"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.

Saturday 20 April 2013

A week of fear


All of next week, we'll be posting microaggressions concerning the racism and Islamophobia experienced by people of color, South Asians, Muslims, and immigrants experienced since the Boston marathon bombings.


The brothers Tsernaev.


In the midst of the Second World War, Joseph Stalin, seized by one of his historic fits of paranoia and cruelty, declared the Chechen people disloyal to the U.S.S.R. and banished them from their homeland in the northern Caucasus to Central Asia and the Siberian wastes. Tens of thousands of Chechens, along with members of other small ethnic groups from the Caucasus and the Crimean Peninsula, died in the mass deportation or soon after—some from cold, some from starvation. The Tsarnaev family eventually settled in a town called Tokmok, in Kyrgyzstan, not far from the capital, Bishkek...


UKBA separates 200 children from their parents.


 The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has repeatedly failed to uphold its legal duty to safeguard children of immigrants during their parents' detention and separated 200 of them from their family, according to a new report.

The study published by immigration charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (Bid) found 200 children of 111 parents faced appalling consequences as a result of the UKBA's inability to take basic steps to protect them. 


https://twitter.com/APPGMigration tweets :
Lib Dem MP @DavidWardMP asks what steps the Gov is taking to monitor regional effects of new family migration rules

https://twitter.com/SalCardiff :
petition to stop deportation of 7 year old Scots girl to Chile

https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
English cricketer,Mark Ramprakash of IndoCaribbean descent, one of 25 players in history to score 100 1st class centuries

Greece's modern slavery: lessons from Manolada.

A shooting in a small agrictultural town in the Peloponese demonstrates the stark dangers of the anti-immigration rhetoric gaining ground in Greece.


Greece launches manhunt after 200 immigrant farmworkers are shot at and wounded for demanding back pay.


Poland's Jews: A forgotten history.


Poland is marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Friday, one of the most remarkable acts of resistance in World War II, a period when the almost 1,000-year-old history of Polish-Jewish relations underwent its most severe test....

Stereotypes and deprivation: the everyday life of the Roma community in Europe.



Wherever there is power there is resistance. (Foucault)

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