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Movement Against Xenophobia

10 September 2013
Draft statement from Max, the new organisation to defend immigrants launched on 5 September

Teachers campaign for refugee Olayinka Olatunde

13 August 2013
Teachers in Rochdale NUT union and the refugee organisation Rapar have co-organised a fundraiser for a Nigerian asylum seeker in Rochdale on Sunday of this week. 

Migrants riot in Greek camp

13 August 2013
Appalling conditions and the racist brutality of police guards in Greece’s migrant camps has united immigrants to defend themselves in any way they can, writes Dave Sewell

Labour's deafening silence on resisting Tories and racism

13 August 2013
In a bid to make a splash above the drone of silly season stories, various bits of Labour decided to throw a few shapes. It was a bit of a mess. 

Tory raids try to intimidate migrants

06 August 2013
The Tories have launched two schemes to scapegoat migrants. Spot checks to identify “illegal” immigrants were carried out during raids at London tube and rail stations last week.

Coroner damns G4S over deportation guards’ racism

06 August 2013
The coroner’s report into the death of Jimmy Mubenga condemns “pervasive” racism among G4S guards and dangerous restraint techniques.

Protests at Australia's racist 'PNG solution' for refugees

06 August 2013
New Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd played the race card to try to boost his votes—but the move has backfired, writes Ken Olende

Don't let toxic Tories divide us with racism

30 July 2013
The Tories love nothing more than to stir up racism and scapegoat immigrants.

Attacks are linked to EDL

09 July 2013
Tell Mama, The Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks group, has recorded 540 Islamophobic incidents since March this year. 

GPs to check on patients' migration status

02 July 2013
The government is ratcheting up pressure on GPs to check the immigration status of patients using the NHS. 

New anti-migrant rules attacked

11 June 2013
New immigration rules are tearing families apart

Asylum seeker speaks out - 'We have to fight back together'

14 May 2013
Manjeet Kaur, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, spoke about the government’s attack on migrants.

Trade union motion to defend migrants

14 May 2013
The argument about scapegoating migrants needs to be taken up urgently.

We must not play into Ukip's hands

14 May 2013
The queen’s speech last week made clear the government’s strategy. It is to move right and savage the working class in an attempt to recapture votes that have leeched to Ukip.

New Tory measures aim to criminalise migrants

14 May 2013
The government launched a new assault on immigrants in last week’s queen’s speech.

Victory in deportation right to stay

07 May 2013
Two people who took part in the 2011 riots have successfully fought against deportation.

Who voted Ukip? Richer, older people in Tory areas

07 May 2013
Ukip made gains partly by appealing to people who are angry at the mainstream parties.

Greece - life in the camps

07 May 2013
Abdullah from Somalia spent six months in a detention camp in Greece. "You are hungry all the time in there," he told Socialist Worker. "At ten in the morning they give you milk that’s thin like water. Then there’s a really small meal at four and another at eight.

Link between immigration and crime is 'insignificant'

07 May 2013
The connection between crime and immigration is “close to zero and insignificant” research has found. 

Don't let Ukip set the tune for political debate

07 May 2013
 The Tories are promising a new onslaught against working class people. And politicians are using Ukip’s recent electoral success as an excuse to scapegoat immigrants.

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