Immigration

When your neighbour is your jailer

In 2012 Theresa May announced the creation of the “hostile environment” for “illegal migrants.” This new policy framework has extended the powers of the Home Office to everyday life. Whilst immigration power has traditionally always been exercised at external borders, the multiplication of internal checkpoints has reached hospitals, jobs, homes, banks and any other service, public or otherwise, in which the State wants to extend its tentacles. By passing a… Continue reading

British Hospitality

Joseph walked up to the front door of Number Seven with some foreboding. He’d had a hard trip, having been chased down the road by thugs and mugged by the taxi service. He knew he looked a bit bedraggled, as someone who’d run out of money and been forced to walk a long way in driving rain might do.

He’d heard of the famed hospitality of John Bull… Continue reading

New Whitechapel Anti-Raids group starts organising in the East End

New posters seen around Brick Lane

The border regime manifests itself in our everyday lives. Home Office “Immigration Enforcement” teams – working hand-in-hand with the police and local authorities – attack us on our streets, in our homes and workplaces.

Whitechapel – and Tower Hamlets more generally – is one of London’s most racially diverse areas, with large Bangladeshi and Somali communities. This working-class neighbourhood has not escaped the growing… Continue reading

In or Out the ruling class will win and Fortress Europe will remain. Unless we dismantle it.

Internal EU border. By BlueMars at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3255909

People in Britain will be given a mockery of choice in the upcoming European elections. If the Leave campaign wins, they will be faced with a repeal of worker’s and human rights, a good possibility of even more restrictions on union laws and less movement around the continent. Additionally the Conservatives and future governments may be… Continue reading

When Marches Work

The largest climate march in history attended by luminaries like Ban Ki Moon and Al Gore. Did it achieve anything? Not really. By Beyond My Ken – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37974968

By Graham of East London Radical Assembly and London Anarchist Federation

The left loves marching. At their best, marches can be invigorating, unifying, and help to bring new people into active struggle. They can also be a massive … Continue reading

Festung Europa: Discrimination Against Roma Rife In Eastern Europe

Roma demonstrate in Czech Republic. Photo taken by author

The tragedy and desperation of this summer’s Mediterranean human trafficking has slowly drawn blood even from the stone of David Cameron’s largely retiring isolationism, and united an unsteady Europe in sharing the humanitarian responsibility, or the accompanying rhetoric at least. The major parties have been joined in sympathy. There could be no other response. The savagery of Syria, the poverty… Continue reading