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Assembly Election Candidates endorse WARN’s Anti Racism Charter

 

New MRCI Report On Ethnic Profiling In Ireland

A new report by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) has highlighted that ethnic profiling, a form of racial discrimination, is being facilitated by the Irish state. The report ‘Singled Out’ is an exploratory study on ethnic profiling in Ireland. It gives shocking insights to the treatment of Black and ethnic minority communities travelling to and from Northern Ireland and in police/immigration/security checks in the Republic.   Observation work identified that Black and members of ethnic minority communities were the focus … Continue reading

Endorsement from Damien Dempsey for WARN’s Campaign

I feel we Irish have a fairly unique place and history in Europe in that we were one of the very few European peoples that were colonised for centuries at the same time and by the same ruling classes as were the Africans, indigenous Americans, Aboriginals, Maoris, Indonesians, and Indians. We above all people in Europe should have an understanding of what it is to be hated and subjugated and be a refugee, but it’s easy for younger people and people unsure of their history … Continue reading

Park Centre Shopping Centre Signs Up To Anti Racism Charter

This week the Park Centre became the first major shopping complex in West Belfast to endorse the Anti Racism Charter issued by West Against Racism Network (WARN) Sara Boyce of WARN said that; “This unique initiative has been developed by the WARN in an effort to actively promote an anti racism culture across West Belfast. Many Community Groups Businesses and local organisations have signed up and are supporting the effort.  The Park Centre’s support should help create that ethos and … Continue reading

West Against Racism Network condemns the jailing of homeless Polish man

West Against Racism Network (WARN) condemns the jailing of homeless Polish man WARN has condemned the jailing of Robert Lewandowski, a homeless Polish man who squatted in a Belfast apartment for four days at Christmas to avoid the freezing weather. Flair Campbell, spokesperson for WARN commented ‘What was ‘unjustifiable’ in this case, to use the District Court Judge Ken Nixon’s words in sentencing Mr. Lewandowski to six months imprisonment was the jailing of this vulnerable man, not his actions in … Continue reading

No Bigotry No Racism Wall Mural

  Much of the media coverage of racist incidents in the recent past has concentrated on the awful, violent racist attacks which have taken place with increasing frequency.  While it is undoubtedly important that such attacks are highlighted there is a danger that two things may happen. Firstly, people may unconsciously equate racism solely with brutal physical attacks on individuals. Secondly, because the highest proportion of these attacks has taken place in South Belfast it may lead to complacency in … Continue reading

Westminster candidate Councillor Maire Hendron signs West Belfast Anti Racism Charter

On Tuesday 27 April 2010 at 10.45 am in the Falls Community Council, Falls Road, Alliance Party Westminster election candidate Councillor Maire Hendron will sign an Anti Racism Charter for West Belfast. This unique initiative has been developed by the West Against Racism Network (WARN) in an effort to actively promote an anti racist culture across West Belfast.  Racism in Belfast and elsewhere has been steadily on the rise in recent years; the appalling attacks on members of the Roma … Continue reading

Westminster candidate Gerry Adams signs West Belfast Anti Racism Charter

On Tuesday 27 April 2010 at 1.00pm in the Sinn Fein Offices , Falls Road, Gerry Adams Sinn Fein’s candidate for the Westminster elections, will sign an Anti Racism Charter for West Belfast. This unique initiative has been developed by the West Against Racism Network (WARN) in an effort to actively promote an anti racist culture across West Belfast.  Racism in Belfast and elsewhere has been steadily on the rise in recent years; the appalling attacks on members of the … Continue reading