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Stand Up To Racism conference - activists debate and organise to defend migrant rights and oppose racists

11 October 2016
People have travelled from across Britain to join the Stand Up To Racism national conference in central London today, Saturday.

Over 1,500 gather in London to Stand Up To Racism

11 October 2016
Trade unionists, students, refugee solidarity volunteers, politicians, socialists and campaigners from all over Britain are queueing up for a landmark conference to launch a mass anti-racist movement.

Labour’s racism ruse

04 October 2016
Activist Jackie Walker was removed as the vice chair of Labour left group Momentum on Monday.

Anger as politicians pledge to demolish Calais 'jungle'

04 October 2016
The “jungle” shantytown of refugees in Calais is to be demolished “in the next few weeks”, French prime minister Manuel Valls vowed last Sunday.

Leeds activists 'disgusted' by Rachel Reeves' phoney 'concern' over immigration

30 September 2016
People in Leeds are angry at their Labour MP Rachel Reeves’ scaremongering speech over immigration.

French president wants to destroy the Calais camp

27 September 2016
French president Francois Hollande spoke in Calais on Monday. He pledged that the “jungle” refugee settlement there would be “completely and definitively dismantled” by the end of the year.

Labour won’t win support by clamping down on migrants

27 September 2016
As politicians claim Labour needs to clamp down on migrants to win back the ‘white working class’, Dave Sewell argues solidarity with migrants needs to be a priority for the movement

Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of European Union and British repression

27 September 2016
Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships.

Defend refugees, organise against the rise in racist attacks

27 September 2016
Anti-racists are organising solidarity with migrant workers and Muslims under attack.

Protest demands closure of Yarl's Wood detention centre

10 September 2016
Around 300 people, many of them refugees and asylum seekers, rallied despite the rain outside Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire today.

The Tories can be beaten - but only if we fight

07 September 2016
The Tories marked their return from a long summer holiday by doing what they do best—whipping up racism and fighting among themselves.

Demonstration demanding demolition of Calais 'jungle' camp aids the racists

07 September 2016
Lorry drivers, shopkeepers, farmers, police, dockers and right wing politicians are protested this week in Calais to demand the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp.

Anti-racists hold unity vigil after Polish migrant killed in Harlow

01 September 2016
Over 200 people joined a vigil for Polish migrant Arkadiusz "Arek" Jowik in Harlow, Essex, last night, Wednesday.

Ukip racists tear each other apart as Brexit vote leads to leadership crisis

09 August 2016
The racist Ukip party has descended into civil war after the favourite to be the party’s next leader, Steven Woolfe, was banned from standing.

New Tory detainee plan - lock up kids and punish migrants with isolation

09 August 2016
New guidelines to detention centre guards will mean migrants can be kept in solitary confinement—even if it could kill them. It’s all part of a new onslaught, says Dave Sewell

Anger at bosses' collusion on immigration raid but migrant pay strike at Fawley wins

02 August 2016
Bosses hope discrimination will divide us, but a successful strike of migrant workers at Fawley refinery was an important victory, writes Dave Sewell

Angry over deaths in France? You’re banned

02 August 2016
French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody.

It’s OK to bash migrants, says EU court

21 June 2016
European courts ruled last week that Britain’s government can restrict access to benefits for EU migrants. Meanwhile charity MSF will no longer accept funding from the EU in protest at its clampdown on refugees.

Workers must reject our rulers' racism

21 June 2016
Both the official Remain and Leave have shown utter contempt for working class people.

Convoy to Calais - solidarity and anger as French authorities clamp down

21 June 2016
Hundreds of vehicles set out to give solidarity to refugees in Calais last Saturday. But the convoy was banned by the French authorities, reports Dave Sewell, pictures Guy Smallman

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