Dear IRR News subscriber,
As the UK bombing campaign of Syria begins, the fall-out will no doubt be experienced in terms of the further miltarisation of Europe’s borders, the creation of yet more refugees and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Already in the wake of the Paris tragedy and the conflation in the public mind of terrorist/refugee/Muslim, there has been a marked increase. And this week on IRR News, recent anti-Muslim attacks in the UK are examined in an overview highlighting key incidents and their context.
As the anniversary of the Race Relations Act 1965 approaches, we draw your attention to Jenny Bourne’s analysis of its impact in the fifty years since it was passed (published last month on IRR News). Marc Willers QC remembers Donald Kenrick, one of the UK’s foremost authorities on Romani Studies and a campaigner for Gypsy rights, who died last month. And our fortnightly calendar of racism and resistance, a resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlights key events in the UK and Europe.
Finally, for Christmas we are offering the DVD Struggles for Black Community for the low price of £10 (including p&p), order here.
IRR News team