migration

Forget victimisation: Granting agency to migrants

Laura Agustín, lifelong migrant and and author of Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry, explores the concept of migrancy, exposes the prejudices in what is meant by the term and proposes another vision, in which less advantaged people are granted ordinary human autonomy.

Last train home

Last Train Home

A documentary focusing on one family of migrant workers, mainly around Chinese New Year. It reveals the conditions they live and work in, and the strain it has on the family, which comes out the only time they can see each other over the Spring Festival holiday.

Tomato harvest in Nardo, Apulia: The first self organised strike of the day labourers

An account and analysis by Devi Sacchetto and Mimmo Perrotta of a July 2011 strike by ultra-precarious migrant agricultural workers in Italy.

Kuwaiti government's brutal crackdown on ‘stateless’ people

Kuwaiti security forces use dogs, tear gas, armoured vehicles, and water cannons, against protesting 'stateless' people, who are demanding citizenship and basic human rights.

Italy is a racist country

This was written the day after the racist shootings in Florence, where a right-wing extremist shot dead two Senegalese men, Samb Modou and Diop Mor, and injured another three, Moustapha Dieng, Sougou Mor and Mbenghe Cheike (who are all out of danger now). Despite being focused on Italy and its history, I think it could be applied to any other country and to many other political issues. Real transformation can only come from a radical questioning of ourselves, our prejudices, and our ways of doing things.

Occupy Everything, and Everything for Everyone

Blog post about Occupy Wall Street, deportation, and demands.

Reasonable accommodation

Our friend and comrade Invisible Man has contributed stories before about life on the job. In this piece he provides an analysis of race and policy and movements in Quebec. In a time of crisis and with a potential for rising right-wing movements, his points are relevant to people around the world.

Fascists out of our cities! More on Casapound and recent racist murders in Florence, Italy

After the shootings of 3 days ago in Florence at the hand of a right-wing extremist who killed two Senegalese street vendors and injured another three, Senegalese migrants joined by local residents and antiracist organisations improvised a march through the city centre, ending at the local Court.

Nicosia, Cyprus: 52 people on hunger strike

picture of prisons

Since joining the EU in 2003 Cyprus attracts many tens of thousands of sans papiers migrants. The state continues to treat them ruthlessly. 52 immigrant detainees have been on hunger strike in Nicosia prison since October 24th.

Beer and revolution: The German anarchist movement in New York City, 1880-1914 - Tom Goyens

Illustration of a beer hall

Tom Goyens' book on the German-speaking anarchist movement in New York City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.