Jun 16, 2023
TODAY we speak with Sophie and Patrick, journalists and activists with the anti-capitalist research co-operative Corporate Watch.
Sophie and Patrick tell us about the private companies profiting from the UK and Europe's deportation regime - specifically Air Partner and Carlson Wagonlit, two corporations that organise chartered deportation flights across the continent.
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If you're facing deportation from the UK, this article by Right to Remain may be useful: righttoremain.org.uk/toolkit/removal
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Patrick briefly mentions the situation in Calais. See episodes 11 and 17 for more on that.
He also mentions the Dublin Regulation — an EU law that sends people on the move back to the first member state they applied for asylum in. For more on that, see this video explanation by The Guardian newspaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ooecJWPcAY&ab_channel=TheGuardian
If you're interested in anti-immigration raids in the UK, see here: antiraids.net/about/
Here's an article on Open Democracy about the activists who stopped a Rwanda-bound deportation plane: opendemocracy.net/en/rwanda-asylum-plan-deportation-protest
Be sure to read this Liberty Investigate's expose: Horrors of self-harm and desperation on failed Rwanda flight: libertyinvestigates.org.uk/articles/revealed-horrors-of-self-harm-and-desperation-on-failed-rwanda-flight
Sophie mentions G4S and the death of Jimmy Mubenga. For more about him, see here: inquest.org.uk/jimmy-mubenga-jury-conclusions, here: theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/16/g4s-guards-found-not-guilty-manslaughter-jimmy-mubenga , and here: ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/he-breathe-remembering-jimmy-mubenga-years