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Racist propaganda falls short in Hungary’s anti-refugee referendum

04 October 2016
Also: Narrow vote rejects Farc peace deal in Colombia

Anger as politicians pledge to demolish Calais 'jungle'

04 October 2016
The “jungle” shantytown of refugees in Calais is to be demolished “in the next few weeks”, French prime minister Manuel Valls vowed last Sunday.

Refugee deaths are the bitter fruit of European Union and British repression

27 September 2016
Hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Egypt yesterday, Wednesday. It was the bitter fruit of European Union (EU) naval operation in Libya that includes British ships.

Strike and protests confront Greek Nazis

20 September 2016
Golden Dawn fascists are facing opposition, writes Greek socialist and anti-fascist Giorgos Pittas

World leaders look on as refugees drown

20 September 2016
Dave Sewell looks at a United Nations Refugee Agency report which details the scale of the crisis as world leaders plan a new clampdown on refugees

Demonstration demanding demolition of Calais 'jungle' camp aids the racists

07 September 2016
Lorry drivers, shopkeepers, farmers, police, dockers and right wing politicians are protested this week in Calais to demand the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp.

Racists AfD party gains in regional election in Germany

07 September 2016
The racist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party beat chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU into third place in a regional election last weekend | Plus Sioux protests take on big oil in the US

Calais camp swells—but Tories keep border shut

30 August 2016
The Border Force boat Valiant was scrambled on Thursday morning of last week to intercept a small dinghy crossing the Channel.

Australian protests for refugee rights grow

30 August 2016
Thousands protest as opposition to refugee detention surges, reports James Supple in Sydney

French cops ramp up terror as refugee numbers grow in Calais

16 August 2016
A wave of state harassment and the arrival of new refugees are making conditions in the “jungle” shantytown in Calais even more intolerable.

Angry over deaths in France? You’re banned

02 August 2016
French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody.

10,000 reasons to open borders—report slams Tories for abandoning child refugees

26 July 2016
Some 10,000 refugee children have disappeared, potentially into exploitation and abuse, due to Britain’s “deplorable” refusal to let them in.

George Osborne’s reign of austerity is over—at least for fat cat bosses

05 July 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne revealed on Monday his response to Brexit—a tax giveaway for the bosses.

Convoy to Calais - solidarity and anger as French authorities clamp down

21 June 2016
Hundreds of vehicles set out to give solidarity to refugees in Calais last Saturday. But the convoy was banned by the French authorities, reports Dave Sewell, pictures Guy Smallman

It’s OK to bash migrants, says EU court

21 June 2016
European courts ruled last week that Britain’s government can restrict access to benefits for EU migrants. Meanwhile charity MSF will no longer accept funding from the EU in protest at its clampdown on refugees.

Fury as police and governments block aid convoy to Calais

18 June 2016
Hundreds of anti-racists have blocked the border checkpoint at Dover, Kent, today, Saturday in protest at cops' refusal to let the convoy to Calais through.

Convoy to Calais leaves to deliver solidarity to refugees

18 June 2016
Some 185 cars, vans, buses and lorries stretched down Whitehall past Downing Street as the Convoy to Calais set off this morning.Other vehicles will join the convoy near Dover.

Determined campaigners set off to join Calais convoy despite state ban

17 June 2016
Activists all over Britain are loading vehicles and driving to London today, Friday, to join Saturday’s solidarity convoy to refugees in Calais—in defiance of a state ban.

Don't let French authorities ban solidarity convoy to Calais

16 June 2016
French authorities have outrageously banned a huge solidarity convoy to Calais at the last minute. Organisers have vowed to defy the clampdown, and call on the British authorities to intervene.

Fresh clampdown forces refugees to risk own lives

31 May 2016
Border controls are driving more desperate people to risk their lives at sea.

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