IRR News (3 – 16 November 2017)

IRR News (3 – 16 November 2017)

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

No one should be stigmatised, harassed or prosecuted for saving lives at sea or assisting weary and displaced people at a border. This week, the IRR launches its new report Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity which charts the hostile political and legal environment facing humanitarian actors who seek to protect life at Europe’s land and sea borders. On 4 December, we will be discussing the report with colleagues from Watch The Med and Médecins Sans Frontières. We invite you to join us for this launch event – but please note that registration for this meeting is essential, as space is limited.

Also, this week, John Grayson continues his series of investigations into the appalling conditions which those asylum seekers who make it to the West are forced to accept. This week he examines the conditions in South Yorkshire’s privately contracted housing.

If you want to know more about the policies which are helping to produce so many refugees, do listen to the interview that Arun Kundnani carried out with journalist Anand Gopal and filmmaker Madiha Tahir about Trump and Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

And finally, our regular calendar of racism and resistance, a fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, is available here.

IRR News Team

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