Open letter to MP Richard Bacon who voted against admitting 3000 unaccompanied children to the UK by @george_szirtes

Open letter to MP Richard Bacon who voted against admitting 3000 unaccompanied children to the UK by @george_szirtes

OPEN LETTER TO MY LOCAL MP, RICHARD BACON, WHO VOTED AGAINST ADMITTING 3,000 UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN TO THE UK Dear Mr Bacon, I see your name is among those who voted to turn away 3,000 unaccompanied children. I myself came here as a child refugee in 1956 and met a far kinder world than the one you represent. I am well aware that nothing I say will make the least difference to your views, but I…

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Jeremy Corbyn criticises budget in Dagenham speech (March 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn criticises budget in Dagenham speech (March 2016)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by ArchantLondon Jeremy Corbyn supports London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan and GLA candidate Unmesh Desai during a visit to Dagenham.

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One Love in the Jungle – Bob Marley sang to French Police from volunteers and refugees (Feb 2016)

One Love in the Jungle – Bob Marley sang to French Police from volunteers and refugees (Feb 2016)

One Love in The Jungle from George Podaras on Vimeo.

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Immig-Rants: spoken word artists defend immigration – video (Dec 2015)

Video and text from © The Guardian  Watch the video on their website here: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2015/dec/02/immig-rants-spoken-word-artists-defend-immigration Four of the UK’s leading spoken word artists perform extracts from new work reflecting on immigration today. Hollie McNish – ‘Apple Orchards and Building Sites’ Inja – ‘iRant, Trains and Veg’ Vanessa Kisuule – ‘High Afternoon Tea with Katie Hopkins’ Anthony Anaxagorou – ‘The Journey Back Home’

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Austrians rally in Vienna in solidarity with refugees (Aug 2015)

Austrians rally in Vienna in solidarity with refugees (Aug 2015)

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by Al Jazeera English More than 20,000 people took to the streets of Vienna to express solidarity with the refugees trying to enter Europe. They protested the ill-treatment of the refugees and also held a memorial for those who died last week.That’s after the bodies of 71 people were found in an abandoned truck on Thursday. Demonstrators rallied at the city’s Westbahnhof train station before marching down a major shopping…

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Glenda Jackson’s speech about Iain Duncan Smith and the DWP (June 2014)

Glenda Jackson’s speech about Iain Duncan Smith and the DWP (June 2014)

Video uploaded to YouTube by Cadaver2014 Glenda Jackson MP. BBC Parliament Channel. 30th Jun 2014.

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Shami Chakrabarti on the plight of refugee women, March 2013

Shami Chakrabarti on the plight of refugee women, March 2013

Video and text uploaded to YouTube by Southbank Centre WOW Bites ran over the course of the Women Of The World festival weekend – little talks with inspiring ideas and everything in between. In this bite, Shami Chakrabarti tells the story of a female asylum seeker’s experiences in the UK. More information: http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/even…

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