Violence and harassment
Apr 1 2020
Before the Covid-19 lockdown in France the Gilets Noirs, the headline-grabbing protest movement of sans-papiers in France, were continuing to break new ground and finding exciting ways to sustain their effort through the innovative ‘solidarity pot’.
Mar 26 2020
A review of differential policies towards different populations draws attention to the ways in which civil society is mobilising to demand protection and an end to the stigmatisation of those with no escape from infection.
Mar 26 2020
The appalling, overcrowded, unhygienic housing offered to some asylum seekers and their young children is putting them at especial risk of Covid-19. A refusal of insanitary accommodation leads to threats of homelessness. John Grayson of South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group investigates the reality in Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.
Mar 26 2020
Below we publish a round up of race and civil liberties issues related to coronavirus in the UK and Europe. See our regular calendar of racism and resistance here.
Feb 26 2020
How can the Mayor of London’s approach to knife crime work, when the structural causes of knife crime are not being fully addressed? A review of recent government and GLA initiatives.
Feb 13 2020
Across Europe, humanitarian activists and undocumented people are organising collectively and speaking up for their rights, in the face of increased state repression. In Norway we see another example of this action being prosecuted even as the Government considers a one-off residence amnesty.
Jan 30 2020
The government’s bifurcated approach to racial equality is deepening fissures in our movements with anti-racism emerging as a key site of struggle
Jan 16 2020
What will be the ramifications of the Conservative government’s policies, as set out in the December Queen’s Speech, for BAME communities and all those fighting for racial justice, both domestically and internationally?
Nov 28 2019
Elephant and Castle is London’s gentrification ‘ground zero’ – where a blueprint for other large scale regeneration projects is to be made.
Nov 21 2019
Since IRR News last reported on Denmark’s ‘ghetto package’, presented to parliament in March 2018 to regulate life in the so-called ‘hard ghettos’ of Mjølnerparken in Copenhagen, Gadehavegård in Høje-Taastrup, Vollsmose in Odense and Gellerupparken/Toveshøj in Aarhus, Denmark has had a general election.
Nov 20 2019
The death of a Kenyan woman has stirred anger about the treatment of women and asylum seekers in Germany.