Empty Shoe Memorial


On 3rd of November we read that over two hundred people had drowned over night in the Mediterranean. These were refugees fleeing wars and persecution to reach safety.


Sadly, these latest drowning victims brought the total to 4,220 in 2016 so far,  making 2016 the deadliest year on record.

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Calais: After the demolition, the crisis continues

Written by David M Bailey

Nurse and People’s Assembly activist

Last Saturday was my third trip to the refugee camps in Calais. But this would be different. It was now 3 weeks after the destruction of the ‘Jungle’ camp, which had been situated on a landfill site, near the Eurotunnel. 

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Autumn Statement: Is austerity over?

In a year of political surprises, what are the chances that this Tory government will surprise us by abandoning austerity? Unfortunately, they are vanishingly small. 

Writes economist Michael Burke

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Pay restraint crippling NHS staff

bob.jpgShocking statistics and accounts of NHS workers being pushed into hardship are increasing.

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Rent strike victory

rent_strike.jpgProblem with housing are rife in this country

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Concentrix Victory

hmrc.jpgError and Fraud contract work to be fully returned to HMRC Concentrix staff to be offered transfer into department with the work Belfast jobs saved.

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Calais: Europes Shame

calais-evacuation-lg.jpgThe closure of the Calais camp is an act of barbarity, but solidarity with refugees remains strong, argues Shabbir Lakha.

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