Theresa May refuses to intervene as university workers and New Gorbals Housing Association condemn Serco evictions
Over 30 university professional pen open letter opposing Serco’s “inhumane evictions”, while New Gorbals Housing Association promises to reverse any attempted lock changes
'No Evictions' Campaigners: the Fight for Asylum Housing Rights
Serco evictions planned for this Friday.
WITH Serco expected to begin the lock change evictions this Friday the 12th July, CommonSpace caught up with Living Rent campaigners to talk about the work being done on the 'No Evictions' Campaign.
Graham O'Neill: The campaign against the Serco lock-out is in the best internationalist traditions of Glasgow
Graham O’Neill, Policy Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council, says the campaign in Glasgow against Serco’s planned eviction of hundreds of asylum seekers has a significance way beyond the city – it’s an important defence of the human rights of the most vulnerable people everywhere
Analysis: Carola Rackete court victory a win for humanity over barbarism
Carola Rackete risked her own freedom to save others, and showed Brussels and Rome that it’s their policies towards those fleeing war and persecution – not search & rescue efforts – which are at odds with international law
ON TUESDAY [3 July], an Italian judge faced down the Italian Interior Minister and probably the most powerful man in Italy, Matteo Salvini, and ruled that the German captain of a search and rescue ship, Carola Rackete, had not broken the law in entering the port of Lampedusa on 29 June.
Lift The Ban: Campaign Fighting to Give Asylum Seekers the Right to Work
The Lift the Ban campaign fights for the right to work for asylum seekers
CURRENTLY people seeking asylum are banned from working while they await a decision on their asylum claim. Many wait years for a decision, and are left to live on £37.75 a week, with little opportunity to integrate into our communities.
CommonSpace spoke to Pinar Aksu from Maryhill Integration Network about the Lift the Ban campaign, and what policy changes they are calling for.