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 February 2017, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission produced a guide, ‘Delivering the Prevent duty in a proportionate and fair way’, for higher education providers in England on how to use equality and human rights law in the context of Prevent. You can download a copy here pdf

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

April 2017

Far-right Polish MEP barred from London university ‘under anti-terror laws’| Luke Dolan, TalkRadio

World’s longest ambulance convoy’ defiant in face of police ‘harassment’ | Amandla Thomas-Johnson, Middle East Eye

Is there any place for counterterrorism in the NHS? | Anna Gulland. British Medical Journal

NHS not doing enough to help police prevent terror attacks, warns Met’s counterterrorism chief | Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph

Report signs of friends’ radicalisation, say UCL students | William McLennan, Camden New Journal

‘Prevent’, free speech and antisemitism | Walter Armbrust, Open Democracy

Low number of Scots pupils referred to anti-terror Prevent | Shan Ross, The Scotsman

Extent of Prevent counter-terror surveillance of Scottish society to remain secret after FoI ruling | David Jamieson, Common Space

British government uses failed Prevent as a bargaining tool in Brexit | CAGE

My ‘ethnic profiling’ arrest has shown me I’ll always be treated differently in the UK | Anonymous, The Guardian

Met police investigating Muslim man’s wrongful arrest over terrorism | Diane Taylor, The Guardian

March 2017

Baroness Warsi: Prevent scheme should be paused | BBC News

Prevent anti-terror scheme must change, says Jeremy Corbyn | BBC News

When PREVENT officers came knocking on my door | CAGE

Baroness Warsi condemns UK’s Prevent strategy as ‘broken, toxic’ | Middle East Eye

UK government faces calls for review into ‘effectiveness’ of Prevent | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

UK terror police use International Women’s Day to call for women to report on families | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

Madani Younis: Radical Islam play ‘was censored’ | Giverny Masso, The Stage

Police chief snubs ‘Islamist terrorism’ event after criticism | Simon Hooper & Alex Macdonald, Middle East Eye

As a young British Muslim, I’ve been kicked out a mosque and told to stay away from Google – why do I feel like a terrorist? | Yousuf Zubair, The Independent

Inclusion of CAGE as “controversial” in PREVENT training manual shows how the policy strangles debate on crucial issues | CAGE

Students fear crackdown on Palestine activism on UK campuses | Areeb Ullah & Osha Al-Mossallami, Middle East Eye

What is an extremist? UK government admits it still doesn’t know | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

I’m now an extremist. You might be too | David Hearst, Middle East Eye

February 2017

Yes, another white man is UK’s terror watch dog – but diversity is nothing without reform | Arzu Merali, Middle East Eye

REVEALED: UK universities told to ‘manage’ Palestine activism | Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

Terror Watchdog tries to sell failed PREVENT strategy despite not being his remit | CAGE

David Anderson QC: Prevent strategy can work against radicalisation… if it is trusted | David Anderson QC, Evening Standard

Prevent is not a safety net – it is a programme designed to censor academic freedom | Charlie Peters, The Telegraph

Children as young as four to be taught about extremism as part of plans to toughen up Prevent strategy, leaked proposals reveal | Harry Yorke, The Telegraph

he Prevent duty turned my young clients’ lives upside down and destroyed their trust in others – it must be repealed | Debaleena Dasgupta, Liberty

East Lancashire MPs criticise Government’s anti-radicalisation scheme | Nic Marko, Lancahire Telegraph

Teachers are referring children to Prevent anti-terror programme ‘because they fear their schools will be marked down by Ofsted if they don’t’ | Kelly McLaughlin, Daily Mail

My little children were detained because of a toy gun. Prevent has gone too far | Anonymous, The Guardian

How Preventing Terror is Promoting Violence | Rob Faure Walker, Discover Society


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