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Many of our readers and 1,200 members in Bristol are from migrant and refugee backgrounds. This statement has been directly prompted by such individuals.

cropped-logo-white-trans-nosubheading2.pngYesterday, people in Bristol marked the conviction of two individuals for a racist attack on Totterdown Mosque in January. But as those gathering at the Mosque know, the occasion of these convictions is not one of celebration. Because this specific incident represents a wider danger within our city and communities, so clearly seen leading up to and after Brexit. The occasion does call however for a clear statement in the name of anti-racism and diversity. With that must also come an uncompromising effort to tackle the root causes of such incidents. Among others these causes include political and economic inequality, the consistent abuse of the public interest by powerful people and organisations, and the promotion of racism through the cynical exploitation of social inequality. It also includes the lack of quality, responsible and challenging sources of information, ideas and perspectives.

Many of our readers and 1,200 members in Bristol are from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and have told their stories through the Cable. This statement has been directly prompted by such individuals. We will continue to provide this safe space. We will continue to reach out across community divides. We will also take on those who deny the rights of all, either actively or implicitly. Whether they be street based fascists, unscrupulous businesses and landlords, or dithering and hypocritical politicians and media outlets.

Crucially, with the input of members and the public alike, we will also put forward tentative solutions to the underlying issues, so that occasions such as yesterday need not hold a place in our city’s future.

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