Alternative voices on integration
Dec 6 2018
Frances Webber explains why Corporate Watch's 'The UK border regime: a critical guide' is an essential resource for activists.
At least 99 humanitarian volunteers and anti-deportation activists have been placed under criminal investigation or prosecuted so far in 2018
Nov 20 2018
Slide show explaining the first 50 years of the Institute of Race Relations history from its creation in 1952 as part of Chatham House, to its take over by staff in 1972 and transformation into an anti-racist 'think tank'.
Nov 19 2018
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) publishes today a background paper showing how the injustices meted out to the Windrush generation are not anomalies but the logical result of an immigration system that, over many years, has weaponised the idea of ‘the illegal immigrant’.
Nov 8 2018
Meena Masood, Seán Binder's partner and member of #FreeHumanitarians, calls for solidarity and support for the three humanitarians arrested and detained in Greece since August.
Sep 21 2018
The coordinator of the IRR’s Black History Collection digs deep into the archive and shows how public opinion is constructed
Sep 7 2018
Below we reproduce the speech given by human rights lawyer Frances Webber to the meeting ‘Confronting Racism in the UK: a return to collective principles’, organised by the Monitoring Group at Conway Hall on 6 September.
Jul 19 2018
A review on a powerful exhibition at the British Library on the relationship between Britain and the Caribbean post-Windrush, which refuses to take the usual UK-centric approach.
Catriona Jarvis and Syd Bolton, co-convenors of the Last Rights project, celebrate real progress in the struggle for dignified treatment for migrants who lose their lives, with the signing in Lesbos of the Mytilini Declaration in May.
Mar 13 2018
We reproduce below the speech of Riz Hussain, director of Jawaab, a movement of grassroots voices, at the launch on 7 March of Jawaab’s report Voices of Young Muslims: Building a society free from Islamophobia.
Mar 13 2018
At the 7 March launch of Jawaab’s report Voices of Young Muslims, Nadia Hasan gave a speech celebrating the political activism of Khadija Saye, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, and questions the media’s decontextualised response to her death.
Mar 8 2018
On Wednesday 14 March, fifteen anti-deportation activists go on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court for endangering airport security at Stansted airport. IRR News interviewed author and academic Luke de Noronha (LdN), spokesperson for the End Deportations campaign, about the case.
Apr 21 2016
Below we reproduce an excerpt from an article in the April 2016 issue of Race & Class, 'The deradicalisation of education: terror, youth and the assault on learning'.
Oct 22 2015
An edited version of a speech given by the director of the Collectif Contre l’ Islamophobie en France at the joint IRR/CCIF seminar 'Securitisation, Schools and Preventing Extremism'
Aug 27 2015
In observations made at a side-meeting of the 87th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the IRR's director warned that Europe's mishandling of the refugee crisis is fuelling racism.
Apr 23 2015
A group of activists are creatively protesting against the effects of the Immigration Act 2014 on migrants' access to NHS services.
Mar 26 2015
The IRR publishes a disturbing new report, Unwanted, unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, revealing the extent of Europe’s departure from its vaunted humanitarian ideals.