Issue 108

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'This was a very interesting group of people because they were invited to Britain after World War 2 to help with rebuilding the economy. I have many relatives who came in that generation and I have relatives who are Windrush children as well. 'And the thing is, many of them have had very, very difficult experiences. They also fall into the category of people in Britain who we know tended to do worse than the first generation. That seems to be a very common factor amongst migrant communities where the arriving generation does as well as might be expected but then their children start to fall behind and that was certainly true of the Win- drush generation. 'In any kind of gathering of Caribbean people of two people or more, inevita- bly the conversation will get around to the many wrongs that have been done to you over the decades in Britain. Whether that's the experience you had in the school system, for which there have been some real tragedies. En- counters with healthcare, encounters with dealing with mental health, trying to get access to jobs, trying to climb the social ladder. In many ways this is an entire generation of people who feel that Britain hasn't really looked for them, but at least this was their home. And even now, this last vestige has now been taken away from them. 'The problem I feel is that the govern- ment has now added insult to injury by saying 'hang on, after all of the public fuss, we are now coming out and saying sorry that this has happened. We're very sorry that people have been caught up in the immigration net. We're very sorry that people may have been deported even though we don't know of any people who have been deported. And as part of making good what we'll do is we'll offer you these biometric cards which we've given to other kinds of immigrants. Even thought you're actually British'. I don't understand that. And I think that the people calling out for compensa- tion, people like David Lammy who represents many of the sorts of people who have been affected. I would really like to see them go further. The bio- metric card is in itself adding insult to injury. I think this is a group of people who should be given their naturalisa- tion, their British passports and they should be given those documents for free. They shouldn't be going through the application process that others go through. I don't think they should be sitting any exams to prove that they're British, because they've already taken the harshest exam ever given to citi- zens of Britain. 'And I think that's what they deserve. I don't think they should be walking around with cards that say well you're kind of almost able to be here, until we change our mind and we take that card back from you.' Watch the full interview at 8 ISSUE 108 / 2018 REAL MEDIA We talked to Dr Clea Bourne, from Goldsmiths university about the Windrush scandal and what should happen next: WINDRUSH: DR CLEA BOURNE DIRECT ACTION TO STOP A WAR Saudi Arabia is also accused of using starvation as a weapon of war, but the UK continues to sell them arms. Sam Walton & Rev. Dan Woodhouse broke into a BAE systems airbase in Lancashire to damage fighter jets and prevent their flight to Saudi Arabia where they would be used to kill civilians in Yemen. A magistrate eventually found them not guilty of the charges brought by BAE, persuaded that their actions were an attempt to stop a greater crime and both were acquitted. You can hear them tell their story at The UN has described Yemen as the world's largest man- made humanitarian disaster after Saudi Arabia bombed water infrastructure in the region causing the world's biggest outbreak of Cholera.

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