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20.07.2019

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

In Washington, D.C., Capitol Police arrested 70 Catholic nuns and clergy Thursday as they held a nonviolent sit-in protest inside the Russell Senate Office Building against the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. More than a dozen protesters stood in a circle, holding the photographs of migrant… »

17.07.2019

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

By Jhon Sánchez “New York City, ICE is checking IDs at the 1,2,3 train west 72 St Station” was one of the text messages I got last Sunday. Yesterday during dinner, one of my friends handed us a booklet from her church that contained a Know-Your-Rights article in case of… »

16.07.2019

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

Migration, imperialist wars, the arms trade and how capitalism functions

At the International Social Forum organised by the UK Labour Party on the 13th and 14th of July, 2019 a host of international speakers attended to give talks on subjects from global economics, climate crisis, global finance and accountability, movement of people and trade protectionism.  We publish here the transcript… »

16.07.2019

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Photos by Ellen Davidson Hundreds of people participated in the Kingston, NY, Lights for Liberty immigrant rights vigil July 12. Chants included “Black, brown, white, unite to fight for immigrants’ right,” “Love, not hate, makes America… »

15.07.2019

Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, courageous captains given awards by the Paris government

Carola Rackete and Pia Klemp, courageous captains given awards by the Paris government

Carola Rackete, captain of Sea Watch 3 and Pia Klemp, captain of Iuventa, both accused in Italy of aiding illegal immigration, will receive the Grand Vermeil Medal, the highest distinction of the city of Paris. The City Council of the French capital, led by Mayor Anna Hidalgo, has also allocated… »

12.07.2019

Changing vulnerabilities on Samos: Why young men are not always the least vulnerable refugees

Changing vulnerabilities on Samos: Why young men are not always the least vulnerable refugees

Men between the ages of 18 and 39 are often assumed to be the most likely to survive troubling conditions in refugee reception centres. Drawing on recent research on the Greek island of Samos, Gemma Bird highlights that this is now always the case. Vulnerabilities are not fixed, and in environments… »

11.07.2019

UN human rights chief denounces “outrageous conditions” for immigrants in US concentration camps

UN human rights chief denounces “outrageous conditions” for immigrants in US concentration camps

By Josh Varlin UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet issued a statement Monday condemning the conditions for immigrants detained by the US government in concentration camps along the southern border with Mexico. Her statement cites the separation of children from their parents, the “outrageous conditions” in the network… »

05.07.2019

Special Face 2 Face Report Back

Special Face 2 Face Report Back

On this show we speak with Lauren Sumida, Linda Morris and Mike Ishii from Tsuru for Solidarity. Their group organized a historic Japanese American civil disobedience action on June 22 at Fort Sill in Oklahoma to protest the proposed incarnation of 1400 children there. »

05.07.2019

LGBT+ activists hack bus stop adverts to protest ‘exclusionary’ London Pride

LGBT+ activists hack bus stop adverts to protest ‘exclusionary’ London Pride

Queer activists hacked bus adverts in central London today (Friday 5 July) to protest hypocrisy of Pride in London. LGBT+ solidarity group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants replaced bus ads along the Pride march route to protest the exclusion of LGBT+ asylum seekers and homeless people from the march. The… »

04.07.2019

The best and worst of humanity, side by side in Samos

The best and worst of humanity, side by side in Samos

There is an island in the South Aegean Sea that, until a few years ago, was known only as a tourist destination, then it was the ‘Hotspot’ or Refugee Reception Centre that got ignored, and then, of late, the media arrived. The media arrived to tell the stories of the… »

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