The real effects of racist immigration policy

Kat Burdon-Manley lays out how the current government's failures around the Mediterranean migrant crisis links to immigration policy at home In the first half of 2015 an unprecedented number of people were killed on the...

Migrant solidarity in London and Manchester

Two activists, Ewa Barker and Kate Bradley, discuss their involvment in migrant solidarity in London and Manchester Ewa Barker initiated Manchester to Calais. Here she explains the dynamic within the movement in Manchester The response to our...

Rocking Against Racism and other irrational ideologies

The first Rock Against Racism carnival took place forty years ago, on April 30 1978.

A poem by Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons, poet and novelist, penned this poem in response to Theresa May's vile racist speech at the Conservative conference. We are proud to republish it for National Poetry Day   There was an Irish immigrant Who...
Placard reads "There is no planet B"

revolutionary reflections | Climate Change and Migration in the age of Imperialism’s four horsemen

How can we trace the interconnections between war, famine, pestilence and conquest that are being unleashed in a new form as the climate crisis unfolds?
Jewish anti-Zionists

No community without politics

The mirage of a "mainstream Jewish community", often weaponised against the left, hides the fact that "community" itself is always a site of struggle and contestation

UKIPwatch: Farage cleans up in the Fens

(UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigning in the east of England last year – see ITV News report) Mitch Mitchell reports from Cambridgeshire, where UKIP scored strongly, in the first of a series of...

Morris dancing, black face paint and racism: why it’s time to stop and think

Folk traditions should not be treated as fossils that are too brittle to evolve, argues Emma Rock. David Cameron found controversy and divided opinion this week by posing in a photograph with a Border Morris side wearing traditional...
An anti-racist demo

Trevor Phillips and the ideological battle over racism

Anindya Bhattacharyya discusses anti-racist responses to Trevor Phillips. "Trevor Phillips needs to shut up right about now," read the Facebook update of a friend of mine on Thursday night. The former head of the Commission...

Migrant workers’ victory in Korea

Sam MacDonald reports from Seoul on migrants' successful struggle to win legal recognition for their trade union. Over the past 50 years, few countries have experienced such a dramatic economic rise as South Korea. A country once...