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LETTERS: The stench of hypocrisy runs through this society

23 August 2016
At least three French towns have banned the wearing of “burkinis”. This has supposedly been done in the name of “emancipating women” and “combatting terrorism”.

Fury on the streets following racist murders in the US

16 August 2016
A shooting of another black man and the murder of two Muslims has sparked anger, says Charlie Kimber

Eric Pickles fans racist stereotypes on voter fraud

16 August 2016
Tory MP Eric Pickles said that authorities are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud among Muslims in a new government report published last Friday.

Syria Speaks is an art book so subversive it can get you arrested

16 August 2016
Reading about art and culture from the frontline of Syria’s revolution was enough to get Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman from Leeds, held under the Terrorism Act last month.

Moazzam Begg’s ‘confessions’ tell the story of an Islamophobic age

12 August 2016
Moazzam Begg knows what it’s like to exist under the War on Terror. In new documentary The Confession he recounts a life that can inspire resistance to racism and repression, writes Talat Ahmed

Muslim women are worst affected by discrimination and Tory policies, say MPs

11 August 2016
Muslim women have been forced to abandon wearing the headscarf in order to find work, a parliamentary committee has found.

Migration didn’t cause the attacks in Germany

26 July 2016
Refugees are being scapegoated for a series of attacks in Germany last week

Reconsider hated Prevent strategy, say MPs

26 July 2016
The tory government’s Prevent strategy is counter-productive and should be “reconsidered”, according to the Joint Committee on Human Rights parliamentary group.

War and clampdown fail to stop massacre in Nice

19 July 2016
The French state responded to the horrific killings in Nice last week with more of the war and repression that had already failed to prevent the attack.

Solidarity on streets after racist incidents

05 July 2016
Hate crime reports have risen but anti-racists are fighting back, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Attackers use racial abuse in Rotherham assault

21 June 2016
A violent assault was carried out against an Afghan taxi driver in a suspected racist attack in Rotherham last week.

US activists say no to bigotry and racism after homophobic massacre

14 June 2016
The homophobic massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last Sunday horrified people across the world. Nicola Field and Eric Fretz report from New York's Stonewall Inn

'We shall not live in fear' - thousands rally after homophobic massacre

14 June 2016
Thousands of people joined vigils across Britain for the LGBT+ people killed in the Orlando homophobic massacre last night, Monday.

After the homophobic massacre in Orlando, don't let the right divide us

14 June 2016
At least 49 LGBT+ people have been killed and scores more wounded by a horrific homophobic attack on the Pulse night club in Orlando, United States in the early hours of Sunday.

Activists discuss taking on Prevent agenda at London conference

07 June 2016
A large conference last Saturday showed the potential to build a campaign to stop the government’s Prevent strategy, which targets Muslims.

Letters - Apologies aren’t enough for institutional Islamophobia

17 May 2016
Police organised a rehearsal of a terrorist attack at the Trafford Centre near Manchester on Tuesday. A man dressed in black played the part of a suicide bomber. He shouted “Allah Akbar!” three times before a simulated explosion.

Tories' racist shame—they are the real racists

03 May 2016
David Cameron said last week, “Antisemitism is like racism, it is unacceptable.” Cameron is a hypocrite. In the same week as he attacked Labour’s supposed antisemitism, he was backing the Tory candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith.

Is the left to blame for antisemitism ?

26 April 2016
The ruling class is desperate to undermine Jeremy Corbyn and the broader left. Nick Clark looks at the real agenda of right wingers who have accused anti-racists of antisemitism

Cameron uses anti-Muslim race hatred in desperate bid to win votes

26 April 2016
The Tories are whipping up an Islamophobic witch-hunt to try and revive Zac Goldsmith’s ailing campaign in the London mayoral election.

Celebrate election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president

21 April 2016
Racists and the right wing press went into meltdown over the election of a black Muslim woman as president of the students’ NUS union.

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