“Do we still need to talk about colonialism in this day and age? Hasn’t it become a relic of the past, something to leave behind as we focus on the present?” These questions often come up as a response to anti-colonial sentiments, urging us, migrants from colonies, to leave the past behind and focus on […]
Editorials, guest pieces, analyses, events and updates from the Migrants’ Rights Network, addressing key issues in migration policy, the migration/refugee sector, and the struggles for equality, justice and dignity more broadly.
Decolonisation means we must interrogate not only the role of colonialism in borders, but also the relationship of colonisation and capitalism. Border regimes are where race, nationality and capitalism meet: they cement Global North/South apartheid and broker deals based on moving and restricting racialised bodies between territories. Border and immigration structures are a mechanism to
LGBTQ+ History Month is about increasing the visibility of queer people and their history. It’s also an opportunity to explore and raise awareness of the issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community. At a time where marginalised people, including migrants and queer people, are under increasing attack, talking about the experiences of queer racialised and migrant people
Our Policy and Campaigns Assistant reflects on the way colonialism has shaped their family’s migration experiences for Migration Week 2024.
Nick Sigler, Trustee at MRN, remembers his grandparents on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, and reflects on why ‘never again’ matters today more than ever. I have a sheaf of letters written by my grandparents, Hedwig and Arthur Sigler, from wartime Nazi Germany to my father who had escaped to England on the Kindertransport. As I
On Holocaust Memorial Day, Michael Raff, Trustee at MRN, reflects on his Jewish heritage and the meaning of ‘never again’ at a time of ongoing genocide in Palestine. I write this post in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day. I come from a Jewish family, and although I do not myself identify as Jewish, I deeply
Yes, you read that right. We often talk about policy change, and the importance of this in making a difference. However, when we are influencing policy, we often do this by tweaking existing policies to make them a little less harmful to some people. This is reform. When we reform or tweak a policy or