From War to Uncertainty

Jim O’Connell, People Before Profit candidate in Cork South Central, was recently in Athens where he visited Victoria Square, a gathering point for many refugees. He sent us this vivid and moving report.

From War to Uncertainty

The heavy police presence in Victoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something from a West Bank checkpoint. Uniformed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public Meeting: EU and the Migrant Crisis. Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?

Public Meeting: EU and the Migrant Crisis. Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean?

Public Meeting hosted by United Against Racism and Irish Anti-War Movement EU and the Migrant Crisis: Why are migrants dying in the Mediterranean? Speakers: Mark Price | Irish Anti-War Movement Azad | Syrian Refugee Memet Uludağ | United Against Racism Teacher’s Club | 27 May | 19:00. For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1420755214911610/