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Child Q – a defining moment for schools

We publish a resource on the case of Child Q including a solidarity statement from Gus John, former director of education in Hackney, author of The Case for a Learner’s Charter for Schools (2010), founder of the Black Parents’ Association Manchester, and current chair of the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN). No case involving police in

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Fortnightly Bulletin

War and refugee flight: finding the common thread

IRR News 4 – 17 March 2022 Both the reporting of the war and the treatment of Roma, African and Middle Eastern students and other minorities on all sides of the Ukrainian border, have focused attention on the different responses to victims of war depending on their skin colour, heritage, religion, or region of origin,

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (2 – 16 March 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 3 March: The EU triggers an exceptional temporary protection scheme to host Ukrainian refugees, via a 2001 EU directive never been used, paving the way for rapid

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Press Release

IRR50: harnessing the spirit of transformation

  2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the radical transformation of the IRR. This year, we will be celebrating our history, past, present and future with a series of events, projects and activities as part of IRR50. The Extraordinary General Meeting of staff and members on 18 April 1972 changed the direction and relevance of

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (16 February – 2 March 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 15 February: The Welsh Parliament votes to reject the Nationality and Borders Bill, saying it fundamentally undermines Wales’ ‘nation of sanctuary’ vision and interferes with Wales’ devolved

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Fortnightly Bulletin

War, borders and civilisational racism

IRR News 16 February – 2 March 2022 At least one million people have now fled Ukraine, but the response of the British government to their situation has been shameful. Not surprisingly, the fallout for the UK and Europe from the brutal Russian invasion and bombing of Ukraine dominates our regular calendar of racism and

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Comment

Observing injustice?

  A member of the NHS Confederation’s BME Leadership Network warns that ‘race reductionism’ and the ‘inverse care law’ may well prevent the implementation of changes demanded by the recent review of ethnic inequalities in health provision. The recent report of the Race and Health Observatory rapid review of ethnic inequalities in healthcare[i] describes significant

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (2 – 16 February 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 1 February: The Norwegian authorities finally grant permanent residence to 19-year-old Mustafa Hasan, stating that the immigration agency and the appeals commissions had not adequately considered the

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Fortnightly Bulletin

Strike action: Race and class faultlines exposed

IRR News 3 – 17 February 2022 This week, the IRR signed an open letter protesting a temporary High Court injunction against the United Voices of the World Union. This unprecedented legal intervention was aimed at suppressing strike action by outsourced security guards at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), prohibiting them from ‘waving banners’, ’vigorous

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (19 January – 2 February 2022)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP Asylum and migrant rights 19 January: The High Court rules that Home Office procedures for conducting fast-track age assessment of newly-arrived asylum seekers, involving detention of young people and without established

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