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Refugees drown in Channel as a result of killer border regime

27 October 2020
Four people, including two children, have died after the small boat in which they had set out from France to try and reach Britain sank in the English Channel.

Tories’ racist immigration rules will punish migrant workers

26 October 2020
The Tories have pushed through legal changes to make Britain’s immigration system even more racist.

Protesters confront the hostile environment

12 October 2020
Migrants’ rights groups protested against Britain’s brutal immigration system last weekend as they marked the ten year anniversary of Jimmy Mubenga’s death.

‘It’s like they don’t think we are human’ – US farm workers’ fury over attacks

09 October 2020
The US government is helping farm bosses to cut their workers’ wages in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

People really don’t trust the government, says attitudes survey

08 October 2020
The latest British Social Attitudes survey has found “record lows” in the level of trust and confidence in the government.

Asylum seeker granted limited leave to stay but says the fight isn't over

25 September 2020
An asylum seeker in Glasgow finished his hunger strike after the Home Office granted him limited leave to remain in Britain on Thursday. Abdul Safi stitched his lips shut and went on hunger strike on Monday in protest at 12 years of living in legal limbo.

Asylum seeker left in legal limbo refuses to end hunger strike

23 September 2020
An asylum seeker in Glasgow is refusing to end a hunger strike until the Home Office allows him to stay in Britain.

Women at risk in Trump’s migrant camps 

21 September 2020
Are women held in a US immigration detention centre in Georgia being forced to have unnecessary hysterectomies?

Letters—The lack of Covid-19 testing is yet another Tory disaster

11 September 2020
Cambridge university recently announced that it will be providing free weekly Covid-19 tests to all students living in college accommodation.

Cop who told of Lawrence case corruption in perjury probe

31 August 2020
A corrupt detective turned supergrass whose claims against Scotland Yard led to the second Stephen Lawrence inquiry is being probed for perjury.

£563,000 to consultants for six weeks work on ‘narrative’

25 August 2020
Consultants McKinsey was paid more than half a million pounds by the British government for “six weeks of work” to decide the “vision, purpose and narrative” of a new public health authority in England.

Refugee drowns in the Channel as Tories call for more repression

19 August 2020
The 16 year old was trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy using shovels for oars

Racist ‘illegal’ pushbacks put migrants’ lives at risk

18 August 2020
 At least 1,072 refugees have been left to die at sea by the Greek coastguard since March this year. The Greece government follows the same racist logic as Boris Johnson

Tories’ racist migrant plan is a death sentence for refugees

10 August 2020
The government is using racist scapegoating against desperate refugees trying to cross the English Channel and reach safety.

Priti Patel announces new racist regulation

14 July 2020
The Tories’ new points-based system comes alongside brutal attacks on refugees, writes Sophie Squire

Tory racist rules leave a million migrants living in squalor

02 June 2020
A million people in Britain are banned from claiming any benefits—and the coronavirus crisis will throw hundreds of thousands more into the same situation. Tomáš Tengely-Evans lifts the lid on a horrific, hidden world

Tories retreat on NHS charge

25 May 2020
Anti-racists vowed to step up the fight against NHS charges for migrants after Tory prime minister Boris Johnson was forced into a humiliating U-turn.

Patel’s pretend praise for NHS migrant workers is so pitiful

18 May 2020
Just a few short weeks ago home secretary Priti Patel was showering praise on migrants working in health and social care. Their “extraordinary ­contribution” would be recognised she said while ­hinting that the huge fees they must pay to use the NHS would be “reviewed”.

Tories still wage their war on low paid migrant workers

13 April 2020
The Home Office confirmed last week that migrants deemed “low skilled” would have no opportunity to make a life in Britain after Brexit

Windrush report slams government, but pulls back from fundamental change

19 March 2020
The Tories’ treatment of the Windrush generation of migrants was “consistent with some elements” of institutional racism, according to an official report.

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