racism

March 30: a call for US mobilization to oppose NATO, war, and racism

We publish below the call to participate in a rally against NATO, war and racism in Washington DC, USA on the 30th of March, 2019.  The campaign website can be found here, where both individuals and organisations can register their…

A protest and a dream from the occupied Mamiani secondary school

We, the students of the Mamiani secondary school, have today decided to launch a protest. It is an appeal to the State, to citizens and above all to our fellow students who have been seeking a change in Italian politics…

Truly Project Hate: the third scandal of the official Vote Leave campaign headed by Boris Johnson

By  MARTIN SHAW 30 August 2018 for openDemocracy Look at the Vote Leave Facebook adverts alongside their more public propaganda, and you see quite how much it promoted racist ideas. Boris Johnson’s weaponisation of the burqa came on the heels…

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

In Israel, lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, prompting Palestinians to warn Israel is sliding further into a system of apartheid. The new law declares Hebrew the country’s only official…

Stephen Lawrence: his death changed British law forever but trust in police has yet to recover

Benjamin Bowling, King’s College London for The Conversation The story of Stephen Lawrence, the teenager murdered in 1993 is distressing, infuriating and inspiring. Distressing because of the horrific way he died, stabbed by a gang of attackers on a London…

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting…

United Colors of Murder

By Observatorio Argentino In Argentina, the government of Mauricio Macri, in cahoots with large oil, mining and agro-industrial consortiums, has unleashed a ferocious and murderous assault against indigenous communities throughout the country, with the complicity of the legal system and…

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

A huge march took place on Sunday in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin to protest against hatred and racism in Parliament, while the recently elected legislators of the nationalist and anti-immigrant party, Alternative For Germany, prepare to take…

Daniele Biella: the core of civic engagement? Storytelling and staying human

In September you spent eight days on the Aquarius ship of the SOS Mediterranée NGO, engaged in migrant rescue operations with the help of Doctors without Borders and you defined it as “one of the most important experiences of your…

Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of…

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