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Walking and sharing tales until UK indefinite immigration detention ends.
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Bloomsbury UK Apr 15
‘Shamsie’s version of Antigone reveals the ancient tragedy we’re living now’ – Ali Smith, Guardian, Books of the Year Beautiful is longlisted for the and shortlisted for the !
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Waltham Abbey here we come bringing Refugee Tales by Gillian Slovo and Patrick Gale with Citizens of the World Choir on 8 July in free performance at Waltham Abbey Library
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British Council Lit Apr 18
Home Fire is based on Antigone by Sophocles | Watch the interview with Kamila Shamsie on library site! |
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Glasgow Women’s Library Apr 18
Today is & we’d like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on our beautiful Carnegie Library. Built in 1903, we’re delighted that it continues to be a lending library today (& that the former Gentlemen’s Reading Room is now abuzz with women creatives!)🏛
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David Lammy Apr 18
Junior Green has lived in the UK for 60 yrs since 1958. He returned to Jamaica to be with his dying mother. Her body was repatriated to the UK and he was not allowed to attend her funeral. I am disgusted. Justice must be done and will be done.
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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Apr 18
Are you a writer? Have you ever wanted to live in a library? is taking applications for their writer's residency until the 30th. (This little sketch is of the beautiful room they let me live in for a whole month.)
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TheDetentionForum Apr 18
The Home Affairs Select Committee in the Commons is currently undertaking an inquiry into immigration detention.
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Emma Fitzsimons Apr 17
1/2 Comparing detention statistics across Europe. Dumbfounded to find that Ireland detains less than 500 asylum applicants a year; for 2016, it was just under 30k in UK.
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Shoaib M Khan Apr 17
"Time for a Time Limit?: Immigration Detention and Human Rights" A event at with 's , 's and 's . 6.30pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.
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Alison Phipps Apr 17
Thinking of everyone who is & has been a detainee visitor for whom has been daily knowledge resolute cause. The deep weariness; the firm refusal to be resigned to this horror, the steady compassion visit after visit. 🙏🏾
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Eric Karl Anderson Apr 17
I’m in love with these gorgeous new editions of books especially made for the 40th Anniversary of Modern Classics! 😍📚
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Adele Patrick Apr 17
Beautiful & brilliant and so lovely to see on the map! Bravo
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David Lammy Apr 17
The Home Office’s excuse is that they destroyed Windrush records because of data protection. That is a disgrace and an insult to thousands of people. They destroyed the records and now you are destroying lives. I fail to understand why a Minister has not resigned. Shameful.
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Robert Macfarlane Apr 17
Word of the day: "contronym" - a word with two meanings that are each other's reverse: eg "cleave" means both "to sever" & "to bind together"; "ravel" means both to "tangle up" & "to disentangle". Also "sanction", "bolt", etc. AKA an "entiantodrome", an "addad" or a "Janus-word".
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The Refugee Tales Apr 17
Thank you for meeting us today. We just can't stop talking about indefinite detention.
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The Refugee Tales Apr 17
Thank you to Douglas Ross MP for meeting to hear about indefinite detention and the work of Refugee Tales.
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Katie close Apr 17
Thanks to for meeting to discuss immigration detention with . Listening to tales of people held for months and even years in IRCs in the UK.
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Katie close Apr 17
Thanks to for meeting to talk about indefinite detention,joining us to call for a 28day time limit
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Conor James McKinney Apr 16
Replying to @mckinneytweets
Amber Rudd asks Thangan Debbonaire to tell her Commonwealth constituents that "the Home Office is here to help them". Derisive laughter.
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Robert Macfarlane Apr 16
Words of the Day: "hostile environment" - 's declared immigration policy, which has infiltrated society to produce (among many other injustices) the abysmal treatment of children. Excellent thread from here explaining this:
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