Witness against torture
October 13, 2016 — Press release
Written by IRR News Team
The October 2016 of Race & Class leads with two very timely and politically-provoking articles on the international impact of securitisation.
Chandra Russo (of Colgate University, US) explores, through the protests of the group Witness Against Torture, how solidarity with those detained at Guantánamo has been maintained on US streets and how the plight of detainees can be linked to that of Black communities in the US ‘interior’. This can be downloaded free of charge for a limited time here. Joschka Fröschner writes on the way that development aid (taking an example from Germany) is now, under the impacts of neoliberalism and the war on terror, being channelled towards border control in the name of reducing security risk. He argues that this is not conventional development at all but better understood as biopolitics, or what he terms ‘the politics of pre-emption’. Read more from this analysis on the Race & Class blog, here.
The October 2016 issue of Race & Class includes:
- Witness Against Torture, Guantánamo and solidarity as resistance by Chandra Russo
- German development aid and the politics of pre-emption by Joschka Fröschner
- Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain by Jon Burnett
- The inversion of accountability by Frances Webber
- Submission from the IRR to the Labour Party Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, including Islamophobia by A. Sivanandan, Liz Fekete and Jenny Bourne
- Why Rhodes Must Fall by John Newsinger
- Germany: neo-Nazis and the market in asylum reception by Priska Komaromi
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