IRR News 27 June – 3 July 2014

IRR News 27 June – 3 July 2014

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week IRR News focuses on the media. We draw your attention to the latest broadcast of Race & Class radio; Avery Gordon is joined by guests Bill Rolston, discussing the mural paintings of Gaza, and Sabrina Alimahomed on Homeland Security and private profit in the US.

We also have news on three new initiatives. We review a new activist video by the Swedish group Line 17 Against Racism attacking the equation of anti-racism with extremism. We also highlight Jimmy McGovern’s moving drama on joint enterprise laws to be premiered on BBC1 this weekend and next week’s the British Film Institute event on the campaigning films made by Ken Fero of Migrant Media.

In news from across the UK, an inquest has found that Brian Dalrymple, an American tourist, died as a result of natural causes contributed to by neglect at Colnbrook immigration removal centre. The family of Cherry Groce have heard a police officer apologise for shooting their mother in 1985 in Brixton in a bungled police raid. And the Met police are insistent that corruption played no part in the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence who was killed in a racist attack in 1993.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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