IRR News 29 March-4 April 2013

IRR News 29 March-4 April 2013

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, the April issue of Race & Class is out and contains a special section: ‘Cuts, crime and racialisation’, which examines how neoliberalism in a time of austerity, is changing the nature of racism and criminal justice. And we publish the latest briefing paper from the European Research Programme, State intelligence agencies and the far Right: A review of developments in Germany, Hungary and Austria, which suggests that far from clamping down on growing fascism, some of the tactics of security services are enhancing conditions for its growth.

We also have reports on a Stop G4S convergence taking place this weekend; a new legal ruling which reveals more evidence of contempt for the mentally ill in immigration detention and how the far Right has been targeting Islamic events.

In news from across the UK, a self-confessed fascist was appointed as the manager of Sunderland in the same week that new research found that racism at football matches is still ‘commonplace’. And Associated Press has announced that its stylebook no longer sanctions the use of the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the description of people as ‘illegal’.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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