Together Against PreventResources

The Islamic Human Rights Commission has produced a comprehensive page of Prevent Strategy campaign resources

The following links are also helpful:

In October 2016, the Open Society Justice Initiative published ‘Eroding Trust: The UK’s Prevent Counter-Extremism Strategy in Health and Education’. The full 152-page report is available as a PDF herepdfand there is also a 16-page summary pdf

In August 2016, the House Of Commons Home Affairs Committee published its report ‘Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping point’, which is available as a PDF here pdf

Netpol has produced “Resisting Prevent – an activists’ guide” available online or as a PDF here pdf

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child: Fifth report on the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) expressed concern that “counter-terrorism measures do not enjoy public confidence due to the lack of transparency and they are widely perceived to have a discriminatory or stigmatizing effect on children, in particular Muslim children.” The report is available at here.

Training material for the government’s Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent sessions, more commonly referred to as WRAP training, was leaked in February 2016 and is available online.

In January 2016, the Home Affairs Committee published written evidence submitted by David Anderson Q.C. (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation), which proposes “some form of independent review of the Prevent strategy”, as “the lack of confidence in aspects of the Prevent programme, particularly but not exclusively among Muslims, is undeniable” pdf

In January 2016, the Institute of Race Relations published a report, Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention pdf, supporting the National Union of Teachers’ call for a more rational debate on the Prevent duty in schools.

The London Assembly’s Police & Crime Committee December 2015 report ‘Preventing Extremism in London’ pdf includes a critical Minority Report by Green Party Assembly Member Jenny Jones

In December 2015, NUS Black Students Campaign launched a ‘Preventing PREVENT’ handbook on countering the Prevent agenda on campuses

The Defend Free Speech campaign launched in October 2015 to oppose the government’s proposed Extremism Disruption Orders

The Prevent Watch website went live in October 2015 and provides a mechanism for reporting Prevent-related incidents

New guidance pdf issued by the Family Courts Division in October 2015 on radicalisation cases will allow for the removal children on the basis of secret MI5 allegations their parents cannot counter and rebut.

Building Distrust: Ethnic Profiling in Primary Schools – Adam Belaon, Claystone, September 2015 pdf

School Governors and British Values – Robin Richardson, Insted Consultancy, August 2015

Educators Not Informants poster for staff working in higher education institutions in the UK to demonstrate their refusal to spy on their students, August 2015

Palestine Solidarity Campaign -Preventing our collective rights to dissent, to campaign, and to protest for Palestinian rights, August 2015

Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) – The Prevent Duty: a guide for branches and members July 2015 pdf

The Protecting Thought statement published in July 2015 has been signed by over 200 academics, activists, legal and medical professionals.

A Decade Lost: Rethinking Radicalisation and Extremism – Arun Kundnani, Claystone, January 2015 pdf

Palestine Solidarity Campaign ‘Prevent Duty Guidance’ response, January 2015

CAMPCC ‘Prevent Duty Guidance’ response, January 2015 pdf

Latest News

November 2016

Prevent strategy to be ramped up despite ‘big brother’ concerns | Alan Travis, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/11/prevent-strategy-uk-counter-radicalisation-widened-despite-criticism-concerns

The problem with the Quilliam Foundation | Tom Griffin, Open Democracy
https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/tom-griffin/problem-with-quilliam-foundation

Teachers raise concerns over ‘crass’ Prevent counter-extremism training | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/teachers-raise-concerns-over-crass-prevent-counter-extremism-training-1403527194

School reports Muslim boy, 7, to police over ‘bullet’ that was piece of brass | Helen Pidd The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/06/school-reports-muslim-boy-7-police-bullet-piece-brass

Exclusive: Teachers are not being given adequate Prevent strategy training, poll finds | Charlotte Santry, TEShttps://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-teachers-are-not-being-given-adequate-prevent-strategy

Prevent is stopping GPs like me from doing my job | Clare Gerada, New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/11/prevent-stopping-gps-me-doing-my-job

October 2016

Telegraph Confirms Andrew Gilligan is a Liar | Coolness of Hind
https://coolnessofhind.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/telegraph-confirms-andrew-gilligan-is-a-liar/

Unions call on teachers to resist obligatory ‘toxic’ terror training | Kirsten Paterson, The National
http://www.thenational.scot/news/unions-call-on-teachers-to-resist-obligatory-toxic-terror-training.23828

Senior Doctor Says Prevent Strategy Is “Bringing Discrimination” Into Consultation Rooms | Aisha Gani, Buzzfeed UK
https://www.buzzfeed.com/aishagani/doctor-prevent-discrimination?utm_term=.yvj77Jy1j8#.qwa66AO8WK

Children ‘more susceptible’ to radicalisation under Prevent anti-terror plan | Charlotte Santry, TES
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/children-more-susceptible-radicalisation-under-prevent-anti-terror

Prevent is failing. Any effective strategy must include Muslim communities | Miqdaad Versi, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/20/prevent-isnt-working-inclusive-muslim-communities-counter-terrorism

UK’s Prevent counter-radicalisation policy ‘badly flawed’ | Ian Cobain, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/19/uks-prevent-counter-radicalisation-policy-badly-flawed

UK’s Prevent strategy alienating Muslim communities, report warns | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uks-prevent-strategy-alienating-muslim-communities-new-report-warns-1969000720

Prevent anti-extremism strategy could threaten trust in doctors | Press Association
http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/10/19/prevent-antiextremism-strategy-could-threaten-trust-in-doctors/

Preventing violent extremism: the role of doctors | John Middleton, The Lancet
http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/pdfs/S014067361631902X.pdf pdf

The Prevent Strategy Isn’t Working | Diane Abbott, Huffington Post UK
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/diane-abbott/prevent-strategy_b_12561086.html

Instead of fighting terror, Prevent is creating a climate of fear | Amrit Singh, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/19/terror-prevent-muslims-police-terrorist-attacks

Prevent profiteers: companies exploit climate of fear | Hilary Aked. Al-Araby
https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2016/10/12/prevent-profiteers-companies-exploit-climate-of-fear

Why we should scrap the Prevent Strategy | Alistair Carmichael, Prospect
http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/lets-scrap-the-prevent-strategy-liberal-democrat-extremism-terrorism

Open dialogue in schools is the first step in fighting violent extremism | Anantha Duraiappah, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/oct/10/peace-education-preventing-violent-extremism-unesco

Overhaul Prevent – then communities can support counter-extremism | Jenny Jones, Left Foot Forward
http://leftfootforward.org/2016/10/overhaul-prevent-then-communities-can-support-counter-extremism/

Muslims see anti-extremism scheme Prevent as a ‘spying programme’, admits terror law watchdog | Joe Watts, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/muslims-prevent-scheme-seen-as-spying-says-terrorism-law-watchdog-a7347751.html

UK terror watchdog backs calls for Prevent strategy reforms | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-terror-watchdog-backs-calls-prevent-strategy-reforms-756530868

British Muslims Living In Fear Of Prevent Strategy, Says Terror Watchdog | Aisha Gani, Buzzfeed UK
https://www.buzzfeed.com/aishagani/terror-watchdog-says-prevent-fear-real?utm_term=.jq7NNzmO6y#.ikZ66QzRoX

The Questionable Science Behind Government Terrorist-Prevention Efforts | Aviva Stahl, Vice
http://www.vice.com/read/is-it-really-possible-to-predict-who-will-become-a-terrorist

From torture to de-radicalisation: towards public accountability of secret policies designed to prevent terrorism | Vian Bakir, Open Democracy
https://www.opendemocracy.net/vian-bakir/from-torture-to-de-radicalisation-towards-public-accountability-of-secret-policies-design

Home Office Prevent unit linked to Iraq ‘black ops’ PR firm | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/home-office-prevent-unit-linked-black-ops-campaign-iraq-129661183

September 2016

Government ‘must publish questionable science’ behind controversial counter-terrorism strategy | Robert Verkaik, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prevent-terrorism-strategy-government-must-publish-evidence-royal-college-psychiatrists-a7338096.html

UK extremism screening for kids adapted from tests for convicted terrorists | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-prevent-radicalisation-academics1731486448

Teenager Says He Was Blocked From Attending Labour Conference Because Of Prevent | Jim Waterson, Buzzfeed UK
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/prevented-by-prevent

Academics criticise anti-radicalisation strategy in open letter | Alice Ross, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/29/academics-criticise-prevent-anti-radicalisation-strategy-open-letter

Anti-radicalisation strategy lacks evidence base in science | The Guardian – Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/29/anti-radicalisation-strategy-lacks-evidence-base-in-science

Britain’s loose definition of extremism is stoking a global crackdown on dissent | Jane Kinninmont, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/23/britain-extremism-global-effects

Oxford University vice-chancellor says Prevent strategy ‘wrong-headed’ | Rob Merrick, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/oxford-university-vice-chancellor-says-prevent-strategy-wrong-headed-a7323916.html

Interview with Dr Salman Butt on Radicalisation, Universities & PREVENT | Islam 21C
http://www.islam21c.com/politics/interview-with-dr-salman-butt-on-radicalisation-universities-prevent/

Astonishing as it may seem, chanting ‘Viva Palestina’ could soon be a ‘hate crime’ | Yvonne Ridley, Middle East Monitor
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160921-astonishing-as-it-may-seem-chanting-viva-palestina-could-soon-be-a-hate-crime/

‘Where to Guv, Raqqa?’ Prevent training included in taxi driver ‘knowledge’ tests | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/taxi-drivers-prevent-training-767435376

Pupils are ‘baffled by British values’ | The Yorkshire Post
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/education/pupils-are-baffled-by-british-values-1-8123288

Lib Dems aim to scrap ‘counter-productive’ Prevent strategy | Jessica Elgot, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/13/lib-dems-aim-to-scrap-counter-productive-prevent-strategy

PREVENT is Untenable, it Needs to End | Coolness of Hind
https://coolnessofhind.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/prevent-is-untenable-it-needs-to-end/

Hundreds of children under 10 were ‘at risk of extremism’ in one year | Rob Merrick, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hundreds-of-children-under-10-islam-radicalisation-muslim-at-risk-of-extremism-in-government-one-a7237811.html

Referrals to government deradicalisation programme ‘increased sharply in 2015/16’ | ITV News
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-12/referrals-to-government-deradicalisation-programme-increased-sharply-in-2015-16/

Fifteen years on from 9/11, how the UK bypassed justice to become a counter-terrorism state | Maria Norris, The New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/09/fifteen-years-911-how-uk-bypassed-justice-become-counter-terrorism-state

This is what it is like to be a Muslim parent in a post-9/11 world | Huda Jawad, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/muslim-parent-islamophobia-prevent-extremism-post-9-11-world-a7236866.html

Exclusive: Childline staff receiving controversial Prevent anti-terrorism training | David Jamieson, Common Space
https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/9295/exclusive-childline-staff-receiving-controversial-prevent-anti-terrorism-training

Prevent courses on sale to schools deemed ‘poor quality’ by UK government | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-prevent-training-catalogue-schools-1706962311

The politics of fear: how Britain’s anti-extremism strategy has failed | Tariq Ramadan, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/05/politics-of-fear-britain-anti-extremism-prevent-government-radicalisation

August 2016

The Prevent strategy needs a rethink, not a rebrand | Maria Norris, The New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/08/prevent-strategy-needs-rethink-not-rebrand

The problem with Prevent: ‘I was investigated by the government’s anti-radicalisation programme’ – video | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2016/aug/26/prevent-anti-radicalisation-muslims-london-video

Prevent: Where Perception Is More Important Than Reality | Waqar Ahmed, Huffington Post UK
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/waqar-ahmed/prevent-where-perception-_b_11722602.html

PREVENT has ended, ENGAGE is its rebirth | CAGE
http://cage.ngo/article/prevent-has-ended-engage-is-its-rebirth/

Nine things British MPs want to change about Prevent | Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/nine-things-keith-wants-change-about-prevent-755953902

Radicalisation? UK.gov gets itself in cluster-muddle over ‘terrorism’ | Alexander J Martin, The Register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/25/propaganda_didnt_create_terrorism_ukgov/

I was escorted off a flight due to racist profiling. Britain must banish this bigotry | Maryam Dharas, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/25/racist-profiling-bigotry-headscarf-flight

British MPs call for rebrand of ‘toxic’ Prevent strategy | Simon Hooper and Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/publish-0001-uk-time-426192608

Scheme to stop radicalisation is shunned | Fiona Hamilton, The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scheme-to-stop-radicalisation-is-shunned-xbnx2xc6m

Edinburgh College drops Prevent from its staff training | Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
http://www.sacc.org.uk/news/2016/edinburgh-college-drops-prevent-its-staff-training

Choudary’s conviction – and why we don’t need an extremism offence | Paul Goodman, Conservative Home
http://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2016/08/choudarys-conviction-suggests-that-we-dont-need-an-extremism-bill.html

Bristol Muslim leader backs ending scheme that uses teachers and nurses to spot potential terrorists | Patrick Daly, The Bristol Post
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/bristol-muslim-leader-backs-ending-scheme-that-uses-teachers-and-nurses-to-spot-potential-terrorists/story-29630519-detail/story.html#ixzz4HgJfkfJH

We can all be a little radicalised: recognising this will help tackle extremism | Gavin Bailey, The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/we-can-all-be-a-little-radicalised-recognising-this-will-help-tackle-extremism-63144

Glasgow teachers given training in “Snitchers’ Charter” | Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
http://www.sacc.org.uk/press/2016/glasgow-teachers-given-training-snitchers-charter

I was held after reading a book on a plane – we need to rethink our terror laws | Faizah Shaheen, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/15/faizah-shaheen-reading-book-on-plane-syria-terror-laws-muslims-radicalisation

Dear Owen Smith – Backing the Racist Prevent Strategy Won’t Win You This Election, It’ll Lose Labour Votes | Ali Milani, Huffington Post UK
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ali-milani/owen-smith-prevent-strategy_b_11468406.html

Radicalised girl’s death should prompt review of Prevent, says MP | Jamie Grierson, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/12/radicalised-girl-kadiza-sultana-death-should-prompt-review-of-prevent-says-mp

Theresa May’s counter-extremism strategy ‘negatively affecting unemployed Muslims’ | Andy McSmith, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-muslims-unemployment-prevent-strategy-extremism-theresa-may-a7182846.html

Radical thinking: can violent extremism be prevented by addressing mental health? | Jessica J Steventon, Open Democracy
https://www.opendemocracy.net/jessica-j-steventon/radical-thinking-can-violent-extremism-be-prevented-by-addressing-mental-health

Armed police on the streets of London won’t stop terrorism while ordinary Muslims are labelled extremists | Robert Verkaik, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/prevent-strategy-armed-police-london-terrorism-muslims-extremists-a7182706.html

British Muslim held by anti-terrorism police for reading Syrian art book | Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/anti-terror-police-question-muslim-bride-reading-syrian-art-book-plane-1746856488

Public-sector workers are being asked to become the thought police | Stephen Smellie, Morning Star
https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c1a7-Public-sector-workers-are-being-asked-to-become-the-thought-police#.V6RXGFdubLQ

Government’s counter-extremism strategy faces court challenge | Simon Israel, Channel 4 News
http://blogs.channel4.com/simon-israel-home-affairs/governments-counter-extremism-strategy-faces-court-challenge/1710

July 2016

UK army called into ‘Trojan horse’ school to teach ‘British pride’ | Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/british-army-birmingham-schools-teach-british-values-guns-prevent-trojan-horse-rockwood-academy1008588112

Counter terrorism duty will lead to ‘racist behaviours’ | Emma Seith, Times Education Supplement
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/counter-terrorism-duty-will-lead-racist-behaviours

8-Year-Old Was Referred To Deradicalisation Programme After Wearing A T-Shirt At School | Siraj Datoo, BuzzFeed News
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sirajdatoo/prevent-strategy-is-violating-childrens-human-rights-report

NSPCC Co-Opting Counter-Extremism Agenda Raises Concerns | Coolness of Hind
https://coolnessofhind.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/nspcc-co-opting-counter-extremism-agenda-raises-concerns/

Drive to instil British pride in Birmingham pupils to fend off extremism | Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/drive-instil-british-pride-birmingham-11662320

The UK’s Propaganda Machinery and State Surveillance of Muslim Children | Julian Vigo, Counterpunch
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/25/the-uks-propaganda-machinery-and-state-surveillance-of-muslim-children/

Mental illness has become a convenient scapegoat for terrorism – but the causes of terror are rarely so simple | Will Gore, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/german-terror-attacks-mental-illness-religion-isis-terrorism-scapegoats-a7155366.html

The Question Now Is Not If, But When, Prevent Will Be Repealed | Shelly Asquith, Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/shelly-asquith/prevent_b_11181268.html

Child radicalisation: NSPCC to advise concerned parents | BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36897596

UK radicalisation hotline urges parents to monitor ‘disrespectful’ kids | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-radicalisation-hotline-urges-parents-monitor-disrespectful-kids-512037524

Victoria Derbyshire show: Damning report on UK Govt’s counter extremism strategy | 5Pillars
http://5pillarsuk.com/video/victoria-derbyshire-show-damning-report-on-uk-govts-counter-extremism-strategy/

Chorus of concern over Britain’s counter extremism strategy grows louder | Steve Hewitt, The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/chorus-of-concern-over-britains-counter-extremism-strategy-grows-louder-62931

Treating Muslim children as terror suspects does not make Britain safer | Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/25/prevent-strategy-muslims-children-school

What would these US Psychologists Make of Britain’s PREVENT Strategy? | Coolness of Hind
https://coolnessofhind.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/what-would-these-us-psychologists-make-of-britains-prevent-strategy/

More than 500,000 public sector workers put through Prevent counter-terror training in bid to spot extremism | Ted Jeory and Harry Cockburn, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/extremism-prevent-counter-terror-training-public-sector-workers-bid-to-spot-a7152466.html

EXCLUSIVE: UK government to introduce ‘mandatory deradicalisation’ scheme | Simon Hooper. Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-uk-government-introduce-mandatory-deradicalisation-scheme-746303354

New counter-extremism strategy ‘could make fight even harder,’ MPs warn | Andrew Woodcock, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/counter-extremism-prevent-strategy-could-make-fight-even-harder-a7149351.html

Parliamentary report slams UK government counter-extremism policies | Simon Hooper. Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/parliamentary-report-slams-uk-government-counter-extremism-policies-1490470378

Ministers ‘struggle to define extremism’ | BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36858631

MPs and Lords call for review of Prevent anti-terror strategy in schools | Eleanor Busby, Times Education Supplement
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/mps-and-lords-call-review-prevent-anti-terror-strategy-schools

MPs and peers demand review of Prevent duty | Freddie Whitaker, Schools Week
http://schoolsweek.co.uk/mps-and-peers-demand-review-of-prevent-duty/

Counter-extremism bill branded confusing by peers and MPs | Peter Walker, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/22/counter-extremism-bill-branded-confusing-by-peers-and-mps

The UK is pursuing French-style policies on extremism – but it may lead to more frequent terror attacks | Frank Foley, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/nice-attack-terrorism-islamist-extremism-policies-french-terrorism-a7148046.html

Nursery nurse struck off for calling child ‘terrorist’ and a ‘bomber’ | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/20/nursery-nurse-struck-off-for-calling-child-terrorist-and-a-bomber

Wording on boy’s t-shirt prompts radicalisation referral to social workers |Luke Stevenson, Community Care
http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/07/20/wording-boys-t-shirt-prompts-radicalisation-referral-social-workers/

The Dangers of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs | Alice LoCicero and J. Wesley Boyd, Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/almost-addicted/201607/the-dangers-countering-violent-extremism-cve-programs

More consistency please over Prevent inspections | Phil Hatton, FE Week
http://feweek.co.uk/2016/07/14/more-consistency-please-over-prevent-inspections/

Prevent: UK anti-terror plan ‘harms children’s rights’ | Anealla Safdar, Al-Jazeera
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/07/prevent-uk-anti-terror-plan-harms-children-rights-160712201558721.html

One third of Channel referrals made by educators | Mend
http://mend.org.uk/one-third-channel-referrals-made-educators/

Human rights group condemns Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy | Owen Bowcott and Richard Adams, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/13/human-rights-group-condemns-prevent-anti-radicalisation-strategy

Sector Response: Ofsted report on inadequate ‘Prevent duty’ to protect learners from extremism | FE News
https://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/ofsted-further-education-and-skills-providers-prevent-duty-implementation-falling-short-in-protecting-learners-from-risk-of-extremism-sector-response-12285

Ofsted: FE providers are ‘falling short’ in protecting learners from extremism | Will Martin, Times Education Supplement
https://www.tes.com/news/further-education/breaking-news/ofsted-fe-providers-are-falling-short-protecting-learners

Independent training providers criticised in Ofsted report on implementation of anti-terror duty | Paul Offord, FE Week
http://feweek.co.uk/2016/07/12/independent-training-providers-criticised-in-ofsted-report-on-implementation-of-anti-terror-duty/

Teachers made one-third of referrals to Prevent strategy in 2015 | Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/12/teachers-made-one-third-of-referrals-to-prevent-strategy-in-2015

Legal duty to refer students under Prevent strategy divides teachers | Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/12/legal-duty-to-refer-students-under-prevent-strategy-divides-teachers

Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes to stop Sunday schools being affected by anti-terrorism laws | Harriet Agerholm, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/archbishop-of-canterbury-justin-welby-anti-terror-laws-christian-sunday-schools-a7129661.html

Is Prevent turning teachers into spies? | John Dickens, Schools Week
http://schoolsweek.co.uk/q-is-prevent-turning-teachers-into-spies/

June 2016

Row emerges after anti-Muslim literature used to ‘teach pupils about bias’ | Ajay Nair, Ilford Recorder
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/education/row_emerges_after_anti_muslim_literature_used_to_teach_pupils_about_bias_1_4587055

Where next for the counter-#Prevent movement? | Yahya Birt
https://medium.com/@yahyabirt/where-next-for-the-counter-prevent-movement-487454720a85#.4sxtwiu5c

Why Opposition to Britain’s ‘Toxic’ Counter-Extremism Policy Is Growing | Hilary Aked, Alternet
http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/why-opposition-britains-toxic-counter-extremism-policy-prevent-growing

Our personal prejudices are blinding us to the rise of far-right terrorism | Maria Norris, New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/06/our-personal-prejudices-are-blinding-us-rise-far-right-terrorism

“Five children a day” referred to Channel | MEND
http://mend.org.uk/five-children-day-referred-channel/

Government may need to try again with Prevent definition | Smita Jamdar, FE Week
http://feweek.co.uk/2016/06/20/government-may-need-to-try-again-with-prevent-definition/

Children at risk of sexual exploitation if they don’t join an after-school club, warns school head | Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/17/children-at-risk-of-sexual-exploitation-and-radicalisation-if-th/

Outrage as school warns parents their children risk ‘sexual exploitation and radicalisation’ if they don’t join after class clubs | Jon Dean, The Mirroe
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/outrage-school-warns-parents-children-8216753

Cultural cold wars: The risk of anti-‘extremism’ policy for academic freedom of expression | Alison Scott-Baumann and Hugh Tomlinson QC, Muslimwise
http://blogs.soas.ac.uk/muslimwise/2016/06/15/question-time-cultural-cold-wars-the-risk-of-anti-extremism-policy-for-academic-freedom-of-expression-alison-scott-baumann-and-hugh-tomlinson-qc/

NUS president calls for scrapping UK’s ‘corrosive’ Prevent programme | Alex MacDonald, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/nus-president-calls-scrapping-uks-corrosive-prevent-counter-extremism-programme-1076132693

What to do about Prevent? | Atif Imtiaz, Muslim View
http://muslimview.co.uk/opinion/what-to-do-about-prevent/

I’ve studied radicalization – and Islamophobia often plants the seed | Sarah Lyons-Padilla, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/13/radicalisation-islamophobia-orlando-shooting-florida-muslims-trump

EXCLUSIVE: UK ‘grassroots’ anti-extremism campaign produced by Home Office | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-uk-grassroots-anti-extremism-campaign-produced-home-office-422117779

College Christian union supposedly banned by Prevent | Alix Robertson, FE Week
http://feweek.co.uk/2016/06/10/college-christian-union-supposedly-banned-by-prevent/

Andy Burnham calls for ‘toxic’ Prevent strategy to be scrapped | Frances Perraudin, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/09/andy-burnham-calls-for-toxic-prevent-strategy-to-be-scrapped

UK Government To Spend £1 Million Polling British Muslims On Extremism | Alberto Nardelli, BuzzFeed Europe
https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/uk-government-to-poll-british-muslims

UK accused of ‘thought control’ over counter-extremism strategy | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-government-accused-thought-control-over-counter-extremism-strategy-1492520509

Prevent Strategy Is ‘Counter-Productive’ But University Chiefs Are Too Scared To Speak Out, V-C Claims | George Bowden, Huffington Post UK
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/prevent-strategy-is-counter-productive-but-university-chiefs-are-too-scared-to-speak-out-vice-chancellor-claims_uk_57519ba8e4b04a0827f198d8

The Government’s Extremism Bill will do little to prevent extremism and much to undermine democracy and civil liberties | Katy Sian, Ceasefire
https://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/governments-extremism-bill-prevent-extremism-undermine-democracy-civil-liberties/

May 2016

Britain’s Prevent strategy: Potential implications for civil liberties | Ruth Tenne, Redress Information & Analysis
http://www.redressonline.com/2016/05/britains-prevent-strategy-potential-implications-for-civil-liberties/

Operating in a Pre-Crime Space: Prevent and the Strange War on Vulnerability | Anonymous author, The Column
https://thecolumn.net/2015/08/25/operating-in-a-pre-criminal-space-prevent-and-the-strange-war-on-vulnerability/

Exposure to violence, not religious ideology, is the real cause of extremism | Manni Crone, The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/exposure-to-violence-not-religious-ideology-is-the-real-cause-of-extremism-a7049746.html

UK government urged to ‘step back’ from plans to outlaw extremism | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-government-urged-step-back-plans-outlaw-extremism-1373290485

Does the Home Office think I’m an extremist? | Baroness Jenny Jones, Left Foot Forward
http://leftfootforward.org/2016/05/baroness-jones-does-the-home-office-think-im-an-extremist/

Anti-radicalisation chief says ministers’ plans risk creating ‘thought police’ | Vikram Dodd, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/24/anti-radicalisation-chief-says-ministers-plans-risk-creating-thought-police

Police study links radicalisation to mental health problems | Vikram Dodd, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/20/police-study-radicalisation-mental-health-problems

Prevent strategy ‘isolating’ British Muslims: European watchdog | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/prevent-isolating-british-muslims-european-human-rights-watchdog-46319864

Labour leader Corbyn calls for reform of Prevent strategy | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/labour-leader-corbyn-calls-reform-prevent-strategy-1547441159

Muslim students ‘avoiding politics’ over extremism register fears | Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/muslim-students-avoiding-politics-because-extremism-register-fears-1796803699

‘Prevent, Islamophobia and Civil Liberties’ – Why a National Conference on Prevent is Necessary | Dr Waqas Tufail, Muslimwise (SOAS)
http://blogs.soas.ac.uk/muslimwise/2016/05/11/speakers-corner-prevent-islamophobia-and-civil-liberties-why-a-national-conference-on-prevent-is-necessary-by-dr-waqas-tufail/

Academics speak out against Prevent strategy | Siyang Wei & Louis Ashworth, Varsity (Cambridge University)
http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/10238

BBC Five Live report on Prevent | Adrian Goldberg, BBC Five Live Investigates
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07428ln Download MP3 here [logo-mp3, 43 Mb]

Theresa May’s Prevent bill is extremism in the name of security | Karma Nabulsi, The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/04/theresa-may-prevent-bill-extremism-security-terrorism

Shami Chakrabarti slams ‘Prevent’ strategy at Bristol | Epigram, University of Bristol
http://epigram.org.uk/features/2016/05/shami-chakrabarti-slams-prevent-strategy

Britain’s bid to socially engineer ‘good Muslims’ | Yasmin Khatun Dewan, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/britains-bid-socially-engineer-good-muslims-2009757906

UK government ‘running covert counter-extremism propaganda campaign’ | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-government-secret-prevent-propaganda-campaign-1746426099

Govt-backed counter-extremist ‘propaganda’ program operating without oversight – report | Russia Today
https://www.rt.com/uk/341707-cage-propaganda-prevent-terrorism/

 

 

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