Alternative voices on integration
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.
Jan 29 2015
A national campaign has been launched against a new Channel 4 series, Immigration Street.
Jul 21 2011
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.
Apr 6 2011
The Berlin organisation ReachOut has launched a campaign to rescind the 2003 Law on Neutrality that opened the way for the German states (Länder) to ban the headscarf.
Feb 11 2011
We reprint an open letter signed by over one hundred UK-based German students and academics critical of the format of the 'LSE German Symposium 2011 - Integration Debate' - in particular the invitation extended to Thilo Sarrazin and Henryk Broder.
Jan 20 2011
We publish below the founding statement of the Oury Jalloh International Independent Commission, a body of human rights lawyers set up in December 2010 to monitor the re-trial of a police officer involved in the death in custody of Oury Jalloh, which is set to last several months.
Jan 13 2011
A forthcoming documentary that explores the lives of Muslim women who wear the hijab is a must-see film, full of surprises.
May 6 2010
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).
Dec 2 2009
A ground-breaking civil rights conference, planned by and for young people in Yorkshire, went ahead despite claims that the local council placed difficulties in its path.
Nov 5 2009
In the UK, a number of innovative projects have been using film as a way of encouraging young people to look at their communities and engage with issues of identity and the meaning of heritage.
Oct 29 2009
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.