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Protesters prepare to take on the racists on Saturday 19 March

09 February 2016
Campaigners spoke of a “new hope” for pushing back racism at Unite Against Fascism’s annual conference last Saturday.

Solidarity pours in for Birmingham teachers striking to defend victimised union rep

09 February 2016
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath School began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, in an increasingly bitter dispute with school bosses.

Terror watchdog adds to growing pressure on Tories' Islamophobic Prevent strategy

04 February 2016
The government’s own terror watchdog has called for an independent review into its Islamophobic Prevent strategy.

David Cameron's rhetoric can't hide Tories’ racist shame

02 February 2016
David Cameron has been outraged at racism this week.

‘Islamophobia has become mainstream’, says new report

02 February 2016
The Prevent strategy is “undermining children’s rights to freedom of thought”, according to a new report by the Institute of Race Relations.

Waging war in the name of women

26 January 2016
Our rulers often push racism to aid their war drives, while telling us they are defending women. Sadie Robinson demolishes their lies—and says liberation can only come from below

Traditionally submissive? Muslims mock David Cameron's racism

26 January 2016
Muslim women took to social media to mock Tory David Cameron’s racist and sexist slur that they are “traditionally submissive”.

Tories' Islamophobic agenda sparks anger and resistance

26 January 2016
Anger against the Tories’ Islamophobic “Prevent” strategy is growing in the face of a right wing witch hunt.

Racist rhetoric from French prime minister

26 January 2016
French prime minister Manuel Valls claimed last week that refugees coming into Europe were threatening “the very idea of Europe”.

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”.

Letters

19 January 2016
On the London Recruits, racism against refugees, and who really backed the junior doctors' strike

Muslim women speak out - Cameron's language test plan is Tory racism

19 January 2016
Hypocrite Cameron’s proposals are ‘patronising’ and ‘offensive’, Muslim women told Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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