IRR News (25 February – 9 March 2017)

IRR News (25 February – 9 March 2017)

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

Two weeks ago Irene Clennell, a woman with a 27-year marriage to a British citizen, British children and a British grandchild, was deported to Singapore. The case has caused outrage. But as Frances Webber shows on IRR News this week, it is no aberration. Rather, it is the inevitable outcome of the ‘assault on family migration’ that has been ramping up since 2010, and looks set to expand in the future.

We also review the excellent ‘We are the lions’ exhibition and commemoration project, on the 1970s Grunwick strike and its impact. Closing on 26 March, ‘We are the lions’ teaches ‘new generations the importance of action and solidarity’.

Our regular calendar of racism and resistance, a fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, is available here.

And finally, we would we like to remind you that South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) is organising a demonstration outside Morton Hall detention centre on Saturday, 11 March. Details are here.

IRR News team

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