Black Lives Matter in Birmingham (pic: Geoff Dexter)
7 Oct 2016

These demonstrations were about more than just solidarity with America’s black population. They were also about highlighting issues such as Stop and Search and deaths in police custody which disproportionately affect the black communities of Britain.

Kevin Courtney
7 Oct 2016

In these uncertain times it is vital that schools are safe places for all children and young people, free from the racism and negative language or attitudes which lead to bullying. Teachers should be congratulated for creating a culture and ethos that challenges harmful behaviour and ensures all parents and pupils are welcome and safe in school.

Children on a refugee protest in Calais (Photo: Geoff Dexter)
14 Jul 2016

Save the Children produced a report that said there were 26,000 unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. That turned out to be an underestimate—actually there are 95,000. And 10,000 of them have disappeared. Isn’t that shocking, that 10,000 children could disappear in Europe?

A much larger group of anti-fascists countered the Nazi demonstration in Newcastle calling for repatriation just after the referendum result
14 Jul 2016

Hope and despair take flight from the same sky. The worst thing we can do is give in to despair or believe we face an unstoppable tide of racism.

A protest outside Yarl’s Wood in 2015, calling for its closure (photo: Ken Olende)
14 Jul 2016

“We were very limited in the kinds of protests we could make as detainees,” Becky said. “The most frequent thing we did was hunger strikes. After the woman died we refused to eat and we sat on the floor and we were constantly in touch with people outside so they knew what was happening.”

The police cleared the streets of anti-fascist protesters in Vienna in early June this year
14 Jul 2016

Anti-fascists were given a breathing space by May’s presidential election when the Green candidate defeated Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPÖ). But now judges have said that due to irregularities the election must be rerun in September.

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