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Activists step up global refugee solidarity action

29 September 2015
Anti-racists in Britain are keeping up solidarity work as more refugees are killed trying to get into Europe.

Thousands join marches for refugees in Europe

15 September 2015
At least 30,000 people protested in support of refugees in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Huge day of protests to support refugees

15 September 2015
Thousands take to streets to demand Britain accepts more than the 20,000 refugees planned by David Cameron

History of hypocrisy over refugees

15 September 2015
David Cameron stands in a long tradition of British politicians turning away refugees. Sadie Robinson takes on their myths

European rulers close borders as more drown

15 September 2015
At least a further 34 people, including 11 children, drowned in the Aegean Sea off Greece this week.

Busting racist myths about asylum seekers

04 August 2015
The lies the racists tell - and how to answer them

Tories demand military strikes to stop refugees

19 May 2015
The British government is leading a European Union (EU) plan to stop migrants coming across the Mediterranean by launching military strikes.

Protests in solidarity with migrants slam a deadly, racist system

28 April 2015
Protesters gathered across Europe in solidarity with migrants last week. In London hundreds protested outside European Union (EU) commission near parliament in central London last Saturday.

Raids and more border patrols won't help desperate refugees

28 April 2015
European leaders pledged more money to patrol the Mediterranean Sea after the deaths of 1,300 refugees in just one week last month.

Detainees at Dungavel join calls for freedom as protesters gather outside

31 March 2015
Detainees in Dungavel Detention Centre in Lanarkshire took to its grounds last week to join a solidarity demonstration taking place outside.

Refugees go on hunger strike—close the camps

10 March 2015
Over 100 refugees at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre near Heathrow airport have gone on hunger strike.

Airline passengers in Australia halt deportation of Chinese asylum seeker

06 January 2015
The forced deportation of asylum seeker Wei Lin was halted by passengers on a commercial airline in Sydney, Australia, on 19 December. 

Jimmy Mubenga guards cleared of manslaughter

16 December 2014
Three G4S guards were found not guilty of the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga.  

G4S guard testifies in Jimmy Mubenga manslaughter trial

02 December 2014
G4S guard Terrence Hughes told London’s High Court that he could not recall hearing Jimmy Mubenga calling, “I can’t breathe”. 

Fortress Europe—leaving refugees to drown at sea

04 November 2014
European government ministers’ calls to end patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants stranded at sea is just business as usual, argues Annette Mackin

Victory for Manjeet Kaur

21 October 2014
Asylum seeker Manjeet Kaur won an important victory on Thursday of last week after plans to evict her were stopped at appeal.

Manjeet Kaur must stay - resist Tory eviction plans

07 October 2014
Disabled human rights campaigner Manjeet Kaur is resisting Home Office attempts to evict her and make her destitute.

Home Office stuffs refugees into hotel as media fans scare stories

23 September 2014
The Home Office has crammed nearly 800 asylum seekers at a time into Queen’s Hotel in Crystal Palace, south London. 

Scared, scarred and starved in Calais - the refugees locked out by Britain's borders

16 September 2014
In 2007 and 2009 Socialist Worker reported from makeshift camps in northern France where migrants survived in squalor. Now, as calls for another crackdown grow, Dave Sewell and Guy Smallman return to meet the new victims of racist border controls

Detention centre protest in Lincolnshire after inmate's death

09 September 2014
At least 30 detainees rose up at Morton Hall immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire last Saturday, after the death of an inmate. 

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