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Islamophobia


Don’t let Cameron’s racist bile divide us

19 January 2016
David Cameron’s discriminatory attacks on Muslim women this week have come under fire. Even former Tory chair Baroness Warsi called his plan to target those who don’t learn English “lazy” anti-Muslim “stereotyping”.

Anti-racists in Germany take on politicians promoting panic over refugees

12 January 2016
Racist politicians are trying to use horrific New Year’s Eve attacks on women in German cities to push back against solidarity with refugees. Their attempts are also boosting racist groups.

Exclusive - Moazzam Begg and Shelly Asquith defy smears - fight racist witch hunt

12 January 2016
The Daily Mail newspaper is spearheading a racist witch hunt against the Muslims and students standing up to the government’s Prevent agenda.

Sexism is not a foreign import—German socialists respond to Cologne attacks

08 January 2016
Dozens of women were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve in Germany. But rather than connecting the events to everyday sexist violence, politicians and the media have turned to stoking up racism. Silke Stöckle and Marion Wegscheider respond in this article for socialist group Marx21

David Cameron steps up racism against Muslims

05 January 2016
David Cameron used his New Year’s message to ramp up the racist assault on Muslims.

Religion—is it just ‘the opium of the masses’?

05 January 2016
For some, religion lies behind conflict and oppression. For others it’s a comfort. Sadie Robinson looks at the complex reality

Muslims join mass rally to condemn mainstream parties' Islamophobia

15 December 2015
Campaigners slammed the mainstream parties’ Islamophobia at a rally near Paris on Friday of last week.

Political disillusion in the US has boosted Donald Trump

15 December 2015
Donald Trump’s racist words targeting Muslims have had a cancerous effect.

Fascist Front National grabs a record vote in French elections as anti-racists organise

15 December 2015
The fascist Front National failed to win control of any regional councils in last week’s elections—but it won a record vote, says Dave Sewell

Muslim women in front line as racist hate crimes soar

08 December 2015
The fallout from last month’s Paris attacks has fuelled a rise in racism—and resistance to it, reports Judith Orr

New challenge to Newham council over Prevent strategy

08 December 2015
Anti-racists in Newham, east London, have released a statement opposing growing Islamophobia in the borough and beyond.

Trapped in emergency—repression and defiance on the streets of France

01 December 2015
Muslims in France speak to Dave Sewell about the repression they face under the state of emergency

Climate change activists defy state ban and police brutality in Paris

29 November 2015
Protesters filled Paris’s streets on the eve of the United Nations Cop21 climate change summit–despite president Francois Hollande’s best attempts to keep them away.  

Fight back as Islamophobia surges from scapegoating

24 November 2015
Anti-racists are getting organised to combat the increased Islamophobia faced by Muslims.

Tories try to turn Paris tragedy into a new war—Don't bomb Syria

24 November 2015
David Cameron wants to exploit the shock of the Paris attacks to start bombing Syria, reports Judith Orr

West's intervention caused Mali chaos

24 November 2015
Unidentified gunmen stormed the Radisson luxury hotel in Mali’s capital of Bamako on Friday of last week. They killed at least 27 people.

Cops' case crumbles in France after Paris attacks

24 November 2015
Police fired some 5,000 rounds of ammunition into a flat in Saint Denis near Paris on Wednesday of last week.

Muslims suffer 'fear and terror' after racist raids in Belgium

24 November 2015
The Belgian capital Brussels was in lockdown last weekend after the government announced a terrorism alert.

Stand up to hatred—Muslims speak out

24 November 2015
The attacks in Paris have unleashed an Islamophobic backlash in France and across the world. Muslims in Britain spoke to Socialist Worker about their experiences of the rise in racism—and explained why ordinary Muslims shouldn’t be expected to apologise for Isis

Say no to the racist backlash after Paris

17 November 2015
Right wing politicians and the media want to use the terrorist attacks in Paris to ramp up racism against Muslims, writes Judith Orr

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