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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.

EU abandons refugees to freeze to death

10 January 2017
Refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos had their thin summer tents covered in snow this week, as a deadly cold spell swept across Europe.

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

10 January 2017
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

Fight to open the borders as refugee dies in France

03 January 2017
A 17 year old Congolese refugee died at the French port of Dunkirk on Christmas Eve in the 17th known death at Britain’s border in 2016.

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.

Hundreds join protest outside US embassy in response to Trump's election

15 November 2016
Hundreds of people turned outside the US embassy in London last night, Wednesday to protest against Donald Trump's election as US president.

Big Stand Up To Racism meetings around the country aim to build mass movement

04 November 2016
Around 350 people attended Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) meetings in Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield this week. They were part of a nationwide series of rallies on Confronting the Rise of Racism.

20,000 join Refugees Welcome march through London

17 September 2016
Up to 20,000 people from all over Britain marched through central London today, Saturday, to say Refugees Welcome.

Australian protests for refugee rights grow

30 August 2016
Thousands protest as opposition to refugee detention surges, reports James Supple in Sydney

Calais camp swells—but Tories keep border shut

30 August 2016
The Border Force boat Valiant was scrambled on Thursday morning of last week to intercept a small dinghy crossing the Channel.

French cops ramp up terror as refugee numbers grow in Calais

16 August 2016
A wave of state harassment and the arrival of new refugees are making conditions in the “jungle” shantytown in Calais even more intolerable.

Detention centre death slammed by Home Office's own report

02 August 2016
A seriously ill 43 year old man died handcuffed to his hospital bed because immigration detention officers feared he would escape.

Anger at bosses' collusion on immigration raid but migrant pay strike at Fawley wins

02 August 2016
Bosses hope discrimination will divide us, but a successful strike of migrant workers at Fawley refinery was an important victory, writes Dave Sewell

LETTERS: Stand with refugees against councils and media smears

02 August 2016
Residents on the Scottish island of Bute have hit back at pernicious claims made in the Daily Mail newspaper last week that Syrian refugees here “want to leave”.

Jeremy Corbyn receives a hero's welcome at Unite union conference

13 July 2016
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn received a hero's welcome at the Unite union's conference in Brighton today, Wednesday.

Exodus is a unique record of the resilience of refugees

12 July 2016
The BBC’s exploration of the refugee crisis in Europe exposes the impact of racist immigration controls on desperate people, writes Margaret Woods

LETTERS: The state stopped the convoy to Calais but can’t stop solidarity

28 June 2016
Myself and 19 others travelled from Wakefield to Folkestone to take much-needed aid to people in Calais. We were part of the nationwide convoy of 250 vehicles.

Protesters put the politics back into a corporatised London Pride march

25 June 2016
Tens of thousands of people marched through London on the huge LGBT+ Pride march today, Saturday.

Unison conference rejects racism

23 June 2016
The leadership of the Unison union vowed to challenge racism and homophobia head-on at its annual conference in Brighton this week after the Orlando homophobic massacre and the killing of MP Jo Cox.

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