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7 Nov 2016 >> News, Top story

What remains of part of the fascist street crews in the UK, displayed their current weaknesses, at the weekend, in two demonstrations. The English Defence League (EDL) …

7 Oct 2016 >> Campaign material, News, Unity 17 | September-October 2016, Unity Magazine
Cover of Unity 17

The 40th anniversary of Rock Against Racism features on the cover of the September-October 2016 issue of Unity magazine, produced by UAF with the National Union of Teachers.

7 Oct 2016 >> Action, Unity 17 | September-October 2016, Unity Magazine
Students on the No to Racism, No More Austerity demo

Student Stand Up to Racism (SUTR) aims to bring together students who want to confront racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.

7 Oct 2016 >> Comment, Unity 17 | September-October 2016, Unity Magazine
Black Lives Matter in Birmingham (pic: Geoff Dexter)

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.

7 Oct 2016 >> News, Unity 17 | September-October 2016, Unity Magazine
The vigil in Harlow

More than 200 local people demonstrated after a suspected racist attack in the town of Harlow in Essex in late August. Stand Up to Racism called the protest. Polish migrant Arkadiusz “Arek” Jozwik, a resident of the town, died from head injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of people on 27 August. The police told relatives that the attack started after the men were heard to speak Polish. Police arrested six teenagers on suspicion of taking part in the attack. They have been released on police bail.

7 Oct 2016 >> News, Unity 17 | September-October 2016, Unity Magazine
Police taser

The recent death of former professional footballer Dalian Atkinson has again highlighted the dangers of the increasing use of Tasers by police, particularly among black communities.

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