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Refugee


Reports round-up

08 March 2016
Socialists, activists and asylum seekers in Huddersfield staged a protest vigil against the Tories’ Immigration Bill on Thursday of last week.

Horror of anti-refugee racism must be challenged - step up the fight

08 March 2016
Meetings across Britain have shown the potential to build big anti-racist demonstrations on 19 March—now it’s time for the final push to show that Britain says ‘refugees welcome here’

Hundreds join Stand Up to Racism rallies ahead of mass demonstrations on 19 March

04 March 2016
Hundreds of people attended eight rallies around Britain yesterday, Thursday, as support for the anti-racist demonstrations on Saturday 19 March reached new levels.

Activists rally for refugees as EU leaders ramp up racist clampdown

03 March 2016
The European Union (EU) president Donald Tusk has issued a threat to desperate refugees trying to get into Europe. “Do not come to Europe—it is all for nothing,” he said in an attack aimed at “potential economic migrants”.

Tories’ Calais crime—fight to let the refugees in

01 March 2016
At Britain’s border in Calais and Greece’s border with Macedonia, Europe’s police are using pepper spray, tear gas, batons and riot shields to terrorise desperate refugees.

Border controls tighten as EU elite show true colours

01 March 2016
European Union (EU) states turned on each other last week in a bid to keep out refugees.

Go all out for 19 March anti-racist demos

01 March 2016
Activists across Britain are building for monster demonstrations on Saturday 19 March to say refugees are welcome.

Afghan refugee speaks out as French cops raid Calais 'Jungle' camp

29 February 2016
The police are currently evicting people from the “Jungle” in Calais. They are going round telling people they have one hour to leave. So far this morning, Friday, they have destroyed five or six shelters.

Protests as refugees in Calais face new attack - all out for 19 March demos

23 February 2016
French courts were deciding whether to bulldoze the temporary homes of around 3,000 refugees in Calais as Socialist Worker went to press.

Bad day for the Nazis in Preston and Newcastle says 'Refugees Welcome Here'

20 February 2016
Over 500 anti-fascists gathered in Preston town centre today to counter a march by the remnants of the Nazi English Defence League (EDL).

Tories' division over EU referendum is a chance to beat back this rotten government

20 February 2016
Tory prime minister David Cameron has announced 23 June as the date for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU).

Anger at Pacific island camps grows in Australia

16 February 2016
Australia has seen an explosion of grassroots action in support of refugees. It comes as the government tries to remove 267 asylum seekers to detention centres on the remote Pacific islands of Manus and Nauru.

Nato policing of European borders will make the refugee crisis worse

16 February 2016
Jens Stoltenberg is an obscure Norwegian politician who is the current secretary-general of Nato. This is a post reserved for European political mediocrities loyal to the Atlantic order dominated by the United States since the late 1940s.

Tunnel walker’s hearing near

16 February 2016
Three refugees who walked through the Channel Tunnel will appear at Canterbury Crown Court next month.

Calais refugees face new eviction threat as police violence escalates

15 February 2016
Refugees in a large section of the “jungle” camp of Calais have been given a week to leave—or be forced off when it is bulldozed.

We can turn the tide on the scapegoating of migrants

09 February 2016
Much of the media eagerly publicised the news that professor Angus Dalgleish was due to make a speech attacking migrants.

Protesters prepare to take on the racists on Saturday 19 March

09 February 2016
Campaigners spoke of a “new hope” for pushing back racism at Unite Against Fascism’s annual conference last Saturday.

Syrian refugees stuck at Turkish and EU borders

09 February 2016
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria’s second city Aleppo to gather at refugee camps around the Oncupinar gate on the border with Turkey.

City of Thorns—the forgotten refugee camp where lives are left in limbo

09 February 2016
New book City of Thorns uses interviews to build a powerful picture of the lives of refugees in the world’s largest camp in Kenya, writes?Ken Olende

Protest on 19 March to stop deadly racism

02 February 2016
At least 37 refugees drowned off the Turkish coast last Sunday, including babies and children, when their boat struck rocks.

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