Sep 4 2014
A new Open Society Foundations research project on Europe’s white working class provides a welcome corrective to those who champion the class as a victim of immigration while colluding in the abandonment of working-class areas.
Jul 24 2014
A timely pamphlet aimed primarily at French trades unionists provides an opportunity to reflect on the FN's growing appeal to working-class voters.
May 29 2014
Racist violence in Europe is sustained by cultures of impunity, as reports by Amnesty International, and Médecins du Monde and the Greek Council for Refugees make clear.
Nov 21 2013
Anti-extremism frameworks, popular in policy and academic circles, are masking the multi-dimensional and pan-European nature of contemporary fascism and the role of the state.
Jul 23 2013
Campaigners say police harassment sparked the 'riots' at Trappes.
Jun 14 2012
The victim of a vicious Islamophobic attack awaits the verdict of a Versailles appeal court after his alleged attackers, one a known violent racist, were acquitted.
Apr 28 2010
As Belgium and France move to ban the burqa, the IRR European Race Audit (ERA) publishes today a briefing paper on 'The background to the French parliamentary commission on the burqa and niqab'.
Feb 11 2010
The IRR European Race Audit (ERA) publishes today two briefing papers on the Swiss referendum against minarets and the ways in which direct democracy can be hijacked by the extreme Right.
Mar 5 2009
An interview with Boualem Azahoum, an activist with DiverCités and El Ghorba in Lyon.
Mar 5 2009
An interview with Zahra Ali, president of Al Houda, a Muslim women's organisation.
Jun 5 2008
A death in police custody in south-east France is causing community concern.
Jul 12 2006
In debates surrounding the complex social, political and economic situation that France is facing, the far Right has continued to exercise its political voice. Yet young people from the banlieues (suburbs), many of whom are affected by racism and discrimination as part of their everyday lives, suffer from a dearth of political representation and are depicted as anomic, apolitical 'casseurs' - thugs intent on destroying the very fabric of French society rather than developing their own political voice.
Jan 18 2006
Excerpts from 'France: the riots and the Republic' an article which will be published in Race & Class, April, 2006.
May 1 2003
Calais residents who dare to help asylum seekers in northern France are being criminalised by the French authorities, according to the Kent Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers.
Apr 1 1997
According to the National Coordination of Sans Papiers, the movement of undocumented workers, 'This struggle is becoming a central issue in French politics and life.'