Against Racism, for Social Justice
Apr 12 2012
The Institute of Race Relations is releasing a free download of A. Sivanandan’s landmark essay, ‘From resistance to rebellion: Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain’, first published in Race & Class in 1981.
Mar 19 2012
The new issue of Race & Class features an article on 'Malcolm X at the Oxford Union' in 1964. Saladin M. Ambar, who examines Malcolm's speech and the context in which it was given, reveals a key change in Malcolm's thinking on nationalism in response to the call for decolonisation in Africa and the extension of human rights to other marginalised groups throughout the world.
Jan 5 2012
The convictions of Gary Dobson and David Norris will be bitter-sweet vindication for the family of Stephen Lawrence who have fought an 18-year campaign for justice.
Nov 15 2011
Research published by the Institute of Race Relations shows that the geography of racial violence is changing rapidly in the UK and yet the authorities show little interest in tackling the problem.
Sep 1 2011
A thorough analysis and full documentation of the context and background to the Oslo massacre is published today by the Institute of Race Relations.
Jun 30 2011
Research published today by the Institute of Race Relations investigates how geographies of racism throughout the UK are changing in a wider climate of economic austerity, shifting patterns of migration and settlement and against the backdrop of new forms of racism exacerbated by national policies.
Apr 21 2011
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) publishes today Understanding the European-wide assault on multiculturalism - a detailed analysis by Executive Director, Liz Fekete, of key speeches made over the past six months by leading centre-right politicians from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.
Oct 17 2010
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) publishes today a report on deaths of asylum seekers and migrants which damns government policies for putting vulnerable people at risk.
Oct 7 2010
Research from the Institute of Race Relations, including a review of 38 asylum- and immigration-related deaths in Europe over 18 months, shows the human cost of EU moves to slash budgets for refugee integration and accelerate the pace of removals - thereby undermining international conventions.
Sep 16 2010
IRR News reveals how alcohol-related racist attacks and far-Right graffiti have increased over the summer months.
Apr 22 2010
Research from the Institute of Race Relations reveals that, on average, five people per year are being killed in racial attacks in the UK since the death of Stephen Lawrence.
Jan 27 2010
The media portrayal of, and government response to, the 'knife crime epidemic' creates a distorted image of the reality on the ground, according to new research undertaken by the Institute of Race Relations.
Jul 3 2008
In the latest issue of the IRR's journal Race & Class, Hilary Rose and Steven Rose ask why and how a small Middle Eastern country has successfully positioned itself as 'European', even though it is in breach of Europe's humanitarian conventions and condemned by many UN resolutions.
Jul 12 2006
As EU leaders and their North African counterparts host a series of immigration summits, the European Race Bulletin seeks to establish what is really going on behind the scenes.
Aug 25 2005
The proposal, to deport Muslim clerics whose words foment violence or glorify terrorism (as indicated by Blair) is already being applied in other European countries. A report by the Institute of Race Relations on 'the Integration Debate' in Europe shows how deportations for 'speech crimes' has set back community relations and led to serious human rights violations.
Apr 11 2005
In the run-up to the election, the Conservative Party is proposing to remove all asylum seekers who exceed an annual quota of 20,000, whether or not their claims are valid. The Labour government has already set a target to deport more people each month than make new claims for asylum that go on to be rejected. Both policies are part of a 'target culture' which, when applied to asylum seekers, results in a clear and shameful pattern of human rights violations, according to a new report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).
Oct 6 2004
To mark Black History Month, the Institute of Race Relations has published a Black History section - including personal memoirs of Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois and Ed Scobie.
Oct 4 2004
The IRR publishes today a roll call of death of the 180 asylum seekers and undocumented migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK in the past fifteen years.
Sep 2 2004
The Institute of Race Relations publishes today a catalogue that details how hundreds of Muslims have been arrested under terrorism powers before being released without charge; how the special powers granted by parliament to tackle terrorism are being deployed in other spheres, such as in routine criminal investigations or in the policing of immigration; how the media have become 'embedded' in a process that leads to the stigmatisation of Muslims as terrorists.
Jul 26 2004
The self-inflicted death of a Ukrainian asylum seeker at Harmondsworth removal centre on 19 July would have gone unnoticed if it had not been for the subsequent eruption of large-scale violence forcing the closure of the centre and the dispersal of detainees to other detention centres and prisons.
Jul 29 2003
Governments count the numbers coming in. But who counts the numbers that do not make it?
Aug 14 2002
Stunning successes for European extreme-Right and anti-immigrant parties, particularly in France and the Netherlands, have shocked mainstream political parties and led to a vigorous debate about what should be done.