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Could we have concentration camps in Britain?

Could we have concentration camps in Britain? It seems impossible doesn’t it? But hold on a minute. The British were the first to invent concentration camps during the Boer war so that Boer guerrilla fighters would be denied support. 895 more words

Human Rights

Why we need to get rid of Yarl's Wood.

Let’s talk about Yarl’s Wood. It’s back in the news again this week and we will get to that but first let’s address why this place needs to be closed: 605 more words

Viva Chelsea Manning, Pride Hero at London Pride! Saturday 27th June

It’s Pride Time again!        

Here we are in June, and it’s time for Pride again.  And London Pride theme this year is sooooh appropriate for Chelsea – HEROES! 572 more words


Open Generation - Videos

The video footage of the Open Generation event has been put up now. You can watch the videos here, where you can access content from across the weekend. 30 more words


Refugee Women Making a Difference - #RefugeesContribute

Women become refugees for most of the same reasons that men do. They experience most of the same terrors, dangers and indignities along the way. But there are also particular threats that may drive them to leave everything behind and seek safety somewhere else. 1,006 more words


“Let them slash their wrists”: Abuse and Detention in the UK Asylum System

By Alex Johnson

“They are all slashing their wrists apparently. Let them slash their wrists.” These are the words of a guard at Yarl’s Wood asylum detention centre captured by an undercover film broadcast in March. 1,226 more words

Politics & Policy

Majid Ali's case is a reminder that asylum seekers are routinely dehumanised in the UK

by Maya Goodfellow Follow @Mayagoodfellow

On Tuesday night the government deported Majid Ali, a student at Glasgow Central College. Despite a campaign to stop his extradition, Ali has been sent to his home country Pakistan, where… 842 more words