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Demand to open detention centres over coronavirus sickness fears

Demand to open detention centres over coronavirus sickness fears Detainee rights organisations have said the Tories should “immediately release all immigration detainees”.

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations People marched against deportations, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to take to the streets to “show our opposition to the rise of racism”

New protests planned over vicious Tory deportation regime

New protests planned over vicious Tory deportation regime Campaigners have been boosted by the release—at least temporarily—of one person who had been readied for deportation.

Detainee died ‘in plain sight’

Detainee died ‘in plain sight’ A man died from dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia “in plain sight” in a detention centre, an inquest has found.

‘Locked in a detention centre, I work for £1 an hour’

‘Locked in a detention centre, I work for £1 an hour’ The Tories have handed Serco a multimillion pound contract to run a further two immigration detention centres

Deported man speaks out - ‘I have no work, no money and am in constant pain’

Deported man speaks out - ‘I have no work, no money and am in constant pain’ A disabled man who was one of the 17 people deported to Jamaica on Tuesday says he’s living in “constant pain” because he doesn’t have access to medication. 

Dosh for deportations—how private firms cash in

16 February 2020
Deportations to Jamaica have exposed the horror of Britain’s immigration system. But they’ve got bosses rubbing their hands

Campaign for return of disabled man deported to Jamaica

13 February 2020
The Tories' vicious deportation regime is causing massive suffering

Fresh deportations show up cruelty of Tory racism

11 February 2020
“I’m going to die if I go back— the same people who killed my father will kill me,” Christopher, a man threatened with imminent deportation, spoke to Socialist Worker.

New Tory immigration policies spark outrage from migrants

15 October 2019
The Tories’ plans will mean some people will be forced to leave Britain under the new scheme. Anti-racists should rip apart the racist border system, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

After court blocks planned Serco evictions in Glasgow - fight to defend asylum seekers

09 August 2019
A court has blocked the eviction of 50 asylum seekers by the multinational giant Serco in Glasgow.

Resisting the US’s racist president

20 July 2019
As Donald Trump dramatically escalates his dangerous racist rhetoric and his vicious assaults on migrants, activists in the US spoke about what they’re doing to resist

Big US protests over horrific abuses of migrants’ rights

16 July 2019
Thousands of people protested last weekend across the US in defiance of Donald Trump’s horrific treatment of migrants and refugees.

Firefighter Miguel Roldan speaks out - taking on the state to save refugees

04 July 2019
Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldan faces up to 20 years in jail for helping to rescue desperate refugees who would otherwise have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. He spoke to Nick Clark about why states are going to war on migrants – and what we can do about it

Six reasons to march against Trump

27 May 2019
The world’s most infamous racist, sexist climate denier is heading to Britain next month. Alistair Farrow looks at the impact of US president Donald Trump’s nasty policies in the US—and explains why you should join protests against him

Stansted 15 face a new ‘cruel’ trial after blocking deportation flight

26 February 2019
The Stansted 15 group of protesters have been ordered back to court over an incident for which they have already been punished.

Cheers as Stansted 15 walk free - now the fight is on to quash their convictions

06 February 2019
A huge cheer erupted as the Stansted 15 group of defendants walked out of Chelmsford Crown Court in Essex on Wednesday.

Update: deportation of Otis Bolamu halted after determined campaign

22 December 2018
Swansea asylum-seeker fears for his life if the British authorities send him back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Australia’s PM toppled as Tory government gets desperate

25 August 2018
The Tories are tearing themselves apart in the face of a looming wipeout at the next general election. But they are likely to move even further right.

New York socialist vote shakes up the right wing

03 July 2018
The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a US Democratic Party internal election last week reflects a mood to resist Trump, writes Alistair Farrow

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