Tag: Immigration

Call to Fight: Socialists in Mexico Against Deportations

As Trump prepares his new cabinet to take office in January, the Movimiento de Trabajadores Socialistas (Socialist Workers’ Movement) based in Mexico has launched an extensive anti-deportation campaign that calls for workers, women and youth in both the US and Mexico to confront this attack together.

The Gypsies’ Tortuous Journey

The migration crisis has clearly shown the structural nature of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The Roma people are among the most oppressed in the continent; in France, there has been a rapid rise in anti-Roma racism, not only from right-wing groups, but also from the state and its institutions.

#May19: Europe-wide Anti-racism Day Demonstration

Major mobilisations are taking place in London, Scotland and Wales. Tens of thousands across Europe are predicted to take the streets, saying #RefugeesWelcome, #BlackLivesMatter, No to Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Scapegoating Migrants, and #YesToDiversity.

Calais: Refugees sew their lips shut in hopes of making themselves heard

Helplessly facing the inevitable destruction of their camp in Calais, eight refugees decided on Wednesday to express their profound distress by sewing their lips shut with wire and needles. On Thursday, nine other Iranian migrants repeated the operation in front of cameras and the French riot police, hoping to finally be heard by the entire international community.

Obama’s Crocodile Tears

Hardly a week into the new year and the Obama administration has made headlines in two ways. The first, is the ICE raids of Central American families’ homes, often in the middle of the night, detaining men, women and children in detention facilities. The second is the timid expansion of firearm regulation through executive action. Obama defended the action in a speech in which he choked back tears as he talked about the Sandy Hook elementary school students who were killed by a gunman in 2012.

The War at Home

Amid war mongering and escalating racist rhetoric, the murder of two black youths spur protests in Minneapolis and Chicago. The fight against the war abroad is intrinsically linked to the struggle for justice and equality at home.

Germany: Faster Deportations through ‘Transit Zones’

Faster, more inhumane. This sums up the newest hardening of the asylum laws in Germany. But even that is not enough for the reactionary forces within the German regime. Deportations of refugees are supposed to be accelerated even further by installing so-called “transit zones” close to the borders.

Call to Fight: Socialists in Mexico Against Deportations

As Trump prepares his new cabinet to take office in January, the Movimiento de Trabajadores Socialistas (Socialist Workers’ Movement) based in Mexico has launched an extensive anti-deportation campaign that calls for workers, women and youth in both the US and Mexico to confront this attack together.

The Gypsies’ Tortuous Journey

The migration crisis has clearly shown the structural nature of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The Roma people are among the most oppressed in the continent; in France, there has been a rapid rise in anti-Roma racism, not only from right-wing groups, but also from the state and its institutions.

#May19: Europe-wide Anti-racism Day Demonstration

Major mobilisations are taking place in London, Scotland and Wales. Tens of thousands across Europe are predicted to take the streets, saying #RefugeesWelcome, #BlackLivesMatter, No to Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Scapegoating Migrants, and #YesToDiversity.

Calais: Refugees sew their lips shut in hopes of making themselves heard

Helplessly facing the inevitable destruction of their camp in Calais, eight refugees decided on Wednesday to express their profound distress by sewing their lips shut with wire and needles. On Thursday, nine other Iranian migrants repeated the operation in front of cameras and the French riot police, hoping to finally be heard by the entire international community.

Obama’s Crocodile Tears

Hardly a week into the new year and the Obama administration has made headlines in two ways. The first, is the ICE raids of Central American families’ homes, often in the middle of the night, detaining men, women and children in detention facilities. The second is the timid expansion of firearm regulation through executive action. Obama defended the action in a speech in which he choked back tears as he talked about the Sandy Hook elementary school students who were killed by a gunman in 2012.

The War at Home

Amid war mongering and escalating racist rhetoric, the murder of two black youths spur protests in Minneapolis and Chicago. The fight against the war abroad is intrinsically linked to the struggle for justice and equality at home.

Germany: Faster Deportations through ‘Transit Zones’

Faster, more inhumane. This sums up the newest hardening of the asylum laws in Germany. But even that is not enough for the reactionary forces within the German regime. Deportations of refugees are supposed to be accelerated even further by installing so-called “transit zones” close to the borders.