"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 8 February 2013

Today's links

More women forced into slavery after change to immigration law.


The number of women suspected of being trafficked to perform housework in embassies and private houses in Britain has increased amid warnings that vulnerable workers have been denied an escape route from domestic servitude by new immigration rules.


https://twitter.com/freemvntblog tweets : BBC uncovers allegation of serious assault by guards on Cameroonian asylum seeker during removal http://bbc.in/XdsuFj

https://twitter.com/DannyShawBBC tweets :
BBC News uncovers allegations of serious assault by guards on Cameroonian asylum seeker during attempt to remove him http://bbc.in/XdsuFj
#Asylum assault claims:Marius Betondi claims he was punched by guards & held under aircraft seat till he fell unconscious on Heathrow flight
Photos show swollen face, blood in eye, cut above eye. Betondi claims he has broken bones. Dr says injuries unlikely to be self-inflicted
Immigration sources claim Betondi's injuries "self-inflicted"; UKBA & police investigating. re #asylum assault claims.
Dr Charmian Goldwyn:injuries on Betondi "typical of their attribution to deliberate blows to the face caused during a recent assault"#asylum

NCADC campaign page for Marius Betondi :

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Irregular Voices.


Snapshots of the everyday lives of migrant children in Britain.


https://twitter.com/freemvntblog tweets : New human rights immigration rules panned *again* Ogundimu (Article 8 - new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 60 (IAC): http://bit.ly/TU93BL


The Freedom Press was founded in 1886 by Peter Kropotkin, the Russian revolutionary, and Charlotte Wilson, the well-to-do British anarchist who resigned from the Fabian Society when she and William Morris were dissatisfied with the direction it was taking.



Big Ted is an 84-year-old Jewish refugee bear from Vienna. He came to London on 15 August 1938, and now has many patches and hardly any stuffing left. He only has one eye, a rare blue one, as I pulled the other one out. As a toddler I refused to eat, much to my mother's worry, unless I clasped Big Ted's blue glass eye in my hand. Over the years he has been hugged and loved and kissed by my two children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He now lives in Israel with my daughter. - Vera Feldman, 82, Birmingham


Viewpoints: How serious are China-Japan tensions?


A row over islands in the East China Sea has left ties between Japan and China severely strained. In the latest development, Japan says a Chinese frigate locked weapon-targeting radar on one of its navy ships in waters near the islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Five experts assess how serious the situation is.

A changing East Asia : http://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a015/

Divided memories: history textbooks and the wars in Asia : http://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a00703/

https://twitter.com/bengidley tweets : This week's Migration Weekly http://paper.li/bengidley/1334588436 featured stories via @The_UK_Migrant @sjplep @ZdIntegration @Andr_Dim @migrants_rights


Life goes on in Russian ghost towns.


China detains 70 in connection with inciting self-immolation.


Beijing Cream, a dollop of China: http://beijingcream.com/

For a global life, Bloomberg builds his own British empire.


It is the biggest development in this city’s buzzing financial district, and even Olympics-jaded Londoners call it grandiose: two bronze-and-stone towers, connected by sky-bridges atop the ruins of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple.

Bloomberg Place, roughly the size of a Manhattan city block, is the future European home of Michael R. Bloomberg’s company and charity. But it is only one piece of the New York City mayor’s growing British empire.


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