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EU member states, in criminalising humanitarians, are feeding Europe’s far Right

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) publishes today research showing that EU member states are using laws, aimed at traffickers and smugglers, to criminalise those acting out of humanitarian motives. The rhetoric of EU politicians and its border force, Frontex, may be fuelling far-right extremism, it IRR warns. It has written to the European Commission

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Resisting racialisation

How, asks the October 2017 issue of Race & Class, are societies attempting to corral non-white surplus populations, especially when they resist their racialisation?  A. Naomi Paik, an expert on US imperialism and incarceration, examines the ways in which the current US cities’ sanctuary movement (for new migrants) opposes the Trump regime and how it

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Against ‘law and order’ lockup

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 July 2017 issue of Race & Class leads with a double-length narrative history of the little known New York City jail riots of the 1970s which predated that at

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Narratives that marginalise: from Ferguson to Palestine

The April 2017 Race & Class tackles two key current themes: the impact of Fox News  in (mis)representing news and creating racist discourses, and the  way in which Canadian  ‘neoliberal multiculturalism’ is marginalising  Arabs, Muslims and those in solidarity with Palestine. Colleen Mills, researcher into racism and hate crime at John Jay College of Criminal

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Racial violence and the Brexit state

In a pioneering study published today, the IRR takes a fresh look at the nature of racial hate crimes since the referendum. Through a detailed examination of cases on the IRR’s unique database it establishes a link between the language and behaviour of perpetrators of such violence, the rhetoric and policy pronouncements of politicians over

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