IRR News 6-12 September 2013

IRR News 6-12 September 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, we’d like to draw your attention to two meetings the IRR is holding in October. The first, on Thursday 3 October ‘Bad news for refugees’ is a conversation between Greg Philo and Frances Webber, on media coverage and government policy on asylum issues. The second, on Thursday 17 October is the launch of a new book, Footprints, a collection of poems by radical black poet Peter Blackman.

We have reports on the acquittal of two protestors who occupied the roof of the G4S HQ in 2012 and on a vigil that marked the tenth anniversary of Mikey Powell’s death who died after being restrained by police in Birmingham in 2003.

In news from across the UK, 286 anti-fascists were arrested at the weekend in Tower Hamlets following the EDL’s attempts to march through the area. And two EDL leaders have appeared in court in connection with an attempt, earlier this year, to march through Tower Hamlets following the death of Lee Rigby. And a Scottish student who lashed out after ‘prolonged and horrific racist bullying’ at school has been given a year’s supervision and 130 hours of unpaid work.


Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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