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Asylum Journey Sheffield

Asylum Journey Sheffield

Asylum Journey Sheffield website has information about services and resources for asylum seekers and refugees in Sheffield. Created by Sheffugees it is a comprehensive and easily searchable resource for people at each stage of the asylum…
Who Supports Asylum and Migrant Rights?

Who Supports Asylum and Migrant Rights?

The General Election on June 8th gives us the chance to support parties and candidates in South Yorkshire who stand for asylum and migrant rights. We’ll be helping you decide who they are by holding…
Jaber Abdullah: how I set up a refugee football team in Barnsley

Jaber Abdullah: how I set up a refugee football team in Barnsley

Barnsley, like other northern ex-industrial towns, is often stereotyped as racist and hostile to refugees. Refugees, including SYMAAG members, do experience some wariness, hostility and racism from some in a town still struggling to recover…
“We could not just walk by”: eyewitness report from migrant border camp

“We could not just walk by”: eyewitness report from migrant border camp

by John Dunn, ex-coal miner and striker during the 1984/85 miners strike and member of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign “Just back from a week in the South of France, staying in Menton, a…
SYMAAG AGM 20th May: Life in the “hostile environment”

SYMAAG AGM 20th May: Life in the “hostile environment”

“Illegal” ex-Immigration Minister Mark Harper has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip. Harper resigned from his post after he was found to have illegally employed Isabella Acevedo last year. Harper was given another ministerial job days…
Support Asylum and Migrant Rights on May 7th

Support Asylum and Migrant Rights on May 7th

We asked the General Election candidates in South Yorkshire if they supported our Asylum and Migrant Rights 6-Point Pledge: Those seeking asylum should have the right to work whilst in the U.K. Replace Azure cards…
Asylum Rights Election Question Time Sheffield 16th April 7pm

Asylum Rights Election Question Time Sheffield 16th April 7pm

Will any political party will stand up for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum? Do the votes of refugees, anti-racists and supporters of human rights and migrants rights count? Do the candidates support the…
The Slippery, Cynical Politics of Asylum

The Slippery, Cynical Politics of Asylum

With just months to go before the UK general election, John Grayson examines party politics on asylum and what the response of migrants and campaigners might be.   Main picture of is migrants and golfers…
A Shiver Down the Spine: David Blunkett and the immigration “swamping” controversy

A Shiver Down the Spine: David Blunkett and the immigration “swamping” controversy

David Blunkett MP chose to echo the words of Tory MP Michael Fallon (and Margaret Thatcher) in alleging that communities are being “swamped” by migrants, writing in the Daily Mail on October 27th. Migrants and…
The Dark Reality of Britain’s Privatised Immigration System

The Dark Reality of Britain’s Privatised Immigration System

In July radical Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein came to meet members of South Yorkshire Stop G4S in Sheffield. We had lots to talk about: amongst many other things Antony has been looking at the role…