IRR News (20 July – 15 August 2018)
Institute of Race Relations weekly digest - Against Racism, for Social Justice
Dear IRR News subscriber,
From Copenhagen to Malmö, from Tottenham to Molenbeek, Europe’s multi-racial neighbourhoods are stigmatised by journalists as ‘parallel societies’ and ‘gang controlled’. But the Daily Mail met its match in French campaigner Marwan Mohammad who, in a series of hilarious tweets which we republish, took apart the lies, factual mistakes and other inaccuracies in its report on Saint-Denis, in northern Paris.
Amid the fanfare surrounding the enhanced rights given to ‘data subjects’ under the Data Protection Act, the ‘immigration exemption’ removes rights of access to Home Office files if officials believe disclosure will prejudice immigration control. Frances Webber examines the dangers inherent in allowing such secrecy: not least, the possibility of new Windrush scandals being suppressed. IRR’s Anya Edmond-Pettitt and trustee Jon Burnett make timely contributions to the journal Minorities, Crime and (In)Justice on the ‘hostile environment’.
On Saturday 8 September, IRR’s Director Liz Fekete is speaking at Deport, Deprive, Extradite, a night of discussion, film and poetry exploring the racial state under the War on Terror at the Rich Mix. View more information and book your tickets here.
And finally, we publish a bumper-edition of our regular calendar of racism and resistance, a resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns.
IRR News Team