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28 July 2021
Australia has long been held up as a particularly repressive immigration system, and has served as an inspiration for both Labour and Conservative governments in Britain
3 February 2021
The dilapidated Napier army barracks in Folkestone became the home of 400 asylum seekers five months ago
17 June 2020
'Sitting in Limbo' is a powerful and moving real-life drama. It shows the trauma of Anthony Bryan, a member of the Windrush generation, as he struggles against removal from Britain
24 October 2018
The unprecedented refugee crisis continues to affect millions of innocent people across the globe. One person is displaced every two seconds.
4 July 2018
Fight for jobs, homes and services for all: Isn't it a coincidence that none of those dying in the Mediterranean have been super-wealthy members of the elite?
20 June 2018
Recent reports show there is an increase in the number of suicides among refugees in the UK. The latest additions to that number are three teenage refugees from Eritrea who have taken their own lives in London.
23 May 2018
Lawyers from the Public Interest Law Unit (PILU) have submitted a formal complaint against St Mungo's, one of the leading homelessness charities in the UK, for its work in colluding with the Home Office to illegally deport homeless EEA (European Economic Area) nationals
23 May 2018
A recent Refugee Action report (bit.ly/2GFCd1y188/) reveals how those who flee persecution or war are systematically mistreated by the Home Office, notorious for implementing Theresa May's "hostile environment" for migrants
4 April 2018
Detainees waved back after protesters chanted, drummed and kicked on the metal fences - the mood became more solemn as they spoke and led chanting from within via loudspeaker
28 March 2018
Bristol University Socialist Students recently organised a Sudanese lunch, all cooked by Kaba, someone who has been through the asylum process, writes Rob Alexander, Bristol Socialist Students.
24 January 2018
For the past year and a half the Tory government has been waging a war against European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, including locking up those citizens en masse, without charge and indefinitely. Not in the mainstream news? Of course not, those affected were largely from eastern Europe and were homeless.
29 November 2017
Tamil asylum seekers have formed the Refugee Rights Campaign to fight for their rights
15 November 2017
End assaults on inmates: Thousands of young people have been harmed while being 'restrained' by officers in secure facilities
30 November 2016
Hunger strikes and suicides have increased dramatically in British detention centres. A Freedom of Information request showed that out of an estimated 7,500 detainees over three months, 218 were on hunger strike. 109 had attempted suicide, with 649 on suicide watch.
2 November 2016
The refugee crisis in Europe is one of many examples of the brutal, cruel character of Theresa May's Tory government and the profit-driven capitalist system
2 November 2016
"I was encouraged to work - for £1 an hour" Tamil Solidarity activist Nandan, who recently spent several weeks in a Home Office detention centre, spoke to the Socialist about his experience of organising against the exploitation of inmates and the campaign to fight for refugee rights.
28 September 2016
While the media hails the 'successes' of black politicians and celebrities, the reality facing the majority of black people is very different.
21 September 2016
Refugee rights campaigners took part in a 'Refugees Welcome' demonstration on 17 September which demanded many democratic rights for refugees
27 July 2016
On 22 July Sheffield's first Black Lives Matter demo took place
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