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July 15, 2019
As the notion of a Green New Deal rapidly spreads as an answer to capitalism in US and UK media and political circles, our lead article in July 2019 asks if Green capitalism can propose a real solution to the ecological crisis and the human crises of poverty, austerity, immigration and racism.
April 25, 2019
When witnesses won't be silenced: citizens’ solidarity and criminalisation is a free downloadable briefing paper that looks at the dramatic increase in prosecutions from European states on humanitarian activists for their acts of solidarity with and assistance of displaced people.
April 2, 2019
The April 2019 issue of Race & Class shows how the reinvention of colonialism through the domination of digital technology and transnational flows of securitisation is being met by unique forms of resistance.
February 20, 2019
The London Clearances: Race, Housing and Policing is a background paper that looks at the impact of financialisation on local authority housing and its convergence with location-specific intensive and intrusive policing.
January 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.
November 19, 2018
The Embedding of State Hostility: a background paper on the Windrush scandal is a briefing that shows 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’.
October 15, 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.
July 4, 2018
Past oppressions are written into our statues, our architecture and our walls. This special issue of Race & Class brings a new perspective to reparatory history.
April 4, 2018
The April issue of Race & Class, examines the concept of ‘radicalisation’ that Arun Kundnani analysed in a path-breaking piece ‘Radicalisation: the journey of a concept’, some six years ago.
January 11, 2018
The January 2018 issue of Race & Class is now available.
January 9, 2018
An expansive investigation into the relationship between contemporary states and the far-right.
November 16, 2017
Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity is the product of a six-month research project into the hostile political and legal environment facing humanitarian actors who seek to protect life at Europe’s sea and land borders.
October 9, 2017
The October 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available.
July 13, 2017
The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).
April 18, 2017
The April 2017 Race & Class tackles two key current themes: the impact of Fox News in (mis)representing news and creating racist discourses, and the way in which Canadian ‘neoliberal multiculturalism’ is marginalising Arabs, Muslims and those in solidarity with Palestine.
January 12, 2017
The January 2017 issue of Race & Class features articles on how ultra-nationalism plays out in the EU, murals in Colombia, collusion in Northern Ireland and popular racism in Japan.
December 2, 2016
Racial violence and the Brexit state examines the link between the language and behaviour of perpetrators of racial violence, the rhetoric and policy pronouncements of politicians over recent years and the stigmatising frameworks of the media.
July 6, 2016
Race and class: the colour of struggle, 1950s-1980s, edited by Jenny Bourne, brings together the voices of unsung political heroes of the time, groundbreaking new research, and campaigning material from the archives, providing readers with key resources on Britain’s history of black anti-racist activism – especially relating to policing, racial violence, workers exploitation and immigration controls. Those who speak from its pages – mothers, workers, students, exiles – testify to the common experience of colonialism and racism which made Black the colour of their fight.
July 2, 2015
The July issue of Race & Class takes up three topical themes: the monetarisation of private information, the politics of film and the demonisation of ‘anti-racism’.
April 20, 2015
The latest issue of Race & Class includes articles on racial violence in Northern Ireland, Belgium's war on terror, the undocumented in Lesvos and Freedom on Rides in Palestine.
April 9, 2015
A new film of A. Sivanandan, in conversation with Colin Prescod, entitled Catching History on the Wing.
March 23, 2015
Background on 509 people from BAME, refugee and migrant communities who have died between 1991-2014 in suspicious circumstances in which the police, prison authorities or immigration detention officers have been implicated.
January 16, 2015
The latest issue of Race & Class focuses on Crime and Punishment.
October 16, 2014
The October issue of Race & Class, ‘Memory and hope’, contains the views of Kashmiri scholars and activists on the country's history and possibilities for peace and autonomy. Guest edited by anthropologist Shubh Mathur, the articles in this issue draw upon new voices and new research which have transformed understandings of the conflict, placing the Kashmiri experience centre stage, rather than the competing narratives of Indian and Pakistani territorial and nationalist ambitions.
September 4, 2014
Sweden's counter-extremism model and the stigmatising of anti-racism critiques the Swedish model of countering the far Right and asks why Sweden's ministry of justice is increasingly at loggerheads with a younger generation's anti-racist values.