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Legacy of Imperialism

A Freedom Press article from the 1940s on the Windrush migrants and the conditions which they left behind

To Sir, With Love - E. R. Braithwaite (1959)

An excerpt from Guyanese-born novelist E. R. Braithwaite's 'To Sir, With Love' describing his disillusionment in the mother country.

Race, class and the state: the black experience in Britain

A. Sivanandan on the political economy of post-WW2 immigration and state control in Britain.

Migrant and immigrant labor

A chapter detailing South Korea's transition into a subempire that has transformed other Asians into a transnationalized labor force for South Korean capital.

I, the caregiver – stories from “the grey zone”

A Bulgarian caregiver's personal account of working in a Greek hospital.

The Woolf Rubber Company Strike, 1965

One of the first major strikes by Asian workers in the UK, in 1965 mostly Punjabi workers went on strike at the R. Woolf Rubber Factory in Southall, West London.

Room maids strike back at a Paris hotel

Nancy Pas Reagan on the struggle of Parisien cleaners who have been on strike since July 2019.

Greek State Begins Evictions of Anarchist and Refugee Squats in Exarcheia

The first major repressive attack against Exarcheia by the far-right wing New Democracy Party began on the morning of August 26, as police arrested 143 people from four different anarchist and refugee squats.

Former child detention center staff speaks out: “This is Legalized Kidnapping”

Recently, It’s Going Down was approached about publishing a testimony by a former Child Detention Center staff employee, Ramona Benitez. Their report details what they saw during several years inside one of the facilities operated by a non-profit currently running a child prison in Chicago: the Heartland Alliance. What follows is their story.