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Bradford opposing Islamophobia

28 September 2010
The We Are Bradford group planned a meeting on Thursday of this week to discuss resisting Islamophobia.

School students to relaunch School Students Against the War

21 September 2010
An important meeting of school students will take place this weekend.

New York stands together against Islamophobia

14 September 2010
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in New York on 11 September to demonstrate against Islamaphobia and racism. Their counter-demonstration was called in response to a racist rally against the proposed building of an Islamic community centre, held in the city on the same day.

War round-up

14 September 2010
Bad week for bomber Blair Protests forced Tony Blair to back out of a series of events last week.

Join the national protest against racism

07 September 2010
Saturday 6 November is a key date for every activist as it will see the most broadly-based demonstration against racism, Islamophobia and the Nazis for many years.

TUC backing demo on 6 November

24 August 2010
The TUC has given its backing to the national demonstration against racism, fascism and Islamophobia on Saturday 6 November in London.

National demonstration called as fight against racism stepped up

27 July 2010
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and the Muslim Association of Britain have called a national demonstration—"No to racism, No to Islamophobia"—on Saturday 6 November in central London.

Racism against Muslims is unveiled

20 July 2010
Recent attacks on Muslim women wearing face coverings are simple Islamophobia.

French veil vote will boost Islamophobia

20 July 2010
The French parliament voted last week to outlaw the wearing of full-face veils, like the burqa or niqab, in public. Only one deputy voted against, with the Socialists and Greens abstaining.

Inquiry will continue torture cover-up

13 July 2010
The government has announced an inquiry into the British security services and torture. It is too little too late.

Court rules in favour of Babar Ahmad

13 July 2010
The European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that, after six years in prison without charge, Babar Ahmad should not be extradited to the US. Judges ruled that his extradition should be temporarily frozen due to deep concerns regarding possible "cruel and unusual punishment".

Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton is released from military prison

13 July 2010
Joe Glenton, the British soldier who refused to fight in Afghanistan, was released from military prison on Monday after serving four months for going absent without leave (Awol).

Tariq Ali: Islamophobia exposed

06 July 2010
‘We live in dangerous and unpredictable times. If anyone had suggested 30 or 40 years ago that one of the central issues we would be discussing was Islam or religion, we would have laughed.

Tories keep 28 days terror law

29 June 2010
The Tory-Lib Dem coalition has renewed New Labour’s policy of 28 days’ detention without charge for terror suspects. It shows its claim of being in favour of greater liberties is a sham.

Jail after web comments

29 June 2010
A young man who had initially been accused of encouraging the murder of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair was jailed for five years last week.

British Muslim: ‘Did Britain set me up to be tortured?’

29 June 2010
Adil has faced state racism in Britain from an early age. "The police harassment started when I was a kid.", he said. "In 1996 me and my brother went to martial arts classes at an Islamic Centre.

Minister caves in to Islamophobia

22 June 2010
A dangerous precedent of climbing down in the face of pressure from the EDL was set last week.

Guantanamo detainees seek justice from British government

11 May 2010
The British government is scrambling to keep more evidence of its complicity in torture under wraps after judges dismissed an attempt to suppress it.

Court hears of anger over Gaza

27 April 2010
Martin Askew, who was arrested at the London protests against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, was found guilty on two counts of violent disorder on Tuesday. He will be sentenced on 28 May.

Tortured for 7 years - and the British government knew it

16 March 2010
Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni is just 32 years old but has difficulty walking even with a walking frame. He is dependent on antibiotics and antidepressants and he can’t hear out of his left ear.

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