Protesters in London, Glasgow and Cardiff reject government’s ‘trade’ in refugees

The crowd in Trafalgar Square
The crowd in Trafalgar Square

by Ken Olende

Around 20,000 people marched through central London today, Saturday, in support of refugees and in opposition to the British government and the EU punishing people for fleeing from persecution. The protest came a day after the EU agreed a deal with Turkey to return all refugees who arrive in the Greek islands. … Read the rest

Defend Luqman Onikosi from deportation – support the Sussex student occupation

Luqman Onikosi (centre) with supporters
Luqman Onikosi (centre) with supporters

We congratulate and offer our support and solidarity to students at the University of Sussex who have occupied their university against the threatened deportation of non-EU, international student, Luqman Onikosi.

The students have occupied in pursuit of the demand that Luqman be awarded his MA (for which he has completed his work and paid his huge fees), and that the University of Sussex makes a public statement against his proposed deportation. … Read the rest