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Freedom of Movement: Why we need open borders

Type: Leaflets
Date: 18 December 2020
Campaigns: Migration

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, few days go by when migration is not in the news. Migrants have become the perpetual scapegoat, to distract from the damaging anti-social policies of the elite and to boost the votes of demagogues – in the UK and around the world.

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The border regime is a form of global apartheid. Eventually it must fall

By: Global Justice Now
Date: 18 December 2020
Campaigns: Migration, Trade

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, few days go by when migration is not in the news. Migrants have become the perpetual scapegoat, to distract from the damaging anti-social policies of the elite and to boost the votes of demagogues – in the UK and around the world.

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6 ways to mark Windrush Day and challenge the racist hostile environment

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 22 June 2020
Campaigns: Migration

Today is Windrush Day, marking the day 72 years ago when the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks and gave its name to a generation of migrants from the Caribbean. It’s a day of celebration – but also necessarily a day of confronting injustice. Here’s a reminder of why and how we can re-commit to demanding justice for the Windrush generation and demanding an end to the hostile environment for migrants, once and for all. 

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6 ways to mark Windrush Day and challenge the racist hostile environment

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 22 June 2020
Campaigns: Migration

Today is Windrush Day, marking the day 72 years ago when the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks and gave its name to a generation of migrants from the Caribbean. […]

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Our online fundraiser to support displaced communities in Calais proves social distancing doesn’t mean social apathy

By: Hiba Ahmad
Date: 13 May 2020
Campaigns: Migration

On Wednesday 6 May, Our Future Now (OFN) held an online fundraiser in support of the work of Calais Food Collective (CFC), an organisation providing essential food services for displaced communities in Calais and Dunkirk in France. Over 2000 refugees from various war-torn places are currently displaced in Northern France, and have found themselves in a perpetual state of uncertainty and marginalisation as European countries reject their claims to asylum.

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Covid-19 in Calais – a harsher hostile environment

By: Josh Evans-Jesra
Date: 5 May 2020
Campaigns: Migration

Displaced communities in Calais are on the frontlines of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The migrants living in precarious conditions at the UK-French border have been left without support and are facing hostility and violence from the state. I’ve been volunteering in Calais and have seen first-hand how the outbreak of coronavirus has rendered an already bleak and desperate situation far bleaker. We must stand in solidarity with migrants in Calais and everywhere.

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Who has the right to be free? Thoughts from Freedom of Movement 2.0

By: Elias
Date: 9 March 2020
Campaigns: Migration

On Saturday 15 February, Global Justice Now and their London youth group Our Future Now, hosted Freedom of Movement 2.0, ‘a day of workshops, panel discussions, poetry and live music […]

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Freedom of Movement 2.0 Party – a day to imagine a world without borders

By: Rosanna Wiseman
Date: 13 February 2020
Campaigns: Migration

We currently live in a dystopian world of borders. In the past couple of weeks Greece has revealed plans to install a ‘floating wall’ in the Aegean sea to deter migrants from attempting to enter Europe. Trump has announced he will expand his travel ban to citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. And Boris Johnson has deported 17 Jamaicans many of whom have been in the UK since they were children. None of this is natural, and none of this should be normal. On 15 February we will gather  to listen, discuss and dance to the utopian ideals of open borders. Join us!

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If the racist Right to Rent initiative is scrapped, could it be the end for the hostile environment?

By: Guy Taylor
Date: 10 January 2020
Campaigns: Migration

On Tuesday 14 January the government is appealing the court ruling which called to scrap or change the discriminatory Right to Rent initiative. If they lose, it could be the beginning of the end of the hostile environment.

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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is a continent of walls.

By: Ruth Wilkinson
Date: 11 November 2019
Campaigns: Migration

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall was brought down in a euphoric rush of hope and reunification. I was born in the 90s. For my whole life, the joyful crowds […]

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