A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.
Jan 7 2019
This week, the IRR publishes a memorial issue of Race & Class celebrating the lifework of the late Barbara Harlow, Solidarity here and everywhere.
Jan 3 2019
To mark the anniversary of the death of A. Sivanandan, the IRR examines how useful his ideas are for unravelling the recent turn in the UK to the concept of unconscious bias.
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
IRR's Sophia Siddiqui has a discussion with Amrit Wilson, an activist and writer, whose seminal book Finding a Voice: struggles of South Asian women has just been republished, forty years later.
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.
Oct 10 2018
The October 2018 issue of Race & Class brings together pieces on racialising domestic violence, #Grime4Corybyn, the rebranding of C.L.R. James for a neoliberal era and memorial tributes to A. Sivanandan.
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.
Sep 6 2018
A seminal radical black feminist text, first published in 1985, which tells the story of black women’s experiences in Britain, has now been republished by Verso, at a time when we need it more than ever.