Motion: Build a united front against racism and fascism

This motion was passed by Dulwich and West Norwood CLP. Please let us know if you pass through your ward/CLP. Building a united front against racism and fascism This branch/CLP notes This year has seen the largest mobilisation of far-right forces on the streets of London in decades, with thousands marching under the banner of … Continue reading Motion: Build a united front against racism and fascism

Football Lads Alliance: know your enemy

By Jeremy Dewar SINCE THE heyday of the National Front in the 1970s, British Nazis have always dreamt of lashing up with the football hooligan scene. If they could inculcate fascist ideas into the heads of the leaders of the various “firms” – often full of racist and socially conservative prejudices already – then, they … Continue reading Football Lads Alliance: know your enemy

After the Windrush scandal – fight for citizenship rights for all

By Dave Stockton FIVE HUNDRED people, a large number of them of black Caribbean heritage, held a noisy rally outside Downing Street on Saturday 5 May, before taking the road and marching off to the Home Office, a mile away. “Windrush people here to stay, let’s deport Theresa May!” they chanted. The continuing anger on the … Continue reading After the Windrush scandal – fight for citizenship rights for all

Hijab ban is sexist, racist, wrong

By a London teacher The recent decision by an East London primary school to ban pupils from wearing the hijab shows how Islamophobia subjects Muslim women to a double dose of racism and sexism. Although protests forced the school to reverse the ban, this is not an isolated attempt to single out Muslims for discrimination … Continue reading Hijab ban is sexist, racist, wrong

The colonisation of Indigenous women in the USA

By Micaela Edelson The colonization of Indigenous women has persisted even in the ‘post-colonial’ era. Specifically, colonialism promoted a shift from an egalitarian society to a patriarchal societal structure which resulted in a legacy of violence against Indigenous women, and specific colonial sterilization policies not only affected women’s role in Indigenous society, it severely limited … Continue reading The colonisation of Indigenous women in the USA

Obituary: Erica Garner 1990-2017

ERICA GARNER, the Black Lives Matter activist and Bernie Sanders campaigner, has died after a heart attack, aged just 27. Erica was thrust into political activism when white New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo killed her father Eric Garner in an asphyxiating chokehold in 2014, months after the murder of Michael Brown provoked US-wide protests. … Continue reading Obituary: Erica Garner 1990-2017

Sadiq Khan revives racist Stop & Search

ACCORDING TO police records, knife crime has risen by 21 per cent in the past year, and gun-related offences by 20 per cent. There were over 37,000 arrests for knife offences and over 6,000 for gun crimes. All recorded crimes were up 14 per cent. For the communities, families and individuals caught up in these … Continue reading Sadiq Khan revives racist Stop & Search

Women’s liberation, Islam and anti-Muslim racism

By Martin Suchanek  This article was originally published in Neue Internationale - Frauen Zeitung, the German language magazine of the League for the Fifth International The war against Islamic State, the renewal of state bans on Islamic women’s dress in the West and the spread of Islamist terrorism has renewed the focus on Islam as … Continue reading Women’s liberation, Islam and anti-Muslim racism

Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

We need to challenge the social causes of sexist and racist attitudes inflamed by the refugee crisis ON New Year's Eve, in Cologne, hundreds of women were intimidated and threatened. At least two rapes were reported. There are now over a hundred reported assaults, often including sexual harassment and robbery at the hands of so-called … Continue reading Cologne attacks spark racist backlash