Tag : refugees

Could the marginalisation of Rome’s refugees and migrants be set to intensify?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Palazzo Selam, ‘The Palace of Peace’, is reported as being the largest European refugee ‘ghetto’ and currently houses a 1,000 of Italy’s refugees and migrants. The Palace of Peace is a former administrative building to Rome’s state Tor Vergata University. The historic squat has been in occupation for over ten … Read More

The Trump effect

1 year ago / 0 comments

By now everyone is aware of the complete buffoon Donald Trump is and that he is a racist, bigoted, small minded man. I can deal with that – he’s on the other side of the world and I don’t need to go to America in the next four years so … Read More

Build bridges not walls

2 years ago / 0 comments

Since Trump came into power it seems like it’s been one breaking news story after another! But this week has seen a huge surge in media attention and controversy after Trump set a 120-day travel ban on refugees and a 90-day travel ban on ‘most’ citizens from seven countries. The … Read More

Learn Your Lines: Should all British citizens speak the English language?

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a country that does not offer foreign language lessons as early as other European countries, it seems rich that England is increasingly pressurising immigrants to learn the language. We question the motivation for this: is this another mask for xenophobia, or helping immigrants to integrate? Assimilation and integration of cultures is … Read More

Hundreds take to streets to show refugees are welcome in Leeds

2 years ago / 0 comments

A rally took place in Leeds this weekend to show solidarity with refugees following an attack on a Polish man last Friday. The 28 year old was seriously injured by a group of up to 20 youths in Alliance Street, Armley. Seven boys aged 13 to 17 have been arrested to date. … Read More

Taking the Fight to Calais

2 years ago / 0 comments

VINCENT Kompany will tell you that being injured isn’t nice. When the Manchester City centre-back tore his calf last December, it was the start of a long and gruelling recovery process which saw the Belgian international miss out on the remainder of the Premier League season and the European Championships. … Read More

The Limits of Hospitality: Should We Ease the Pressure Off Turkey?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this week, Turkey announced they were reaching the end of the road for being able to accept refugees. With Assad relentlessly shaking Syria like a piggy bank, Turkey is struggling to cope with the 2.5 million refugees spilling over onto its soil. Perhaps what is most disheartening, is seeing … Read More

What Denmark’s Jewellery Bill Says About Us.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, the Danish government passed a highly controversial bill with 81 votes to 27, requiring asylum seekers to hand over any cash or valuables worth an excess of 10,000 kroner (£1000) before crossing the Danish border. Although it does specify that watches, mobile phones, and similar items necessary for … Read More

Social Media Activism: Doing Virtually Any Good?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Association, ‘#blacklivesmatter’ for solidarity with those suffering in America, and ‘No Make-Up Selfies’ for Cancer Research UK. These are all examples of social media trending phenomenon which we have all either heard of or taken part in, aiming to rally for the greater … Read More

LUU takes stance on Refugee Crisis

3 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union’s Student Executive have released a statement outlining their response to the current refugee crisis. Their plans include donating materials such as duvets, clothes and shoes and opening up the union charity shop as a Free Shop on 15 September, for the benefit of refugees in the city. … Read More