Category "Anti-racism"

The working class as the desperate class?

The working class as the desperate class?

Review of "Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain" by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin. 2014. Abingdon: Routledge. This meticulous study of UKIP’s rise provides something that until now has been lacking: an academic yet accessible [...]

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The far right in Ukraine

The far right in Ukraine

The presence of the far right in Ukraine has become a hot topic of discussion in wake of the Maidan movement of late 2013, and the subsequent conflicts over Eastern regions of the Crimea and the Donbass. In Issue 3, [...]

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Killed for being a Goth

Killed for being a Goth

“Freak” “Mosher” “Weirdo” “Slag” “Goth” “Poof” If court transcripts, internet rumours or witness statements are to be believed, the above were the last words Sophie Lancaster heard as she was stamped, kicked and beaten to death in 2007. She and her partner Robert Maltby, both twenty-one, were [...]

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Calais – No one is illegal

Calais – No one is illegal

People have been seeing surprising pictures in the papers and on our TV screens of migrants trying to storm ferries to Britain in Calais. What people have not been seeing is the violence suffered by migrants in Calais, especially over [...]

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Workers Control, not Immigration Controls

Workers Control, not Immigration Controls

Dave Landau argues that immigration controls aid the bosses. Bob Crow, recently deceased leader of the RMT rail and maritime union, publicly stated shortly before his death that he welcomed migrant workers and was concerned to organise migrants in trades unions. [...]

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Compliancy tests for immigrants

Compliancy tests for immigrants

Kathrine Brannan examines the reality of ESOL teaching and UK citizenship tests The achievements of Monty Python, Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lloyd Weber are all part of the 2013 Home Office syllabus which asks potential citizens to learn about Britain's history, [...]

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