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Eritreans in London protest over state crackdown

Eritreans in London protest over state crackdown Over 300 Eritreans protested outside Downing Street in London calling for an end to repression in Eritrea, religious freedom and an end to the regime of the current president, Isaias Afwerki.

Cast Away - Refugees tell stories that shame Fortress Europe

Cast Away - Refugees tell stories that shame Fortress Europe Five refugees shared their stories with journalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson for a new book to help challenge the brutal border policies of Fortress Europe. She spoke to Socialist Worker

Refugees left to rot in Calais

Refugees left to rot in Calais Rejected by Britain, abandoned by France and adrift inside fortress Europe. The countries they fled from reads like a list of the battlegrounds in the "war of terror" – Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Somalia, Iran, Eritrea.

Somalia and Ethiopia: a new front in the ‘long war’

Somalia and Ethiopia: a new front in the ‘long war’ Last week’s US attack on Somalia is the latest stage of imperialist intervention in the Horn of Africa, write Ken Olende and Charlie Kimber

Asylum seekers

Bereket Yohannes from Eritrea killed himself last week at Harmondsworth detention centre. He became the seventh asylum seeker to die at his own hands while incarcerated in a British detention centre.

Refugee Boy: Refugee magic

Alem is 14. He is both Eritrean and Ethiopian, and Eritrea and Ethiopia are at war. Alem's father finds that his family is unwelcome in either country. He brings Alem to Britain and leaves him there, where he thinks he will be safe. The book follows Alem as he gets to grips with England, the weather and the immigration system. He suffers many major setbacks.

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