Category Archives: Racism

05Jul/16
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Beyond the EU referendum: organise and fight back against racism!

By Tariq Mehmood

We must not be divided by anti-Islamic or xenophobic campaigns – unless we unite, the night of the long knives awaits us all.

30 years ago, 13 year-old Ahmed Iqbal Ullah was murdered in school, in Burnage, Manchester by a racist youth. Ahmed died defending others from a racist attack. The killer boasted of having ‘killed a Paki.’ There was then a wave of violent street racism. 30 years later, 81 year-old Mushin Ahmed is murdered in Rotherham, by two racists. Mushin was going to the mosque. There is now, fueled by the EU referendum, a rising wave of racist violence and xenophobia, surging on a raging tide of Islamophobia. Continue reading

18Jun/16
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Letter to PM Narendra Modi: Stop Racist Attacks on Africans in India!

To sign this letter Please visit the petition page here.


Dear Prime Minister Modi

We the undersigned strongly condemn the horrific killing of Masonda Kitanda Oliver and the spate of violent attacks on African nationals living in India. Our deepest sympathies and solidarity are with the families of the victims. In the last two years, there has been an enormous rise in racist violence against Africans in India. Continue reading

27Jan/13

“Don’t teach me what to wear – teach your sons not to rape”

Meeting held on Wednesday 23 January –  in solidarity with India’s anti-rape protests and to confront gender violence in Britain

Kavita Krishnan on skype, Kalpana Wilson, Marai Larasi, Naila Kabeer, Rahila Gupta, Kaveri Sharma,

 Lia Latchford, Amrit Wilson (left to right)

Click the links below for press reports

http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/uk-rights-groups-callindia-to-act-against-rape/114265/

http://www.thehindu.com/news/south-asian-women-call-for-genderjust-laws-in-india/article4344888.ece#.UQKv8bZpRKM.email

 

05Nov/12

JUSTICE-INJUSTICE Racism

Saturday 10th November 2012 2pm to 5pm

VENUE: Carrs lane Church Carrs Lane B4 7SX,Birmingham

Speakers include members of the families affected by the decision, campaigners against extradition and community representatives

We very much welcome the decision not to extradite Gary McKinnon – we would not want his family to experience the pain, suffering and sense of betrayal which the family and friends of Babar and Talha have been enduring since they were extradited.

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