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Save Our Citizenships is a grassroots organisation committed to educating about, and opposing the Hostile Environment in the UK and beyond.
Jul 18 18 tweets 4 min read
English Footballers asked about the traumatic impact of racial abuse, their answers were sobering... 🧵


It was a disappointing outcome for the England team at the Euro 2024 but we knew the consequences that the Black & Brown players in the team would suffer...
1/ Image ...if the team lost and this was manifested again in the form of racial abuse online which was a repeat when Marcus, Jason & Bukayo missed their penalties in the 2020 Euros and is still fresh in people's minds.
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Mar 3 8 tweets 2 min read
NEW MUMS REPORT RACISM IN HOSPITAL, SAYS MATERNITY LEAD

Nottingham Uni. Hospital's maternity services accused of "countless" examples of racist and discriminatory behaviour perpetuated by staff against new mums.

A personal perspective by @inthecloset
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bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan… 1,813 stillbirths, deaths of mothers or babies, or instances of harm are being scrutinised, with a further 70 referred.

These numbers contribute to the woeful statistics for racial disparities in maternal and child health in the UK
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Feb 20 8 tweets 2 min read
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BLACK WOMAN ABUSED BY DRUNK RACIST ON TRAIN

Passengers filmed as the racist screamed slurs at the woman, and tried to physically attack her.
1/ Amidst abusing other passengers, Janice Wilding, 49, of Lilford Road, Lambeth, launched a horrific racist attack on a Black passenger, who (amongst others) was filming her. The attack only stopped when Wilding's companion pulled her off the train.
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Dec 10, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
US REPUBLICAN HOUSE REWROTE LAW TO DEFINE ANTI-ZIONISM AS ANTISEMITISM

A personal perspective by @ThatAsianDude_

This move has been highly criticised by pro-Palestinian activists for its specific suppressive impact on commentary on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
1/ Image Voted in as law this week, it also represents the final nail in the coffin of the West dictating their version of antisemitism and defining what is/isn't racism for the world.

The US has declared it, the UK will follow, and so will the rest of Europe.
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Nov 5, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
FORMER RWANDAN REFUGEE SPEAKS OF HER SHOCK AT THE TREATMENT MODERN REFUGEE WOMEN FACE

Alphonsine Kabagabo grew up in Rwanda during the 70s and 80s. She remembers clearly the day her life changed forever. The president of Rwanda had died and she knew being a Tutsi,…
1/ Image …things were about to get really bad for her community. It was the 7th April 1994. Over the next 10 days, 800,000 Tutsis were brutally murdered in a genocide by the Hutus. Alphonsine came close to losing her own life on a couple of occasions but…
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Nov 1, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
CHILD ASYLUM SEEKERS ARE BEING PLACED WITH ADULT STRANGERS

There is something incredibly sinister about Suella Braverman, whose cult leader was accused of sex abuse and whose party is mired in decades of cover ups of child sex abuse by politicians, claiming that adults...
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...refugees are posing as children, when the fact is that border officials are putting their ages down as 5-10 yrs older than they actually are. This has meant that children are being forced to share bedrooms with strangers who are much older than them.
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Oct 31, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
URGENT APPEAL 🔴

For Arabic-speaking psychiatrists, psychologists & therapists:

Trusted journalist working with community leaders in the Shu'fat refugee camp (Jerusalem) is in *desperate* need of Arabic-speaking psychiatrists and therapists…
1/ Image …to provide online interventions for the traumatised children there. These children have been witnessing what's happening in Gaza whilst also experiencing incursions & abductions by the IDF in their camp.

The format of the work is still taking shape…
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Oct 7, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
RACIST & MISOGYNISTIC MERSEYSIDE POLICE OFFICERS BANNED OVER “ABHORRENT” MESSAGES

Three officers were caught exchanging disgusting messages about their female colleagues, & are now banned from the job.
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Image is of a smartphone with a finger touching the screen. Below this is the BBC news headline:  Merseyside PCs banned over abhorrent WhatsApp messages The officers Thomas Taylor, Bradley Johnson, & Connor O'Hare, also brazenly swapped racist messages about refugees, & chatted about taking drugs. Merseyside Police called the messages "abhorrent & vile."
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Sep 27, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
CRITICISM MOUNTS OVER 'MINORITY REPORT' STYLE APP

The app, which does not have the consent of parents to monitor their children (Fair Trials said the vast majority of parents would know nothing about the app), analyses data to monitor and profile…
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theguardian.com/education/2023… children and their families.

It is used by more than 100 schools in Bristol. The app gives safeguarding leads easy access to pupil's and parent's contacts with public services including the police, child protection and welfare services. The criminal justice charity…
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Sep 26, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
RACIST JOURNALISM: RENT A TROLL @Independent

So-called journalists @Sarah_McGee123 and @dpwhitbread decided not only to platform a racist and Islamophobic plumber but couldn’t resist joining in - they labelled a group of Black women fighting racism, as trolls
1/ Screenshot of the headline and strapline on the Independent news website, under News > UK > Home News is the headline 'Nasty' online trolls pushed 'Britain's kindest plumber' close to suicide, with the strapline 'Now James Anderson wants to hire a private investigator to track down the trolls' by journalists Sarah McGee and Douglas Whitbread. This ridiculous and potentially libellous piece of 'journalism' was facilitated by the @Independent.

Although James Anderson appears to do a lot of good, his racist side isn’t hidden from public view should one chose take a cursory glance at his social media posts.
2/ Image is a screenshot of two Facebook posts by James Anderson. The first shows him on 19th May 2016, retweeting a post by Alan Kitty, that says "BACK IN GREAT BRITAIN NOW BORED GOT TO GO AGAIN SEE YOU ALL SOON BACK ON TOUR" with a photo of a g*lly doll in a flowering shrub.   The second is a post by James Anderson on 26th May 2016 that has the following text above a photo of Mel Gibson in Braveheart, which is captioned 'freedom!' "ON MR FUCKING CAMERON AND YOU EURO FUCKING BENDERS.. ..EAT SHIT WE ARE LEAVING EU.....LOL"
Sep 22, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
Tw//: Distressing scenes and graphic descriptions of suffering including suicide, throughout

PAIN AND HUMILIATION AT TOXIC BROOK HOUSE

A public inquiry that lasted five months was triggered by a BBC Panorama investigation in 2017 into a migrant removal centre.
1/ The investigation found a toxic culture with detainees forcibly moved while naked, and subjected to unnecessary pain.

The final report was published this week and it accuses the Home Office of handing out contracts that fell short of welfare standards
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Sep 15, 2023 25 tweets 5 min read
Racism or not racism; division or unity:

The despicable incident in #Peckham

By @ThatAsianDude_

A significant proportion of the South Asian community have convinced themselves that the lady was stealing based simply on the fact that she is Black.
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In the same breath these people are denying their own racism.

They’ve decided to ignore the original eyewitness testimony of the lady requesting a refund which was refused by the retailer, so breaching her consumer rights.
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Aug 19, 2023 16 tweets 3 min read
THE COPS ARE OUT OF CONTROL

Emmanuel Imuere, Founder and Lead Practitioner of Positive Youth Education (PYE), which educates young people about their rights under stop and search, spoke to The Voice newspaper about the times he has been...
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voice-online.co.uk/news/features-… ...stopped and searched by the institutionally racist police.

He told The Voice: “It’s usually the normal excuses like ‘we can smell cannabis’, ‘there’s been a crime in the area’, or ‘you fit the description’.”
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May 29, 2023 31 tweets 9 min read
WHITE FRAGILITY RIGHT ON CUE, CORROBORATING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM, IRONICALLY...

A thread on:
1) Institutional racism - the admission
2) The backlash
3) The fragility
4) Understanding the real meaning of the term
5) The history of a few 'rotten apples'
6) Mark Rowley's racism
1/ @CC_Livingstone did the right thing by conceding his force @PoliceScotland is institutionally racist, and he deserves to be applauded for his leadership.

Predictably, the backlash was right on cue.
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May 28, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
To those who believe the UKKK is 'better' than the USA with regard to racism, you have to do HEAPS BETTER (please) at respecting the lived experience of Black and Brown people here.
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Whilst the racism itself (injustice, inequality, lack of access to support/healthcare/education, aggression & violence from others) might be identical, the gaslighting in the UKKK has often been pointed out.
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May 28, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
HIGH COURT RULES SECRET @ukhomeoffice POLICY TO DETAIN PEOPLE WITH NHS DEBT AT AIRPORT, UNLAWFUL

This secret policy was only uncovered through evidence gathered from charities and lawyers
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theguardian.com/politics/2023/… fighting the cases of two mothers who were repeatedly detained. One from Mali and the other from Albania, both had outstanding debts for maternity care to the NHS, which the Home Office was aware of when granting them leave to remain in the UK.
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May 28, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
RACIST BACKLASH CAUSES PROMINENT INDIGENOUS JOURNALIST TO QUIT…

Stan Grant, who defended Meghan Markle when she was targeted over her race after her wedding, has quit his TV job over the racist abuse he faces as an Indigenous man in the spotlight.
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aljazeera.com/news/2023/5/20… Stan Grant said the national broadcaster [ABC] had lodged a complaint with Twitter about the “relentless racial filth” he endured.

But he added the media itself “lie and distort my words” and depicted him as “hate-filled” after he raised Britain’s colonial persecution
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May 27, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
TW: Discussion of child abuse

@metpoliceuk MISREPORTS ITS CHILD ABUSE STRIP SEARCH DATA

The Met admitted a ‘data transmission error’ meant they provided City Hall with ‘incorrect’ information on the number of child strip-searches carried out in 2021
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bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan… The issue has been repeatedly raised by Green London Assembly Member Caroline Russell, who has called for more transparency on the number of searches, where they are being carried out, and whether an appropriate adult is present.
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May 27, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt have boycotted a G20 Tourism summit in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Modi’s BJP government held the working group meeting in the disputed territory from Monday to Wednesday.
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theguardian.com/world/2023/may… China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, cited China's long-standing opposition to 'holding any kind of G20 meetings in disputed territory'. While the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes, issued a statement saying,
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May 26, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
🔥 @PoliceScotland IS ‘INSTITUTIONALLY RACIST & DISCRIMINATORY’ CHIEF CONSTABLE @CC_Livingstone ADMITS

Coincidently, the admission came on the 3rd year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd [yesterday] at a meeting of the Scottish Police Authority
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news.sky.com/story/police-s… The admission is both shocking and ultimately necessary - Police Scotland is institutionally racist.

Following the review conducted by Dame Angiolini KC, a worrying picture unfolded which highlights deep-rooted racism that affects Black and Asian officers,
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Apr 21, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
BRITISH MEDIA DOES IT AGAIN...THE BIAS IS ASTOUNDING!

#LabourFiles won the Best Current Affairs Documentary prize at the New York TV and film awards, this has been shrugged off. Similarly, remember how Mark Rowley was brought in especially to make reforms and his pledges?
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Considering the widespread coverage of @metpoliceuk being institutionally racist, homophobic and misogynistic, funnily enough, despite his umpteen headline-grabbing pledges, the ‘U TURN’ by Mark Rowley of deciding to not focus on racist cops has largely gone under the radar...
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