Dear IRR News subscriber,
As thousands of ordinary people across Europe offer food, clothing and shelter to the desperate refugees on their doorsteps, while EU politicians squabble about numbers to be accepted, we publish timely comments by the IRR’s Director to a recent meeting of members of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), warning that Europe’s mishandling of the refugee crisis was fuelling racism.
Jon Burnett examines the UK government’s workfare programme for young people and asks whether those from BAME communities are disproportionately affected. We also have a crowdfunding appeal from the Mikey Powell Campaign, which is raising funds for a Family Fund to help those affected by deaths in custody, and a bumper edition of the calendar of racism and resistance which covers key events across the UK and Europe over the last month.
IRR News team