"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.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

'Shame on you, Theresa May: Ethnography of the UKBA.'

An academic project on the rules, and the response to the rules from BritCits and others.


When the changes were announced on the 9th of July 2012 many gathered outside of the Home Office to voice their protest against these unfair policies. As the crowd chanted “Theresa May, Shame on you!” individuals spoke, demonstrated and voiced their disbelief and unwillingness to accept migration policies that directly violate Human Rights. Since that day several grassroots campaigns have sprung up in reaction to the measures being implemented by the current government. Alongside these grassroots organizations, many already established organizations directly involved with the plight of migrants have lent their expertise and support. These draconian policies are being met with voices and action. These communities are bringing the stress, despair and depression that these measures are causing to light...

The grassroots campaign, known as BritCits, illustrates how people are coming together and using collective agency to resist power structures that are imposing significant and damaging structural change. The main goal of BritCits is “defending the rights of international families, documenting the plight of the divided families” (BritCits 2013.)

'Where there is power, there is resistance.' - Foucault.

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