Dear IRR News subscriber,
This week on IRR News, we publish Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain, examining the Immigration and Housing and Planning Bills 2015-16 currently going through parliament. It argues that together they will restructure the face of urban Britain, provide a pretext for the continued displacement of the marginalised, normalise a new ‘sus culture’ and undermine mechanisms to hold the government to account.
Paul Polansky remembers Romani rights activist Lubomir Zubak, the first person to publicly call for the removal of the pig farm built over the WWII Roma concentration camp at Lety, who died on 23 December 2015.
To mark International Women’s Day, Harmit Athwal suggests that it is women like Jayaben Desai, Kalben Patel and their fellow picketers from the Grunwick strike of 1976 that we should be remembering and honouring.
And finally, our regular calendar of racism, resistance and social justice, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe, can be viewed here.
IRR News team