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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 May 2018
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Refugee Rights campaigners marching, photo Mary Finch (Click to enlarge)
A recent Refugee Action report (bit.ly/2GFCd1y188/) reveals how those who flee persecution or war are systematically mistreated by the Home Office, notorious for implementing Theresa May's "hostile environment" for migrants.
Lawanya of Refugee Rights campaign said: "Many refugees who have already undergone torture in their home country, are facing mental pressure and depression because of this asylum process. Having escaped hell, they are then forced to undergo detention, impoverishment and even homelessness... their lives are left in limbo."
Mathan from Sri Lanka, was detained for three months and asked to work for £1 an hour in the detention centre.
Lawanya herself was detained on her wedding day so that she and her husband were forced to exchange rings at the detention centre.
Refugee Rights demands:
- Immigrants who have been tortured should not be detained and detainees should be compensated. Shut down the detention centres
- Refugees should be allowed to work and study
- Access to free healthcare services
- Refugees should not be treated as criminals
- More at refugeerightscampaign.org
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 23 May 2018:
What we think
Tories prepare for possible snap election
Socialist Party news and analysis
Capitalism's Grenfell shame - Tories must go
Homeless charity colluding to deport homeless!
Youthful enthusiasm to break with repression of past
New Ebola threat
Government continues to back failed private rail
Support refugees rights
May 1968: 'Communist' leaders hand power back to defeated bosses
Socialist Party workplace news
Victory: how school strike beat 'academy' privatisers
Threat to unity of PCS left
PCS conference votes for strike action
Solid strike at Tesco Dagenham distribution centre forces pay talks
Services disappearing from Harrogate
College staff caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
First ever strike at TGI Fridays
International socialist news and analysis
Yes to the struggle to lift the siege
Tax Amazon movement wins in Seattle
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Stop Trump! Build for 13 July student walkouts
Student leaders claim one million on the streets against Brexit - fight for a workers' exit
Let's sell 1,000 extra copies of issue 1000!
Leicester socialists fight poverty-paying sweatshops
Sheffield Pride organisers defeated in attempt to ban politics
40 attend Socialist Party housing campaign launch in Windsor
30 years on from Section 28: the legacy of fighting LGBT+ attacks must continue
How 'Prevent' training fosters racist paranoia
Ads won't fix it: fight mental health cuts as well as stigma
We can learn about struggle from the mass trespass of Kinder Scout
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