IRR News 29 August – 4 September 2014

IRR News 29 August – 4 September 2014

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

If anti-racism means anything, it means daily engagement in community life, hard-graft at a street level, to win people over from the politics of division and populist scapegoating. This week on IRR News we focus on several European initiatives that put ‘whiteness’ under the microscope. In two IRR Briefing Papers published this week, Liz Fekete takes apart the Swedish model for countering the far Right and warns of the risks posed by the importation of Swedish and German Exit programmes for white supremacists to the UK. And a welcome Open Society Foundation’s research project on white working-class communities in six European cities, provides Jon Burnett with an opportunity to reflect on the way in which the New Right champions the white working class as victims of immigration, while colluding in the neoliberal abandonment of working-class areas.

We also, have our new look external news – presented as a calendar of race and resistance, highlighting key stories from the last week

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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