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Britain’s border shame one year after Calais ‘jungle’ demolished

Britain’s border shame one year after Calais ‘jungle’ demolished The humanitarian crisis caused by Britain’s border in France has been pushed out of sight—but it’s as bad as it’s ever been. Refugees trapped at Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk spoke to Dave Sewell about their lives. Pictures by Guy Smallman

European Union crackdown drives refugees to Spain on new dangerous sea route

European Union crackdown drives refugees to Spain on new dangerous sea route The number of refugees crossing the sea to Spain has tripled in a year. And in other international news Israeli army officers have talked up the possibility of a new war on Palestinians

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles

Nazi boat is blocked in Mediterranean ports, but refugees face other obstacles A boat hired by far right activists to stop NGOs from rescuing refugees has been turned away from a series of Mediterranean ports.

Scuppered—Katie Hopkins and the nautical Nazi people smugglers

Scuppered—Katie Hopkins and the nautical Nazi people smugglers A gaggle of far right fools have managed to make a mess of “Defending Europe”.

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees

Lebanese socialist activists targeted after call for solidarity with Syrian refugees Activists from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon are facing a campaign of threats and intimidation after they called for a protest in solidarity with Syrian refugees.

Let the refugees in

Let the refugees in As many as 600 refugees again face homelessness and repression at Calais because they have nowhere else to go

The death toll of the border grows

06 June 2017
Days before the election Britain’s border controls killed again. Kim, a Vietnamese refugee, killed himself in a French hospital last Wednesday.

The Other Side Of Hope puts refugees’ struggles in a cold context

06 June 2017
Well over a million people have been shoved through Europe’s “reception centres” since the refugee crisis began in 2015. Yet it’s remarkable how little impact this has had on the big screen.

Mobilise against racism after new refugee deaths

06 June 2017
After a new refugee tragedy underlined the urgent need to challenge racist immigration laws, anti-racists are preparing to protest straight after the general election on Thursday. 

Massacres made by the West

30 May 2017
Two massacres of civilians, including children, each on a greater scale than the Manchester bombing took place last week—and the West was directly involved in both.

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless

18 April 2017
Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

Solidarity with refugees after Dunkirk fire

11 April 2017
A refugee camp near Dunkirk in northern France burned down on Monday. Some 1,500 people are now in desperate conditions and fearing deportation.

Western powers cynically use massacre in Syria to further their own interests

04 April 2017
The world’s imperialist powers are arguing about how to turn a massacre in Syria with poison gas to their advantage—and make the lot of Syrians even worse.

Croydon race hate attack fuelled by Tory lies

04 April 2017
A vicious racist attack in Croydon, south London, has left a young refugee with a fractured skull, a fractured spine and a blood clot on his brain.

‘Going back isn’t possible’ —refugee slams new rules

14 March 2017
The Home Office quietly pulled the rug out from under thousands of refugees with new rules last week.

Tories under pressure over migrants and refugees

07 March 2017
As the Tories come under increasing pressure to stop using European Union (EU) migrants as bargaining chips, activists across Britain are building for anti-racist demonstrations.

Welcome refugees—not Donald Trump

14 February 2017
A tide of hatred for US president Donald Trump has isolated Theresa May in her insistence on bringing the bigot-in-chief to Britain.

Lord Dubs slams Tory decision to shut out child refugees

09 February 2017
The same Tory government that’s opening the door to bigot-in-chief Donald Trump slammed it in the face of lone child refugees this week.

Big anti-racist demos welcome refugee children into Greek schools

03 February 2017
Big demonstrations welcomed around 500 refugee children to school in the port city of Piraeus, near Athens in Greece, last Tuesday.  

Tories’ immigration system is a racist hell for refugees

31 January 2017
If people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen arrive in Britain without the right visa they risk deportation or detention.

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