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Anger in France after attacks on Muslim women

18 June 2013
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Argenteuil near Paris on Friday of last week. They were enraged and upset after a series of racist attacks against Muslim women.

Activists call for unity in the struggle against racist EDL

18 June 2013
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) held meetings in London and Cambridge last week after recent successful mobilisations against the English Defence League (EDL).

After attacks on mosques and schools, British Muslims say, 'We're stronger together'

11 June 2013
The British state has used the recent killing of a soldier in London to whip up racism against Muslims. Racists have seized on the story to try and mount a campaign of terror against all Muslims.

Protests reduce EDL to a 'shambles'

04 June 2013
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated in towns and cities across Britain last Saturday.

After Woolwich - beating back the racist backlash

04 June 2013
Attacks on Muslims are on the rise in the wake of the murder of a soldier in Woolwich last month. Politicians may be quick to urge calm but it’s their policies that are the main drivers of racism, says Yuri Prasad

Exclusive - protester's leg is broken on London anti-fascist march

04 June 2013
Amy Jowett joined the Unite Against Fascism protest in central London against the British National Party.

Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism: 'Our tactics can beat the racists'

04 June 2013
We’ve pushed back the racist thugs in the past couple of years, but now they’re mobilising in numbers not seen since 2011.

Desperate Cameron targets Muslims

04 June 2013
David Cameron sank into the gutter this week telling parliament that he was going to deal with “violent extremists” and “drain the swamp which they inhabit”. He chose the period after Woolwich to use language that would give confidence to racists everywhere.

The Texan firm behind Camp Bastion

04 June 2013
Camp Bastion is the main British base in Afghanistan. It is four miles long and accommodates 28,000 people. It was built in 2006 and is the largest British base built abroad since the Second World War. 

Family of murdered Muslim man angry with police investigation

28 May 2013
The killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich received widespread media coverage. Not all killings are treated this way.

After Woolwich... Don't let the racists divide us

28 May 2013
The Tories and the media refuse to accept any connection between imperialist attacks and the killing in Woolwich. Their pandering to Islamophobia has given confidence to racists and fascists. We must urgently oppose it.

Together we can challenge the bigots

28 May 2013
The hypocrisy of the ruling class knows no bounds—especially when it comes to justifying violence.

Workers in Woolwich refuse to be divided by racist EDL

28 May 2013
Trade unionists, socialists, and anti-racists were out campaigning against racism in Woolwich, south east London, last Saturday. 

Islamophobic attacks rocket as racists seize on soldier’s murder

28 May 2013
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and a group of his henchmen went to Woolwich within hours of the killing to try and whip up race hatred.

Abuse in Oxford - turning a scandal into a race scare

21 May 2013
The horrific child sexual abuse exposed in recent court cases has been labelled an Asian 'grooming' scandal. Judith Orr spoke to Ella Cockbain about how the issue is being exploited to further demonise Muslims

The myth of the predatory black male and white woman slave

21 May 2013
Moral panics about non-white men targeting white women have a long history. The late 19th century saw scares about a “white slave trade” in Western women.

Fascists try to whip up racism

21 May 2013
The British National Party and the English Defence League have exploited grooming.

Confusion in Boston as bombing suspects shot

23 April 2013
The police manhunt for the people who planted the Boston bombs targeted two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Hijab ruling exposes Islamophobia in French politics - on right and left

05 April 2013
French president Francois Hollande said last week he would call for a law banning women who wear the Muslim hijab headscarf from working with children.

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan lose final extradition appeal

05 October 2012
The High Court has rejected final appeals from Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan and three other prisoners who have been fighting extradition to the US.

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