Europe’s Shame – the Refugee Crisis

Refugees Welcome Here!

Europe’s Shame – the Refugee Crisis

Socialist Worker is deliberately putting the refugee crisis on its front page along side the housing crisis, as well as discussing its roots on p4-5 inside. We do this knowing full well that that there will be people who will say, ‘How can we welcome refugees when we can’t house our own?’ We believe that […]

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 […]

Refugees: Myths and Facts

Refugees: Myths and Facts

MYTH: Ireland is overcrowded and “full up” REALITY: Ireland is not densely populated. The Republic of Ireland has a population of 4.5 million (Plus 1.5 million in the North) In the 1820’s before the famine it had 8 million. The Population density of Ireland is 65 people per sq km compared to 260 per sq […]

Is Europe ‘threatened by migrants’?

Throughout the summer of 2015 politicians and media across the continent have pushed a narrative of Europe being threatened by ‘swarms ‘ of ‘marauding’ migrants – people who at all costs must be kept out lest they ‘overwhelm’ our meagre resources.

Is Europe ‘threatened by migrants’?

Throughout the summer of 2015  politicians and media across the continent have pushed a narrative of Europe being threatened by ‘swarms ‘ of ‘marauding’ migrants – people who at all costs must be kept out lest they ‘overwhelm’ our meagre resources. The result has been horror from thousands drowning in the Mediterranean, to dreadful scenes […]

After the death of Aylan Kurdi- inaction from our leaders, solidarity from the people.

It wasn’t supposed to end like this, washed up face down on a beach, for little Aylan Kurdi. His family were trying to flee from Syria and get to Canada.

After the death of Aylan Kurdi- inaction from our leaders, solidarity from the people.

It wasn’t supposed to end like this, washed up face down on a beach, for little Aylan Kurdi. His family were trying to flee from Syria and get to Canada. Aylan’s brother was also lost to the sea- they were 3 and 5 years old. Their father Abdullah wants to return with the bodies to […]

Free Walli Ullah Safi- No to racism

Walli Ullah Safi fled war ravaged Afghanistan to find a better life. Two weeks ago he was found on a motorway near Naas and was taken to prison despite pleading for asylum.

Free Walli Ullah Safi- No to racism

Walli Ullah Safi fled war ravaged Afghanistan to find a better life. Two weeks ago he was found on a motorway near Naas and was taken to prison despite pleading for asylum. Having spent two weeks in prison he has been the victim of a brutal attack. Walli Ullah Safi is clearly entitled to asylum […]

Irish Travellers – the Reality of Racism

Irish Travellers are a small minority of the Irish population, numbering 29,573 according to the census of 2011, but more according to other estimates, or less than 1% of the total. But they are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries and they are a distinct group with long common history and shared culture, values and customs, in which the tradition of leading a nomadic life plays an important part, and which distinguishes them from the sedentary or settled community.

Irish Travellers – the Reality of Racism

Irish Travellers are a small minority of the Irish population, numbering 29,573 according to the census of 2011, but more according to other estimates, or less than 1% of the total. But they are an indigenous minority who have been part of Irish society for centuries and they are a distinct group with long common […]

Charleston: US racism strikes again

The Charleston massacre in which a white terrorist gunned down nine black people at a church in South Carolina on 17 June was not a random act but a concentrated expression of the deep racism embedded both in US history and contemporary US society.

Charleston: US racism strikes again

The Charleston massacre in which a white terrorist gunned down nine black people at a church in South Carolina on 17 June was not a random act but a concentrated expression of the deep racism embedded both in US history and contemporary US society. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the country’s […]

End Direct Provision Now!

Since the tragic deaths of over 1200 migrants in the Mediterranean in April, the issue of migrants and asylum seekers is back on to the political agenda. This crisis has once again highlighted the barbarity and inadequacy of Ireland’s asylum policy.

End Direct Provision Now!

Since the tragic deaths of over 1200 migrants in the Mediterranean in April, the issue of migrants and asylum seekers is back on to the political agenda. This crisis has once again highlighted the barbarity and inadequacy of Ireland’s asylum policy. Contrary to popular myth, Ireland does not have a ‘migrant problem’ or an ‘asylum […]