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Fresh Tory bill means new attacks on migrants

13 March 2018
As top Tories ramp up scapegoating of migrants, Labour must oppose racism, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘We want justice,’ say Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers

06 March 2018
The Tories have threatened to deport women at Yarl’s Wood detention centre for daring to resist Britain’s racist immigration laws

Hunger for freedom at Yarl’s Wood

03 March 2018
A hunger and labour strike at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre is shaking up the authorities. We show the the reality of life inside the centre, and how Home Office racism lies behind it

From inside Yarl’s Wood—‘We are on hunger strike to end psychological torture’

27 February 2018
Women in Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre began an indefinite hunger strike on Monday to demand an end to the degrading treatment and limitless detention they face.

Vicious government policy revealed as deportations of rough sleepers ruled unlawful

16 December 2017
The Home Office removed rough sleepers even if they were working or had permanent right of residence

Scrap the migrant detention system

05 December 2017
The system of locking up migrants in detention centres must come to an end, doctors have warned

Immigration detention centres slammed

21 November 2017
campaigners protested outside the Dungavel immigration detention centre in Scotland on Saturday

Report slams Yarl's Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits

16 November 2017
A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.

Another death in detention centre - as judge rules hundreds have been wrongly detained

10 October 2017
A Jamaican man detained at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire died in hospital on Tuesday of last week.

Anti-racism round up

26 September 2017
An imam was stabbed in the neck outside a mosque in Greater Manchester last Sunday. Police are treating the attack as a hate crime and have arrested two men.

Families of Iraqis threatened with deportation by Britain speak out

14 April 2017
British authorities have rounded up around 30 Iraqis and locked them into detention centres in recent week. 

Welcome to America: our vicious border controls just got nastier

11 April 2017
Border guards and immigration cops, boosted by Donald Trump's election, are sowing terror and wrecking lives in south western US states. Migrants and campaigners spoke to Alistair Farrow

After woman is deported from Britain - resist the Tory wave of racism

28 February 2017
Deportations, attacks on refugees and plans to end European Union freedom of movement rules show the Tories true face—but they can be challenged, writes Dave Sewell

Racist raids rise as US movement faces tests

28 February 2017
Union leaders are wrong to back Trump and should join the fight against him, writes Alistair Farrow

How do we beat Trump?

31 January 2017
After huge protests against Donald Trump, activists from across the United States told Socialist Worker about how they’re organising to bring down the monster in the White House

Second death in weeks at immigration jail

17 January 2017
Also: refugees drown trying to reach Italy

Labour-dominated parliamentary group calls for crackdown on migrants

06 January 2017
A group of MPs and Lords largely run by Remain-campaigning Labour big beasts has called for a vicious new regime of internal immigration controls.

A thousand more refugees drown this year than in the whole of 2015

22 November 2016
A series of mass drownings has brought the number of deaths in the Mediterranean this year to 4,700—20 percent more than the total for 2015.

Stand Up To Racism activists take action for migrants and refugees

15 November 2016
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) campaigners joined protests and rallies across Britain last week—from central London to small-town Devon.

Protest demands closure of Yarl's Wood detention centre

10 September 2016
Around 300 people, many of them refugees and asylum seekers, rallied despite the rain outside Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire today.

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