Yarl’s Wood: the vulnerable women locked up in Britain’s detention centres

According to recent findings from Women for Refugee Women, around 2,000 women who are seeking refuge in the UK are detained per year. Of these women, the vast majority (between 77% and 85%) are victims of sexual, domestic and gender-based violence. These women are most commonly held in Bedfordshire’s Yarl’s Wood, widely regarded as Britain’s

Morrissey isn’t senile, he’s always been a racist

CW: racism “Bengali in Platforms”, “England for the English”, “Asian Rut”, and “This is Not Your Country” are quotes you’d expect from the mouth of Boris Johnson; but they are   song titles by the king of alternative playlists, the heart of British indie, or the “second-greatest living British cultural icon” (according to the BBC in

Notes from the US: The mockery of climate crisis

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Environment It’s often difficult for thoughtful and well-informed people to understand how and why spokespeople for and activists on the right seem incapable of understanding the threats posed by climate change;

Fortress Europe: illegal push-backs and border violence report

This harrowing report presents testimonies of refugee people attempting to reach the safety of Europe from Bosnia into Croatia and Slovenia. It details the brutal methods the police in the region is using in order to prevent people from moving towards the EU, or claiming asylum. All testimonies are gathered from oral interviews via a

USA: antifascists and fascists clash outside Islamic convention

More than 100 antifascists and white supremacists, some armed, clashed outside the 55th annual Islamic Society of North America convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Huston, Texas. The convention drew thousands of American Muslims for a weekend of talks, festivities and prayers. The tensions run high from the start of the convention on

ICE and the Impact on Communities of Colour

In the last 20 months of the Trump administration, we have seen a continued targeting of communities of color throughout the United States. Trump and his administration of white supremacists have demonstrated that they will work tirelessly to make good on the campaign promises that galvanized much of the conservative base, from the U.S./México border