Migration


Cartoonist from 1888 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism, grabbing land on every continent. Public Domain.

Election 2019: Education and Empire

28 November 2019 Following Labour’s manifesto pledge to educate the public on the histories of empire, slavery, and migration, Kimberly McIntosh explains the dangers of colonial nostalgia in the national curriculum

Migrant voters can change the narrative

25 November 2019 Once again, politicians are framing immigration as a problem - while ignoring migrant voters. We must turn out to address our own legitimate concerns, says Zrinka Bralo of Migrants Organise

We hacked tube ads to call out the Home Office’s hostile environment

21 June 2019 Our Future Now on how they helped the Home Office be a little more honest about its policies

A safe haven in the beautiful game?

30 April 2019 Refugees using football as a way to build communities of resistance, report Eline Yara Jeanné and Beeke Katarina Melcher.

The deadly border politics of Ventimiglia

24 April 2019 As Macron and Salvini tussle over the French/Italian border Zad El Bacha and Oliver Eagleton report on the migrants organising on the frontlines

Don’t listen to Tony Blair – his policies helped empower the far right

23 April 2019 His failed integration strategies are part of the problem, not part of the solution, writes Ashish Ghadiali

Stansted 15 activist: ‘We have been found guilty of upholding our democratic right to protest’

7 February 2019 Having a terror conviction will seriously impact our lives, but the real disgrace here is the treatment of people who face deportation, writes Laura Clayson from the Stansted 15.

Brexit or no Brexit, Labour must stand up for migrant rights.

31 January 2019 The moment the left in any way concedes that foreigners are to blame, we let the right win the argument, writes Ana Oppenheim.

The migration system isn’t ready for Brexit – and EU citizens will suffer.

21 January 2019 The future is uncertain for the three million EU nationals living in the UK, writes Jack Gevertz

What does Brexit mean for migrants?

21 January 2019 We could face a turbo-charged version of racist migration policy: free movement for the few and a hostile environment for the many. By Ana Oppenheim and Alena Ivanova.

Italy’s far-right crackdown on migrants

13 December 2018 The new Italian Immigration Law represents a peak in the government’s hostility against migrants, writes Caterina Mazzilli

‘If I don’t come back, call my lawyer’: Practical solidarity for people at risk of detention.

11 December 2018 Luke Butterly lays out some practical steps to help people facing down the hostile environment.

Here’s how we stopped a brutal, inhumane and barely legal charter flight

10 December 2018 Helen Brewer from the Stansted 15 describes the night she and fourteen other activists stopped a forced removal which threatened to place migrants in extreme danger.

I am one of the Stansted 15. Here’s why charter flights must end.

10 December 2018 Jo Ram explains why we should all stand up to defend migrants' rights

There is no such thing as a ‘left’ case for borders

3 December 2018 Arguments for borders rely on historically illiterate and morally inexcusable reasoning that has no right to call itself 'leftwing', writes Luke de Noronha

Escape from fear

23 November 2018 Beth Geglia explains why thousands of migrants are risking everything to flee violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras