What’s new at www.ihrc.org.uk?

What’s new at www.ihrc.org.uk?


  1. Intro
  2. Alerts
  3. Press Releases
  4. Briefings
  5. IHRC in media
  6. Multimedia
  7. Events
  8. Shop

1.       Intro

Following  the hate arson attack that burnt down an Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill, UK, IHRC have raised their concerns once more about the lack of seriousness from law enforcement about protecting Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim.  We had already warned the police that anti-Muslim hatred has been spreading across the country since the Woolwich murder with a wave of attacks against Muslims, mosques and perceived Muslim targets, and asked for their appropriate response.

Meanhwile, we also held two major vigils against Zionist oppression. One countering the celebration of 65 Years of Israel, and the second to call on G4S shareholders to divest from its Israeli ventures. 

More details on these as well as our other events, campaigns, research and advocacy.

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2.            Alerts

Essential Readings Pack: The Americas Part 1

Looking for some key texts on US supremacism, its history and current crises and the dangers it poses for the rest of the world?  IHRC Bookshop has put together a pack of key readings from Malcolm X. Sylviane A. Diouf, Vinay Lal, Emmanuel Todd and Frederic F. Clairmont.

Action Alert: UK / Palestine / Israel – Protest against G4S complicity in the torture of Palestinian children

IHRC urged campaigners and activists to protest against G4S outside the G4S AGM for their provision of expertise and security systems to Israeli prisons, and their complicity in the detention and torture of Palestinian children. G4S’s shareholders must be reminded not to put their profits above human rights violations and that they must use their influence to pressure G4S to terminate all its contracts and business dealings with Israel.

Action Alert: Bahrain – Demand an end to torture of the prominent figures of the Bahraini uprising

The administration of Bahrain’s Jau prison continues to deny the prominent figures of the Bahrain uprising their basic human rights. Furthermore, they have prevented them from family visits and for more than two consecutive months have deprived them of health care and their other basic hygiene needs, unless they bow down to the prison’s conditions, which specifically requires them to wear the uniform of criminal prisoners.

IHRC requests campaigners and supporters to write letters and emails to their country’s foreign minister and the UN.

3.            Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: IHRC is not surprised at the Arson attack on a Mosque in London – We warned the police

Following the attack on a mosque in Muswell Hill, London, IHRC released a Press Release to condemn the actions of the police for not doing enough to prevent incidents like this from happening

4.            Briefings

The Final Statement of the 11th Palestinians in Europe Conference – Brussels

The 11th Palestinians in Europe Conference ended in Brussels, on Saturday, 18th May 2013. The conference was convened under the title, “Signs of Return is blossoming”. Thousands of Palestinians participated in the annual event, which was attended by delegations from various European countries. You can read the briefing from the event here –

5.            IHRC in Media

6.           Multimedia

VIDEO : Black Star, Crescent Moon: an Evening with Sohail Daulatzai

On the 5th of June 2013, IHRC invited Professor Sohail Daulatzai join us to talk about his new book.

Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America traces the interactions between the Black radical imagination and the Muslim Third World from the 1950s to the present.

Sohail Daulatzai is associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Program in African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is coeditor of Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic.

You can watch the full show here

PICTURES: A Photo Gallery from a vigil opposing the 65 Year celebrations of Israel in Trafalgar Square, London

7.            Events

Book Launch: Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict by Katy P. Sian

We are delighted to launch Katy P. Sian’s courageous book that challenges racialised communities to critically look at their conceptualisations of each other. 

In Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict: Mistaken Identities, Forced Conversions and Postcolonial Formations, Sian provides a critical investigation into Sikh and Muslim conflict in the postcolonial setting

  • Date – 26 June 2013
  • Time – 6.45pm (GMT+1)
  • Venue – IHRC Bookshop (also streaming live on www.ihrc.tv)

8.            Shop

The IHRC on-line shop shop.ihrc.org now accepts Paypal payments.

On offer this week Sohail Daulatzai’s Black Star, Crescent Moon for £19.40 http://shop.ihrc.org/black-star-crescent-moon-sohail-daulatzai.  To find out more about the book, listen to Daulatzai speaking at the IHRC Bookshop this week here

The DVD, 500 Years Later looks at the legacy of enslavement and colonialism and the effects that carry on until today £15

Don’t forget to get your copy of The Prisoners’ Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag edited by Norma Hashim.  IHRC is delighted to be the publisher of a new edition available here

This is an invaluable work that brings home the reality of detention in Israeli prisons £5

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