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Letter from Beeston residents protests at arrests

10 April 2007
On 22 March, three South Asian men were arrested in Beeston. Subsequently it has been reported that they were being held for questioning in relation to bomb attacks in London. Police were given first one week and subsequently another week’s extension to hold the men for questioning in London.

Free the Guantanamo Bay hostages

07 April 2007
Bisher al-Rawi, a British resident incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay after being detained in Gambia in 2002, finally came home on Monday of this week. Abu Bakr Deghayes, brother of British detainee Omar Deghayes, spoke to Socialist Worker about why the camp should be shut down for good

Deported from Britain to torture

03 March 2007
The ruling that Muslim cleric Abu Qatada can be deported to Jordan because he faces "no real risk of persecution" there has highlighted the question of international removal pacts.

Nasty Nick Cohen’s attack fails to hit his targets

24 February 2007
Socialists welcome criticism. Our arguments always need sharpening, and a good debate is an excellent way to do this. Unfortunately, the journalist Nick Cohen’s new book, What’s Left?, isn’t much help in this (or any other) respect.

Forest Gate families' angry statement on 'terror raid' investigation

17 February 2007
Families caught up in last summer's Forest Gate anti-terror raid in east London have criticised the findings of an inquiry into the police operation.

Birmingham terror raid arrestee: ‘We will not be divided’

17 February 2007
‘I was born in Sparkhill in Birmingham. I went to college locally and then to Birmingham University where I got a degree in theology and a masters in education.

Mike Davis on US politics

17 February 2007
Not since 1949 has the US foreign policy establishment been so theoretically unified as it is today around the bipartisan Baker-Hamilton plan and the "realist" strategy of multilateral imperialism.

Salma Yaqoob to be on Question Time Thursday 8 February

10 February 2007
Birmingham Respect councillor Salma Yaqoob will be on BBC1's Question Time at 10.35pm tonight, Thursday 8 February. Among other topics, she is likely to be talking about the war on a terror, in a week when many of her own voters feel increasingly threatened.

Anger at Birmingham terror raids

10 February 2007
The terror raids carried out in Birmingham last week highlight once again the manner in which the Muslim community is being victimised.

Worldwide protests on Guantanamo’s 5th anniversary

13 January 2007
The global anti-war movement will be marking the fifth anniversary of Guantanamo Bay with protests this week. Activists, including Cindy Sheehan and former prisoners, will lead a demonstration outside the detention facility in Cuba.

US aerial assault on Somalia

13 January 2007
US aircraft rained death on Somalia, east Africa, this week, in a further horrific escalation of the "war on terror".

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.

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.

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.

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.

Uniting in the unions against Islamophobia

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

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.

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