migration

Infrastructure against borders

UNITY (union of asylum seekers) rally, Glasgow 7/10/06

Climate change could displace millions of people. Can fascistic responses be inoculated against? The second of two pieces looking at climate migration, anti-migrant populisms, and no borders politics.

Refuges and death-worlds

Migrants demonstrate, Calais: banner reads Tombent les murs [May the walls fall]

Climate change could displace millions of people, and border politics are a matter of life and death. The first of two pieces looking at climate migration, anti-migrant populisms, and no borders politics.

Ovambo migrant workers general strike for rights, Namibia: 1971-72

Ovambo miners towards the end of the strike

In the winter of 1971-72 the economy of South West Africa (Namibia) was shutdown by a general strike of contract labourers challenged the economic system emplaced by Apartheid South Africa. The strike led to the scrapping of the contract system and is seen as a watershed moment, encouraging a rapid growth of opposition movements.

Snitches, stings, and leaks: how “Immigration Enforcement” works - Corporate Watch

An immigration raid

A detailed report into the functioning of the immigration enforcement system in the UK, following high-profile raids at Deliveroo and Byron burgers.

A brief history of the Spanish anarchist refugees and immigrants in Australia

An illustrated account of Spanish anarchist exiles in Australia, including their productive collaborations with Australian - and other exiled - anarchists.

The Monongah mining disaster, 1907 - Steven Johns

Picture of rescuers outside mine number 6

A short account of the worst mining disaster in US history, which killed over 360 mostly Italian migrant workers and which was the inspiration for Father's Day events.

Polish artisans strike for the right to vote, Jamestown, Virginia, 1619

A short history of the strike of Polish artisan workers in English colonial North America, for the same right to vote as English people.

Protests to hit Byron after immigration raids

Byron Hamburgers restaurant in London

Gourmet burger chain which helped immigration officers detain 35 of its workers by luring them to "fake meetings" faces a wave of protests.

New Trends Vol. 1, No. 7 (April 1946)

The Vol. 1, No. 7 (April 1946) issue of New Trends, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from September 1945 until August 1946.

Yesterday’s pig heads, Corbyn-mania, Brexit or business as usual: Tragedy and comedy in the UK - A short report

Dear fellow travellers, for an international meeting of like-minded rebels we wrote a short report about the situation in the UK. We had little time recently to systematically follow and discuss the wider developments, therefore it ended up as a bit of a selective cut-and-paste job - but people outside of the UK might still find it interesting.