Interviews

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Interview

Feb 1 2012

Joint enterprise, racism and BME communities

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.

Interview

Jul 21 2011

Swiss campaign against double punishment

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.

Interview

Dec 9 2010

Glasgow eviction battle continues

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).

Interview

Dec 1 2010

Swiss architects challenge Islamophobia

The IRR News Service met up with three members of Foreign Architects Switzerland (FAS) who are challenging the Swiss ban on minarets.[1]

Interview

Jul 1 2010

Fighting ghosts: an interview with Husein Al-Samamara

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.

Interview

May 6 2010

Creating a support network for young refugees

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).

Interview

Mar 15 2010

Fighting anti-Muslim racism: an interview with A. Sivanandan

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.

Interview

Oct 29 2009

Building migrant civil engagement in east Germany

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.

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Oct 22 2009

Young Dutch Muslims find a venue

An interview with Umar Mirza, the 22-year-old chief editor of the Dutch website 'We're Here to Stay'.[1]

Interview

May 19 2009

Austria: ‘provoking and connecting’ the Kanafani way

Below we reproduce a discussion with members of the Austrian Kanafani Inter-Cultural Initiative.

Interview

Mar 5 2009

No glory days for immigrant elders in France

An interview with Boualem Azahoum, an activist with DiverCités and El Ghorba in Lyon.

Interview

Mar 5 2009

Speaking for the youth of the banlieues

An interview with Abdul Zahiri, an activist with ACJ REV in Avignon.

Interview

Mar 5 2009

A Muslim feminist in France speaks out

An interview with Zahra Ali, president of Al Houda, a Muslim women's organisation.

Interview

Dec 11 2008

Speaking up for young people

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.

Interview

Jul 10 2008

Convictions in three Black murder cases

IRR News reports on three recent trials of young White men convicted for their part in the deaths of three Black men.

Interview

Feb 21 2007

In defence of multiculturalism

A briefing paper explaining and defending multiculturalism has been published today by the Institute of Race Relations.

Interview

May 22 2006

Britain’s shame: from multiculturalism to nativism

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.

Interview

Feb 1 2006

Return to Kirkuk

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.

Interview

Dec 7 2004

Fighting racism in football – the way forward

It is time that Black football players take the initiative against racism in the game, says Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman of Kick It Out, in an interview with IRR News.

Interview

Dec 1 2001

The challenge of September 11

The events of September 11 and their aftermath, in terms of government policy, have thrown up a series of contradictions for anti-racists about freedom of expression, human rights, religion and Islam, in particular.