Crack a squat for migrants

Crack a squat for migrants

Lewis Garland reports on a growing solidarity movement to help asylum-seekers.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
10 years ago in New Internationalist

10 years ago in New Internationalist

Chris Brazier reflects on the June 2005 issue on the politics of migration.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Paranoid empire

Paranoid empire

Nathalie Olah considers Europe's fortress mentality in relation to migrants.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Migrant families ripped apart

Migrant families ripped apart

Sophie Cousins on Lebanon's decision to send home the children of migrant workers.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
Photo: Wolter Peeters

Making waves: Barat Ali Batoor

The Afghan photo-journalist is using his own experience of asylum to help others. He speaks to Michelle Slater.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Take it further

Detention is strongly contested in the courts and on the streets, while a network of supporters shows solidarity with visits, friendship. The last few years have seen a growth in migrant-led social movements and political action. In late 2013, refugee protest camps sprang up in public squares in towns across Europe.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014

Thinking outside the fence

Governments are increasingly recognizing that detention is both harmful – and costly. Campaigners and researchers consider the merits of current alternatives to large-scale arbitrary detention.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
Illustration: Kathryn Corlett

Tough Guide to the World's Detention Centres

Tim Baster & Isabelle Merminod offer a satirical round-up of the insalubrious accommodation awaiting travellers from the Global South.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
Children cross the street as residents of south Tel Aviv protest against African migrants from Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan in their neighbourhoods, in May 2012. The week before, a similar protest led to a rampage that an Israeli broadcaster dubbed a 'pogrom'. Protests such as these still take place on a regular basis in Tel Aviv and other major cities in Israel.Baz Ratner/Reuters

Inhospitable Israel

Joseph Cox reports on an acute humanitarian crisis for African asylum-seekers.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
A guard from the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) at the T Don Hutto Residental Center in Texas, which holds migrant families. The CCA made $1.7 billion in 2012 - more than any other private prison company in the US.LM Otero/AP Photo

Meet the firms cashing in on imprisoning foreigners

Outsourcing detention to private companies is a recipe for a disaster says Antony Loewenstein.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014
Journey interrupted. A Somali woman waits at a detention centre in Malta, where asylum-seekers can be detained for up to 12 months on arrival.Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Why are we locking up migrants?

Detaining foreigners is costly, inhumane and on the rise. Time to turn the tide back, says Hazel Healy.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014

Detaining migrants - The Facts

The facts and figures on the movement, freedom, costs and damage of detaining migrants around the world.

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NI 469 - Why are we locking up migrants? - January, 2014

Racists, go home

Chris Coltrane is unimpressed with Britain's Racist Vans.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
The aftermath: In 2011 Gianluca Casseri, an extreme rightwinger, killed two Senegalese vendors in a Florence market.LaPresse/AP

Europe points the finger of blame

Migrants have become the scapegoats in financially straitened times, reports Amy Hall.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013

Housing - THE FACTS

Prices through the roof, a gaping deficit, homelessness, one billion in slums and an urban takeover.

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NI 461 - Demolition job - April, 2013
Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien Illustration: Sarah John

Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien

New columnist Lauri Kubuitsile introduces dry and dusty Mahalapye- a town that has stolen her heart.

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Why are we locking up migrants? January, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Demolition job April, 2013
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
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