Dear IRR News subscriber,
The latest Race & Class radio broadcast is now available to download, featuring Avery Gordon’s interview with Phil Scraton on the Hillsborough disaster and the struggle for justice.
In other news, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has outlined the parameters of its investigation into the death of Leon Briggs, which happened in police custody in Luton one month ago. Research has found that employment inequalities measured by ethnicity have barely changed over the last twenty years, with Black Caribbean men nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than white British men. And the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan has been told by an eye witness that he had a phone in his hand rather than a gun when he was shot dead by police in 2011.
Finally, if you are looking for a Christmas present, the IRR is offering for £10 (plus P&P) Catching History on the Wing, a collection of A. Sivanandan’s writings over the last forty years, as well as one of two back issues of Race & Class for free, featuring key interventions by him and essays in his honour.