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March demands justice for man who died during deportation

12 November 2010
More than 150 people marched through central London today demanding justice for Jimmy Mubenga. Jimmy died a month ago today as three G4S private security guards were forcibly deporting him to Angola on a British Airways plane at Heathrow airport. Jimmy appears to have died of asphyxiation. 

Deportations to Zimbabwe resumed

19 October 2010
The government is planning to resume forced deportations of "failed asylum seekers" to Zimbabwe.

Man dies during forced deportation

19 October 2010
Jimmy Mubenga died after he was manhandled onto a British Airways flight to Angola during an attempted forced deportation.

Birmingham's Tory council leads new attack on asylum seekers

12 October 2010
At the same time as attacking the workforce, Birmingham’s Tory housing chief is throwing the city’s asylum seekers out of their homes—to make room for "our people".

Charles Atangana’s anti-deportation case adjourned

12 October 2010
Cameroonian journalist Charles Atangana’s case against deportation was adjourned for three months on Thursday of last week.

Campaign against deportation of Flora Oyinloye

28 September 2010
Campaigners are pleased that a threatened deportation in Swinton, Salford, did not go ahead.

Detained without charge in Britain: ‘Will I be here another four years? Or ten?’

21 September 2010
Hundreds of people are detained without charge in Britain. Some have been held for more than four years. Those incarcerated are not "terror suspects". Most are foreign nationals who committed a crime in Britain—but cannot be deported because they’ve come from a war zone. Ken Olende spoke to Mohammed and Walumba, who are being held in London’s Colnbrook detention centre

Detention centres turned into high security prisons

21 September 2010
Socialist Worker spoke to Jerome Phelps, director of the London Detainee Support Group

Don't deport Vahidi family to Iran

18 August 2010
The Home Office plans to deport a 17 year old Manchester College student and his family to Iran on Friday.

Victory as journalist is released from detention

17 August 2010
African journalist Charles Atangana has been released from detention in Britain in a major victory for refugee rights campaigners.

Journalist freed as he wins reprieve on deportation to Cameroon

12 August 2010
Charles Atangana has won a six week review of his deportation at a bail hearing in London today. The journalist from Cameroon in West Africa has already been freed from detention in Dover.

Exclusive: Tories secret plans to deport children

03 August 2010
The Tories have a secret plan to make it easier to deport children.

Stop the deportation of Charles Atangana

30 July 2010
The Home Office plans to deport Charles Atangana, a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), to Cameroon on Monday.

Another attack on immigrants

29 June 2010
Home secretary Theresa May has brought in an immediate cap on the number of workers able to enter Britain – and suggested that in future employers might have to get private health insurance for migrant workers.

Tories will send kids to Kabul

08 June 2010
The Tories are planning to deport hundreds of unaccompanied Afghan children to Kabul.

Facts that expose immigration lies

27 April 2010
Immigration does not cause unemployment

Glasgow meeting demands justice for asylum seekers

20 April 2010
More than 100 people attended a Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees public meeting last week to discuss the suicide of the Serykh family.

Racist lies kick off election campaign

13 April 2010
No sooner has the general election campaign begun than a great lie about immigration has swamped the news headlines.

How the jobs lie was born

13 April 2010
The birth of the Tory immigration-jobs lie tells an interesting story about the manipulation of the media.

Glasgow rallies to defend its refugees

16 March 2010
The tragic suicide of three Russian asylum seekers in Glasgow has shone a light on the appalling conditions faced by many refugees.

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