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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. 

Tories send a fence to help French state repress refugees in Calais

09 September 2014
The right wing mayor of Calais, northern France, has been demanding the British government show it isn’t “soft” on immigration.

Tragedy in Tilbury - Afghan refugee killed by cruel border system

19 August 2014
Some 35 Afghan Sikh migrants were discovered inside a cargo container in Tilbury docks, Essex, last Saturday. 

Glasgow Girl talks about new TV drama on their victorious anti-deportation campaign

08 July 2014
Amal Azzudin, one of the original 'Glasgow Girls' who stopped their friend’s deportation, spoke to Socialist Worker about the BBC's new musical adaptation of their story

Asylum seeker dies in Dorset prison

10 June 2014
Bruno Dos Santos, a stateless asylum seeker, died in Verne prison on the island of Portland in Dorset last week.

Asylum seekers march for dignity

03 June 2014
Asylum seekers marched the 50 miles from Bristol to Cardiff last week to protest against government attacks on migrants.

Manchester asylum seeker says ‘At home I faced persecution. Here I live in fear of the UKBA’

18 February 2014
The government and UK Border Agency’s treatment of asylum seekers is appalling—but campaigns give people confidence. Refugee Manjeet Kaur explains why to Ken Olende

Cops attack refugees in Australian offshore detention camp

18 February 2014
Armed police and locals with machetes, pipes, sticks and stones have attacked asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Witness threatened with deportation

10 December 2013
Afolashade Lamidi is being held at Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Bedford. 

British government tries to deport desperately ill hunger striker Isa Muazu

03 December 2013
Theresa May’s latest attempt to look tough on immigration has failed—for now, writes Ken Olende

Detention centres breed despair behind the bars

12 November 2013
As Yarl’s Wood is mired in an abuse scandal, Ken Olende looks at the scale of detention centres in Britain and what life is like for people locked inside them

Lampedusa survivors kept in detention

12 November 2013
Italian authorities have arrested a man for being one of the traffickers responsible for a fatal sinking last month, when at least 366 migrants died. 

Boat tragedy exposes the dangerous waters surrounding Fortress Europe

08 October 2013
A boat packed with 500 migrants caught fire and sank half a mile from the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday of last week.

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