaign that unites them all if rights are to be preserved.

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(Institute of Race Relations) Post-referendum racism and the importance of social activism

A new report by social media activists on the spike of hate crimes immediately after the referendum on EU membership should prove uncomfortable reading for the Home Office.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Byron Hamburgers: When employers fail to do right by migrant employees

What else could Byron’s have done? The social media world was awash with attempted defences of the hamburger chain after it collaborated in the arrest of 35 of its migrant workers earlier in July. Our answer is they didn’t have to go along with the shabby act of entrapment of its staff, and they could have done so much more to push back against punitive, anti-worker rules.

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