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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Press Release

A watershed moment

Race & Class: A Watershed Moment

  The October issue of Race & Class contains key articles that make sense of the crises we are in – of COVID-19, of racist state violence and of global capitalism – and asks, is this a watershed moment? This year, the COVID-9 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter anti-racist upheaval have dominated the headlines

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Race & Class, July 2020

Covid 19 has, asserts the July issue of Race & Class, thrown into relief so many key issues: the essential frailty of advanced capitalism, the potential for the state to control the life and death of citizens, the nature of human solidarity and the way in which we desecrate the planet. Now is the time

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Press Release

IRR: Local authorities must probe police use of data analytics to map communities

For immediate release Local authorities and other partners in police safer neighbourhood teams should further probe possible racial profiling in policing, says the IRR today, after it emerged that five police forces, including the Metropolitan police, have used software that can be deployed to help identify whether different ethnic groups ‘specialise’ in particular types of

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (15 – 28 July 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS AND POLICING 17 July: Around 1,500 people protest in Berlin in support of BLM and to protest police brutality. (Deutsche Welle, 17 July 2020) 17 July: Anti-racist activists in Madrid hang a banner reading

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Comment

Two weeks of horror in Urban House: Wakefield Covid-19 outbreak

John Grayson uncovers the chaotic and terrifying reality behind official assurances as Covid-19 enters Urban House, continuing his investigation into the treatment of asylum seekers during the pandemic. ‘Death hovers over our heads here … Horror is everywhere’ – Resident of Urban House interviewed on BBC TV, 16 July Douglas, a professional worker from the Middle

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Comment

Taser trauma: an increasingly British phenomenon

  An IRR News researcher speaks to scholars and campaigners across the country about the disproportionate use of Tasers on over-policed BME communities, as the IOPC announces an inquiry into widespread police discrimination. On 4 May in Haringey, the police tasered Jordan Walker-Brown, a then 23-year-old black man they were trying to detain as he

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Interview

‘I’m from St Raphael’s estate’: an interview with George the Poet

IRR’s Jessica Perera continues her examination of the human cost of estate regeneration by talking about pride and potential with a north-west London poet. George Mpanga is a London-born spoken-word poet and host of the award-winning ‘Have you heard George’s Podcast?’ If you have not yet discovered the podcast, you might be more familiar with

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (17 June – 1 July 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS AND POLICE RESPONSE 18 June: In response to BLM protests, the head of the Belgian Federal police acknowledges that there have been ‘occasional slip-ups’ but denies that the force is institutionally racist. (Brussels Times,

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