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> publications/research 14 October 2005
> Out of the spotlight: The rights of foreigners and minorities are still a grey area
> This report outlines the situation in Greece. It documents a consistent pattern of human rights violations across a range of fields that stem from the failure of the state to combat discrimination, in the practices of its representatives as well as of non-state actors.
> 5 Ocotober 2005
> full-textwebsite
> Amnesty International
> publications/research 18 October 2005
> AusgeLAGERt. Exterritoriale Lager und der EU-Aufmarsch an den Mittelmeergrenzen [Outsourced. Extraterritorial camps and the EU's deployment of forces in the Mediterranean]
> This excellent report criticises the externalisation of EU policy on asylum and migration and details research and analysis of the developing 'Lagersystem' in northern Africa.
> September 2005
> Report extracts and order detailsFlüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen
> Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen, Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie, Forschungsgesellschaft Flucht und Migration
> campaigns/open letters 18 October 2005
> International appeal to abolish the EUs extraterritorial refugee camps and to demand a public inspection of the inhumane internment camps of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean region
> In May this year, the EU initiated its third attempt to probe the foreign policy situation to assess if it can set up extraterritorial refugee camps in northern Africa. Sign this international appeal to protest against the policy of externalisation and stop the plans from going ahead.
> Full-text
> Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie e.V.
> campaigns/open letters 18 October 2005
> Action tour against Europe's camp system. For freedom of movement! Equal rights for everyone!
> Everywhere around the globe people are fighting against camps, partly from the inside, partly from the outside. We will pick up this issue on September 24./25. 2005 – with a two-day action tour against Europe's camp system.
> For more information see campaign website
> no-lager network
> publications/research 24 October 2005
> Working with the media: guide for anti-racist campaigners and refugee rights activists
> Working with the media is essential to any successful campaigning work or community activism. This guide aims to assist those in anti-racist and refugee rights campaigns to work with the media in a confident, strategic and effective way.
> October 2005
> Guide full-textIRR website
> Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
> demonstrations 02 November 2005
> European caravan against the fence: no-one is illegal
> We invite you all, men and women from the different european cities, to join us in ths journey... raising our voices to say "basta" to the fence of death and to everything it symbolizes: not in our name.
> Europe Departs 4-6 November 2005
> Invitation
> No border network
> campaigns/open letters 11 November 2005
> Refugees in Germany demand right to free movement
> Cornelius Yufanyi, a refugee from Cameroon and member of the human rights organisation The Voice Refugee Forum is threatened with imprisonment for having violated the travel restriction regulation imposed on asylum seekers in Germany. The refugee and human rights group is demanding an end to the proceedings and asking for support in their fax campaign to demand the right to free movement and an end to exceptional laws for foreigners in Germany.
> The Voice Refugee Forum
> The Voice Refugee Forum
> publications/research 11 November 2005
> Laika
> A new German-language bi-monthly journal has been launched covering events in eastern Europe. The aim of the publication is not to merely to counter existing stereotypes of eastern Europeans in Germany but to discuss possibilities of political collaboration to formulate a cross-border left-wing politics that applies to eastern and western Europe whilst the label 'communism' has become either tainted with state authoritarianism or obsolete amongst most activist circles. Laika offers a space to discuss these questions.
> Germany 2005
> Full-text
> meetings/conferences 11 November 2005
> IPPNW meeting "Achten statt verachten - Menschenrechte für Migranten ohne Papiere" in Berlin ["Respect not despise - human rights for migrants without papers"
> The pictures of African refugees outside the barbed wire fences in Ceuta and Melilla shock us and show that Europe has become a Fortress. But within this Fortress, Germany alone is home to around 500,000 to 1 million migrants without legal residency rights who are in contiunous fear of deportation. This meeting will inform about the situation of these people and discuss how the legal and political 'grey zone' they live in means they are denied basic human rights.
> Berlin (Germany) 10 December 2005
> German section of the IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War)
> meetings/conferences 11 November 2005
> Sweatshops, workers and international solidarity: A conference for activists.
> No Sweat’s fifth annual gathering, with high-profile speakers, films, debate, and training sessions. Programme includes film and discussion on the Bolivian Gas and Water Wars and Argentina’s Occupied Factory movement. The conference will also look at Africa’s problems in the aftermath of the G8 summit and discussions on the sweatshop-produced clothes sold by the Arcadia group. Migrant work is discussed with the case of the Canary Wharf organising drive with a TGWU organiser.
> SOAS, University of London 26 November 2005 (12:00 - 6:00 pm)
> Book conference tickets online
> No Sweat Network
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC)
> Group campaigning against laws based on a pretext of counter-terrorism
> UK 
> CAMPACC website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (EALDH)
> A democratic confederation of diverse national associations of democratic lawyers
> Europe 
> EALDH website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> European Race Audit
> Part of the Institute of Race Relations, based in London, founded in 1956
> UK 
> IRR website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Hellenic League for Human Rights
> Founded in 1953
> Greece 
> website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Humanistische Union
> Founded in 1961, Germany's oldest civil liberties organisation
> Germany 
> website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Mugak
> Covers immigration, racism and xenophobia, based in the Basque country
> Spain 
> Mugak website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Pat Finucane Centre
> Working for human rights and social change in the North of Ireland
> Ireland (North) 
> PFC website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Radio Nizkor
> Europe's frst human rights radio station
> Spain 
> website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Statewatch
> Monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe
> UK 
> Statewatch website
> links to ECLN groups 11 November 2005
> Supporto Legale
> legal advice and monitoring of the trials arising from the G8 demonstrations in 2001, Genova
> Italy 
> website
> demonstrations 11 November 2005
> Campsfield: 12 years too long
> Demonstration marking 12 years of immigration detention at Campsfield
> Campsfield, Oxfordshire 26 November 2005
> posterClose Campsfield website
> Close Campsfield campaign
> campaigns/open letters 11 November 2005
> NON A L'ÉTAT D'EXCEPTION [Statement opposing the state of emergency in France]
> On 8 November 2005, a number of French associations and NGOs, including the Syndicate de la Magistrature (a left wing judges' union), the lawyers' trade union Syndicate des avocats de France, the Green and French Communist parties and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, issued a statement to criticise the calling of a state of emergency.
> Statement
> Numerous French associations and NGOs
> campaigns/open letters 11 November 2005
> PAS DE JUSTICE, PAS DE PAIX [No justice, no peace]
> Statement by the immigrant movement MIB on the situation in France
> statement
> Mouvement de l'immigration et des banlieues
> publications/research 21 November 2005
> The authoritarian within: Reflections on power, knowldge and resistance
> Phil Scraton, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Queen’s University, Belfast, 9 June 2005
> July 2005
> full-text
> Phil Scraton
> meetings/conferences 15 December 2005
> Defy Section 9 [S.9 of the 2004 Asylum and Immigration Act UK allows the withdrawal of all state support and threats to take children of asylum seekers into care if they do not leave]
> A working conference for trade unionists, anti-deportation campaigners and anti-racists. Plenaries and workshops on: • campaigning against section 9 • local anti-deportation campaigns - how to win • defending civil liberties • racism / fascism - defence of asylum seekers • co-ordinating our campaigns
> Manchester, UK 28 January 2006
> leaflet
> NUT, CDAS and others
> meetings/conferences 15 December 2005
> Order and Violence: Delimiting Control - CALL FOR PAPERS - British-Irish Section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control - Easter Conference, Hull 2006
> The ‘war on terror’ and threats to civil liberties - State and anti-state terror; Privatization and ‘othering’ of state violence -- The politics of mass incarceration: Ideologies of violence and control; ‘Ironies of social control’: evoking ‘evil’; Acculturation to the ‘new realities’: contemporary ‘truth’ telling games; Conscientious objectors and civil disobedience; Ideologies and identities -- Violence and control in everyday life: ‘Gender’, ‘race’ and violence; Cultural criminology: a new approach or an under-theorised melting-pot?; Cultures of behavioural control in the UK: from the cradle to the grave. Please send abstracts to: a.ward@hull.ac.uk and/or abeckmann@lincoln.ac.uk
> Hull, UK 19-21 April 2006
> European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
> publications/research 18 December 2005
> EUMC Annual Report 2005
> The report looks at the evidence of discrimination in employment, housing and education, as well as racist crime data, and at measures being taken to combat this. The Roma emerge as the group most vulnerable to racism in the EU. They face discrimination in employment, housing and education - as well as being regular victims of racial violence. Other groups facing high levels of discrimination in many Member States are migrant workers from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Muslim groups face particularly challenging conditions in many Member States. Also recent migrants from Russia or the Ukraine may be subject to discrimination in some Member States.
> November 2005
> full text
> The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)
> publications/research 21 December 2005
> Mujeres, Integración y Prisión
> Research project carried out by partner organisations in Spain, Italy, England and Wales, Germany, France and Hungary. Country reports, comparative analysis and policy recommendations concerning the situation of women in prison and integration. Available from marta@surt.org .
> Barcelona June 2005
> Book presentation eventSURT Asociació de Dones per a la Reinserció Laboral
> SURT - Marta Cruells & Noelia Igareda
> campaigns/open letters 29 December 2005
> Refugee threatened with imprisonment for resisting travel restrictions in Germany
> The German self-organised refugee group The Voice and the Göttinger Arbeitskreis zur Unterstützung von Asylsuchenden e.V. is asking support for the campaign to stop the imprisonment of Cornelius Yufanyi for fighting for his right to free movement.
> FAX Campaign for Cornelius Yufanyi !!!Press releaseThe Voice e.V.
> The Voice Refugee Forum e.V.
> campaigns/open letters 23 January 2006
> European-wide Action Week Against Racism 2006
> 21 March was declared International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a reaction to the murder of 70 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960. During the annual European-wide Action Week, which centres around 21 March, thousands of people actively engage themselves for tolerance, equal rights and celebrate the diversity of Europe. This year once again hundreds of activities will take place all around Europe, organised by a wide variety of organisations. Activities range from intercultural youth festivals, cleaning off the walls racist slogans, to multicultural football matches.
> Campaign informationUNITED
> publications/research 21 February 2006
> Freedom of speech is not an absolute: an interview with A. Sivanandan
> YS: What is your analysis of the controversy surrounding the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad? ... AS: Europe holds that freedom of speech is the very basis of western democracy and cannot therefore be compromised or watered down. It is an absolute. But that is a fallacy. No freedom is an absolute. Every freedom carries with it its own responsibility...
> 13 February 2006
> Interview
> Yohan Shanmugaratnam, IRRnews
> demonstrations 10 March 2006
> International Demos and Protests Against the Invasion of Iraq
> On March 20 2003, George Bush, Tony Blair and Jose Marie Aznar launched the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Three years later the occupation is a blight on the conscience of the world. All over the globe plans are being made for protests in March 2006 to mark the anniversary of the start of the war and to call for its rapid end. Demonstrations have been organised in more than 40 European cities.
> Europe-wide 18-20 March 2006
> www.march-in-march.org - International Anti-War Mobilisation
> Stop the war
> demonstrations 10 March 2006
> Melbourne 2006 - XVIII Stolenwealth Games - Divided by history
> The 2006 Commonwealth Games is an opportunity for Australia to showcase its success and wealth to the rest of the former British Empire... The Stolenwealth Games Convergence is planned as an organic meeting of autonomous individuals organising amongst themselves. Most protests and events will be planned by consensus of opinion at the camp.
> Melbourne, Australia 11-26 March 2006
> Stolenwealth Games website
> Stolenwealth Games Convergence
> demonstrations 10 March 2006
> Invitation to join in first annual international action against immigration detention
> To all organisations and individuals opposed to the detention of refugees and other migrants. You are invited to participate in a period of actions against immigration detention in countries around the world in April 2006 including the weekend of 15-16 April. The aim is to spread opposition to detention; create contacts between anti-detention groups in different countries; move towards a more prepared and larger second period of international anti detention actions in April 2007. Please send updates and details on events or actions to barbedwirebritain.org.uk
> Worldwide April 2006
> Barbed-wire Britain website
> UK and Australian anti-detention and refugee rights groups
> meetings/conferences 10 March 2006
> Migrations, liberté de circulation et développement
> La dramatisation contemporaine du fait migratoire, pourtant historiquement et géographiquement universel, le déferlement de passions, notamment nationalistes et xénophobes, mais aussi les croyances et les phantasmes d’envahissement qui submergent les débats publics à ce sujet tant en Europe qu’au Maghreb rendent plus que jamais nécessaires l’expression et la formation de regards critiques, par les sciences sociales notamment, sur les enjeux très actuels des migrations entre l’Afrique et l’Europe.
> à l’INSEA, Rabat (Maroc) 27-30 March 2006
> TERRA website, conference details
> TERRA et réseaux interassociatifs Migreurop et Shabaka
> links to ECLN groups 15 March 2006
> Greek Helsinki Monitor
> Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), founded in 1993, monitors, publishes, lobbies, and litigates on human and minority rights and anti-discrimination issues in Greece and in the Balkans. It also monitors Greek and, when opportunity arises, Balkan media for stereotypes and hate speech. It issues press releases and prepares (usually jointly with other NGOs) detailedannual reports; parallel reports to UN Treaty Bodies; and specialized reports on ll-treatment and on ethno-national, ethno-linguistic, religious and immigrant communities, in Greece and in other Balkan countries. It operates a website and two web lists covering human rights issues and comprehensive and comparable presentations of minorities in the Balkan region.
> Greece 
> GHM websiteBalkan Human Rights ListGreek Human Rights ListCEDIME website
> meetings/conferences 26 March 2006
> The Regulation of migration, asylum and movement in the "new Europe" - call for papers
> The impact of the 2004 Madrid and 2005 London bombings brought a new and fiercely regulatory extension to the movement of people in the context of the ‘war on terror’. Other events, such as the assassination of the film director Van Gogh in the Netherlands or the riots at the suburbs of Paris, brought up new questions about immigration policies and models of integration in Europe. Ironically, these policies and models have consolidated at the very time that the European Union is going through unprecedented expansion to include member states from the former Eastern bloc. In turn, expansion has revived theoretical and political debates about ‘old’ and ‘new’ immigration and modes of social control or conflict.
> Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece 31 August - 3 September 2006
> Call for papers
> 34th Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
> demonstrations 31 March 2006
> Demonstation against racist state violence, cover up and impunity
> Can a person burn himself to death while tied at his hands and feet? How is it possible that a person in a so-called security area of a jail cell burns alive and the causes as to his death remain unclear for over a year? Why did the responsible police officer turn off the acoustic surveillance?
> Central train station, Dessau, Germany 1 April 2006 (13:00)
> Mobilisation update
> The VOICE Refugee Forum
> meetings/conferences 18 April 2006
> OSCE International NGO Conference
> Workshops: Security Concept OSCE; Human Trafficking; Small Arms; Racism (TBC); Kosovo; Drugs trafficking and use; Kaukasus; Dialogue among religions; Fight against Terrorism and Respect for Human Rights; Future of the OSCE.
> Palace d’Egmont, Brussels 16-17 May 2006
> Conference website and programme etc.
> campaigns/open letters 20 May 2006
> International Conference THE FRONTIERS OF EUROPE - Absence of Law
> 20-21 October 2006, Barcelona
> EALDHEuropean Democratic lawyers (EDA)
> European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (EALDH)
> meetings/conferences 21 May 2006
> Dutch Social Forum
> Following the World Social Forum and the European Social Forum, the Dutch Social Forum is an open meeting place for the exchange of ideas, the creation and the strengthening of networks and a breeding ground for action. The DSF aims to unite as many people as possible who want to work on a different world, and a different Holland.
> Nijmegen. 21/05/2006
> DSF website
> publications/research 22 May 2006
> Russian Federation: Racism and xenophobia rife in Russian society
> Racially-motivated killings, beatings and discrimination are on the increase in the Russian Federation, according to a new report. AI's latest report examines cases of assaults, some of them fatal, against foreign students, asylum-seekers and refugees from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America; members of ethnic groups and migrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia; as well as members of the Jewish community and Roma. It reveals the failure of the authorities to prevent racially-motivated attacks through adequate policing, and to investigate and prosecute the vast majority of such attacks effectively.
> 04/05/2006
> Press ReleaseAI
> Amnesty International
> publications/research 23 May 2006
> Informe Anual sobre el racismo en el Estado español 2006
> Annual report by SOS Racismo which includes a review of racist incidents and analysis, divided into sections on EU policies, the Roma, immigration policy and legislation in Spain, the tragedy on the southern borders, the situation of minors, social and employment rights, the media, racism in society, racism by members of police forces and private security firms, and the far right.
> Spain April 2006
> SOS Racismo MadridSOS Racismo - informe Anual 2006 (buy it here)
> SOS Racismo
> campaigns/open letters 01 June 2006
> Uni(e)s contre l'immigration jetable
> A campaign by several French civil society groups to oppose the new draft law on immigration, which would seriously undermine the rights of migrants in France, if approved. "Talent" and usefulness for the economy will become key criteria for legal entry, and the position of migrant workers will be weakened by establishing a strong link between residence permits and employment, thus leaving them at their employers' mercy.
> Uni(e)s contre l’immigration jettablePetition (sign here)Against disposable migration (petition in English)Draft law on immigration (full-text)Legal analysis by the Ligue des Droits de l'Homme
> Uni(e)s contre l'immigration jetable
> demonstrations 02 June 2006
> Liberiamo le nostre vite. Liberi/e tutti/e, Liberi/e subito
> Appeal and poster for a demonstration to be held in Milan on 17 June to demand the freeing of 25 people who are in detention as a result of clashes during an anti-fascist march on 11 March 2006.
> Milan June 2006
> Appello e manifesto corteo 17 giugno
> Social movements from Milan
> campaigns/open letters 07 June 2006
> Manifesto contra a Homofobia
> For the International Day against homophobia, Opus Gay, an organisation working on LGBT rights issues, calls on the Portuguese government to comply with recommendations issued by the EU and EP. Calls for the introduction in the penal code of the aggravating circumstance of crimes committed for reasons of "sexual hatred" and for the legal recognition of LGBT organisations, so as to allow them to represent victims of crimes committed for reasons of sexuality.
> Manifesto contra a HomofobiaOpus Gay - Associação Obra Gay
> Opus Gay
> meetings/conferences 29 June 2006
> IRR lunchtime seminars
> The final three seminars in the series: Monday 10 July: ASYLUM LAW: CREEPING CRIMINALISATION; Monday 17 July: THE EURABIAN NIGHTMARE; Monday 31 July: THE NEED FOR MEDICAL JUSTICE: OBTAINING EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE FOR DETAINED ASYLUM SEEKERS. The seminars will be held on Mondays at the IRR. They will start promptly at 1pm and end at 2.15pm. Seats are limited so please book your place by phone (020 7837 0041) or email (info@irr.org.uk) if you wish to attend a seminar or if there are other people that you think should be invited to participate.
> London July 2006
> IRR website
> Institute of Race Relations
> meetings/conferences 29 June 2006
> Racism, Liberty and the War on Terror
> How should we respond to the attacks on our civil rights, refugee rights and our multicultural society - carried out in the name of national security? Join leading campaigners, lawyers and thinkers in debating how we can defend our liberties and our communities... Panel discussions: The impact of anti-terror powers in the UK; The attack on multiculturalism; Detention and incarceration; Combating racial violence; Civil liberties: the racial dimension; Liberty and the global war on terror; Campaigning against deportations; Defending international conventions
> Conway Hall, Central London 16 September 2006
> Programme and booking information
> Institute of Race Relations
> demonstrations 18 July 2006
> Manif contre le racisme
> Magatte Mbengue was violently mistreated by police officers when she was in Madrid airport, in transit, on the way from Senegal to France in November 2005. She gave her account of the treatment she received, and of the discriminatory treatment that was reserved to all black paasengers on her flight, in a blog entitled "The right to dignity". On 19 July, demonstrators will march to demonstrate outside the Spanish embassy to support her.
> Paris (France) 19 July 2006
> Manif contre le racismeDroit à la dignitéMadrid, policiers raciste (account of events from Libération)Petition (for signing)
> Magatte Mbengue - Droit a la dignité
> publications/research 12 August 2006
> Antifaschistisches Infoblatt
> In 1986, German historians embarked on a project to rehabilitate the German nation from its fascist past and the singularity of the Holocaust, which the Frankfurt school, based on their analytical approach to explaining the Holocaust and modernity, had earlier identified as specific to the German nation-state, its racial construction of a 'Volk' and tendency towards "The Authoritarian Personality" (Theodor Adorno, 1950) . Habermas first warned about the "apologetic tendencies" that started to characterise German history writing shortly after the conservatives took power in 1982, when chancellor Kohl announced an "intellectual and moral sea change". Historians started to call for the "normalisation" of the way Germans should analyse, interpret and feel about their Nazi past, and specifically the Holocaust. The historian Ernst Nolte vigorously pursued the theory that the fascists drive to eradicate Jews and 'non-Arians' was in fact fuelled, even triggered, by the crimes of the Bolshevists, the Gulag and 'class murder'. This so-called 'historian dispute' (Historikerstreit) has characterised German politics and history writing ever since, taking various revisionist forms; it is linked to right-wing apologetic justifications for the Holocaust, used by Neo-Nazis to gain a veneer of legitimacy, and it is frequently used to vilify Communism. This issue of AIB shows how the seemingly outdated historians dispute is still important today; also includes a CD-Rom featuring various bands and anti-fascist initiatives talking about the fight against Neo-Nazis in Germany and regular news columns on the fascist and anti-fascist scene in Germany.
> Summer 2006
> AIB background InformationOrder details
> Antifaschistisches Infoblatt (AIB)
> publications/research 31 August 2006
> Fenomenologia di una strategia - Il reato di devastazione e saccheggio per i fatti dell'11 marzo a Milano.
> This dossier analyses the evidence and charges brought against antifascist activists involved in a demonstration to prevent a fascist march in Milan on 11 March 2006 which resulted in violent incidents. It highlights the seriousness of charges of "destruction and looting" that were brought, which are more suited to fully-fledged popular uprisings than to the limited disturbances that took place. Nonetheless, and in spite of a lack of evidence of the involvement of individual defendants in specific criminal acts, the fast-track trial that was held resulted in 18 activists receiving 4-year sentences. Issues of collective criminalisation and the random nature of arrests are examined.
> Milan 1 August 2006
> Dossier 11 marzo (cover page)Dossier 18 innocentiSupporto Legale (ignore security alert to view)
> Supporto Legale
> publications/research 01 September 2006
> Perfil racial en España: Investigaciones y recomendaciones
> Groundbreaking report to examine the practice of racial profiling by police forces in Spain. Looks at the situation of ethnic minorities, the organisation of police forces and practices of stop-and-search and the carrying out of arrests. The report notes that "racial profiling contributes to unnecessarily increasing tension in police-community relations which are often already tense, as well as being an ineffective and illegal practice".
> Madrid August 2006
> Perfil racial en EspañaGrupo de Estudios y Alternativas 21Open Society Justice Initiative
> Daniel Wagman, GEA 21 / Open Society Justice Initiative
> publications/research 02 September 2006
> Between moral cowardice and illegality: the Government takes another step to consolidate the Spanish model of impunity
> The report of the "Inter-Ministerial Commission" and the "Draft Law to recognise and broaden rights and to establish measures in favour of those who suffered persecution or violence during the Civil War and the dictatorship", the submission of which to the Houses of Parliament was approved by the Council of Ministers on 28th July 2006, are consistent with the contents of the motion of Deputy Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, which was passed by Congress on 1st June 2004, and, specifically, with the report requested in the said motion. This demonstrates that notwithstanding the delays in submitting the report, there existed a pre-existing agreement on the subject. This agreement does not reflect the demands of the victims' and human rights associations.
> Brussels and Madrid 1 September 2006
> Report in EnglishInformación EspañolRadio Nizkor
> Equipo Nizkor and Derechos Human Rights
> publications/research 05 September 2006
> Archivio aggressioni fasciste 2006
> A listing of fascist attacks to date in Italy in 2006. They include attacks against social centres, activists, "others", party branches and vandalism or fascist graffiti. One of the last entries is the murder of Renato Biagietti on 27 August 2006 in Focene/Ostia. Biagietti used to frequent the Acrobax social centre in Rome, and was stabbed by a fascist after attending a reggae party.
> Italy 5 September 2006
> Archivio aggressioni fasciste 2006Antifascismo militante
> Antifascismo militante
> demonstrations 03 October 2006
> 70th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street
> This is a significant anniversary, particularly when fascists are advancing today in places like Barking and Dagenham. NAAR supports this event and calls on everyone to attend it.
> Cable St., London E1 8 October 2006
> FlyerNAAR website
> National Assembly Against Racism
> links to ECLN groups 03 October 2006
> Newham Monitoring Project
> Newham Monitoring Project (NMP) is a community based organisation in East London that has been fighting racial harassment and civil injustice for 25 years. Throughout this time NMP has always pursued one simple aim - the right to a life free from harassment, safe from attack. NMP provides a 24-hour Emergency Helpline that offers immediate and specialist support to people facing racial harassment or police misconduct. In addition to this we provide casework support and outreach projects.
> London, UK 
> NMP website
> publications/research 06 October 2006
> Le Livre Noir de Ceuta et Melilla
> On the anniversary of the shootings in Ceuta and Melilla, the Migreurop network has published a “black book” to document the situation in the two Spanish north African enclaves, which features analysis, photographs and extensive testimonies from migrants themselves. Through "The black book of Ceuta and Melilla", the Migreurop network seeks to allow the victims of last year’s events to speak, at the same time as placing this repression within the European context of the externalisation of border control policies and policies to deny the right of free movement to the peoples of the South. The 17 deaths of Ceuta and Melilla are, in fact, the most visible consequence of a policy that is being pursued and whose unnamed victims are limited to silence and anonimity.
> France October 2006
> Intro: Le Livre Noir de Ceuta et Melilla (in French)The Black Book of Ceuta and Melilla (pdf, 106 pages, in French)Migreurop
> Migreurop
> publications/research 12 October 2006
> Informe Frontera Sur. 1995-2005: Diez años de violación de los derechos humanos
> The report includes a round-up of events involving "an impressive range" of human rights violations, including information about 379 "illegal" deportations of sub-Saharan Africans to Morocco in Ceuta. The report contains a detailed chronology of events in 2005-2006, round-ups of significant events from previous years (1995-2004), direct testimonies from migrants, as well as analysis of European and Spanish policies in this field, with a special focus on Africa. A collection of press statements issued and legal actions undertaken by SOS Racismo is included as an appendix to the report.
> Spain 5 October 2006
> Presentation of the reportInforme Frontera Sur. 1995-2005: Diez años de violación de los derechos humanosSOS Racismo Bizkaiko (Bilbao)
> SOS Racismo
> publications/research 19 October 2006
> Migration and public perception
> European citizens are living through times of strongly felt insecurity. Geopolitical Cold War structures have been replaced by an uncertain environment. Europe is challenged by security threats such as terrorism. Global economic competition is growing and results in fears of job losses. Against this background of felt insecurity, the public presentation of immigrants and migratory phenomena by the media and by politicians is often biased or negative, linking them often almost exclusively to security issues. The terminology commonly in use (such as “bogus asylum seekers” and “welfare scroungers”) has often become pejorative, while in reality migrants consist of different groups with different expectations and opportunities. Finally, the lack of reliable and comparable statistics contributes to public confusion.
> October 2006
> "Migration and public perception"
> Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission
> meetings/conferences 20 October 2006
> Reclaiming Our Rights
> The government has been attacking our basic democratic rights through unjust principles: a presumption of guilt, punishment without trial, and pre-emptive restraints on liberty. These principles link diverse measures and pretexts. Through ASBOs the definition of ‘anti-social behaviour’ has been broadened to prohibit activities which would not otherwise be illegal, even to criminalise individuals who contravene an ASBO. ‘Anti-stalker’ laws have been used to prohibit and criminalise political protest against companies. Having broadened the definition of terrorism, ‘anti-terror’ laws are used to deter, suppress and criminalise political activities.
> London Metropolitan University 2 December 2006
> Programme
> CAMPACC, Institute for Human Rights and Social Justice (London Metropolitan University) and others
> campaigns/open letters 23 October 2006
> Open letter opposing Islamophobia
> There has been a recent increase in racist hysteria directed against Muslims. We deplore Jack Straw’s remarks concerning the veil worn in public by some Muslim women. His intervention, the bullying attacks of John Reid and other Ministers, and stories in some sections of the media, are designed to isolate and demonise British Muslims. The result has been violence against, and intimidation of, Muslim people. We express our solidarity with all people in Britain of the Muslim faith, affirm their right to dress as they please and live their lives in peace and security. The current attacks on Muslims are rooted in the disastrous 'war on terror', of which this government has been such a prominent supporter. This war has made Britain more vulnerable, not less, to terrorist attack. If the government is concerned about improving the cohesion of our communities, let it first abandon its support for the foreign policy of the US administration, including the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
> Download or sign letter
> Stop the War Coalition
> meetings/conferences 23 October 2006
> Islamophobia and the War on Terror
> How are the attacks on Muslims linked to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? How can the anti-war movement counter those attacks in its continuing campaign to end the Bush/Blair wars?
> Camden Centre Judd Street London WC1H  Saturday 18 November 10.00am - 5.30pm
> Stop the War
> Stop the War Coalition
> demonstrations 07 November 2006
> 3rd day of Migration-Related Actions
> 7 October 2006 was the 3rd Day of Migration related action directed against the denial of rights, against the criminalisation of migrants and against all immigration controls. Actions took place in more than 30 cities across Europe, Africa and North America. Activists are demanding equal rights for all migrants, the closure of all detention centers in Europe and everywhere, an end to all deportations. Further, they demand an end to the externalisation process and the uncoupling of the residence permit from the labour contract to fight 'precarity'.
> International demonstration, 7 October 2006
> Action report and pictures on noborder.org
> publications/research 07 November 2006
> Spain and Morocco: Failure to protect the rights of migrants – Ceuta and Melilla one year on
> One year after 13 migrants were killed and hundreds were wounded while trying to enter the Spanish enclaves Ceuta and Melilla, investigations into the actions of the Spanish and Moroccan security forces involved have still not been concluded and no preventive measures adopted. In a new report based on victims' testimonies and Amnesty International's contact with the authorities of Spain and Morocco in the last two years, the organization voices concern that there are no guarantees that investigations will be thorough, impartial and effective and no disciplinary action has been taken for the deaths and ill-treatment of migrants. This means effective impunity so far.
> October 2006
> Report on amnesty.orgPress Release
> Amnesty International
> meetings/conferences 12 January 2007
> World Social Forum 2007
> The 7th World Social Forum (WSF) will be held from 20 until 25 January 2007 at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, Nairobi and is expected to host up to 150,000 delegates from all over the world. Over 1,000 activities will take place in the 106 spaces provided at the venue. Rallying around the call of Another World Is Possible, the World Social Forum has placed social justice, international solidarity, gender equality, peace and defence of the environment on the agenda of the world’s peoples. From its modest origins in Porto Alegre in the year 2001, to Mumbai, Bamako, Caracas, Karachi and now Nairobi, the forces and the contingents of the World Social Forum have collectively expanded the democratic spaces of those seeking concrete, sustainable and progressive alternatives to neo-liberalism and imperialist globalisation.
> Nairobi 20/01/2007
> WSF website
> meetings/conferences 09 February 2007
> Human Rights and Human Wrongs
> Critical Legal Studies and Practice; Palestine and Israel; War on Terror and Civil Liberties; Controlling Damage to the Environment; Personal Injuries and Compensation Culture; The Human Rights Act; Immigration and Asylum; Racism and Islamaphobia; Criminal Justice System; Capitalism-has it a future?; and many others
> Kent University, Canterbury, UK 24-25 February 2007,
> Conference flyer
> National Critical Lawyers’ Group Conference 2007
> demonstrations 13 February 2007
> Towards the repeal of Bossi-Fini Law. National demonstration in Bologna.
> Towards the repeal of Bossi-Fini Law. First step: the closure of all detention centres. Struggles against detention centres have started in 1998 and stayed at the top of the movements’ agenda. Many hoped that Prodi’s government would start to change politics in migration flows management, unfortunately it did not. There are no signs of a reform of the Bossi-Fini Law and detention centres will not be abolished, they are even extending to EU borderline countries, where migrants pass through in their journey to Europe. The left wing government continued agreements by Berlusconi with Libya and cooperation with Spain, Senegal and Malta in the military surveillance of Western and Northern Africa. In Bologna, movements have been opposing ethnic jails, invaded and dismantled them. They supported migrants and they attacked businesses involved in detention-deportation chain. This is why we propose to come together for a demonstration on 3 March in Bologna to oppose the exploitation of migrants. In the name of a different Europe, where every woman and man have the right to live freely and independently from nationality, we wish to build a mobilisation that forces governments to close all detention centres, our century’s concentration camp.
> Bologna, Italy, 3 March 2007
> English call out
> Teatro Polivalente Occupato (TPO), Bologna
> publications/research 24 May 2007
> UK: racism and the state 2007
> On 16 September 2006, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) held a unique conference in London on ‘Racism, Liberty and the War on Terror’, attended by over 250 participants, including human rights activists, community workers, lawyers, students, radical academics and solidarity groups. The April 2007 edition of the IRR journal Race & Class features extracts from the pioneering conference, including speeches and talks by Gareth Peirce, A. Sivanandan, Salma Yaqoob, Tony Bunyan, David Rose, Victoria Brittain and Herman Ouseley. Together with a range of other contributors from community organisations around the UK, they dissect the recent media attacks on multiculturalism and document the impact of the ‘war on terror’, both on local communities and internationally.
> April 2007
> Institute of Race Relations
> Race & Class - conference special
> publications/research 29 May 2007
> Fundamental Rights Report 2007 (German)
> Since 1997, nine civil liberties and human rights organisations publish an annual human rights report on Germany, in which they test the German government’s conduct against every legally binding human rights and civil liberties provision laid down in the German Constitution. With a plethora of examples of state surveillance, infringements, discrimination and violations of High Court decisions, the year 2006 will also be known as a year in which fundamental rights were systematically violated by the authorities. The legitimate use of ‘torture’ debate, the use of emetics against foreigners, indiscriminate data collection during the world cup, the surveillance and interception of communication of civil rights activists, the electronic health card linking sensitive data between authorities, US-EU data transfers, unlawful detention and deportation to torturing states, police violence, employment bans, eroding the protection of journalists’ sources, unlawful police raids…the list of fundamental civil rights violations seems endless. The Fundamental Rights Report is written and compiled by the following organisations, which have announced the focus of the next year’s report will be the criminalisation and curtailment of G8 protests: Humanistische Union, Gustav Heinemann-Initiative, Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie, Bundesarbeitskreis Kritischer Juragruppen, Pro Asyl, Republikanischer Anwaltsverein, Vereinigung demokratischer Juristinnen und Juristen, Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte, Neue Richtervereinigung.
> May 2007
> Commentary on the reportPress release Humanistische UnionList of Contents (German)Order online
> “Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte” et al.
> demonstrations 29 May 2007
> Antiracist G8 'action and events' calendar
> Between 2 and 7 June, thousands of refugees, migrants and activist will protest against the G8. In this context , mass actions and information events will take place under the slogans: ‘For Global Freedom of Movement’ and ‘Equal Rights for All’. Below you find links to the 'choreography of resistance', and events calendar. CALL OUT DECEMBER 2005: "We are here, because you are destroying our countries." This central slogan of the ‘Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants’ explicitly links capitalist destruction on the one hand to flight and migration on the other. The G8-governments - as well as the WTO, IMF and World Bank - are not only responsible for neocolonial relations of exploitation; they also increasingly rely on and further the intensification of processes of selection and exclusion in the Northern parts of the globe, the intensification of legal, social and political hierarchies. It is these and other developments - whether in the North or the South - that lead us to speak of a system of global Apartheid. [...]
> Heiligendamm/Rostock, Germany 2-7 June 2007
> Updated events calendarWorking Group Migration of the protest networksCaravan of Refugees and Migrants tours Germany
> campaigns/open letters 27 June 2007
> Call to sign Letter of protest to Spanish authorities on the gagging and killing of a Nigerian citizen Osamuyiwa Aikpitanhi during his forced deportation
> The ‘Nigeria Village Square’, a virtual meeting spot for Nigerians all over the world, published a Protest Note to Spanish Authorities, which has so far been signed by more then 3.000 people. The protest note will be delivered to Spanish embassies around the globe at 12pm on FRIDAY June 29th. The organisers are calling on people to coordinate the delivery of the note to Spanish embassies in their cities.
> Sign the protest note here
> 'Nigeria Village Square'
> demonstrations 27 June 2007
> An Invitation To The Gatwick No Border Camp 2007
> From 19th to 24th September 2007, noborder activists will gather at Gatwick Airport for the first No Border Camp in the UK. This camp will be a chance to work together to try and stop the building of a new detention centre, and to gather ideas for how to build up the fight against the system of migration controls.
> Gatwick, London, UK 19 - 24 September 2007
> More information
> noborder UK
> publications/research 27 June 2007
> Aspects of contempt for Humanity in Europe. Deportation Centre Motardstraße
> This brochure informs about the internal and external situation of Fortress Europe, and particularly the detention and racist exclusion of refugees and migrants in Germany. It provides a history of migration policy in Germany, and outlines and analyses the situation of refugees in Brandenburg, 'departure centres' and the detention camp 'Motardstraße' in Berlin. It also points the finger at the profiteers from the camp system and suggests possibilities for political intervention against the detention system within an anti-racist framework. Also includes an interview with a Motardstraße resident and provides a detailed list of existing anti-racist and migrant campaigning and support organisations as well as a helpful glossary.
> February 2007
> Download brochureFrench versionGerman versionMore information
> Bündnis gegen Lager (Network Against Camps) - Berlin/Brandenburg
> demonstrations 11 July 2007
> Basta pagare per restare!
> Report on a demonstration in Bologna on 7 July 2007 to protest against the Bossi-Fini immigration law and the practice of renewal of residence permits in the post office, at a cost of €74. Includes a letter of the migrants' claims, reminding interior minister Amato of the promise to abrogate the law, calling for an end to the practice of expensive residence permit renewals in post offices, the breaking of the link between employment and residence permits, the closing of detention centres and the possibility to withdraw their social security contributions if they choose or are forced to leave.
> Bologna 7 July 2007
> Basta pagare per restare!Letter of the demonstrators' claims
> Coordinamento Migranti Bologna
> publications/research 24 August 2007
> Processing data on racial or ethnic origin for antidiscrimination policies: how to reconcile the promotion of equality with the right to privacy?
> This paper aims to explore to what extent and under which conditions the data needed to combat racial and ethnic discrimination can be collected, while fully respecting the rights of individuals. Considering first the issue of personal data protection, the paper shows that although data revealing racial or ethnic origin are subject to a special protection regime under European personal data protection norms, their processing is not prohibited in an absolute way. Second, the paper examines the problem of constructing racial or ethnic categories and classifying individuals into them. It observes the emergence in international human rights law of a norm according to which classification of individuals into racial or ethnic categories should in principle be based on self-identification. It then considers the practices of four states in this relation: the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands all have developed different classification systems for the purposes of their antidiscrimination policies. The paper concludes that human rights standards, and in particular the right to privacy, do not preclude the collection of data on racial or ethnic origin for antidiscrimination purposes, but rather define fundamental safeguards that must be respected when gathering this type of information.
> 2006
> PDF download
> Julie Ringelheim, Jean Monnet Working Paper No 8/06
> publications/research 24 August 2007
> Racism in European elections
> Focusing on the French presidential election and the general and provincial elections in the Netherlands, the special issue of the European Race Bulletin also covers twenty-one other countries and the European Parliament. It discusses the results of the extreme Right, the impact of anti-immigration parties, debates on citizenship, asylum and integration. Disturbing instances of debates over national values descending into McCarthyite-style witch hunts and hysteria against Muslim communities - the hijab and the building of minarets in particular - being whipped up by extreme-Right groups are also revealed.
> July 2007
> More information on the IRR website
> Institute of Race Relations
> campaigns/open letters 29 September 2007
> Liberty and justice for the parents of the Roma children burnt to death in the fire of Livorno on August 10th, 2007
> On 10 August, four Roma children burnt to death in Livorno. A few days later a racist organization, GAPE (Armed Group for Ethnic Cleansing) claimed responsibility for the crime in a letter to local newspapers. The parents, however, were arrested. Despite this letter claiming responsibility and the fact that a forensic team of the fire department found evidence pointing to arson, charges against the parents continue being brought and they are not released from prison.
> Campaign websiteSign the Petition
> EveryOne Group and “Amici degli Angeli”
> publications/research 12 November 2007
> Escape from Tripoli Report on the Conditions of Migrants in Transit in Libya
> "The deaths in the desert and in the Channel of Sicily, the tortures and rapes in detention centres funded by Italy, deportations to the Sahara, collective refoulements, the repatriation of refugees on flights paid by Rome, deportations from Lampedusa, murders in police stations, the abuses perpetrated by passeurs and racist attacks in Tripoli. Everything that must not be known about the country to which Italy and the EU entrust the control of the southern border, on the eve of Frontex patrol operations in Libya in 2008, when refoulements at sea will become the norm."
> October 2007
> Fortress EuropeReport (PDF)
> Fortress Europe. The observatory on victims of migrations
> publications/research 12 November 2007
> FRONTEX-led EU Illegal Immigration Technical Mission to Libya. 28 May - 5 June 2007
> Frontex, the "European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union", reports on its second EU technical mission on illegal immigration to Libya between 28 May and 5 June 2007.
> 2007
> Report (PDF)
> Frontex
> publications/research 12 November 2007
> »The truth may be bitter, but it must be told« The Situation of Refugees in the Aegean and the Practices of the Greek Coast Guard.
> Asylum seekers are being sent back to Greece from Germany and other European countries without their applications for asylum having been thoroughly examined. The legal basis for this is the European Dublin II Regulation under which the state through which the asylum seeker entered European territory is responsible for processing the asylum claim. For a large number of people, particularly those from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia, the escape route leads them across the Aegean into Greece. This report forms part of a series of fact-finding missions (to Spain/Morocco, Italy, Slovakia/Ukraine) about human rights violations committed at the external borders of Europe, conducted by PRO ASYL. This report finds systematic refoulement of refugees at sea, illegal deportations and detention and inhumane detention conditions and makes a series of demands.
> October 2007
> Report (PDF)Pro Asyl: Information on reactions to the report
> Pro Asyl, Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants
> campaigns/open letters 12 November 2007
> Campaign against the “11th European Police Congress“, 29th-30th of January 2008 in Berlin. Against a “Global Security Architecture”, for more security-critical behaviour!
> Police investigation methods and the global security apparatus are increasingly violating basic democratic and human rights. Police and intelligence services want to attain unrestricted access to personal data and internet user profiles. The “European Police Congress”, a forum where politicians, police authorities, intelligence services, the military and the security industry meet to discuss the implementation of new measures for data collection and prosecution facilitates the increasing social control and authoritarian state tendencies within the EU. The 2008 Congress takes place under the motto “Information technology – investigation – operation”. On Tuesday, 29 January 2008, Schäuble, the German Minister of Internal Affairs, will speak at the “Forum of European Ministers of Internal Affairs”. A coalition of civil liberties and social justice groups is organising protest actions, with the aim to reach broad segments of society. This recent initiative is seen as a potential extension of already existing campaigns: against data retention, against anti-terrorist laws, the EU border agency Frontex and the repressive EU migration regime, against police racism and militarism.
> 11th European Police Congress home pageMore information about the campaign (English)More information about the campaign (German)
> Six Hills
> demonstrations 06 January 2008
> MEMORIAL CONFERENCES AND DEMONSTRATION IN DESSAU - in memory of Oury Jalloh, Layé Konde, Dominique Koumadio and all other victims of racist police brutality
> With this call we would like to invite all interested people to participate in the conferences in Berlin and Dessau as well as the demonstration in Dessau, all of which will be held in memory of Oury Jalloh, Layé Konde, Dominique Koumadio and all other victims of racist police brutality. 05 January 2008 - Memorial Conference in Berlin for the victims of racist police violence; 4 p.m., Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2a, U6/U7 Mehringdamm 06 January 2008 – Black Africa Conference in Dessau; 12p.m., Beat Club 07 January 2008 - Demonstration in Dessau For the 3rd anniversary of Oury Jalloh’s murder, 1 p.m.
> Berlin/Dessau, Germany 4-7 January 2008
> Call out (Full-text)
> The Voice e.V. Africa Forum
> publications/research 22 January 2008
> Observatoire de l’institutionnalisation de la xénophobie (Observ.i.x)
> New website. The observatory on the institutionalisation of xenophobia is a collective focussing on research concerning human beings and society in relation to governmental initiatives concerning national identity and immigration. It seeks to stimulate original independent work on the erosion of humanist perceptions of otherness and the stygmatisation of foreigners as a problem or threat in the ordinary operation of established authorities.
> France 14 January 2008
> Observ.i.xCall for contributions
> Observ.i.x
> campaigns/open letters 21 February 2008
> A warning against the "xenophobia, fear, phobia against immigrants" that some "irresponsible political parties" are seeking to set in the election campaign. Criticism is levelled primarily at the PP (alongside the Catalan CiU and Canary islanders CC parties) and its "integration contract" proposal, viewed as an initiative that "promotes and strengthens racism". The governing PSOE party is accused of framing social policies in a way that is discriminatory, as is also argued in relation to the Basque three-party government's housing aid policy.
> Por una campaña electoral sin xenofobia, sin discriminación social, sin equívocos
> Mugak/SOS Arrazakeria, SOS Racismo
> demonstrations 21 March 2008
> XI Marcha Antirracista: "Contra el racismo y la Xenofobia. Gizarte disriminaziorik ez, igualdad de derechos para tod@s"
> The 11th march from Trintxerpe to Donostia, in the Basque Country, to demonstrate against the different forms of racism, xenophobia and discrimination people suffer due to their origin, or physical or cultural traits. This year's claims also include the non-recognition of political rights to foreigners, and opposition to the Ley de Extranjeria (immigration law) and to policies that are discriminatory for the enjoyment of social rights.
> Donostia /San Sebastian 30 March 2008
> XI Marcha Antirracista: "Contra el racismo y la Xenofobia. Gizarte disriminaziorik ez, igualdad de derechos para tod@s"Mugak, Centro de estudios y Documentacion sobre racismo y xenofobia
> Mugak/SOS Arrazakeria (SOS Racismo)
> demonstrations 28 March 2008
> Demonstrations against racism and xenophobia
> Demonstrations and activities against racism and xenophobia organised by SOS Racismo are taking place in localities in the Basque Country, Navarre and Catalunya throughout the end of March, starting on 21 March, the international day against xenophobia. These include activities in Barcelona culminating in a demonstration on 28 March, a march from Trintxerpe to Donostia-San Sebastian on 30 March, a week against racism including documentary screenings, a concert and a talk about the media's treatment of immigration by Peio Aierbe in Iruna-Pamplona, a march against the immigration law (ley de extranjeria) in Bilbao on 28 March.
> Basque Country, Catalunya 21-30 March 2008
> Marca-li un gol al racismeCONTRA LA EXCLUSIÓN, POR LA IGUALDADXenofobiaren kontra. Contra el racismoMedios de comunicacion, racismo y xenofobia
> SOS Racismo
> demonstrations 24 April 2008
> No to the systematization of camps. Demonstration against the outrageous Directive
> Demonstration against the Returns Directive that is due to be submitted to the European Parliament on 20 May 2008, calling for MEPs to reject it. The demonstration's manifesto criticises: the extension to 18 months of detention for migrants whose only crime is illegally crossing a border; the detention of children; the 5-year re-entry ban for migrants who are expelled.
> Brussels 7 May 2008
> No to the systematization of campsAppeal. No to the outrageous Directive!Non à la directive de la honte!No a la directiva de la verguenza!No alla direttiva della vergogna!
> Migreurop network and several European NGOs
> campaigns/open letters 22 May 2008
> ASGI press release on violence against Roma
> "ASGI expresses its deep concern and indignation for the very serious episodes of violence against the Roma population that occurred in Naples and other cities. For too long in our country, Roma people have become, as an ethnic-cultural group, the target for systematic violence and verbal and physical aggression, even in the extremely violent forms that characterise removals from camps where they stay, with the destruction of personal belongings, the open expression of contempt and ill-treatment against people... ASGI calls upon all those who care about the protection of fundamental human rights to react to this climate of intolerance by undertaking any kind of initiative that may be useful in order to re-affirm the legal order."
> Comunicato stampa ASGIASGI press release
> Associazione di Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione
> demonstrations 09 July 2008
> Dosta… Basta … manipolazione e autoreferenzialità. Rom e Sinti: dialogo diretto e ruolo attivo
> Public assembly and demonstration called by the Federazione Rom e Sinti Insieme to say "dosta!" (enough) to racial discrimination against Roma and Sinti people, calling for principles and norms included in constitutional, European and international texts to be implemented, and for the identification of these minorities as an enemy to cease. Treating an entire community as dangerous criminals, is something that is reminiscent of the past, when it has cost many lives, and the media and political class are accused of fostering a climate of racial hatred against them by using mystification and falsehood, without giving them the right to reply.
> Rome 10/07/2008
> Public assembly documentFederazione Rom e Sinti Insieme blog
> Federazione Rom e Sinti Insieme
> publications/research 07 January 2011
> The 'Dutch Defence League'
> Anti-fascist organization KAFKA has issued a thorough report on the Dutch Defence League, an extreme right wing organisation that emerged inspired by and in close collaboration with the English Defence League. Although it attracts big media attention, the organization consists merely of a few men without a large following.
> 23/12/2010
> Report from Kafka
> demonstrations 12 January 2011
> 7 gennaio 2011. Un anno dopo
> A demonstration was held in Rosarno to mark a year after hundreds of African seasonal workers were chased out of the town after protesting against the ill-treatment that they suffered. The Rete Radici network is monitoring conditions in the area after the revolt which unveiled the exploitation that migrant workers experience, and has published a report.
> Rosarno (Calabria) 7 January 2011
> 7 gennaio 2011 Rosarno un anno dopoCall for the demonstration. A un anno dalla rivolta di Rosarno tutto e cambiato ma nulla e cambiato
> Rete Radici
> demonstrations 26 January 2011
> Flight passengers to Bamako caravan arrested in Paris while stopping deportation
> Activists on their way to Bamako in Mali to participate in a caravan for refugee rights, were arrested in an Air France airplane after they protested against the transportation of a man who was being deported against his will. Other passengers who joined the protest (and one man who was only filming) were also arrested and taken out of the plane.
> 20 January 2011
> Report in GermanEye Witness report (German)Video inside planeCaravan website
> publications/research 12 February 2011
> Butcher of Lyon worked for German secret service after WWII
> Klaus Barbie, the Nazi war criminal infamously known as the “Butcher of Lyon”, was an agent of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in the 1960s. This was revealed recently by the news magazine Der Spiegel.
> Jan 2011
> Article on WSWS
> demonstrations 12 February 2011
> Bring zwei (bring 2, to blockade of nazi-demonstration in Dresden)
> To repeat the successful blockade of a Nazi-march in Dresden, next February, the campaign urges to all come and 'bring two friends with you'
> February 2011
> website
> publications/research 12 February 2011
> Cameron's Munich speech marks securitisation of race policy
> Why did British prime minister Cameron choose to attack 'the doctrine of state multiculturalism' and indicate the parameters of the government's new counter-terrorism policy at an international security conference in Munich?
> 7 Feb 2011
> Comment at IRR
> meetings/conferences 24 February 2011
> Tribunal 12
> A tribunal to give a voice to hundreds of migrants and refugees who have sought help from Europe
> Stockholm May 2012
> Website
> publications/research 25 February 2011
> Newsletter del servizio di supporto giuridico contro le discriminazioni etnico-razziali e religiose
> This newsletter published periodically by ASGI seeks to provide an overview of rulings, case law, lawsuits and information that may prove useful to provide legal assistance in fighting ethic, racial and religious discrimination. This issue includes appeals filed by ASGI against discriminatory measures adopted in the field of welfare by the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional government, news from Italy including a failed attempt by the Lega Nord to suppress UNAR (national office against racial discrimination), a document concerning guidelines for places of worship by the Committee for Italian Islam set up by the interior ministry, and press releases concerning a fire in Rome in which four Roma children died on 6 February 2011.
> Trieste 7 February 2011
> Newsletter del servizio di supporto giuridico contro le discriminazioni etnico-razziali e religioseASGI website
> demonstrations 04 March 2011
> Apello Genova 2001 - 2011
> Ten years ago hundreds of thousands people of all ages and genders, from all over the world, gathered in Genova to denounce the risks of globalization within neoliberalism. They joined together in protest against G8 leaders’ seeking to convince the world that commoditising everything would bring about welfare for all. (...) Now, yesterday’s reasons are even clearer. (...) We propose to all people that since then have been standing up for rights and the principles of the Genova 2001 protest to set up the conditions to meet in Genova in July 2011. The aim is to weave stronger networks of resistance, solidarity, hope and alternatives to prevent the reversion to barbarism.
> June 2011
> More information
> demonstrations 16 March 2011
> (NL) Demonstration against neo-nazi partu NVU
> The neo-nazi organisation NVU wants to hold a demonstration in the town of Ede on March 26. Inhabitants want to counter this and call for a demonstration.
> Ede March 26
> more information
> publications/research 19 April 2011
> Calais Video Breaking Headlines across France
> After initially breaking on Rue89 the French media Channel TF1 has just released a video composed of several clips from the work of CMS (Calais Migrants Solidarity ). The police are shown pepper-spraying, being violent, abusive and unprofessional. This video combines several already high profile clips including the police playing loud music whilst raiding Africa House at night and the PAF punching an activist holding a video camera. A CMS activist talks to a radio interviewer about working on the ground in Calais and the use of video cameras in escalating violence towards migrants. A police spokesperson also attempts to claim that the police are highly professional whilst a clip of them playing football during a squat raid runs in the background.
> April 2011
> VideoAnnouncement CMS
> campaigns/open letters 19 April 2011
> Anger over death of UK reggae star
> London protesters demand public inquiry into the mysterious death of musician 'Smiley Culture'.
> Feature on Al Jazeera
> Al Jazeera
> meetings/conferences 19 April 2011
> Conference on Criminalization of Undocumented Migrants in the Netherlands
> The Dutch government recently launched a proposal to criminalize undocumented migrants. In response, PICUM and some of its Dutch Members, Stichting LOS, Stichting ROS and the Paulus Church, have decided to organize an international workshop. The workshop titled, “Countering New Legislative Proposals Criminalizing Undocumented Migrants in the Netherlands: Building on Experiences of Resistance Throughout Europe”, is intended to provide a better understanding of laws, policies and practices concerning criminalization of undocumented migrants in different European countries. The workshop will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Friday, 27 May 2011.
> 27 May 2011
> Announcement PICUM
> PICUM eo.
> meetings/conferences 09 May 2011
> (SK) Conference From Theory to Practice: Creative Action Towards Social Change,
> Looking at the European political situation and its transformation in the past few years, one thing can be seen clearly. The years of the global financial crisis have been very helpful for nationalist, racist and far-right parties, groups and movements. (...) The aim of the conference is to form a platform for new ideas and strategies for the European antidiscrimination movement. In a time when far-right groups are more and more successful in recruiting new members and addressing a large part of the population, fresh strategies and ideas are needed.
> Bratislava (SK) 16-21 May 2011
> Announcement (English)
> campaigns/open letters 19 May 2011
> Police search building Dresden for antifascist activists
> On may 3d 150 policemen invaded the communal building Praxis in Dresden, where many people live or have their workspace. Apparently people living there are being accused of forming a criminal organisation to commit illegal actions against fascists. Nazis have made a yearly march in Dresden to commemorate the bombing of the city into the largest neonazi manifestation in Germany, but the last two years they were unable to march because of massive blockades in the city. During the last attempt, frustrated neonazis attacked precisely the building that the police choose to invade now.
> Declaration of support from Rote Hilfe Neuruppin
> publications/research 09 July 2011
> Turkish man killed in Dutch police station
> According to Turkish news the man died "under severe torture". Dutch police declared the man was aggressive and refuses further comment pointing at 'ongoing investigation'.
> 03 July 2011
> English article in Turkish News Links and discussion on Dutch weblog sargassoBlog Joop.nl
> publications/research 11 August 2011
> Suspect Communities’? Counter-terrorism policy, the press, and the impact on Irish and Muslim communities in Britain
> Report of a research project: A comparative study of the representations of ‘suspect’ communities in multi-ethnic Britain and of their impact on Muslim and Irish communities 1974-2007.
> July 2011
> Report (pdf)
> London Metropolitan University
> publications/research 11 August 2011
> The death of Jimmy Mubenga: “Securing your world” through privatised manslaughter
> Jimmy Mubenga's death during his removal by private security company civilian staff is indicative of the treatment forced removals are subjected to. Government bodies, campaigning organisations and medical charities have all condemned the "excessive force" applied during forced removals, and criticised private security companies for breaching their duty of care.
> July 2011
> Statewatch Analysis (pdf)
> Trevor Hemmings/Statewatch
> publications/research 11 August 2011
> Tolebook clip
> This videoclip has been made by young teenagers of the Diekirch Lycée in Luxembourg as to draw attention of young people on the risks created by the social network Facebook in terms of intolerance and racism.
> 8 July 2011
> On website AEDHLink to clip on youtube
> publications/research 26 August 2011
> Spain: Neighbourhood groups' report on racist identity checks in Madrid
> The Brigadas Vecinales de Observación de Derechos Humanos (BVODH, Neighbourhood Brigades to observe human rights compliance) is a coalition involving citizens in Madrid who have taken up the task of mounting a response to "discriminatory social control policies" in their neighbourhoods which they describe as "racist, xenophobic and classist", in particular as regards identity checks in the streets enacted by the police. This report, "Informe sobre los controles de identidad racistas en Madrid (2010/2011)", is the product of their monitoring work on discriminatory identity checks between 10 December 2009 (a total of 445,000 people were identified by officers in Madrid in the whole of 2009) and 10 May 2011.
> 29 July 2011
> See: Informe sobre los controles de identidad racistas en Madrid (2010/2011) (Spanish, pdf)
> campaigns/open letters 29 August 2011
> 'terrorism' case against pastor Lothar König dropped
> At a hearing public prosecutor of Dresden announced to drop the prosecution of youthpastor Lothar König under the 'terrorism' article 129. He will still be prosecuted for 'aggravated breach of the peace' (during protests against a nazi-march in February). 21 Other persons are still being prosecuted under the terrorism paragraph
> Report on website (German)
> publications/research 19 September 2011
> Greece: Racist attacks continue plaguing Athens
> In the recent days repeated racist attacks take place in various neighbourhoods of Athens. A list of sad events in the past days.
> 18 September 2011
> Article
> publications/research 29 September 2011
> Conference speeches Statewatching Europe: Civil Liberties, the State and the EU
> Statewatchs 20th anniversary conference was held at Conway Hall in London on Saturday 25th June 2011. More than 220 people from 18 EU countries registered and over 30 NGOs attended the conference.
> September 2011
> Videos and material on website
> publications/research 08 October 2011
> European Race Audit Briefing Papers
> The IRR's European Race Audit (ERA) is now publishing regular free online briefing papers which are available as part of subscriptions to the IRR News Service. The ERA is one of the few sources of comprehensive pan-European information on racism, the extreme Right and Islamophobia. It also documents the erosion of human rights as a result of asylum and immigration law and civil liberties and as a result of the war on terror. The European Race Audit was launched in 1991 and its huge archive - of over sixty Bulletins on pan-European race and refugee issues - is an invaluable source of information for students, researchers and campaigners.
> September 2011
> More on website IRR
> publications/research 18 November 2011
> (GE) Free newspaper for pupils on extreme right
> A free newspaper to inform high school kids on the extreme right in Germany, has been printed in an impression of 500.000
> 27 October
> website
> publications/research 18 November 2011
> IRR: New geographies of racism: Stoke-on-Trent
> Research published by the Institute of Race Relations shows that the geography of racial violence is changing rapidly in the UK and yet the authorities show little interest in tackling the problem.
> 15 November 2011
> Press release on website IRR
> demonstrations 25 November 2011
> (GE) Video about demonstration against secret service
> On November 19 a demonstration was held in front of the office of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) in Erfurt, to protest their role in "hunting undocumented foreigners".
> 19 November 2011
> VideoMore information
> campaigns/open letters 03 December 2011
> (NL) Solidarity with migration activist
> Joke Kaviar is a Dutch poet and writer who is very much involved in campaigns against the Dutch and European migration policies. She was arrested and had her house searched, kept prison vor four days and is being threatened with further prosecution because of her literature
> solidarity Website
> publications/research 06 December 2011
> Migreurop Migration Policy Chronology
> This chronology seeks to make it easier to understand European migration and asylum policies through a time-framed comparison of the evolution of the legal framework (columns A1 to A3), the public discourse (B1) and the facts (B2). The table is updated twice a year.
> 30 November 2011
> Migreurop website
> campaigns/open letters 20 December 2011
> Violence against Roma in the European Union must stop
> One month before the beginning of the evaluation of the different national policies for Roma inclusion of the Member States of the Commission, AEDH denounces the passive stance of the European Commission and the Council confronted with the violent acts committed against the Roma in a certain number of European countries.
> Website AEDH
> publications/research 18 January 2012
> (Sp/Fr)The ongoing disgrace of detention centres
> Two reports on detention centres have been published in Spain and France that highlight a situation in which foreigners are experiencing conditions that are often worse than those in prisons as a result of administrative offences (irregular residence) and an aim to maximise the rates of detention and returns. This has led to large-scale violations of human rights and to policies that reduce judicial oversight and the possibility of detained foreigners to effectively exercise their rights through judicial proceedings and access to effective remedies.
> 06 Jan 2012
> French reportSummary for the pressArticle by Statewatch
> Statewatch
> meetings/conferences 16 February 2012
> London Noborders Convergence
> London NoBorders, along with Goldsmiths students and other groups, are organising a week-long convergence to be held in London between 13 - 18 February 2012. The aim is to get together to share our knowledge and experiences in relation to people's freedom of movement and the restrictions on it, and to share skills, network, strategise and take action.
> London 13-18 February 2012
> Program on website
> campaigns/open letters 22 February 2012
> Mr Doros Polycarpou, Executive Director of KISA, is being prosecuted on charges of rioting, following tragic events at the Rainbow Festival on 5 November 2010, in Larnaca, Cyprus.We believe this trial is yet another hostile attempt to prevent KISA from upholding the fundamental rights of migrants. Moreover, this trial demonstrates the failure of the Cypriot authorities to fully respect international human rights principles [1], EU law [2]and casts doubts on Cyprus’s suitability to take over the EU presidency in July 2012. This joint statement is open to signatures to any other supportive organisation (press contact: nicola.flamigni@picum.org)
> EuroMediterranean Human Rights Network/ European Network Against Racism /Migreurop/ PICUM
> meetings/conferences 25 March 2012
> Invitation for yearly Conference Komitee fur Grundrechte und Demokratie
> Who defends, and endagers the 'active democratic system' is the theme for this years conference. in the setting about disclosures of fascist violence in Germany, and the role the secret service has plaid.
> Cologne 22/23 September 2012
> Invite on website (in German)
> Komitee fur Grundrechte und Demokratie
> campaigns/open letters 18 April 2012
> Annual General Assembly EADH
> The AEDH organises its annual General assembly and seminar in Brno, Czech Republic, on 27, 28 and 29 April 2012. During its General assembly, the AEDH will organise, with the Czech Helsinki Committee, its annual seminar on "Roma in Europe". It will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, on 27 April 2012.
> Website AEDH
> publications/research 10 May 2012
> Learning the lessons of dispersal
> In the light of evidence that London boroughs like Newham are seeking cheap housing hundreds of miles away for their residents on housing benefit, the IRR points to the dangers of such a 'dispersal' policy.
> London 26 April 2012
> More on website IRR
> publications/research 10 May 2012
> Know Your Rights: A Guide for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students
> The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) have put together this simple guide to inform gender nonconforming and transgender students (and their families and friends) about their rights.
> 8 May 2012
> Guide as pdfWebsite ACLU
> campaigns/open letters 07 June 2012
> NO Border Camp in Stockholm - PETITION for a world without borders
> In accordance with the accusation and horrific evidence presented by Tribunal 12 about Fort Europe, the struggle along the vision for a world where no one have the right to restrict the free movement and existence of others, is now more than ever needed. The violence of the borders are always kept silenced. This is something we never have a moral obligation to accept or maintain.We call for everyone to sign our petition and if they can join us the 17th June demonstration, For a World Without Borders!The demonstration will open the No Border Camp Stockhölm, which starts on the 17th and fills the week with activities, lectures, seminars and workshops, all related to the world we live in where borders constantly are in the way of people living in peace and free movement.
> CALL FOR DONATION - Boats 4 People: work in progress - "For freedom and solidarity in the Mediterranean sea , without dead at sea".PETITION for a world without borders ! Print and share the posterFacebook event
> No Border Sweden
> campaigns/open letters 28 June 2012
> Boats4People Newsletter No. 2
> The Boats4People tour will take place from 1st to 19th of July 2012 between Italy and Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Timetable, route and background information are provided by the projects.
> Article on websiteNewsletter no 2 (pdf)
> Boats 4 People
> publications/research 11 July 2012
> Greece: Migrants Describe Fear on the Streets
> (Athens) – The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets.
> Athens 10 July 2012
> Article HRWThe report
> Human Rights Watch
> demonstrations 18 July 2012
> Why did Ousman Sey die? – Call for Demonstration: 20th of July 6pm
> In the morning of the 7th July 2012 Ousman Sey, a 45 year old of Gambian origin, died in police custody in Dortmund. Before being taken into police custody, Sey called an ambulance twice, because he was not feeling well.
> Dortmund 20 July 2012
> Website
> Dortmunder Antifa Bundniss
> demonstrations 01 August 2012
> Actions for Mohamed Noureddin, Calais migrant who died after being arrested on July 7
> Like the demonstrations in Calais after 7th July, to the 17th July rally outside the embassy of France in London and the occupation of the French consulate in Düsseldorf on 20th July, we occupied the consulate of France, Wednesday 1st August from 11am, to protest against the circumstances of the death of Mohamed Noureddin last July 7th in Calais. Noureddin was found dead in a river in the centre of Calais after being violently arrested by police. No autopsy was performed and no testimonies were taken of friends who had been with him previously that same night.
> 01 August 2012
> Website Calais SolidarityPress Release Brussels Indymedia
> publications/research 01 August 2012
> Spotlight on Racial Violence
> An overview of racial violence and harassment in the first six months of 2012.
> 26 july 2012
> Link to PDF on website IRR
> Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
> meetings/conferences 16 August 2012
> National Antifascist Camp in Dortmund
> From August 24 untill September 2nd there will be an antifa-camp in Dortmund, with an ample program of workshops, debates and actions.
> Dortmund August 2012
> Website
> demonstrations 11 September 2012
> Militant protests over custody deaths in Birmingham and London
> Militant protests over custody deaths in Birmingham and London On Saturday (Aug 18th) hundreds of people marched through Birmingham to support the ongoing campaign for Justice for Kingsley Burrell. (...) Then the following Wednesday the annual commemoration for Sean Rigg took place in Brixton on the fourth anniversary of his death in the local police station.
> Birmingham/Brixton 18 August 2012
> Report on website reelnews
> Reelnews
> campaigns/open letters 24 September 2012
> A call for financial support for 'NSU-watch'
> The NSU was a violent neofascist group that killed ten persons with migrant background in Germany. Much is still unclear about them, and the roll of the secret service is opaque.
> Website
> apabiz e.V
> publications/research 24 September 2012
> Justice for Anthony Grainger
> On 3 March 2012 Anthony Grainger was shot and killed by a police officer from Greater Manchester Police. Anthony was sat behind the wheel of a parked car in Culcheth, Warrington when a squad of armed men surrounded the car, and marksmen shot Anthony in cold blood through the windscreen, killing him immediately. On Fahters Day a commemoration was held where his mother held a speech. The video is now online.
> 17 June 2012
> Video on youtube
> demonstrations 24 September 2012
> Stop the nazis in Stendal
> Neonazis want to march in the German city Stendal on September 29, and antifascist organisations call to counter this
> 29 September 2012
> More information
> Autonome Antifa Sachsen-Anhalt
> publications/research 24 September 2012
> Forced Migration Current Awareness
> A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason
> 19 September 2012
> Website
> Elisa Mason
> publications/research 25 October 2012
> Police Brutality in a detention center in Bulgaria
> On the 16th of October, eight Syrian asylum-seekers were brutally beaten by the police in the detention center for foreigners in the city of Lyubimets, close to the Bulgarian-Turkish border. The same day, one of the detainees attempted to talk to the guards in the prison in order to receive information about his request to be sent back to Turkey. The prison guards responded with violence.
> 18 October 2012
> English article
> Europolice
> demonstrations 25 October 2012
> Refugees on hungerstrike form camp in Berlin
> 20 Refugees have gone into hungerstrike and try to set op tents in front of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin
> Berlin 25 October 2012
> German article
> The Voice
> campaigns/open letters 21 November 2012
> One 'Kameradschaft' too many
> Members of the elite unit SEK from the Berlin police appear to have founded an association under the name 'Kameradschaft' that many associate with the Nazi-era
> German article in daily Tagesspiegel
> Gerd Nowakowski/Tagesspiegel
> publications/research 11 December 2012
> Which way forward on racial profiling?
> A review of the major development in initiatives against racial profiling in European policing. A review of the major development in initiatives against racial profiling in European policing.
> 06 December 2012
> On website IRR
> Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
> publications/research 04 January 2013
> New video on Canadas 'Refugee Exclusion Act'
> On December 15, 2012, the Refugee Exclusion Act (Bill C-31, formally the "Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act") will be fully implemented. Please watch, and share this video, of past and current immigration detainees and No One Is Illegal - Toronto organizers explaining the impacts of these new laws. Filmed by Liberation Cooperative Organization outside the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre.
> 14 December 2012
> New VideoKey Facts about Detention
> No One is Illegal Toronto
> campaigns/open letters 29 January 2013
> Solidarity with Fighting Refugees in Choucha / Tunisia
> This blog will provide you with informations and ressources on the protest of refugees from Choucha refugee-camp in Tunisia.
> Chouchaprotest blog
> Blog on Choucha refugee-camp
> publications/research 29 January 2013
> Europe invents the Gypsies
> Social segregation, cultural appropriation: the six-hundred-year history of the European Roma, as recorded in literature and art, represents the underside of the European subject's self-invention as agent of civilizing progress in the world, writes Klaus-Michael Bogdal.
> 24 February 2012
> Article on website
> Klaus-Michael Bogdal/Eurozine
> campaigns/open letters 29 January 2013
> The 1949 Causeway Green ‘riots’ reassessed
> Kevin Searle’s ‘“Mixing of the unmixables”: the 1949 Causeway Green “riots” in Birmingham’ examines a hitherto unknown landmark in British race relations which throws into question standard accounts of postwar immigration.
> Press release IRRChapter in Race & Class
> Kevin Searle/IRR
> publications/research 07 February 2013
> Capita gets bigger slice of UK immigration cake, chokes on first bites
> Thousands of migrants received threatening text messages over the Christmas holiday telling them they did not have the right to be in the UK and should leave the country immediately. But many of them reportedly had valid visas, leaves to remain or even British passports. The texts were sent on behalf of the immigration authorities by the outsourcing giant Capita under a new £30 million contract to trace and contact 'overstayers'.
> 25 January 2013
> Article on website
> Corporate Watch
> demonstrations 07 February 2013
> Protest against death of Senegalese immigrant in Athens
> Greeks and immigrants unite in protest in central Athens over the death of Enyay Babakar, a Senegalese immigrant who died while fleeing police over selling goods without a permit.
> 05 February 2013
> Pictures
> Marcos Andronicou/Demotix
> publications/research 07 February 2013
> No-Go Zones: Map Will Detail Germany's Neo-Nazi Hotspots
> A German nonprofit organization is set to launch an interactive map that will show where neo-Nazi activities are concentrated across the country. Designed as a research tool, it also has relevance for the broader public, who may use it in a manner similar to crime map websites.
> 29 January 2013
> Article on website Der Spiegel
> Der Spiegel
> publications/research 28 February 2013
> Racial Violence: Facing Reality
> Racial violence remains an everyday experience for some. And, as research by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) shows, it is no longer confined to the major urban centers with wich racist attacks have been historically associated.
> February 2013
> Report on website IRR (pdf)
> John Burnett/IRR
> demonstrations 14 March 2013
> Demonstration against the role of the German secret service (Verfassungsschutz) in the DSU-scandal
> On April 17 the court case against the underground neo-nazi-group NSU will start in Munich. This group was involved in 10 murders of 'foreigners'. Failure of the secret service to stop this killing spree suggests involvement...
> Munic 13 April 2013
> More on website RAV
> demonstrations 11 April 2013
> Call to demonstration against German Secret Service (Verfassungsschutz)
> Demonstration against the role of the German Secret Service in the so called NSU-scandal, a neo-nazi gang that murdered 10 persons.
> Munic 17 March 2013
> Press release RAW
> demonstrations 14 May 2013
> (NL)Don't let the thirststrikers die!
> Illegalised migrants, locked up in jails near the airports of Schiphol and Rotterdam, have gone into hungerstrike (and in some cases thirststrikes too) to protest their lail conditioans and demand freedom.
> 8 May 2013
> Translation of Dutch article into EnglishWebsite with more news (in Dutch mainly)
> noborder
> publications/research 20 June 2013
> Europe’s pariah state? the future of human rights in Britain
> With nativism, racism and fascism on the rise throughout Europe, informing government policies towards migrants and other unpopular minorities as well as popular right-wing, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-Roma movements, the European system of human rights is vital. But, since taking office in September 2012, Conservative justice minister Chris Grayling has made no secret of his desire to get rid of the Human Rights Act and to ‘dramatically curtail’ the role of the European Court of Human Rights in the UK.
> 2 May 2013
> Briefing Paper on website
> Institute of Race relations
> campaigns/open letters 20 June 2013
> Somali communities targeted by UK 'counter-terror' measures: the need for solidarity
> In the mass media Somalia has become a synonym for war, disorder, terrorism and piracy. The country has been a focus for covert US-led 'counter-terror' operations. Even less well known is that many Somalis in the UK have been persecuted under 'anti-terror' powers. Moreover, MI5 has intimidated numerous individuals to act as informers on their community.
> Announcement on websiteBriefing paper (pdf)
> publications/research 11 July 2013
> Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) demonstrates Guantanamo force-feeding Standard Operating Procedure
> Yasiin Bey appears in a video launched July 8 2013 demonstrating the Standard Operating Procedure for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.
> 8 July 2013
> Online video
> Various
> campaigns/open letters 23 July 2013
> The city at a time of crisis: Mapping racist attacks in Athens
> The team behind the research project The City at a Time of Crisis, which aims to "trace and research the effects of the ongoing financial crisis on urban public spaces in Athens," recently launched a map to document racist attacks in the city. Statewatch spoke to Jaya Klara Brekke from the group to find out more.
> Interview with the makers of the projectWebsite
> Statewatch news Online
> publications/research 23 July 2013
> 'Left to Die'-boat case, testimony of Dan heile Gebre
> On April 2011, 63 migrants died in a boat in the waters off the coast of Libya. Military forces of several states were present in Libyan waters at that time. They received migrants' SOS. But no one assisted them. Dan Heile Gebre testifies.
> 11 April 2012
> Online video
> Communication Department FIDH Communication Department FIDH
> publications/research 24 August 2013
> Wellcome to Europe
> w2eu.info provides contacts and counselling to refugees and migrants on their way. At the outer borders of Europe, people are refused entry, they are imprisoned and deported. Nevertheless people are coming. w2eu.info is supporting you who come to Europe in your struggle for a better life.
> August 2013
> Website
> W2EU
> campaigns/open letters 19 October 2013
> Open letter by the group „Lampedusa in Hamburg“ to the senate of Hamburg and a renewal of our offer for talks
> We, members of the group „Lampedusa in Hamburg“, do not hide our identity, but the European governments themselves are hiding from their responsibility and refuse to face the reality.
> Open letterBackground story at Statewatch News
> Lampedusa in Hamburg
> campaigns/open letters 19 October 2013
> International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism
> Join the European-wide campaign to commemorate the past and to protest against contemporary forms of fascism and antisemitism. (9 November 2013)
> Flyer (pdf)New Campaign Site
> United for Intercultural Action