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14 Jul 2016 >> Campaign material, News, Unity 16 | July-August 2016, Unity Magazine
Unity 16 cover

The Convoy to Calais features on the cover of the July-August 2016 issue of Unity magazine, produced by UAF with the National Union of Teachers.
The new issue includes:
• Convoy …

14 Jul 2016 >> Comment, Unity 16 | July-August 2016, Unity Magazine
Children on a refugee protest in Calais (Photo: Geoff Dexter)

Save the Children produced a report that said there were 26,000 unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. That turned out to be an underestimate—actually there are 95,000. And 10,000 of them have disappeared. Isn’t that shocking, that 10,000 children could disappear in Europe?

14 Jul 2016 >> News, Unity 16 | July-August 2016, Unity Magazine
The Convoy to Calais sets out from Whitehall in central London (Photo: Guy Smallman)

Some 200 vehicles set out in a convoy to take aid collected around Britain to the refugee camp outside Calais on Saturday 18th June. It showed the level of support for refugees among ordinary people—but the majority were stopped at Dover

14 Jul 2016 >> Comment, News, Unity 16 | July-August 2016, Unity Magazine
A much larger group of anti-fascists countered the Nazi demonstration in Newcastle calling for repatriation just after the referendum result

Hope and despair take flight from the same sky. The worst thing we can do is give in to despair or believe we face an unstoppable tide of racism.

14 Jul 2016 >> Comment, News, Unity 16 | July-August 2016, Unity Magazine
A protest outside Yarl’s Wood in 2015, calling for its closure (photo: Ken Olende)

“We were very limited in the kinds of protests we could make as detainees,” Becky said. “The most frequent thing we did was hunger strikes. After the woman died we refused to eat and we sat on the floor and we were constantly in touch with people outside so they knew what was happening.”

14 Jul 2016 >> Comment, News, Unity 16 | July-August 2016, Unity Magazine
The police cleared the streets of anti-fascist protesters in Vienna in early June this year

Anti-fascists were given a breathing space by May’s presidential election when the Green candidate defeated Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPÖ). But now judges have said that due to irregularities the election must be rerun in September.

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