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Government snub UN conference of racism

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The Coalition Government’s already tarnished reputation for not effectively addressing race inequality took another turn for the worse yesterday. Government officials announced it would be boycotting the UN General Assembly conference to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on 22 September in New York.

10 million voters to potentially lose vote

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Proposed government changes to the voting system could remove as many as 10 million voters, predominantly poor, young or Black.

The Electoral Commission, along with electoral administrators and other campaigners warned introducing Individual Voter Registration (IVR) could have a serious impact on future elections.

Britain to boycott UN anti-racism conference

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Britain will boycott a United Nations event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism on September 22 due to the anti-Semitic atmosphere in which the conference was held.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the event was not one to be celebrated as it was an unpleasant and divisive chapter in the UN's history.

Hague said,

London to host UpRise anti-racism festival

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The second annual UpRise Anti-Racism festival takes place next week with a host of events designed to reflect the true spirit of London.

This year's "Community is Home" festival will take place in Dalston, Hackney on September 25 in a unified show of 'Peace across the Streets'.

The organisers will be hosting events at fourteen unusual spaces which will play host to the festival trail including a rooftop, vegetable garden, WWII bunker and public square to celebrate the many communities and cultures which make up the city.

Philip Lawrence Awards - Open for Nominations

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Head teacher Philip Lawrence, who was murdered in 1995 whilst protecting a pupil outside his school in London, believed that every child was capable of greatness.

His widow, Frances Lawrence, continues Philip's legacy by championing young people and their achievements and she has done this by establishing the Philip Lawrence Awards.

PeaceKeepers to launch in the UK

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In 2006, the British Crime Survey found that 80% of all crimes are committed by males. With more than 3,700 people caught with knives in 2008 and an 11.7% rise in robberies in 2011, it is only right that we welcome a group of males and females who desire to pull men away from these crimes.

Serena Williams outburst: What does it have to do with being Black?

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So, Serena Williams looses it with an umpire, and instead of commenting on the behaviour itself many posts on forums and comments on articles start talking about race.

The death of Kelso Cochrane

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Kelso Cochrane is an iconic figure in British race relations. Over fifty years ago the young Antiguan was killed by a gang of white youths in Notting Hill, west London. No-one was ever convicted. He was the Stephen Lawrence of his day; a symbol of racial injustice.

Government rule out criminalising forced marriages

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Despite concerns over the increasing numbers of forced marriages and calls from the likes of Baroness Sayeeda Warsi to criminalise the practice, the government have ignored calls to create a forced marriage crime.

Back in July, Baroness Warsi suggested that there should be a radical rethink on the issue by ministers and said the government should consider criminalising forced marriages. Many welcomed such a move, claiming that it could save countless lives.

Calls for a government rethink on 'Stop and Search'

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There are calls for the government to rethink their policy on 'stop and search' which many believe violates human rights.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) once again recommended Home Secretary Theresa May to amend the policy on the controversial practice to reflect the "respect of private life" clause in the European Convention of Human Rights.

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