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General election on 4 July brings legislative ‘wash-up’, halting key bills

Prime minister Rishi Sunak last week announced a general election on 4 July. It meant that the government had just two days to decide which laws to attempt to rush through the legislative process and which to abandon in the period known as...

Byline Times: Netpol report says policing of Palestine ceasefire marches ‘racist and Islamophobic’

A Netpol report released yesterday claims that policing of the weekly pro-ceasefire marches across England and Wales has been “confused, racist, and threatening” – and driven by intense media and government pressure, reports Josiah Mortimer...

Byline Times: Lawyer says Walney’s ‘extreme protest groups’ report is ‘dangerous’

A report on "extreme protest groups"  is expected to recommend a new category proscribing Just Stop Oil and Palestine Action as "extreme" is an attempt to silence voices the government doesn’t like, and will lead to a further escalation of...

Latest Podcast

Podcast: Two reviews of Prevent, and the duel to hold the duty to account

Two reviews of Prevent, two views. After years in operation, the government will release an independent review of Prevent – but it has been boycotted by hundreds of organizations. Instead, many participated in a People’s Review of Prevent...

Short Recap: How Prevent expanded to ‘countering extremism’ and what it means

In this short clip that was part of a larger podcast by LowKey, Dr Layla Aitlhadj speaks about how Prevent evolved into countering extremism...

New York Times podcast trails Trojan Horse Affair mystery letter

Serial Productions and The New York Times presents a 9-part series on the Trojan Horse Affair in which journalist Hamza Syed and reporter Brian Reed, the host of S-Town, follow the strange trail of events that led to the Birmingham...

Latest Expert Views

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. ...

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"...

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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