Channel refugees need help not hate

By Dave Stockton The Tories and the right wing tabloids are back at work after the midwinter break: stoking up racism. Their target is the 200 or so refugees who have crossed the English Channel since November, to claim their internationally recognised right to asylum. Harsh measures by British and French border authorities have made … Continue reading Channel refugees need help not hate

The Central American Migrant Caravan: Let Them In!

By Tobi Hansen They have been on the road since October 12, a “caravan” of more than 7,000 refugees from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, heading for Tijuana on the US-Mexican border. Now they have reached southern Mexico. They have chosen this course of action because they no longer see any hope of a minimally … Continue reading The Central American Migrant Caravan: Let Them In!

Libya’s silent, deadly suffering

By Jaqueline Singh WHILE within Fortress Europe right wing agitation and violence against refugees are on the increase, its external borders are increasingly impenetrable. People who flee from hunger, war, violence and exploitation are drowned in the Mediterranean or herded into massive camps on the borders of Greece or Turkey. War zones such as Afghanistan … Continue reading Libya’s silent, deadly suffering

Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

We need to challenge the social causes of sexist and racist attitudes inflamed by the refugee crisis ON New Year's Eve, in Cologne, hundreds of women were intimidated and threatened. At least two rapes were reported. There are now over a hundred reported assaults, often including sexual harassment and robbery at the hands of so-called … Continue reading Cologne attacks spark racist backlash

Europe Turns Its Back On Refugees

IT DOESN’T take long for memories to fade. The picture of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a beach near Bodrum, Turkey went viral across both social and mainstream media back in September. The image humanised the tragic fate of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in Syria. Its immediate effect was to … Continue reading Europe Turns Its Back On Refugees

No refuge for Cameron in asylum crisis

By Jeremy Dewar 13 September 2015 Over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London on Saturday 12 September under the slogan, “Refugees Welcome Here”. It was the biggest pro-migrant demonstration we have seen for many years. Not only did the crowd cheer every point that brand new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn say, but it … Continue reading No refuge for Cameron in asylum crisis

No more deaths – welcome refugees now

3 September 2015 The drowned body of three year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach near Bodrum, Turkey on Wednesday 2nd. The photograph has concentrated the minds of millions on the catastrophe unfolding on Europe’s Mediterranean shore. Aylan drowned along with his five year old brother Galip, his mother Rehan and nine other … Continue reading No more deaths – welcome refugees now

Calais crisis: the English Channel is becoming a river of blood

By KD Tait 30 July, 2015 On Tuesday night a young Sudanese man was crushed to death by a lorry. Nine people have been killed trying to cross the channel this month. What kind of desperation would convince you to leap onto the back of a moving lorry? What kind of existence leaves you no … Continue reading Calais crisis: the English Channel is becoming a river of blood

Deterrent by drowning: Mediterranean tragedy is official policy

By Dave Stockton and KD Tait 22 April 2015 Once again, the seas surrounding Fortress Europe run red with the blood of migrants. The mass drowning of 900 migrants in the Mediterranean is the result of the European leaders’ criminal policy of discouraging immigration by letting desperate people die. Only 28 people were rescued from … Continue reading Deterrent by drowning: Mediterranean tragedy is official policy