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  • Gavan Titley 15:00 on March 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Racism UN Durban conference   

    Let’s take the politics out of racism… 

    twohands_miniby Gavan Titley

    According to a report in The Irish Times yesterday, there is widespread ‘concern’ that the upcoming Durban Review conference in Geneva, designed to follow up on the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in September 2001, is being jeopardised by the desire among activists for justice for Palestine to ‘politicise’ the event. According to the report, Canada and Israel have already withdrawn from the conference, and the US, the EU and Australia have signalled their intent to withdraw if Israel is ‘targeted’, and if, according to a US spokesperson, ‘any country or conflict is singled out’.   (More …)

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  • mcincrisis 12:08 on March 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    “Anglian soldiers go to hell” 

    Troops and protesters

    Troops and protesters

    Two people were arrested following a protest during a homecoming parade of troops in Luton, England on Tuesday March 10, 2009. Debates on Thursday March 12 in the House of Commons denounced the protest as they have been denounced across the mainstream media. Beyond the obvious and perennial questions about the legitimacy of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan themselves and the rapidly eroding right to free speech in the UK, two points can be noted. (More …)

     
  • mcincrisis 15:38 on March 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: education, Film, France,   

    The Class

    The Class

    The Laurent Cantet film, The Class, far from confronting the institutionalised discrimination around which national educational systems are structured, reperpetuates the racist hierarchies that some would like to read it as challenging argues Alana Lentin here

     
  • mcincrisis 12:19 on March 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Special Issue 

    culturalstudiesA special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies on Questioning the European ‘Crisis of Multiculturalism’ has been accepted for publication (to appear in early 2011). This special issue will be a collection of papers produced by participants of this project. For further details, please view the abstracts page.

     
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