IRR News 14-20 September 2012

IRR News 14-20 September 2012

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, in a pathbreaking polemic, A. Sivanandan analyses how neoliberalism has transformed the state from serving the nation to serving global capital.

Ryan Erfani-Ghettani continues in his work examining the media and assesses the latest attack by the Daily Express on EU migrants. Frances Webber reports on the recent award given to Talha Ahsan for his poetry and we also reprint the statement from the Kick It Out campaign following the publication of a parliamentary report on racism in football.

In news from across the UK, a number of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were deported from the UK on a charter flight despite concerns that they could face torture on return. Capita has been awarded a £40 million contract to remove migrants who have overstayed their visas. And an independent panel set up to oversee the deportation of families from the UK has recommended that private security staff should be allowed to use force to restrain children who resist deportation.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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