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Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15

Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15

 

We at the Racial Justice Network are deeply troubled by the conviction of the Stansted 15 this week. We have to ask important questions about what this says of our ‘justice’ system, and wonder what implications such a decision has for the right to protest, and for human rights.

 

The UK immigration system is despicably cruel, and we stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15 and others who seek to oppose the ruthless injustice it produces. The Racial Justice Network has the utmost admiration for the heroic non-violent actions of the protesters. As a consequence of which, several of those threatened with deportation are pursuing, or have granted, permission to remain in the UK.  

 

In light of this travesty of justice, we must redouble our efforts to dismantle borders, and make what should be an obvious point: no human being is illegal. We stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15.

 

RJN STATEMENT ON RECENT AIRING OF ENOCH POWELL’S ‘RIVERS OF BLOOD’ SPEECH.

Windrush, Empire

RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK STATEMENT ON DEPORTATIONS, WINDRUSH GENERATION AND THE BBC AIRING OF ENOCH POWELL’S ‘RIVERS OF BLOOD’ SPEECH. In a socio-political climate that is manifestly hostile to people with migrant, asylum and refugee status, the BBC’s decision to air … read more

Urgent Community Meeting #HungerforFreedom

Yarlswood urgent meeting,Leeds #HungerforFreedom

More than 400 women are detained indefinitely in Yarl’s Wood, where their humanity is striped and their integrity demolished. Over 100 women have been on hunger strike since 21 February 2018. We re coming together in in solidarity to play … read more

RJN: Reflecting on 2017, looking forward to 2018

RJN: Reflecting on 2017, looking forward to 2018 Remi Joseph Salisbury and Penny Wangari-Jones from the Racial Justice Network take stock:    2017 has been an eventful year. From the election of Donald Trump to the continued fallout of the Brexit … read more