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Britain’s border shame one year after Calais ‘jungle’ demolished

Britain’s border shame one year after Calais ‘jungle’ demolished The humanitarian crisis caused by Britain’s border in France has been pushed out of sight—but it’s as bad as it’s ever been. Refugees trapped at Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk spoke to Dave Sewell about their lives. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Another death in detention centre - as judge rules hundreds have been wrongly detained

Another death in detention centre - as judge rules hundreds have been wrongly detained A Jamaican man detained at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire died in hospital on Tuesday of last week.

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right Participants range from shadow ministers to trade unionists, campaigners, students and grassroots anti-racist activists. Dave Sewell looks at some of the reasons people will be there

Anti-racism round up

An imam was stabbed in the neck outside a mosque in Greater Manchester last Sunday. Police are treating the attack as a hate crime and have arrested two men.

As refugee crisis grows in Europe, we say - let them in

As refugee crisis grows in Europe, we say - let them in The refugee crisis has not gone away—if anything it is getting worse.

Thousands of protesters in Rome defend refugees after police attacks

Thousands of protesters in Rome defend refugees after police attacks Thousands of people marched through Rome last Saturday in protest at police violence against refugees.

European Union crackdown drives refugees to Spain on new dangerous sea route

15 August 2017
The number of refugees crossing the sea to Spain has tripled in a year. And in other international news Israeli army officers have talked up the possibility of a new war on Palestinians

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

08 August 2017
A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable

01 August 2017
The free movement of people between Britain and the European Union (EU) is set to end with Brexit in March 2019, the Tories have decided.

New reports say Britain’s state has ‘failed’ child refugees - and makes others less safe

12 July 2017
Britain’s government has let down refugee children in Europe, and patrols it supports in the Mediterranean have led to more deaths.

The death toll of the border grows

06 June 2017
Days before the election Britain’s border controls killed again. Kim, a Vietnamese refugee, killed himself in a French hospital last Wednesday.

The Other Side Of Hope puts refugees’ struggles in a cold context

06 June 2017
Well over a million people have been shoved through Europe’s “reception centres” since the refugee crisis began in 2015. Yet it’s remarkable how little impact this has had on the big screen.

Mobilise against racism after new refugee deaths

06 June 2017
After a new refugee tragedy underlined the urgent need to challenge racist immigration laws, anti-racists are preparing to protest straight after the general election on Thursday. 

Bring down the borders - and don’t capitulate to Tory racism on immigration

09 May 2017
Theresa May this week reaffirmed her vow to cut net immigration by two thirds, to below 100,000 a year. That target eluded her as home secretary—despite law after law and raid after raid to create a “hostile environment” for migrants.

Iraqi family speaks out: ‘The way government treats refugees fuels racism’

02 May 2017
A family of Iraqi refugees has compared their intimidation by racists on the streets to that by the Home Office.

Diffusion—Cardiff photography festival humanises tragedy and revolt

02 May 2017
On 1 August 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast.

Racist rules refuse NHS care to thousands of people due to their immigration status

18 April 2017
Cruel immigration checks are putting vulnerable people off seeking the health care they need, writes Dave Sewell

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless

18 April 2017
Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

Anti-racist march applauded in Croydon after horrific attack on asylum seeker

11 April 2017
Alistair Farrow reports from Croydon anti-racist march, while Sadie Robinson speaks to migrants about the hell that is Britain's immigration system

Protest called after attack in Croydon leaves asylum seeker fighting for life

04 April 2017
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) has called a protest for tomorrow, Sunday, after a young asylum seeker was the victim of a "frenzied attack" by a group of people

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