News

Calendar of racism and resistance (25 March – 8 April 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ELECTORAL AND PARTY POLITICS 25 March: The French interior minister asks the European Commission to revoke the funding of community organisation Alliance Citoyenne, which gained prominence through civil disobedience actions against the burkini ban in 2019, on the

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News

Remembering Nina Mühe

The IRR is saddened to hear of the death of our friend and colleague Nina Mühe. Nina had worked with IRR since 2007. She contributed to our 2008 report Integration, Islamophobia and Civil Rights in Europe and in 2010 co-authored, with me and Naima Bouteldja, the report Alternative Voices of Integration, writing the country reports

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Race & Class Blog

Cuba and Pan-Africanism – recovering historical moments

The author argues that the ideas of Marcus Garvey, Walter Rodney and Bob Marley provide ideologically connecting points in the assessment of cross-cultural connections between Cuba and the Caribbean. It was, for many years, post-Revolution, taboo to discuss ‘colour’ in Cuba. Fighting for a socialism to end poverty, ill-health and ignorance, against a backdrop of

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Comment

Safety or stigma? FGM safeguarding measures in the UK

  IRR News contributor Kaiisha Kukendra writes on the stigmatising impact of FGM safeguarding measures on Muslim families in the UK, who campaigners argue are being racially profiled, criminalised and over-policed. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a global human rights violation and severe form of gender-based violence against women and girls, itself a reflection of

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (12 – 25 February 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 16 February: For the second time in six months, the Spanish supreme court rules that displaced people in Spain’s north African territories of Ceuta and Melilla who are seeking asylum in

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (29 January – 11 February 2021)

  A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 27 January: NHS leaders warn the post-Brexit immigration system will result in a huge shortfall of care staff, with the NHS Confederation appealing for ministers to show ‘flexibility and pragmatism’

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Race & Class Blog

Thin Blue Line

How come there were police among the Capitol Hill insurgents? Two Race & Class authors, Jarrod Shanahan and Tyler Wall, explain the disorienting image of far-right protesters, including off-duty cops, holding the pro-police Thin Blue Line flag aloft as they clashed with on-duty Washington D.C. and Capitol police on 6 January. Their full analysis on

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Press Release

‘The violence of the system’: race, mental health, state violence

Cover of special issue on race, mental health, state violence

  At a time when mental health is often decontextualised from the structural violence experienced by the most vulnerable in society, this special issue of Race & Class shows how race, mental health and state violence intersect – in places of detention and incarceration, on the street, in mental health institutions, in counter-extremism policies and

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Race & Class Blog

Is Biden wrong to say this is NOT America?

Nancy Murray and Avery Gordon on the future of America

  With the inauguration of president Biden, the mainstream media are anxious to convince us that it’s business as usual in the US. The assault on the capitol building on 6 January does not necessarily expose the faultlines running through a deeply divided country, but Nancy Murray and Avery Gordon, two prominent political analysts of

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