Against Racism, for Social Justice
May 5 2016
Two recent reviews of immigration detention offer a contrast in their approach to the fundamental injustice of immigration detention and in their usefulness to campaigners.
Apr 21 2016
Significantly, but without much fanfare, an expanded definition of anti-Semitism entered the UK’s policy arena this April.
Apr 7 2016
While the government increasingly treats human rights as optional and legal accountability for its actions as undesirable, it demands more and more accountability from citizens in the policing of migrants and 'extremists'.
Apr 6 2016
The lack of trained interpreters inside immigration detention exacerbates fear, mistrust and depression and has contributed to a number of deaths.
Mar 24 2016
The German government's use of the largely unregulated private security sector in the reception and care of asylum seekers has led to neo-Nazis having unrestricted access to the very people they want to harm.
Mar 23 2016
Below we reproduce a speech at the eleventh annual Huntley Conference on the IRR's Black History Collection and the importance of archives in signposting the past and future.
Mar 8 2016
Today, on International Women’s Day, it is women like Jayaben Desai, Kalben Patel and their fellow strikers that we should be remembering and honouring for their tenacity and courage.
Feb 25 2016
John Grayson reveals the spread of corporate involvement in the provision of asylum housing in the UK and northern Europe, and how outsourcing and private companies are tarnishing Europe’s ‘welcome’ to refugees.
Feb 25 2016
Following a Supreme Court judgment that the joint enterprise doctrine has been applied incorrectly for three decades, Patrick Williams and Becky Clarke reflect on their groundbreaking research on joint enterprise, racism and criminalisation.
Feb 11 2016
Below we reproduce an article by Gloria Morrison of the Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association Campaign (JENGbA) on joint enterprise (JE) convictions.
Jan 14 2016
Media stigmatisation of poor multicultural neighbourhoods of Europe as strongholds of Islamist terrorism and organised crime is lending legitimacy to a more coercive, more militarised style of policing.
Dec 17 2015
A book launch at the Claudia Jones Organisation in Hackney for two books by the late Jan Carew was an inspirational event.
Dec 3 2015
An overview of anti-Muslim violence and abuse in the UK since the Paris attacks.
Nov 13 2015
Jenny Bourne, long time anti-racist campaigner and editor of the IRR's journal Race & Class, writes about the 1965 Race Relations Act and assesses the fifty years since it was passed.
Nov 12 2015
Chris Searle introduces Return to Streets of Eternity, a book of poetry by the late Guyanese writer and activist Jan Carew.
Nov 5 2015
Daniel Holder from the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) reflects on the recently introduced Counter Extremism Strategy and the scenario which we would see if the strategy was applied in Northern Ireland.
Nov 5 2015
As borders become militarised zones, and internal policing of refugees and migrants intensifies, the IRR continues to monitor asylum- and migration- related deaths.
Oct 22 2015
An edited version of a speech given by the director of the Collectif Contre l’ Islamophobie en France at the joint IRR/CCIF seminar 'Securitisation, Schools and Preventing Extremism'
Oct 22 2015
An edited version of a speech given by one of the UK's most respected independent educational consultants at the joint IRR/CCIF seminar 'Securitisation, Schools and Preventing Extremism'.
Oct 8 2015
We republish here an article by Frances Webber published on 29 September on the EU Law Analysis blog.
Oct 7 2015
With the death of Ken Leech, on 12 September from a stroke, we have lost a pillar of the anti-fascist movement.
Sep 24 2015
We reproduce here a 'statement of concern' issued by Robin Richardson of Insted Consultancy on 'School Governors and British Values' which also touches on the statutory duty to prevent violent extremism now placed on schools and other educational establishments.
Sep 23 2015
Below we reproduce a personal reflection by Race & Class contributor Phil Scraton.
Sep 3 2015
Will those from BAME communities be disproportionately affected by the government's intensive workfare programme for young people?
Aug 27 2015
In observations made at a side-meeting of the 87th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the IRR's director warned that Europe's mishandling of the refugee crisis is fuelling racism.