Instead of blowing the dog whistle, whipping up racism and giving millions to the French government to stop refugees crossing the Channel, the government should have enacted safe passage to Britain, such as humanitarian visas.
Emergency protest: Don’t Let Them Drown – Refugees welcome
Saturday 27 November – 2pm
Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
Emergency protest – solidarity with refugees, no to fortress Europe
Saturday 20 November – 12 noon
Polish Embassy London
Tiny numbers of people risking the icy waters of a Channel crossing in small boats during the holiday period was apparently enough to send the media and various government Ministers into a state of panic, with the Home Secretary declaring it a ‘national crisis’.
Protest – Solidarity with refugees and migrants: Stop the scapegoating! Monday 7 January
Home Office 2 Marsham Street, SW1P 4DF London
The following article by Sabby Dhalu, on the refugee crisis and forthcoming day of action, was originally published by the Morning Star.
Having created the crisis, Western governments, with their ample resources, are failing to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance. Racism frames Europe’s response, with Britain’s government one of the most vile. The 12 September protest should be supported by the widest progressive mobilisation.
Attacking refugees, immigrants and Muslims dominated the government’s agenda this summer, with the global refugee crisis hitting the headlines.