Beyond Borders with Memet Uludag, United Against Racism Convenor
19:30 - 21:30
Trump's appalling separation of refugee and migrant children from their parents at the US border in recent months has drawn attention to the human cost of fortifying borders. Immigration control targets the poor and people of colour - those simply seeking a decent life for themselves and their children - as a means to stoke nationalism and distract from the failings of the system.
But the US policies are just one example of what is a global refugee crisis, unprecedented in its scale. Italy is now refusing to let ships carrying refugees dock in its ports, condemning them to Libyan prison camps or death by drowning. Australia imprisons refugees, including children, indefinitely on pacific islands to deter others. News recently emerged of Algeria abandoning 13,000 refugees in the Sahara desert to die. And Ireland's system of Direct Provision forces refugees to exist long term in hotels, where they can't cook for themselves or work without restrictions.
In this People Before Profit meeting, we will be joined by Memet Uludag, United Against Racism Convenor, and Joe Loughnane, People Before Profit candidate for Galway West and Galway Anti Racism Network Convenor, to discuss the role of racism and borders in our current system, and how we can win a world free from the suffering that they cause.