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Calls for solidarity for Calais migrants

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Issue 405

In Calais millions of pounds are being spent to keep out people who are fleeing torture and war.

Families are facing repression despite often terrifying and perilous journeys to escape brutal conflicts.

Giving these people asylum in Britain would make little difference to resources. Instead media and politicians are scapegoating them.

On 5 September the Stand Up to Racism campaign is organising a solidarity delegation. People can donate money, food or practical items such as clothing, hygiene kits, bedding or children’s toys. The next trip is planned for 17 October.

Bringing solidarity is a direct challenge to those who want to demonise these desperate people.

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