Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
3 November 2010
THE RIGHT to asylum is under political attack across Europe. In Britain, one of the Con-Dem coalition's first acts was to close the charity, Refugee and Migrant Justice, leaving thousands of asylum seekers...
23 June 2010
BARELY TWO months have passed since the April revolutionary events in Kyrgyzstan led to the overthrow of president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and the emergence of a 'provisional government' led by Roza Otunbayeva, writes Rob Jones, Moscow.
21 April 2010
What they don't say: TENS OF thousands of low paid council workers, NHS workers, teachers, etc, face the sack as part of a 500,000+ jobs cull during the next five years as the next government slashes public spending to curb the £167 billion budget deficit...
17 March 2010
'WE WILL not remain silent while Tamil refugees suffer out of the sight of the world's media'. That was the message to the Australian High Commission in London on Wednesday 10 March, writes Manny Thain, Tamil Solidarity national secretary.
10 March 2010
On Wednesday 3 March Tamil Solidarity held a student meeting in Manchester University, with the help of the local Socialist Students society, writes Lawrence Arokianathan, Tamil Solidarity, Manchester.
1 January 2010
Immediate action to avoid humanitarian crisis: Ravie Kumar, speaking on behalf of the Tamil-speaking refugees on a boat in Merak harbour, Indonesia, has denied the allegation that the refugees are not wiling to cooperate with the Indonesian authorities...
24 December 2009
Widespread condemnation mounts over negligence: Mr Jacob Christine, 29, who has been trapped on a boat for more than two months in Merak, Indonesia, died today in hospital...
9 December 2009
AS PART of an international day of action, Tamil Solidarity organised a protest outside the Indonesian embassy in London on Friday, writes Manny Thain.
5 December 2009
THE TORIES face the prospect of an electoral massacre on 7 June. So they are desperately playing the asylum card - a variant of the race card. It's the old, old tactic of sowing confusion, attempting...
3 December 2009
Heavily-armed navy commandos surround Tamil-speaking refugees on the boat in Merak, Indonesia
2 December 2009
SOCIALIST PARTY (CWI in Australia) national organiser Anthony Main recently visited the 254 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees currently moored at the port in Merak, Indonesia. He reports on the discussions that took place during his visit and on the conditions faced on board the ship.
18 November 2009
TAMIL-SPEAKING refugees remain on a boat in the Indonesian harbour of Merak, denied their fundamental human rights, writes Senan, Tamil Solidarity.
10 November 2009
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28 October 2009
OVER 250 Tamil-speaking refugees are held on a boat in Merak harbour, Indonesia. So far they have faced rejection and the threat of internment in their quest for refuge from the horror of war and concentration-style...
15 February 2007
Leicester: EVEN BUSH'S government now admits that Iraq is in a civil war, but Britain's Home Office considers Iraq a safe place for refugees fleeing the bloodshed to be forcibly returned to...
30 October 2004
The murder of a Kurdish refugee in an alleged racist attack in Swansea several weeks ago sent shock waves throughout Swansea and across Wales...
28 February 2004
THE DUTCH parliament's lower house voted on 17 February to expel up to 26,000 "failed asylum seekers" over the next three years. This cruel and inhumane policy has shocked and angered Dutch working people and also many people across Europe.
6 September 2003
HOME SECRETARY David Blunkett has seized on a fall in the number of asylum applications to declare that New Labour's 'get tough' asylum policies are working, writes Chris Thomas.
19 April 2003
THE ANNUAL military budget of the USA is $400 billion. The increase in US defence department spending alone matches what the world spends on international aid every year, writes Ken Douglas.
14 March 2003
Decent services for all: TONY BLAIR is planning to introduce new harsh measures against asylum seekers while simultaneously embarking on a war against Iraq that will create hundreds of thousands more refugees...
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