Category «Migration»

Don’t Let Them Drown: Demonstrate in Sheffield Tuesday March 17th

The Mediterranean Sea is becoming a mass grave. Join us in our call for a humanitarian policy towards migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe Every year millions of people around the world are forced from their homes by conflict, persecution and poverty.  A small proportion of these seek safety and …

The UK and Syrian Refugees: in the ‘proud tradition’?

The total number of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK could fit on a bus. So far the UK has resettled 90 refugees from the biggest refugee crisis since World War Two. To put his figure in context: 9 million Syrian people (43% of the total population) have been displaced ie forced to move away from their homes by …

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 at Melilla, Spanish enclave in Morocco.   This article is an extended version of one first published by the Institute …

Public Meeting: Syria, War and Refugees 14th August

SYMAAG invites you to a public meeting in Sheffield on Thursday 14th August with speakers from refugee and asylum rights organisations, and Syrian organisations in the UK. The meeting will give facts about the world wide refugee crisis (there are now more refugees according to the UNHCR than at any time since the Second World War) …

Immigration Bill Update: sign the petition against it now

On 30th January MPs voted by 295-16 for the Immigration Bill, described by Theresa May as creating a “really hostile environment” for what she calls “illegal migrants”. Details of the votes on amendments are here and the list of the 16 principled MPs who voted against is here. If your MP isn’t on this list …

We Don’t Want a “Hostile Environment” Stop the Immigration Bill

On 30th January MPs voted by 295-16 for the Immigration Bill, described by Theresa May as creating a “really hostile environment” for what she calls “illegal migrants”. Details of the votes on amendments are here and the list of the 16 principled MPs who voted against is here. If your MP isn’t on this list you …

Sheffield’s Roma, David Blunkett and an immoral racist panic

John Grayson of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group looks at the politics of scapegoating.     This article originally appeared at the Institute of Race Relations website on 20th December at http://www.irr.org.uk/news/sheffields-roma-david-blunkett-and-an-immoral-racist-panic1/     ‘The best recipe for riots is for somebody to stand up and warn of riots.’ (Professor Yaron Matras …

“Praising Mandela but Promulgating Immigration Apartheid. Stop the Immigration Bill!”

120 people demonstrated today in Sheffield against the Immigration Bill on International Migrants Day.   Protestors held a rally outside Sheffield Town Hall with speakers from the Movement for Justice, People’s Assembly, Labour Councillor Mohammed Maroof, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, church groups, Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers and migrants who had fought (and won) their …

Call out: Demonstrate Against the Immigration Bill 18th December

    ***stop press***Green Party leader to speak at rally Town Hall 12.30pm Join the regional demonstration against the Immigration BIll in Sheffield on December 18th, International Migrants Day.   Meet at the bottom of The Moor S1 4PL (near new market) at 12noon. March to the Town Hall arriving at 12.30 then to UK …

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