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People’s Assembly on Islamophobia: standing together against racism

25 November 2006
Over 650 delegates from across the country gathered in central London last Saturday for the People’s Assembly on Islamophobia and the "war on terror", called by the Stop the War Coalition.

Manchester students’ victory against Islamophobia

25 November 2006
On Wednesday of last week, over 500 students attended the Manchester university student union general meeting where they voted for a motion against the BNP, and against an amendment enabling the banning of Muslim groups on campus.

BNP exploits climate of hate

25 November 2006
The fascists of the British National Party (BNP) are taking advantage of racism and Islamophobia to build support for their policies of race hatred, anti-fascist campaigners have warned.

Students oppose Islamophobia

11 November 2006
Thirty five students at Goldsmiths College in south east London came to a discussion on Thursday of last week against the attacks on civil liberties.

French unions resist after Muslims are sacked

11 November 2006
Islamophobia isn’t just taking place in Britain. Authorities in France have withdrawn the security clearances for 40 mainly Muslim workers at the Paris airport of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, one of Europe’s busiest airports.

Ghost prisoners: the truth about ‘extraordinary rendition’

11 November 2006
Since the beginning of the "war on terror" the CIA intelligence agency, on the orders of George Bush’s administration, has used a fleet of executive jets to secretly transport prisoners around the globe.

Uniting in the unions against Islamophobia

04 November 2006
‘We decided unanimously at the branch committee to advertise the assembly among members.

Unite against Islamophobia in Glasgow: ‘the government is terrified of our unity’

28 October 2006
Around 300 people rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Saturday to unite against Islamophobia and protest at the wave of racist attacks on Muslims since Jack Straw’s comments about the veil earlier this month.

New Labour attacks migrants from Bulgaria and Romania

28 October 2006
Not content with whipping up Islamophobia, New Labour is now targeting workers from Bulgaria and Romania.

People’s Assembly will challenge Islamophobia

28 October 2006
The Stop the War Coalition has called a People’s Assembly on Islamophobia and the "war on terror" on Saturday 18 November. The Muslim community is facing a racist onslaught from politicians and the media.

Anger grows as Special Branch spies on students

28 October 2006
Staff and students at Dundee university are campaigning against the presence of police officers from Special Branch on the campus.

Muslims face more attacks

28 October 2006
Racist attacks on Muslims continued this week across the country in the wake of the tide of Islamophobia set off by Jack Straw’s comments on the veil earlier this month.

Former BNP man faces charges

28 October 2006
A former election candidate for the Nazi British National Party (BNP) and a dentist have appeared in court on explosives charges.

Union stands up to Daily Star’s bigotry

28 October 2006
A revolt by members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Daily Star forced management to scrap an anti-Muslim page last week. Workers organised to strike a blow against the Islamophobia that has filled the right wing tabloids over the last few weeks.

Standing together against the Islamophobic attacks

21 October 2006
The government’s attacks on Muslims have led to a series of racist attacks across Britain, but there is also resistance and signs of a new fighting unity between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Warmongers play race card

21 October 2006
Britain is facing a sustained attempt to whip up full-blooded racism. Each day government ministers are clamouring to appear on camera denouncing Muslims and demanding their neighbours and teachers spy on them.

General Dannatt’s attack: a blow that has left New Labour reeling

21 October 2006
Tony Blair received a body blow last week from a most unexpected source - General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the British army.

Jack Straw's veil comments are ammunition for racists

14 October 2006
Is it possible to get the question of racism and Islamophobia more wrong than Oldham Labour MP Phil Woolas did last weekend? Muslim women who cover their faces with veils, he told readers of the Sunday Mirror, can be "frightening and intimidating". He added that Muslim veils could increase racial tensions in Britain.

Race riot in Windsor? Don’t believe the hype

14 October 2006
"Ghettos", "No-Go Areas", "Race Riots On Queen’s Doorstep" screamed the newspaper headlines last week as a Muslim owned dairy near Windsor castle became the latest victim of Islamophobic hysteria.

The bomb plot that didn’t make the news headlines

14 October 2006
Police claimed last week that they had seized what was potentially the largest ever haul of chemical explosives plus a rocket launcher and a nuclear and biological protection suit.

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