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A Vision Of Women’s Rights: One Woman’s Journey

A Vision of Women’s Rights: One Woman’s Journey

On the 11th of March, JUST’s Chair Nadeem Murtuja was invited to speak at the launch of Apna Haq, a leading Rotherham based domestic violence charity. He was asked to offer his reflection on the idea of ‘haq’ or rights.…

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SPIKE IN HATE CRIME IN NORTH YORKSHIRE, HUMBERSIDE AND WEST YORKSHIRE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY

SPIKE IN HATE CRIME IN NORTH YORKSHIRE, HUMBERSIDE AND WEST YORKSHIRE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY

Recent figures which reveal that North Yorkshire, Humberside and West Yorkshire have registered the highest increases in hate crime in the three months following the Brexit referendum vote, demonstrates how racially and religiously motivated hate crimes are blighting the lives…

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President Trump’s Policy On Refugees And Banning 7 Muslim Countries Is Both Unconstitutional And Discriminatory!

President Trump’s Policy on refugees and banning 7 Muslim countries is both unconstitutional and discriminatory!

Let me make it clear, without any specific authorisation from congress, Trump's government cannot discriminate based on religion, nationality or place of residence, which is exactly what Trump ordered. Trump supporters continue to point to an earlier law, adopted in 1952, that…

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A Pickled Vision Of Hate

A Pickled Vision of Hate

Anyone who believes that only Donald Trump has the sheer temerity to exercise a political volte face by conducting one of the most racist campaigns in American political history, and then present himself as a unity candidate should think again.…

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Racial Justice Bulletin – November 2016

Racial Justice Bulletin – November 2016

JUST Speaks JUST's Director Ratna Lachman reflects on the National Anti-Hate Crime Initiative being hosted by Eric Pickles MP. Read More Recent Publications Read More Social media and internet link to radicalism is overstated, finds study Lammy Review of BAME…

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Bradford On Fire: But this time it’s Galloway that set it alight

On the 22nd February 2015, a day after failing to secure her selection as the Labour Party Parliamentary candidate in Bradford West, Naz Shah asked to stand as the Respect Party candidate in Bradford East.  This was the first of…

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Racism and the Criminal Justice System

THE DOMESTIC DIMENSION There is something depressingly familiar and predictable about the topic I am addressing this morning, for I appreciate that an audience such as this will already be cognizant of the issues involved.  So, I come to address…

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Syriza’s election victory: Why anti-racism and defence of migrants need to be reinforced as government policies

The victory of the left wing Syriza party in Greece’s national elections last week has given heart to many people across Europe who want to see an end to the austerity policies which have mired millions in deep poverty in…

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UKIP – Still A Bunch Of Fruitcakes, Loonies And Closet Racists?

It is almost a decade since David Cameron declared UKIP to be a bunch of fruitcakes, loonies and racists – a description repeated by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi last year when she warned her Party against trying to ‘out UKIP’ Farage’s…

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THE COMMON GOOD, THE BRADFORD ‘BIRADERI’ AND THE WESTMINSTER UGLY OF BRITISH POLITICS

The Director of JUST West Yorkshire Ratna Lachman assesses the current state of politics in Bradford and argues that prevalence of ‘biraderi’ or clan politics is undermining the electorate’s faith in democracy. This article was first published in the Asian…

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