Protests across Ireland in solidarity with asylum seekers in Direct Provision

By Memet Uludağ. United Against Racism (UAR), in cooperation with the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), held a day of solidarity with asylum seekers living under the Direct Provision system today, 21 May. It was a day not only to stand in solidarity with asylum seekers during the […]

Thousands plan to protest Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland

By Memet Uludag. Protest: Thursday June 6, 6pm at the Garden of Rembrance, Dublin. See the Facebook event here. Donald Trump is a threat to us all. His presidential campaign was based on racism against Mexicans – “build that wall!” He has tried to ban visitors and migrants from Muslim […]

Emma DeSouza’s open letter to Sajid Javid: British Home Office is breaching Good Friday Agreement

Dear Home Secretary, The Good Friday Agreement places the people of Northern Ireland in a unique position within the United Kingdom. We have the right to be Irish or British or both, as we so choose. A right that was overwhelming voted for in referendum and a right that your […]

Emma De Souza: British government refuses to recognise Irish citizenship

By Emma de Souza. The Good Friday Agreement was overwhelming supported in referenda both North and South – yet a core principle and the very integrity of the treaty itself is currently being questioned and undermined. I am an Irish citizen born in Northern Ireland, whose Good Friday Agreement right to identify as such has been persistently denied […]

Fortress Europe’s brutality goes mainstream

Guest post by Jon S. Rodríguez Forrest. Last year more than 2,200 people died at sea while they were trying to reach the European Union. These deaths are not an unfortunate accident. These are murders, the direct consequence of political decisions taken by the coalition of Conservatives, Social Democrats, and […]