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.
WATCH: Play written and performed by Syrian refugees in Glasgow
The Trojans is an important new adaptation of Euripides’ great anti-war tragedy, written and performed by Syrian refugees living in Glasgow, now showing at Platform Theatre.
The deeply moving play is the result of nine months of drama workshops with Glasgow-based Syrian refugees. It features powerful and raw performances, their honesty bringing the reality and horrors of war into the Easterhouse theatre.
Stansted 15 solidarity protest in Glasgow set to mark International Migrants Day
Migrant Voice mark International Migrants Day by celebrating friendships made due to migration using #migrantfriend
REFUGEE rights activists will protest in Glasgow on Tuesday evening [18 December] in solidarity with the Stansted 15, as part of a UK-wide mobilisation to mark International Migrants Day.
On 28 March 2017, 15 refugee rights protestors chained themselves together in front of a deportation flight at London Stansted airport, causing the flight – which contained 60 vulnerable migrants from Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone - to be cancelled.
'You feel caged’: Woman released from Dungavel speaks out on life inside an immigration detention centre
Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena tells of her experience in Dungavel detention centre as threat of deportation continues
AN EDINBURGH resident of 13 years, Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena (pictured), was released from Dungavel detention centre on Tuesday (24 July) after spending fifteen nights in what she says felt “like a prison”.
“You’re there with an electric wall, with staff, and you feel caged. You feel in distress. I don’t think it’s worth it for someone to go through that,” Dwamena told CommonSpace.
Asylum seeker rights activists to launch 'right to work' campaign in Scotland
Activist behind Ireland’s successful right to work campaign to speak at Unity Centre event in Glasgow
ASYLUM SEEKER-turned-activist Lucky Khambule, who successfully campaigned for the unrestricted right to work for those in the asylum system in Ireland, will speak in Glasgow next month at an event designed to kick-start a similar campaign in Scotland.
Turning the Tide
Lorna Miller’s (@mistressofline) Cartoon of the Week looks at how 28 Syrian refugees - 13 adults and 15 children - have been resettled on the Isle of Lewis, Donald Trump's ancestral homeland, and have been
embraced by locals into the community.
See last week’s Cartoon of the Week here.
Migrant rights advocates brand partial hostile environment suspension a ‘PR exercise’
The Home Office has agreed to suspend parts of its hostile immigration policy while Windrush crisis is resolved
MIGRANT RIGHTS campaigners have said that the UK Government’s three-month suspension of some parts of the hostile environment immigration policy does not go nearly far enough.
“This policy has been proven to be very damaging and hostile. The government can see this from Windrush, but this is only one example – they need to wake up to this and suspend the whole policy,” director of Migrant Voice Nazek Ramadan told CommonSpace.
Celebrations as human trafficking victim on verge of London deportation flight returns to Glasgow
Kim Long: “Today is an incredible story of Glaswegians coming together to bring Duc home”
CAMPAIGNERS held a celebration to welcome Duc Kein back to Glasgow, after the human trafficking victim was released on bail and allowed to return to the city that has become his home.
4 ways that the United States under Trump has proven it is a rogue state
The United States has long defined its enemies as ‘rogue states’. Is the world starting to realise that Trump’s America fits the bill?
UNTIL the advent of the Trump administration, the idea that the US could be a rogue state was counter-intuitive to the common wisdom of mainstream political discourse in the West. The US accused such troublesome nations of that tag; the republic commonly regarded as the last remaining superpower could not, by definition, become one itself.