Global Citizen: October 2009 Archives

It's good to see some activists making the connection between foreign policy and migration, and acting on it.  The Stop Deportation Network in the United Kingdom is working to stop the first mass deportation flight to Baghdad: (sombrero tip to Earwicga via Ten Percent)

The Stop Deportation network and the International Federation of Iraqi Refugees, along with other groups and organisations, are demanding that the first mass deportation flight to southern Iraq, expected to leave on Wednesday, is cancelled and the detainees threatened with forcible removal are released immediately. Over the last week, detainees in various immigration detention centres have been given 'removal directions' clearly stating they will be removed to Iraq, rather than the Kurdistan Regional Government-controlled region, which was stated in previous removals.