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The Home Office and the Home Secretary of Bungling Errors.

Kethes The home Secretary gave evidence at the Home affairs select committee today (24.02.20201).  The very first question put to her was about her commitment to a fairer and more compassionate home office. The HS ensures the public that people are put first and also insists there has been...

National Demonstration: Yellow Vests Against Austerity

National Demonstration:  Yellow Vests Against Austerity  Tories Out – General Election Now! Refugee Rights campaign will be participating in the national demo on Saturday demanding  Allow right to work  End detention  Stop deportation  We want an end to Tory brutal austerity measures that are cutting our vital services. We...

Socialism 2018

Reported by Lawanya Ramajeyam Refugee Rights campaign have taken part in Socialism 2018 – a weekend of discussion and debated on ideas to change the world. It brought together trade unionists, activists and campaigners across the country linking the struggle and fighting for the rights of all.  This successful...

Worse than prison: life inside Britain’s 10 deportation centres

Thanks The Guardian Blue flipflops, styrofoam plates and the daily clunk of the cells shutting: immigrants describe the grim reality of deportation ‘jails’ In some senses they look, sound, smell and taste just like prisons: bland food, bleak corridors, standard-issue tracksuits and blue flip-flops, and the mechanical clunk at...

Private contractors paid millions to run UK detention centres

Thanks The Guardian Figures reveal some firms may be making up to 30% profit on Home Office contracts The Home Office has paid a handful of private contractors hundreds of millions of pounds to run the UK’s immigration removal centres, but no one knows for certain just how profitable...

Protest against move by Serco to evict refugees

On 4 August the Refugee Rights Campaign (RRC) organised a protest in front of  the head office of company Serco in Victoria, London. Serco is a multimillion company that profits from contracting services including from the Home office, NHS and other public services.     This protest was organised...

No Evictions of Refugees in Scotland (Glasgow)

    Defend Refugee Rights For mass action against evictions Fight for decent jobs and homes for all   For mass resistance by trade unions, tenants organisations, workers and youth against evictions, prepare to occupy properties against Serco attempts to evict! Kick Serco out of public sector contracts. Demand...

Suicides raise alarm about UK’s treatment of child refugees

Thanks The Guardian Three Eritrean teenagers killed themselves after travelling to Britain without their parents   Alexander Tekle was ‘stressing about Home Office things’, according to a friend. Photograph: Family At least three teenage refugees who arrived in Britain from the migrant camp in Calais have killed themselves in...

Socialist Students conference 2018

Refugee Rights campaign spoke at the Socialist Student Conference. See below a report of the conference. Theo Sharieff, Socialist Students national chair Over 100 students attended the annual Socialist Students conference at Birmingham University on 24 February. The day highlighted the successes of Socialist Students’ work over the last...

Enjoyable and successful Cardiff Refugee Rights gig

Lawanya Ramajeyam Refugee Rights members attended a fundraising gig organised by Cardiff Young Socialists on 10 February. I was deeply moved by the huge support that we received. Everyone welcomed us and was very friendly in supporting us. Everyone wanted to talk to us and ask about the campaign....