Lest we forget

6th August 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Tottenham riots, which followed on from the shooting of Mark Duggan, & the beginning of 4 days of rioting that spread across London and the rest of England.

To mark this occasion Tottenham Rights & Mark Duggan Justice Campaign will be organising a day of Action Remembrance and Community Healing.

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Joint enterprise, gangs and racism

New report launched on joint enterprise prosecution and its impact on the black community…  Dangerous associations:  Joint enterprise, gangs and racism  7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Monday 25, January North London Community House, Moorefield Road Tottenham, N17 6PY This sensational new report, written by experts from Manchester Metropolitan University, raises serious concerns about the impact…

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‘Racist’ primary school headmistress who called staff ‘f*****g Muslims’ banned from teaching for life

An Essex primary school headmistress has been sacked after it was found she had referred to staff as “f***ing Muslims” and asked a pupil with special educational needs if he “liked touching women’s breasts.” The National College for Teaching and Leadership panel spent two weeks reviewing evidence on Anupe Hanch, 49, finding her guilty of…

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Suddenly Europe’s Far Right Loves Human Rights Courts after Bukha ban

This post was co-authored by Katerina Linos, Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School. Human rights advocates place great faith in international treaties and the courts designed to enforce them, but the right wing of the political spectrum tends to be less enthusiastic about these institutions. The human rights community assumes that treaties and courts…

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Police uphold just 1% of 7,963 public complaints of racism

The credibility of the police‘s repeated promises to rid the force of racist officers faces renewed criticism after new figures revealed that only 1% of complaints by the public levelled against forces across the country for racist behaviour are upheld. Members of the public lodged 7,963 allegations of racism against police officers in England and Wales…

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Education experts voice fury over Ofsted’s ‘Trojan Horse’ schools inquiry

An ideology “at odds with traditional British values” has taken hold at theschools inspectorate Ofsted, a group of leading educationalists and Muslim leaders have warned. Led by Sir Tim Brighouse, a former chief education officer in Birmingham, the 20 experts – unhappy at the way Ofsted has conducted inspections into schools allegedly infiltrated by conservative Muslims – say in…

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Divide and rule: How race politics has poisoned Tower Hamlets

Overcome with emotion at winning a second term, in the early hours of last Saturday, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets broke down. Choking back the tears, Britain’s first directly elected mayor of Asian heritage said: “People say I’m a racist, I’m sectarian … it saddens me … I’m sorry I’m emotional … I’m emotional because…

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NAMING THE NARRATIVES: THE TROJAN HORSE AFFAIR IN BIRMINGHAM

Written by Robin Richardson In a week when twenty leading educationalists and Muslim leaders have questioned Ofsted’s impartiality in the Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, education consultant Robin Richardson reflects on the factors behind its controversial recent inspections. The Trojan Horse story in Birmingham is one in which carelessness, incompetence, coincidence, opportunism, self-interest and sheer wickedness all…

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