The January 2009 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Victoria Brittain’s powerful exposé of the rounding up, imprisonment without trial and indefinite house arrest of a number of Muslim men resident in the UK.
Besieged in Britain by Victoria Brittain
A syllabus of errors: Pope Benedict XVI on Islam at Regensburg by Ralph M. Coury
Zionism and Oriental Jews: a dialectic of exploitation and co-optation by Ehud Ein-Gil and Moshé Machover
Catching history on the wing: a conference report by Institute of Race Relations
Catching history on the wing: conference speech by A. Sivanandan
The Umma and the Dawla: the nation state and the Arab Middle East By TAMIM AL-BARGHOUTI reviewed by ELAINE HAGOPIAN
Poems from Guantánamo: the detainees speak Edited by MARC FALKOFF and The Guantánamo Files: the stories of the 774 detainees in America’s illegal prison By ANDY WORTHINGTON reviewed by Victoria Britain
Framing Geelani, Hanging Afzal: patriotism in the time of terror By NANDITA HAKSAR reviewd by Arun Kundnani
Socialist Joy in the Writings of Langston Hughes By JONATHAN SCOTT reviewed by Chris Searle
After Abolition: Britain and the slave trade since 1807 By MARIKA SHERWOOD reviewed by Danny Reilly
Chinese Whispers: the true story behind Britain’s hidden army of labour By HSIAO-HUNG PAI reviewed by Jenny Bourne
Race & Class is published quarterly, in January, April, July and October, by Sage Publications for the Institute of Race Relations; individual subscriptions are £27/$47, for four issues, with an introductory rate of £20/$35 for new subscribers.