The Panama Papers : How the rich rob us

The Panama Papers include the President of Argentina, the former prime minister of Georgia, Iceland's prime minister, the ex-prime minister of Iraq, the former prime minister of Jordan, the former prime minister of Qatar, the former Emir of Qatar, the King of Saudi Arabia, the former president of Sudan, UAE President, Abu Dhabi emir, the former Ukraine prime minister, the President of Ukraine, Azerbaijan's first family, the brother-in-law of the Chinese President, the daughter of a former Chinese Premier, childhood friends of Russian President Putin, a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, cousins of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the father of British prime minister, the son of former Egyptian President Mubarak, the personal secretary to the King of Morocco, children of Pakistan's prime minister, the son of Ghana's former president, the son of Malaysia's prime minister, the "favorite contractor" of Mexico's president, the former king of Spain's sister, an associate of Cote d'Ivoire's former president, a nephew of the South African President, the widow of Lansana Conté, the former dictator and president of Guinea

The Panama Papers : How the rich rob us

Oxfam says 1% of population own half of world’s wealth. According to a report published in January 2016 by Oxfam International, the world’s 62 wealthiest individuals now own the same as the poorest half of the global population. Global refugee numbers have doubled to 60 million over the past 15 years. Nearly half of the […]

Refugee crisis: from bad to worse

A year ago, in April 2015, the EU finally woke up to the horrific reality of the refugee crisis on its doorsteps.

Refugee crisis: from bad to worse

A year ago, in April 2015, the EU finally woke up to the horrific reality of the refugee crisis on its doorsteps. First, it was the news of a refugee boat sinking with the loss of 400 lives. A week later more than 700 refugees had died in another Mediterranean shipwreck. In the first four […]

‘An embarrassment to the history of its people’

Today, the way the Irish government deals with the asylum seekers here and the refugees in Europe is an embarrassment to the history of its people.

‘An embarrassment to the history of its people’

Memet Uludag went to speak to a Syrian refugee who made it to Ireland and condemns the record of the Irish government on dealing with refugees. It was the wrinkled hands of an elderly refugee, holding my hand firmly, while he was telling me his story, that made it truly real, what it means to be a […]

Open Letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land

Open Letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Despite being under no illusion, it is very disappointing to read that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Lesbos said “It is imperative that we reach an agreement with Turkey to stop the flows by targeting the smugglers“. NOT to help the refugees, not to come up with agreements to create humanitarian, safe procedures to […]

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis.

The Roots of the Refugee Crisis

Refugees are fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Yemen, Libya, Mali, and Sudan in order to escape from wars, brutal dictatorial regimes and chaos created by foreign military interventions. Memet Uludag of United Against Racism examines the EU response and the background to the crisis. Just three days after the announcement of the […]

Refugee Crisis – EU Crisis

First things first: the EU governments have officially lost the plot on the refugee crisis.

Refugee Crisis – EU Crisis

First things first: the EU governments have officially lost the plot on the refugee crisis. Yesterday, on September 14, the EU justice ministers met in Brussels. The outcome of the meeting was a failure. They failed to agree on anything including their own proposal for a relocation scheme (quota) for 160,000 refugees. They also couldn’t […]

A very inspirational and exciting international exhibition… Near you!

A very inspirational and exiting international exhibition... Near you!

A very inspirational and exciting international exhibition… Near you!

Back in 2013 an international exhibition had the following announcement on their website: […] is the world’s largest fully integrated […] and […] exhibition that brings together the entire industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships, and generate new business opportunities. Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event provides unrivalled access […]

The two separate Europes

There are two separate and irreconcilable Europes that can’t live together.

The two separate Europes

There are two separate and irreconcilable Europes that can’t live together. Their capital cities are not divided by rivers only… One has a bloody history, full of lies; the other is the history of confronting these… One has been making war, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people, the other is saying “No to war!” […]

Mediterranean tragedy exposes EU racism

The terrible death by drowning of 900 refugees on the morning of Sunday 19 April was like a flash of lightning that suddenly lit up the sky and threw a bright light on the callous racism and imperialism of the European Union.

Mediterranean tragedy exposes EU racism

The terrible death by drowning of 900 refugees on the morning of Sunday 19 April was like a flash of lightning that suddenly lit up the sky and threw a bright light on the callous racism and imperialism of the European Union. First , the simple undeniable fact that these deaths, and the total for […]

SWP Statement on ongoing Mediterranean migrant deaths #MigrantLivesMatter

Over the last five days, we have seen the tragic deaths of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean. In the first incident on April 15, 400 migrants died after their boat capsized. This was followed by a second disaster on the 19th where 700 people have lost their lives, bringing the total number of deaths so far in 2015 to more than 1500. 2014 was a record year for migrant deaths but the first three months of 2015 saw more than ten times the number of deaths compared to the same period in 2014.

SWP Statement on ongoing Mediterranean migrant deaths #MigrantLivesMatter

Migrant Lives Matter! Racism Kills! “Even if there was a government decision to drown the migrant boats, there will still be people going by boat because the individual considers himself dead already,” – Abu Jana, Syrian migrant Over the last five days, we have seen the tragic deaths of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean. […]