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US hit by its former ally

06 September 2011
US hit by its former ally

Power failure: ten years since 9/11

06 September 2011
The attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 seemed to come literally out of the blue—raining death out of a clear September sky. Politicians and the media proclaimed that the world was changed completely by these events. But how do they look now?

Media rush to blame Muslims for Norway attacks shows Islamophobia

09 August 2011
"When the news of the Norway attacks came out most people’s first reaction was deep shock. Whatever the context, the massacre of so many young people in cold blood was horrific.

Norwegians speak out: rulers' Islamophobia paved way for terror attacks

02 August 2011
Anders Behring Breivik’s brutal attacks in Norway last month followed widespread scapegoating of Muslims.

Norway massacre and the axis of Islamophobia

02 August 2011
In the aftermath of Anders Behring Breivik’s murderous rampage, Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins wrote, "The Norwegian tragedy is just that, a tragedy. It does not signify anything and should not be forced to do so.

Tory ‘Prevent’ strategy stokes Islamophobia

14 June 2011
The Tories have released a new version of the Prevent strategy—supposedly designed to tackle "terrorism" and "extremism."

Scrap racist anti-terror law

24 May 2011
People from ethnic minorities are 42 times more likely to be stopped and searched under anti-terror laws, it has been revealed.

Hundreds gather to oppose Islamophobia

24 May 2011
Hundreds of people took part in a conference on confronting anti-Muslim racism on Saturday in east London.

Guantanamo files show US horrors

26 April 2011
Some 700 leaked US government files about Guantanamo Bay show the brutality and paranoia at the heart of the regime.

Stop Islamophobic attacks on the veil

12 April 2011
Covering your face in public in France is now illegal. Muslim women in France who choose to wear a niqab, or face veil, in public face arrest and a fine of 150 euros.

Liverpool rallies against racism

05 April 2011
Over 100 people attended the Fighting Fascism & Islamophobia conference organised by Unite Against Fascism and the Unite union in Liverpool last Saturday.

UAF holds regional conferences

29 March 2011
Liverpool conference on fighting fascism and Islamophobia. Called by Merseyside UAF and Merseyside LMHR in partnership with the Anthony Walker Foundation. With Max Levitas, veteran of the 1936 Battle of Cable Street.

Multiculturalism meeting: Unity can beat the racists and racism

15 March 2011
The campaign to defend multiculturalism and oppose Islamophobia stepped up a gear last week as hundreds of people came together in London to discuss the way forward.

Islamophobia: How the new racism is fuelled by old prejudices

15 February 2011
Is it any wonder that so many Muslims in Britain feel under siege? For 30 years they have faced a growing tide of Islamophobia.

Britain trains Bangladeshi torturers: new evidence

18 January 2011
Further evidence has come to light of the relationship between British governments and a Bangladeshi paramilitary death squad.

Step up the fight to drive out the EDL

11 January 2011
The use of Islamophobic arguments by mainstream politicians has encouraged the growth of the far right in Britain.

Wikileaks reveals British government trained death squad

04 January 2011
The British government has been training a Bangladeshi paramilitary death squad, leaked US embassy cables have revealed.

US tortures its own soldier over Wikileaks

04 January 2011
Bradley Manning, a 22-year old US army private, is being tortured by the US state.

One Society Many Cultures conference

14 December 2010
One Society Many Cultures—a coalition of unions, Muslim organisations and anti-racist groups to combat the rise of Islamophobia—organised a successful conference on Saturday 11 December.

Racists attack Stoke mosque

07 December 2010
In a sign of the disastrous impact Islamophobic ideas can have, arsonists attempted to burn down a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday of last week.

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