New in Ceasefire, Politics - Saturday, November 2, 2013 15:35 - 2 Comments
As the media-political campaign against so-called 'health tourism' intensifies, government policies continue to plight countless migrant lives. Luqman Onikosi writes of his own personal battle to receive medical treatment for his serious chronic illness against the bureaucratic cruelties of the UK immigration system.
New in Ceasefire, The Anti-Imperialist - Sunday, July 3, 2011 9:00 - 0 CommentsWe live in a Western media-political climate that persistently demonises and victimises foreigners, while underplaying the role of European colonialism. In such a context, solidarity with migrants is not only morally imperative, argues Adam Elliott Cooper, but is a critical focal point in the global fight against Imperialism.
Columns, Diary of a Domestic Extremist - Thursday, August 12, 2010 13:53 - 5 CommentsThe recent bankruptcy of the Refugee and Migrant Justice (RMJ) charity has left thousands of asylum seekers stuck in hopelessness and despair, leading at least one of them, Rasul Osman, to take his own life. This is the latest in a series of attempts by the previous government and the current coalition to make it harder than ever for those seeking a safe haven from torture and violence to do so in dignity and respect. Mikhail Goldman explains the impact created by recent changes to the legal aid system and the catstrophic consequences on the lives of the vulnerable. He also sends out a clear message: when the law fails those it is supposed to protect, only human solidarity and a common determination can make a difference.
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