Opinion

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.

‘Never again’ means never again

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

The Fragility of Freedom on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

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

Reformism upholds White supremacy

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

Deprivation of citizenship is Islamophobic

A blog for Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 Greater powers to deprive people of their British citizenship were introduced under the Nationality and Borders Act 2022. But the laws to deprive certain citizens of their citizenship has been in power a lot longer, and interestingly it is used predominantly for selected groups of people. It’s important

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