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The Civil Fleet Podcast

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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---Show Notes---


If you're facing deportation from the UK, this article by Right to Remain may be useful:


Visit Corporate Watch's website, here:


Follow Corporate Watch on Twitter here: @CorpWatchUK


You can listen to the first episode of Corporate Watch's Eco-defence podcast here: 


And you can subscribe to Corporate Watch newsletter here:


Oh, and here's the Corporate Watch book Ben mentions, which is actually called Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook, and you can download it there for free:


Here's the online course you can do for free with Corporate Watch:


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:


If you're interested in anti-immigration raids in the UK, see here:


Here's an article on Open Democracy about the activists who stopped a Rwanda-bound deportation plane:


Be sure to read this Liberty Investigate's expose: 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:, here: , and here: