The Nationality and Borders Bill - why we should oppose immigration controls
7pm Wednesday 1st December
Join the online Meeting on Zoom meeting ID: 861 2001 6477 Passcode: 967537 or http://bit.ly/OxTVSWP
The drowning of 30 more people, including 5 children, in the Channel this week exposes the deadlinesss of the Tories immigration policy. In the UK, for those that do make the deadly Channel crossing from France, the Tories' vicious Nationality and Borders Bill further strips the rights of those who migrate or flee here. In the weeks leading up to this latest tradgedy a new and already fatal refugee crisis formed on the borders between Belarus, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
Wealthy people fly around the planet with barely a need for a passport. Money can be exported from one country to another at the touch of a button. Bosses shut factories to relocate for cheaper workers. But the movement of people and labour is strictly controlled.
The recent Afghan refugee crisis has once again demonstrated a huge outpouring of solidarity - and from the racist right a predictable backlash.
Why are borders so important to the modern state? Why do politicians and the media obsess about “border security”? What lies behind the politics of exclusion and ‘national interest’. How can we best fight for a world without borders?
(All our meetings also have a second half activist discussion about other current political events, national and local campaigns in the context of Covid etc)
5:15 Friday 26th November - Carfax Tower, central Oxford
Called by Oxford Stand Up To Racism
Safe passage for all
Saturday 4th December
Birbeck, University of London, Malet St, WC1E 7HX
Socialism 101 event. Discussions include:
- Marxism and identity: radical liberation from below
- Class war and revolution: Marxism in the 21st century
Our generation has been shafted. Tuition fees, covid, a housing and rent crisis, poorly paid jobs - the list goes on. And if that wasn’t enough, the bigger political situation is one of chaos and crisis - climate change, the rise of the far right, transphobia. No wonder so many of us think the system is f*cked.
But what can we do about it? We’ve seen some inspirational protests in recent years, from Black Lives Matter to Palestine Solidarity to climate strikes. These flashes of resistance have pointed the way to winning real changes in society. But some big questions have also been raised about tactics and strategies for changing the world.
How can we turn anger at the system into a movement to change it? What kind of politics can win us real liberation from below? And how do we get the system change we need?