The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).
The issue leads with a double-length narrative history of the little known New York City jail riots of the 1970s which predated that at Attica. Toussaint Losier, assistant professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, examines the roles of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords in organising revolts alongside working-class detainees suffering preventive detention because they were too poor to afford bail, the response from Mayor John Lindsay and the winning of unprecedented bail review hearings. Though short-lived, these events shed light on the contested legacy of preventive detention, a crucial strategic reminder amidst today’s resurgence in ‘law and order’ rhetoric and practice. Read here.
- Against ‘law and order’ lockup: the 1970 NYC jail rebellions by Toussaint Losier
- Europe’s unknown war by Frances Webber
- ‘To unite as one’: resisting slum clearance in Freemans Bay, 1951–1968 by Cybèle Locke
- Xeno-racism and the scourge of Roma school exclusion by Chris Searle
- From plantation to proletariat: Raizals in San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina by Wilhelm Londoño and Pablo Alonso González
- Remixing Reggaetón: the cultural politics of race in Puerto Rico by Petra Rivera-Rideau (Jennifer Williams)
- Free Movement and Beyond: agenda setting for Brexit Britain by Kate Hudson (Liz Fekete)
- November by Christopher Woodall (Chris Searle)
- Labour and the Decolonization Struggle in Trinidad and Tobago by Jerome Teelucksingh (Marika Sherwood)
- What Did You Do During the War? The last throes of the British pro-Nazi Right, 1940–45 by Richard Griffiths (John Newsinger)
- Pitched Battle: in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia by Larry Writer (Braham Dabscheck)
- Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy by Jerry Harris (Cliff Durand)
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