IRR News Service
Against Racism, for Social Justice
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IRR News, our online news service on anti-racism and social justice issues in the UK and Europe, is produced collectively by staff and volunteers. To contact IRR News please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mark your subject IRR News.
Jul 18 2019
As the notion of a Green New Deal rapidly spreads as an answer to capitalism in US and UK media and political circles, our lead article in July 2019 asks if Green capitalism can propose a real solution to the ecological crisis and the human crises of poverty, austerity, immigration and racism.
Jul 12 2019
In this article Phil Scraton recalls a defining month in the career of Boris Johnson that laid bare his deep-seated prejudices, disregard for factual accuracy and self-serving arrogance.
Jul 4 2019
An exhibition that bears witness to migrant deaths in the Mediterranean challenges us to confront the UK’s complicity in Europe’s war on asylum.
Jul 4 2019
In a major blow for one of the few BAME women-led organisations left in the UK, Newham council has decommissioned London Black Women’s Project's refuges for BAME women escaping violence.
Jun 20 2019
On the third anniversary of the death of Jo Cox, the IRR reports on racist violence across Europe, highlighting also cases involving police officers and soldiers.
Jun 6 2019
A new book on forced labour, trafficking and other forms of extreme exploitation encourages reflection on the duplicities and contradictions in the current debate.
Public tribunal finds hostile environment policies foster racism, institutional cruelty and violence by design.
May 23 2019
Playwright David Edgar takes the long view on conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, recently sacked from a government post - particularly his promotion of ‘unthinkable’ views on race and immigration as editor of Salisbury Review.
May 9 2019
With regeneration looming large over Tottenham, north London, IRR interviews young activist Tash Bonner who is fighting back.
May 9 2019
Pastor Norbert Valley is the latest citizen to be charged with ‘facilitating illegal entry’ for giving assistance to a rejected asylum seeker.