Against Racism, for Social Justice
Nov 10 2016
Legal translator Aisha Maniar looks at the impact of privatised court interpreting services in England and Wales over the past five years and the new justice sector contract which came into force on 31 October.
Oct 27 2016
Below we publish an edited version of a speech given by a spokesperson for the Berlin anti-fascist documentation centre Apabiz at a symposium held at the HAU Theatre, Berlin*.
Oct 26 2016
More police failures in the case of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) have emerged after the discovery of the body of a child who disappeared fifteen years ago.
Sep 29 2016
Theresa May's 'one-nation' policies are incoherent and divisive.
Sep 29 2016
The round-ups for deportation of elderly people with generations of family in the UK indicate the ruthlessness we can expect from a government all too ready to ‘take back control’.
Sep 8 2016
Below we publish an article by Malcolm James* on a visit he paid to Chios in Greece and what he witnessed while volunteering in early 2016 and the contradictions between caring for refugees and the cruelty meted out to them.
Jun 23 2016
Below we reproduce the IRR submission to the Labour Party Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, including Islamophobia.
Jun 23 2016
Frontex plays a key role in screening of new arrivals on Europe’s southern borders, with its interpreters often deciding nationality. Aisha Maniar shows the inappropriateness of this role, given Frontex’ quasi-military role in policing the borders.
May 26 2016
An important conference on securing justice for young people with precarious citizenship is taking place in London on 1 June, organised by the Migrant and Refugee Children's Legal Unit at Islington Law Centre in conjunction with Birkbeck College.
May 26 2016
Nearly 300 people face criminal charges for aiding refugees in Denmark in September 2015, and the government continues to create a hostile environment by cracking down on migration.
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.