In recent years asylum seekers and refugees have experienced oppression and systematic denial of rights at the hands of the British state.
This pamphlet explains why, though a Marxist analysis of British capitalism and the international corporate interests served by the British state.
Refugees speak through the pages about their experiences of the asylum system, including dispersal, detention and the prohibition of paid work, and about the forms of action they have taken to survive and resist. The pamphlet ends with an urgent call for action.
After a long process of discussion and revisions, which suffered many interruptions, a revised version of the pamphlet Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: The roots of refugees’ oppression and implications for action is now available to buy from £1 each, and the text is also available free online.
There have been many small changes to the text I released in January to improve clarity and accessibility, and some more significant ones. A section has been added dealing specifically with gender and migration. Many more quotations from refugees I interviewed have been added throughout to both bring their understanding into the text and to demonstrate how people experience the policies and practices I am writing about. These include some quotations that did not appear in the full length book. Further feedback would still be very welcome, leave a comment on the blog or send me an email and I will do my best to take your points into account in future editions of the pamphlet.
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