Beyond the Noise: Serco evictions – the ‘Hostile Environment’ in Scotland
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
THIS week Jamieson is joined by Robina Qureshi, director of Postivie Action in housing, to discuss the Serco's plans to evict some 300 refugees from their homes in Scotland and the mounting campaign to stop them.
00:38 – What are the latest developments in Serco’s drive to evict refugees from their homes?
Watch: Campaigners demand emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
Asylum seekers and supporters demand rights to emergency accommodation for those facing destitution
HOUSING and asylum rights campaigners in Glasgow have demanded the city council supply emergency accommodation to refugees facing destitution.
'More good than missiles': 40ft aid container leaves Dundee for Lebanese refugee camps
Dundee Refugee Support: “This container will only be a drop in the ocean, but hopefully it will do more good for those in need than sending missiles will”
A 40 FOOT CONTAINER filled with aid left Dundee at 11am today (17 April) destined for the refugee camps of Lebanon.
The container was filled with over 250 large sacks of women’s and children’s clothing, as well as shoes and blankets. The donations have come from across Scotland, all the way from Shetland to Fife.
MPs urged to vote to keep refugee families together
Amnesty International action week to rally support for Refugee Family Reunion Bill
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is calling on supporters to write to MPs as part of a week of action to drum up support for SNP MP Angus MacNeil’s Refugee Family Reunion Bill.
The member’s bill, which MPs will have the chance to vote for on 16 March, would change rules which currently prevent refugee children from bringing their families with them to the UK.
Campaigners wage guerrilla war against M&S over its funding of Daily Mail "hate"
British retailer feels the heat after its advertising links with Daily Mail refugee coverage are slammed by protestors
MARKS AND SPENCER (M&S), the British multinational retailer, has come under pressure from campaigners to end its advertising deals with the rightwing newspaper the Daily Mail.
UK Govt shuts out child refugees as Scotland trains refugee doctors
UK Government is condemned for betrayal of its international commitments as Scotland shows a different path
LONE CHILDREN caught up in the migrant crisis across Europe and left stranded and defenceless across the continent will be not be permitted entry to the UK as of March this year.
Last night (Wednesday 8 February) the UK Home Office said it would stop receiving lone refugee children through the resettlement programme initiated by the Dubs amendment.
Paisley council set for protests to block new refugee detention facility
Campaigners want full council scrutiny of plans to replace Dungavel with new fast track facility
DEMONSTRATORS will hold a noisy protest tonight [Tuesday 8 November] outside a meeting of Renfrewhsire council in Paisley, in a bid to block the creation of a new refugee detention facility in Scotland.
Scots charities and Syrian refugees gather to condemn Calais crisis
Survivors of war and campaigners join to discuss issues of war and refugee provision
THE SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (SRC) are among Scottish and UK based charities who will condemn the process of closure of the Calais refugee camp and call for more action from the UK Government tonight (4 October).
The calls will come after the announcement by French president Francois Hollande that the refugee camp euphemistically known as “the Jungle” will be dismantled by the end of the year.
Campaign group vows to escalate fight against "racist" Westminster after Dungavel closure
Group fighting for refugee rights takes aims at new proposed facility set up to house Dungavel detainees
A CIVIL RIGHTS group has announced it plans to protest the proposed new facility that will house asylum seekers and refugees after Dungavel projected closure in 2017.