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Making peace films

During the summer holidays, I spent four days filming Iraqi Refugee children in Amman, Jordan.

Peace out

The world became less peaceful for the third successive year in 2010-11, according to the Global Peace Index compiled by Australia’s Institute for Economics and Peace.

Glasgow asylum seekers under threat

On 15 November, 120 asylum seekers protested in Glasgow’s George Square after receiving letters stating that they are to be removed without consent to alternative accommodation.

No Borders Calais: how to organise a secret festival

“Dwelling, moving about, speaking, reading, shopping and cooking are activities that seem to correspond to the characteristics of tactical ruses and surprises: clever tricks of the ‘weak’ within the order established by the ‘strong’, an art of putting one over on the adversary on his own turf, hunter’s tricks, manoeuvrable, polymorph mobilities, jubilant, poetic and warlike discoveries.” Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

“Everything is possible if people work together – even stopping Calais from being Calais.” Arnaud Borderer.


No Borders in Brussels: Becoming a Movement

Dariush Sokolov reports from No Borders' camp


Stop child detention

Scotland’s refugee families will lose out following recent changes to the process of removal from the UK



European City of Shame 2010


Omer Fast, 'Nostalgia.' Three-part film installation at the South London Gallery

65 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH until 6 December. 12noon – 6pm, Tues–Sun. www.southlondongallery.org


Don't forget Dungavel

On 14 June, Ayrshire Friends of Refugees held a gathering outside the Dungavel Detention Centre.

Jeremy Seabrook, 'The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny'

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; ISBN 978 0 230218 78 9; 288pp; £14.99