IRR News 18-24 May 2012

IRR News 18-24 May 2012

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

Monday’s meeting, Resistance: the best Olympics spirit, at which John Carlos spoke was inspiring, video of speakers at the meeting can be viewed here.

And those inspired by John Carlos, should also read a lovely tribute to a life-long campaigner for equality, Gerry German, written by Hugh Muir in the Guardian.

We also report on a new publication, Jon Burnett assesses new research by Medical Justice that shows the UK Border Agency’s ‘contempt for torture survivors’ and Ryan Erfani-Ghettani reviews a new film by young people on the history of black theatre.

And in news from across the UK, two men and a teenage girl have gone on trial in Scotland charged with the culpable murder of a pensioner during a racist attack. A police officer accused of allegedly racially abusing Mauro Demetrio in August 2011 appeared in court and another police officer, an off-duty special constable, has been fined for a racially aggravated offence after racially abusing a rail worker.


Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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