Transnational repression

Transnational repression

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Written by: Race & Class


The latest issue of Race & Class traces transnational connections: the repression of Black Power in Britain and the Caribbean; the offshoring of refugees from Denmark to Rwanda; and culture wars travelling from the US to the UK.

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In the cover article in the latest issue, post-doctoral researcher Ben Gowland exposes the British state’s involvement in the transnational repression of Black Power in the Caribbean in the late 1960s and early 1970s through analysing foreign office archival documents. He argues that the suppression of Black Power in the Caribbean was mirrored in the domestic suppression of the British Black Power movement, with militancy met with intense police and state repression on both sides of the Atlantic.

As border externalisation comes increasingly into focus across Europe, with the UK government attempting to send people seeking asylum to Rwanda and a similar plan being backed by all main political parties in Denmark, researcher Sigrid Corry’s Commentary on the rise of the Danish deportation archipelago could not be more timely. She investigates recent plans for the offshoring and externalisation of the Danish border that attempt to expel an unwanted population through an increasingly carceral border regime. Border regimes are also the subject of former human rights barrister Frances Webber’s crucial Commentary on the ‘racialisation of citizenship’ that reveals how changes to citizenship law in Britain have created a contingent, disposable and second-class citizenship for ethnic minorities.

Another increasingly topical issue in the latest issue is explored in ‘Who is behind the “war on woke”: an interview with Ralph Wilson and Isaac Kamola’. As manufactured culture wars and anti-woke campaigns are firmly part of the mainstream in the UK, IRR director Liz Fekete interviews the two authors of Free Speech and Koch Money: manufacturing a campus culture war in order to draw out possible lessons to apply in the UK and elsewhere.






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The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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