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The migrant led strikes of the past can inform our present and future

Xenophobic racism, legitimised by the political classes, obscures points of solidarity between working class Britons and migrants

by Maya Goodfellow Follow @mayagoodfellow

“A person like me, I am never scared of anybody”, Jayaben Desai told her manager before leading a mass walk-out of the Grunwick film processing plant in north-west London in the summer of 1976. 1,086 more words

This Week In Whitesplaining

Makeshift Buildings in China Collapse Killing at Least 22

At least 22 people have died after a row of makeshift buildings collapsed in Southern China on Monday.

Six people were rescued from the rubble, including one young girl who is thought to have survived because she was shielded by the bodies of her parents. 99 more words

Migrant Laborers as Tourists

A few days ago I was walking out of the subway station, when I became aware of a giant, dark blue bag in my field of vision. 406 more words

Random Reflections

To Doha via Dilli

The twinkly-eyed 9-year-old with a toothy grin was dodging his brother’s arm. In the background, he heard his uncle and parents talk about life in ‘Dilli’ and of the money to be made. 3,101 more words

Child Labour

Russia Warehouse Fire Kills 16 Migrant Workers

At least 16 migrant workers, reportedly from Kyrgyzstan, have been killed, following a fire at a warehouse, in the Russian capital, Moscow. 135 more words


What does 'expat' mean anyways?

I never heard the term expat until I moved to South Korea in 2012. Suddenly, my life was full of expat bars, expat friends, and guides for expats. 969 more words

Hong Kong


troubles of the mind
played out
like comic strips


the mind blacks out
an familar disconnect

no longer can it touch

no words to put this out… 37 more words