News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (28 August – 10 September 2020)

  POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 26 August: A protest by a thousand people at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)-run Lipa migrant camp in Krajina, Bosnia, against a police beating of an unhoused migrant, is put down by Bosnian

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (14 August – 27 August 2020)

  POLICING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE For more information on policing and civil liberties issues follow @NETPOL @BigBrotherWatch @COVIDStateWatch and @libertyhq. 11 August: Liberty calls for South Wales police and other forces to stop using facial recognition technology after the Court of Appeal ruled that its use against civil liberties campaigner Ed Bridges breached privacy rights, and

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (29 July – 13 August 2020)

  BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS AND RELATED POLICING 29 July: The Black Protest Legal Support Group reports possible legal grounds to sue the police, citing the requirements imposed on people to leave a kettle, the use of facial recognition software and the related requirement for people to take off their face masks before being able

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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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Race & Class Blog

Movement for Black Lives: an interview with Barbara Ransby

  As we witness one of the largest uprisings in US history, led by Black working-class activists, Race & Class interviews Barbara Ransby, a US-based historian, feminist and longtime organiser, on the significance of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) uprisings across the US ignited by the murder of George Floyd.   This interview is

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News

Calendar of Racism and Resistance (1 – 14 July 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS 8 July: BLM protesters join a rally outside the Tudor Rose in Southall, the only black-owned and black-run music venue in west London, which the council wants to demolish in order to sell the

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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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