Brave Words from a Bully Pulpit

by Kiri Kankhwende With current transitional controls imposed on Bulgarians and Romanians moving to Britain due to be lifted in January, anti-EU, and in particular, anti-Roma rhetoric is ramping up. In an interview with his local BBC news station on 12 November, Former Home Secretary David Blunkett said: We have got to change the behaviour… Read More

Tracking the Police

Aaron Sonson recently won a Human Rights Award, why? Because he is one of the Co – Founders of the Stop & Search Mobile App, created to bring fairness and transparency to the Stop & Search procedure. Winners of Liberty Human Rights Close to Home Award 2012 Human Rights “Close to Home” Award Aaron Sonson,… Read More

Language Matters: Doubling Down on Anti-immigrant Rhetoric

by Kiri Kankhwende The government’s contentious “Go Home” van is off the streets for now, but Immigration Minister Mark Harper still saw fit to double down on his support for the initiative in a parliamentary debate on Wednesday after Pete Wishart SNP asked him to guarantee that “he will not bring these xenophobic “go home”… Read More

#UKBA Papers please

by Yasin Bangee It’s difficult to put into words the confusion and second guessing the last week has caused me. I’m normally sure of myself, of my environment and I know how to look out for my own interests. Not to say I’m selfish, but in a capitalistic regime which champions “every man for himself”,… Read More

#RacistVan, occupied media

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Fraser Nelson of the Spectator kicked off this week’s Islamophobia by publishing a fascist apologist piece: A fascist takeover of Greece? We should be so lucky. Despite many accounts of Golden Dawn’s racism, homophobia and sexism, Taki Theodoracopulos has the temerity to say, “No, Golden Dawn is not house-trained, and… Read More