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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.

Syrian refugees speak out - 'We are continuing the tradition of the Syrian revolution'

31 May 2016
Syrian refugees face repression and danger but they are fighting back. Two refugees told Socialist Worker that facing up to the counter-revolution in Syria showed them how to resist

Establishment Remain and Leave campaigns ramp up fear, lies and racism

24 May 2016
The European Union (EU) referendum Remain campaign ramped up its attempts to frighten people with lies and wild claims this week.

Anti-racists build Calais convoy

24 May 2016
Anti-racists are preparing for a convoy to Calais on Saturday 18 June. They will bring much-needed aid—and stand in solidarity with refugees.

Solidarity with refugees as Tories pass racist immigration bill

17 May 2016
Britain’s draconian immigration controls were tightened last week with the passage of the Tories’ Immigration Act 2016.

As Tories retreat on refugees - push to let more in

10 May 2016
Anti-racists scored a victory last week—but the Tories are still on the attack, reports Dave Sewell

Cast Away - Refugees tell stories that shame Fortress Europe

10 May 2016
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

From Campsfield to Calais protests demand end to deportations

08 May 2016
Immigration detention centres from Scotland to northern France were targeted by anti-racist protesters as part of a day of action yesterday, Saturday.

'We must let in child refugees’—Labour's Lord Alf Dubs speaks out

03 May 2016
Tory MPs are coming under increasing pressure over their refusal to let unaccompanied child refugees come to Britain.

CWU conference votes for solidarity with refugees but also to defend the EU

26 April 2016
Postal and telecom workers debated the EU referendum, fighting the Trade Union Bill and their relationship to the Labour Party this week. They were meeting in Bournemouth for their CWU union’s annual conference.

Convoy and vigils show solidarity for refugees and migrants

26 April 2016
Vigils for those who drowned in the Mediterranean brought out around 100 people in London, 30 in York and up to 70 in Nottingham last week.

Tories leave child refugees to rot as protests hit Greek island of Chios

26 April 2016
The government was disgracefully fighting to stop unaccompanied child refugees from being allowed into Britain on Monday of this week.

Campaigners meet to plan solidarity with refugees and migrants in Calais

24 April 2016
Campaigners from across Britain came to central London today, Sunday, for a Trade Unionists for Calais summit hosted by Stand Up to Racism.

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