IRR News 21 – 27 March 2014

IRR News 21 – 27 March 2014

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that there is now enough evidence to charge the three G4S officers involved in the death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010 with manslaughter. This week, we reflect on the lengths that the families of those who have died at the hands of the state have to travel to achieve any semblance of justice, and show how the odds are inevitably stacked against those seeking to expose what happened behind ‘closed doors’.

We also review resources by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), explaining that at a time when anti-racism in education is often being reduced to ‘cultural awareness’ projects, SRtRC’s direct tackling of racism is refreshing. And Maria Tjader argues that the Swedish media has bought into the myth-making of the far Right, buttressing the leader of the far-Right Sweden Democrats portrayal of himself as the victim of anti-white racism.

In news from across the UK, ‘neo-Nazi’ Ian Charles Forman has been found guilty of ‘engaging in conduct in the preparation of terrorist acts’, after police found bomb making equipment in his home. The man had saved images of mosques on his computer, describing them as ‘target one’ and ‘target two’. A damning report has found that immigration enforcement officers have been abusing their powers by making arrests without a warrant. And the Metropolitan police has been accused of failing to investigate death threats that have been made against Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Jon Burnett

Assistant Editor, IRR News

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