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Free speech and the Prevent duty in Higher Education

The Office for Students’ proposals for an independent complaints process with regards to free speech exposes the deep contradiction between the government’s ostensible commitment to free speech and Prevent, writes Prof. John Holmwood for the Council for the Defence of British Universities.

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‘Palestine badge’ incident prompts parent protest at Barclay Primary School

Barclay Primary School in Leyton has closed after parents staged a protest following a teacher reprimanding an eight-year-old boy for wearing a Palestine flag on his coat, reported The Independent.

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The Guardian: Prevent data being secretly shared with ports and airports

Prevent data is being secretly sent to airports, ports and immigration services, as well as officials at the Home Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Observer has revealed.

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Latest Prevent statistics show ‘worrying trend’ of more children

Counter Terrorism Policing’s Head of Prevent said that the latest Prevent statistics show increasing numbers of children are being referred to Prevent.

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Novara Media: Student referred to Prevent for ‘river to the sea’ tweet

After a student is referred to Prevent for a ‘river to the sea’ tweet, that had one retweet at the time, Rivkah Brown writes that the crackdown on Palestinian activism in the UK has become a farce.

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Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats: Five things we learned about Prevent

The Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats recently held an event examining the Prevent duty, where experts from Prevent Watch taught us these 5 things.

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The London Circle: The People’s Review of Prevent and the Shawcross Review

The Shawcross Review and People’s Review of Prevent form the topics of this discussion with Prof. John Holmwood and Dr Layla Aitlhadj.

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Parliament: How the Prevent strategy violates civil and human rights

This blog is about three main concerns about the Prevent strategy that are linked to civil liberties and human rights. It forms a summary of Prevent Watch’s recent presentation at Portcullis House. 

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The refusal by Shawcross to acknowledge critique of Prevent is a wake-up call

This blog deals with the harmful aspects of Prevent to which Shawcross admits when he describes it as “a state-run scheme to counter specific ideas, attitudes, and non-criminal behaviours”.

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The pressure-cooker effect: The harm of self-censorship on Palestine

From self-censorship to democratic disengagement, the real impact of Prevent on young people should be causing the government to reconsider Prevent – so, why are they only increasing the pressure?

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