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In 1950s USA, legislation barred the teaching of “subversive” doctrines: teachers were forced to take loyalty oaths & were required to teach the “American way” of “free enterprise”.

With the banning of anti-capitalism discussion in schools, are we heading the same way?
Interesting 2020 article by historian Dr Jennifer Luff, who correctly points out that in Britain, anticapitalism wasn’t banned in English classrooms during the cold war – so why is it now?…
Each Government shapes the school curriculum, & in 2020, the UK Government explicitly banned from English classrooms materials produced by groups with “extreme political stances”.

Most of these extreme principles – racism, antisemitism & authoritarianism – are uncontroversial.
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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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If someone confesses a belief in values deemed to be ‘extreme’, they are on the path to violence and should be referred to #Prevent; those who do not or no longer believe in these values are deemed ‘safe’. 

But there is scant evidence to suggest that such an approach works
The focus on ideological factors, as found in Prevent, ignores a host of other causes behind violence, and assumes a linear progression between #thought and #action
It also means that it is almost impossible to assess whether Prevent is having any positive impact
It also means that it is almost impossible to assess whether Prevent is having any positive impact – while pre-criminal approaches may be comforting for demonstrating an industrious response against terrorism, it is almost impossible to know if it is the right one.
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The findings show an absence of a systematic and coordinated plot to take over these schools and an absence of any concerted and deliberate plot to promote radicalisation and violent extremism of Muslim children in these schools or elsewhere

language used to talk about the issues of “radicalisation” & “extremism” is itself the subject of considerable debate (Kundnani 2012; Lynch 2013). There is also a difficulty in understanding fully these issues cos there is a lack of an objective or universally accepted definition
As soon as the media took hold of the allegations, there was huge publicity about the promotion of extremism, radicalisation & terrorism.
At the time, the press also expressed many irrational anxieties about these Muslim majority schools (Arthur 2015). Even though, from the
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Fundamental #BritishValues & #Democracy the Vision

Versus the Reality

#Embedding #Prevent-laced No Outsiders, #QueerTheory project
to #deradicalise potential #radicals & #homophobes from #nursery in Birmingham
#DfE declared..#Social, #Moral, #Spiritual & #Cultural..purposes maintained thru promoting #FBV

Translated in Birmingham as
#QueerValues to deradicalise
embedding #StonewallLaw
that erases tolerance, freedom of thought/religion/speech/ belief &
#threatens #democracy
#Prevent-laced No Outsiders, ideological marriage made in heaven to target the Muslamic Radicals embedded in nursery kids,
the epicentre school is reborn after the scandal & the 'enemy within' removed

& in 2019 the 'enemy at the gates' returns EX-EHRC CHAIR 's programme title
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‘The Trojan Horse Scandal and the Problem of Equalities in Britain Today’.

The event examined the scandal from a broad range of perspectives, engaging with debates on #equalities, #liberalism, and #Britishness.…
It also provided an opportunity to discuss and generate a dialogue about the significance of the 'Trojan Horse’ scandal and the duty placed on schools after the scandal to promote Fundamental British Values (FBV) in the promotion of #democracy.
Speakers analysed how both are reproducing narratives of racial discrimination & inequalities in a context that is informed by minoritising communities, #problematising specific religious #values, & essentialising the signification of social, religious, & cultural identities.
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'Radical transgenderism'
I agree

Note how media, think-tanks mute on this radicalism that is indoctrinating the nations kids from nursery ?

R they scared of these radicals ?
Can there be a greater 'enemy within' than the media-manufactured one

#CounteringExtremism Image
#Prevent-laced No Outsiders,
the marriage of twin 'woke' ideologies; use interrogation of kids identities from nursery, the formative years

Embedded in the wake of #TrojanHorseHoax Birmingham

Manufacturing new enemies within to embed ideologies into minds of babes ImageImageImageImage
@rakibehsan is mute on the Educate & Celebrate award school Anderton Park Birmingham
HT bans use of term 'boys & girls' 2021

She's been fighting 'Educated Eichmanns from 3+ yr olds that come into her school

Parents objected too loudly; branded 'hateful extremists ' of 2019 ImageImageImageImage
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#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
Fancy being so far right that you think GB "News" is too woke! 🤪

#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
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Where is the world's 1st Counter Terrorism Think-tank JUST when we need it

A job for #MaajidNawaz

“No idea is above scrutiny and no people are beneath dignity.” ...

Prevent from nursery
Intellectually terminates 'isms'
Make theocracy a taboo like racism & homophobia
He had a toolbox travelling internationally to groom us on 'isms'
& was for 'how to spot radicalisation from nursery '

Jewish extremism, supremacy & radicalisation never benefitted from his expertise

We see #IsraeliTerrorism daily, young girl shot in the back in her own home
Media Megaphones who blast on 'isms'
are mute as we see the classroom radicalisation of Jewish kids to hate Arabs to the fruits of such teaching young kids:
national anthem of 'Death to Arabs' & 'May Your Village Burn ' chants in a brutal Apartheid State on Flag March
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#Quilliam styled itself as a "think-tank" but served to only amplify & promote pseudo-science such as CVE & anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. It received millions from right-wing groups & worked with the state to criminalize Muslim communities…
Quilliam was established in 2007 & supported the U.K. govt’s discriminatory #Prevent strategy. Prevent has been criticized by govt officials, human rights experts, academics, teachers, & community organizers for securitizing & criminalizing Muslims.…
Quilliam has “long argued for a tougher line on non-violent extremism.” In 2015, Quilliam’s Managing Director Haras Rafiq, criticized the Prevent strategy for not doing enough.…
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A THREAD on 'masks', & the growing polarization that is harming all of us.

We urgently need to develop effective ways to reduce divisions, & claw back common courtesy & decency.

There's no quick fix.

It requires all of us to take responsibility for what we say & write.
MASKS have been used throughout human history, on all sorts of occasions — religious, celebratory, punitive, therapeutic and playful.

They are used to entertain, frighten, disguise and protect.

Masks can also be used to foster the emergence of new identities. Image
We sometimes wear metaphorical masks. We may feel the need to mask our true feelings in order to protect ourselves or others, or to conceal selfish, ulterior motives. We are said to ‘drop the mask’ in those rare, intimate moments in which we reveal our ‘inner, authentic’ selves. Image
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The @Conservatives know that their cynical & inflammatory culture war is not just divisive, but extremely dangerous.

The head of Historic England says employees have received many threats.

The unhinged Tories & their media backers are going full Trump.
Last year, Britain’s top lawyers wrote to Priti Patel to express their concern after a man with a large knife entered a London law firm & launched a “violent, racist attack” was said to be directly motivated by Patel's irresponsible comments.…
Since 2018, Europol, the FBI & MI5 have all said that FAR RIGHT TERROR PLOTS ARE MULTIPLYING FASTER THAN ISLAMIST ONES, yet a #PREVENT review is to be led by grotesque hard-right crank William Shawcross, who describes gay rights & climate change as "PC".…
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Since 2018, Europol, the FBI & MI5 have all said that FAR RIGHT TERROR PLOTS ARE MULTIPLYING FASTER THAN ISLAMIST ONES, yet a #PREVENT review is to be led by grotesque hard-right crank William Shawcross, who describes gay rights & climate change as "PC".…
Shawcross adores #Murdoch, & has written of a “vast fifth column” of Muslims in Europe who “wish to destroy us”.

PREVENT stats show that in 2020, 30% of people deemed to be at risk of hateful #radicalisation came from Islamic backgrounds, 43% were potential far-right extremists.
17 human rights & community groups say they will boycott the #PREVENT review in protest at the appointment of Shawcross, because "the UK government has no interest in conducting an objective & impartial review of the strategy".…
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Thread: I wrote an article for @CeasefireMag about #Prevent & the upcoming 'review' based on my research w/ @PREVENTwatchUK.

Here are five key points:
1. Reviews & revisions are misnomers for expanding Prevent powers & reach, which is evident when analysing its history.
2. We must not only boycott this Shawcross-led review, we must hold the line at the abolishment of the entire Prevent programme & linked counter-extremism (CE) initiatives - from root to branch it's discriminatory & serves a political agenda; it's not about public safety.
3. People w/ vested interests in Prevent & CE are usually given centre-stage during 'reviews' and put forward 'critique' which results in more power to practioners & its expansion.
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Really pleased to see our new article published today in Policing and Society:… Free version:… Accepted manuscript:…
The article reports on a mixed-methods study on law enforcement's actions in #cybercrime communities, including quants analysis, interviews with people in these communities, and with LEAs (including interviews with FBI agents and UK law enforcement)
We found that arrests and sentencing have little effect on these online illicit economies, but centralised LEAs like the FBI are developing new strategies which are having surprising effects, both of which involve enrolling platforms/intermediaries.
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Tonight we are at @Womans_Place_UK #WPUKagainstMVAWG listening to @K_IngalaSmith, Pragna Patel of @SBSisters, @polblonde @afsanalachaux speak about Men’s violence against women.
@Womans_Place_UK have put on this event for free but are requesting donations to the following organisations.
@afsanalachaux hasn’t seen her son for eight years. Please donate here to support her.…
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Important contribution to #Prevent debate by leading academics Professor Alison Scott-Baumann, Dr Aisha Phoenix (@FirebirdN4), Professor @mathewjguest, Dr @ShuruqNaguib & Dr @Sariya_CC

Full report (evidence-based on >2k students across most UK unis):…
Some of the key points highlighted:

"Prevent doesn't stop students being radicalised. It just reinforces Islamophobia"

"The government says radicalisation is a problem in UK universities. But the evidence shows there’s self-censorship, not terrorism"…
'Prevent' counter-terrorism strategy is harming free speech on university campuses, says report

Anti-terror initiative 'creating culture of mutual suspicion between students and reinforcing negative stereotype of Muslims'…
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It’s easy to joke about the criminalisation of #antifa, but UK folks might have missed new legislation here that's massively expanding surveillance, police powers + sentencing for terrorism suspects. Let’s talk about the new #CounterTerrorism and Sentencing bill. [THREAD 1/]
The bill ends the prospect of early release for serious terrorism offenders and widens the list of offences classed as terror-related to ensure they carry tougher sentences. It also increases the maximum penalty for membership of a proscribed organisation from 10 to 14 years. 2/
It includes a £90 million funding boost for counter-terrrorism police + an extension of maximum prison sentences across the board. With UK prisons increasingly run for profit by private companies, it’s unlikely this is borne purely out of a concern for public safety. 3/
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(1)Hello all this is Dr. Saiprasath. Here to share some facts regarding the #management in Italy on #Coronavirus

The information available is low in India right now and we have no clue on what's happening there I searched for online resources and I found out a lecture.. #virus
(2).. by Professor Dr. Giacoma Grasselli one of the chief #doctor coordinating the response in crisis hit #Lombardy.

The source for the explanations given below is the following video a Norwegian Webinar in English meant to Educate doctors in #epidemiology and management...

(3) The first alarming case pertains to a man with less epidemiological significance, on probing found out that he had dinner with Chinese tourists *20 days back*. Doctors got suspicious tested for the virus and found it out. Given the large time....
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I wonder whether @NiAolainF would agree with this inflammatory interpretation of her UN report (full text here…). /1
The only direct reference I could see to #Prevent in her report appears to commend it for its focus on human rights /2 Image
The report however hits out in a number of directions, and these comments in particular on the “whole of society approach” might be seen as critical of the UK /3 Image
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Yesterday, I retweeted an article by @lizziedearden reporting that a UN Special Rapporteur had found that #Prevent breached human rights, calling for it to be scrapped. The @NILC disputed the accuracy of this.

So what exactly did the UN say?…
As noted, the report was not focussed just on the UK but on CVE programmes globally. As the most elaborate and well funded CVE programme in the world and a key reference point for the globalisation of CVE policy making, its reasonable to assume she did have #Prevent in mind.
1. There was the age old problem of trying to counter or prevent a concept which remains undefined. She found that “the term ‘extremism’ has no purchase in binding international legal standards”.
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1.Hindutva politicians incite mobs to destroy a place of worship belonging to a minority community
2. Hindutva politicians win elections on the back of spreading hate towards same minority
3. Senior Judges rubber stamp the original actions of the Hindutva Mobs

The worlds largest democracy has today exposed the dangerous faultlines with the whole concept of democracy. Thus, when dangerous demagogues exploit fear & prejudices of the majority voters, the lives and freedoms of minority communities are easily sacrificed
As we have witnessed with Trump's America, Brexit Britain, France, Italy, Austria etc etc, once a mob is incited, the supposedly decent elements of the majority communities become powerless.
#BabriMasjid #Brexit #Trump
#MuslimBan #Prevent #hijab #schedule7 #citizenship #GE2019
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Whatever the truth behind this… (£) - the comments attributed to a “senior Home Office official” are certainly troubling - it underlines the importance of the independent review of #Prevent whose details are to be announced tomorrow. ImageImage
Govt resisted the #Prevent review that @UKHouseofLords inserted into #CTBSA2019, but did not seek to overturn our amendment on the Commons. Image
Comment of the “senior Home Office official” is here Image
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