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Immigration


No to retreat on freedom of movement

10 January 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a dangerous and serious concession to anti-migrant racism on Tuesday.

Migrants—part of our class

10 January 2017
As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, Dave Sewell argues the choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another

EU abandons refugees to freeze to death

10 January 2017
Refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos had their thin summer tents covered in snow this week, as a deadly cold spell swept across Europe.

Labour-dominated parliamentary group calls for crackdown on migrants

06 January 2017
A group of MPs and Lords largely run by Remain-campaigning Labour big beasts has called for a vicious new regime of internal immigration controls.

No more backsliding on defending migrants

03 January 2017
It’s no surprise that 2017 begins with attacks on migrant workers. But it’s disappointing that so many come from members of the Labour Party.

The Brexit that we want

03 January 2017
There are specific demands around Brexit that the whole working class movement needs to unite around. Alistair Farrow sets out Socialist Worker’s contribution to an urgent debate

Labour, Ukip and workers

13 December 2016
Labour politicians claim the party has to be ‘tougher’ on immigration—or risk losing workers to Ukip. Nick Clark argues that aping the racist party will only fuel its success

Britain is segregated - between rich and poor

06 December 2016
Racists have seized on a new report on segregation in Britain.

Yarl's Wood detainees speak out during protest in solidarity with refugees

06 December 2016
A big protest in defence of refugees made links with detainees locked up at Yarl’s Wood, reports Freya Blake

The single market is a tool for the bosses

06 December 2016
Ordinary people are told that it is in their interests to support the European Single Market. In reality the single market was designed to nurture and protect giant corporations.

Labour must defend migrants—not attack them, says Diane Abbott

24 November 2016
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has slammed calls for Labour to oppose immigration.

A thousand more refugees drown this year than in the whole of 2015

22 November 2016
A series of mass drownings has brought the number of deaths in the Mediterranean this year to 4,700—20 percent more than the total for 2015.

Labour needs clarity, not slippage, in defence of migrant workers

22 November 2016
So much of what’s said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence

Racist NHS passport rules will kill

22 November 2016
Some patients are being forced to show their passports before receiving NHS treatment—and the attack could spread to other areas.

Stand Up To Racism activists take action for migrants and refugees

15 November 2016
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) campaigners joined protests and rallies across Britain last week—from central London to small-town Devon.

Why is Labour in such a muddle over migration?

08 November 2016
Labour needs to choose between defending migrants and pandering to racist ‘concerns’, writes Nick Clark

Refugees on the streets after Calais camp demolished

01 November 2016
Hundreds of people, including children, are still sleeping rough in and around the ruins of the Calais “jungle” as it is demolished.

Women refugees protest as Calais clearance puts hundreds at risk

28 October 2016
Hundreds of refugees—including many children—still face uncertainty and danger in the Calais “jungle” two days after the authorities declared it gone.

The real solution to the refugee crisis in Calais—open the borders

25 October 2016
Authorities in France began removing migrants and refugees from the Calais “jungle” camp on Monday. Some 8,000 refugees, including 1,500 children and young people, are being thrown to the wind.

French officials threaten Calais clear out will get harsher as Tories do nothing

25 October 2016
French cops sow confusion and chaos with camp clearance—but it could have all been avoided

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