The oppression of France’s undocumented migrant population ensures a supply of cheap labour for capital to exploit. In response to this racism and super-exploitation the Sans Papiers have launched a wave of struggles and achieved some victories, and continue to fight back.
It is vitally important to recognize the vile, racist attacks against Judge Jackson for what they are and to denounce them as such.
The Met police use disproportionate force against Black and other minoritised children; they use spit-hoods and tasers more often and stop and search them (including strip searching) at far higher rates. There were 9,000 strip searches of children in the past five years alone of which 2000 were under the age of 16. Get police out of our schools.
In advance of next year’s French presidential election, Macron has significantly stepped up the racist offensive – mainly Islamophobia. This is helping boost support for the far-right, – which he hopes to face in the second round of the election.
There are two factors at play in the recent wave of hate crimes: first there is the long history of anti-Asian and anti-communist indoctrination in this country; and second there is the new wave of Sinophobia.
The recent wave of propaganda and Sinophobia has slowly evolved since the US Pivot to Asia began under Obama.
UN Anti-Racism Day 20 March
In Britain, Stand Up To Racism will be organising a range of events, including socially distanced protests where possible and an international online rally.