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Locking people out to drown or starve is our rulers' rotten response to climate change

07 February 2017
Campaigners were set to meet in central London on Saturday to discuss climate change and refugees.

Tories’ immigration system is a racist hell for refugees

31 January 2017
If people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen arrive in Britain without the right visa they risk deportation or detention.

Protests against Trump's Muslim ban erupt across Britain

31 January 2017
Towns and cities across Britain erupted in protest tonight, Monday, against Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries.

‘We’re here to stay,’ say EU migrant workers as Tories look to end freedom of movement

24 January 2017
Nick Clark spoke to migrant workers about how they’re organising to defend their freedom of movement

Second death in weeks at immigration jail

17 January 2017
Also: refugees drown trying to reach Italy

'We support the free movement of labour' - trade unionists speak out

17 January 2017
Free movement of labour has become a key debate. Workers currently have the freedom to travel across the European Union (EU) under current rules.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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