Dear IRR News subscriber,
This week on IRR News, in a comprehensive analysis of the way private companies in Germany are employing neo-Nazis to work in refugee reception centres, Priska Komaromi shows how lives are put at risk when the care of asylum seekers is handed over to the free market.
We reproduce a speech given at the eleventh Annual Huntley Conference, by Ryan Erfani-Ghettani, on the IRR’s Black History Collection and the importance of archives in signposting the past and future. And also, we review Pit Props, a new radical, anthology highlighting the links between music, politics and protest during the miners’ strike.
Throughout March, the IRR’s journal Race & Class is free to access online. Register through Sage Publications here.
On 14 April, we are giving away past copies of Race & Class, Race, CARF, IRR books (1958-1974) and various miscellaneous magazines, leaflets and posters. Materials can be picked up from the IRR’s office between 2 and 7pm, although libraries and archives that might need more time to view materials are invited to contact us and make an advance visit if necessary. Details are here, and although the materials are free, donations will be gratefully received.
We’d like to draw your attention to Grunwick 40’s crowdfunding campaign, to install a mural, develop and exhibition and hold a conference to celebrate the bravery of the Grunwick strikers.
And finally, our regular calendar of racism, resistance and social justice, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe, can be viewed here.
IRR News team