We must have a fair compensation scheme for the Windrush generation

Patrick Vernon OBE launches a new petition to demand that compensation for victims of the Windrush scandal be fair and without caps Read More

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New immigration data collection in schools: another brick in the wall

by Leah Cowan My Dad always encouraged me to mark whatever box I wanted on diversity monitoring forms. ‘What they really want to know,’ he’d say, his eyes twinkling, ‘is the shade of your skin. Or your mother’s skin. Or your grandmother’s skin’. As a mixed race white British and black British Caribbean child, my… Read More

#DontLetThemDrown: This is not a border enforcement issue, it’s a humanitarian crisis

by Kiri Kankhwende ‘Just over a month ago, 500 people drowned off the coast of Malta. As the International Organization for Migration describes, “two survivors reported that smugglers deliberately rammed and sunk their ship when migrants refused to board a less seaworthy vessel…there were only 11 identified survivors; witness reported that as many as 100… Read More

An Open Letter To My Son

by Antoinette Scott My Dearest Son,  “DON’T TELL YOUR DAUGHTER NOT TO GO OUT. ASK YOUR SON TO BEHAVE AND RESPECT” When I read these words on a campaign placard pictured on the Southall Black Sisters (SBS) website, I felt compelled to learn more about the group. As I read on, I started wondering whether… Read More

The Home Office has an ‘end of life plan’ for Asylum seekers

by Yasmin Gunaratnam I am not in the least legally minded. I become easily confused by the archaic jargon and machinery of our legal systems. This naivety aside, one thing has become clear as I have watched the situation of the asylum seeker and hunger striker Isa Muazu unfold over the past few weeks: with… 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

No ‘honour’ in killing young women, it’s a hate crime

by Huma Munshi Banaz: a Love Story directed by Human Rights activist, Deeyah, won an Emmy this week for Best International Documentary. I remember when I watched this harrowing film and was overwhelmed by a sense of frustration and anger. We hear statistics about the numbers of young people, mainly women, experiencing ‘honour’ based violence and… Read More

Drugs and the Aggravating Circumstance of Being Black

The UK’s War on Drugs Continues to be a War on Black Men. by Maurice Mcleod Despite taking fewer illegal drugs than their white peers, black people are six times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs in the UK, according to a report by Release and the London School for Economics (LSE)… 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