I have never been on a demonstration at 9am on a Tuesday morning before. Would everybody else be at work or in bed? Would more than 2 people and a dog turn up? But my worries were small compared to the anxiety that Marian was feeling today.

In a blog post for Pluto Press, Agatha Sibanda explains why she is campaigning with These Walls Must Fall in Liverpool.

Solidarity is at the heart of Right to Remain’s work. But what does this word mean?

We asked the asylum and migrant groups that we work with, across the UK, to tell us what “solidarity” means to them.

Here’s what they said, in videos and quotes.

The news that the Stansted 15 would not face jail comes as a huge relief, while the fight for justice continues – for these brave human rights defenders, and all those subject to the Hostile Environment.

Amidst the turmoil of Brexit negotiations, the uncertain political timetables and seemingly more division than ever in our political world, has come a rare moment of unity.

Earlier this week, as the proposed Immigration Bill was debated in the House of Commons, there was cross-party support for (long overdue) detention reform.

Sanctuary in action shows that ordinary people can speak up, speak out, and do something meaningful to protect individuals and demonstrate these politics, these policies, these hate-mongers don’t represent us.

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Back in 2017, the Unity Centre in Glasgow highlighted the risks faced by people receiving asylum (financial) support who had been issued with Aspen cards, which replaced the old system of using your Asylum Registration Card (ARC card) to collect cash from a Post Office.

It’s now clear that this is not just a possibility, but something that is happening in practice.

This episode of #TyskySour, hosted by Novara Media, is well worth a watch (or listen – it also comes as a podcast) for those thinking and talking about what a left-wing government’s immigration policy might look like. Featuring Dalia Gebrial, a PhD student at LSE and editor at Novara Media, and Omar Khan, of the Runnymede Trust.

With the operation of borders inevitably leading to racialised violence, how can we best argue for open borders? What policies might be brought in to reach that point?

When refugees and other migrants reach UK shores their struggle isn’t over, they encounter a ‘hostile environment’ that seeks to penalise and alienate them. When groups, like the Stansted 15, fight the injustices imposed by the UK Home Office they are prosecuted under terrorism offences. But solidarity can be a powerful tool.

Just released: a must-watch short film about the actions and trial of the Stansted 15, the Home Office’s brutal treatment of people, and the incredible support these peaceful protesters have received.