IRR News 25 – 31 October 2013

IRR News 25 – 31 October 2013

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

With significant media attention focusing on the murder of Thavisha Lakindu Peiris in Sheffield earlier this week, we show how his death highlights the dangers facing BME workers in the night-time economy, and how this attack is the latest to have proved fatal.

We also describe how Gypsies in Thurrock are fighting eviction and harassment by local residents, and report on a march on Downing Street by the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) that took place at the weekend, the fifteenth such procession marking the deaths of loved ones in the custody of the state.

Chris Searle reviews a new book on Paul Robeson, meanwhile, which underscores the dangers of state surveillance and has pertinent lessons today.

In other news from across the UK, a charity has claimed that destitute asylum seekers are becoming so desperate that some people are resorting to self-harm. And a man in Exeter has been given a three-year jail sentence for a string of offences, including robbing two adults with learning difficulties and a sustained racist assault on a German language student which caused him to leave the country.

IRR News Team

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