Against Racism, for Social Justice
Jun 18 2015
Below we reproduce an interview with Jean Casella from the US-based Solitary Watch by Luk Vervaet, first published on his blog. Although solitary confinement is not used as frequently as in the US, the UK has four close supervision centres. A recent Prisons & Probation Ombudsman report highlighted the high number of suicides of those prisoners held in segregation.
Oct 31 2014
IRR News speaks to Lord Ouseley about his twenty years of kicking racism out of football.
Jan 23 2014
An interview with Eike Sanders, Coordinator of NSU-watch.
May 30 2013
An interview with a spokesperson from Antirassisistischer und Antifaschister Ratschlag.
Mar 14 2013
IRR News continues its discussion with A. Sivanandan about Miliband’s policies.
Dec 19 2012
A. Sivanandan, known for his trenchant critiques of government ‘race’ policies, has broadly welcomed what Ed Miliband had to say last week. IRR News asks him why.
Oct 18 2012
On the eve of the launch of her book, Borderline Justice, IRR News interviews its regular contributor, Frances Webber, about a life in the law.
Feb 1 2012
An interview with Gloria Morrison, Campaign Coordinator of JENGbA (Joint Enterprise - Not Guilty by Association) which is a prisoners' support group made up of the friends and families of people convicted under the doctrine of joint enterprise.
Jul 21 2011
An interview with Heiner Busch, a migrants' rights activist, who works in the secretariat of Solidarité sans Frontières (SoSF) in Berne and is engaged in the 'Double no' (2xNo) campaign.
Dec 9 2010
The UK Border Agency's (UKBA) shocking conduct over its proposed evictions in Glasgow needs urgent investigation, says Glasgow housing charity Positive Action in Housing (PAIH).
Dec 1 2010
The IRR News Service met up with three members of Foreign Architects Switzerland (FAS) who are challenging the Swiss ban on minarets.
Jul 1 2010
Below we publish an interview with Husein Al-Samamara, currently subjected to draconian immigration bail conditions in the UK as he fights against his deportation to Jordan, where he was imprisoned and tortured.
May 6 2010
An interview with Mohammed Jouni, a 24-year-old refugee from Lebanon who lives in Germany and is active in the Berlin branch of Youth without Borders (JoG, Jugendliche ohne Grenzen).
Mar 15 2010
IRR News spoke to one of the foremost analysts of racism and Black struggle as to how to meet the contemporary challenge of anti-Muslim racism.
Oct 29 2009
An interview with Dr Esra Erdem, coordinator of the Empowerment and Participation of Immigrants* in east Germany project (EmPa) based at the Brandenburg Regional Centres for Education, Integration and Democracy.
Oct 22 2009
An interview with Umar Mirza, the 22-year-old chief editor of the Dutch website 'We're Here to Stay'.
May 19 2009
Below we reproduce a discussion with members of the Austrian Kanafani Inter-Cultural Initiative.
Mar 5 2009
An interview with Boualem Azahoum, an activist with DiverCités and El Ghorba in Lyon.
Mar 5 2009
An interview with Abdul Zahiri, an activist with ACJ REV in Avignon.
Mar 5 2009
An interview with Zahra Ali, president of Al Houda, a Muslim women's organisation.
Dec 11 2008
An interview with 13-year-old Asiya Hassan, a member of the Bristol City Academy steering committee that organised a forum on the detention of asylum-seeking children.
Jul 10 2008
IRR News reports on three recent trials of young White men convicted for their part in the deaths of three Black men.
Feb 21 2007
A briefing paper explaining and defending multiculturalism has been published today by the Institute of Race Relations.
May 22 2006
As every step that Blair takes to 'cohere' the nation is at the expense of ethnic minorities, and Muslims in particular, IRR News talked to A. Sivanandan about how he saw the integration debate.
Feb 1 2006
In this interview, Karzan Sherabayani, a Kurdish actor and filmmaker, says why he returned to the Kurdish region of Iraq to make his latest film and what he and other Iraqi Kurds think about the recent forced deportations to Iraq.