Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

‘War is Peace’ and other forms of doublethink: EU proposes military operation to stop refugees

by Cetta Mainwaring       More than 1,800 people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea this year, 800 of whom died in one incident when a boat … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘The Mediterranean “between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor”’*

by Mariangela Palladino     My title, ‘The Mediterranean “between the pleasures of wealth and the desires of the poor”’, borrows Alain Badiou’s definition of borders today: dividing “the rich … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The first European Migration Forum: report and early reflections

by Giuliana Tiripelli     While the migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean unfolds and deepens, reaching unimaginable death tolls and quickly revolutionising and burdening southernmost European communities, positive forces … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Remembering The Nakba يوم النكبة 

This month GRAMNet and BEMIS collaborate to bring you two award-winning films as part of the international Day commemorating the Nakba in Palestine.  Nakba or يوم النكبة is Arabic for ‘catastrophe’ … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Last Dream (On Earth)': When Crossing that Sea – “Ensi wo yie!”

by Gameli Tordzro     Change happens and affects us! Whether it happens for the better or for the worse depends on how we effect change: Change affects us but … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Syrian Shoes on Syntagma

This is the second article in a two-part account of the author’s experiences in Athens. The first instalment can be found here.     by Thomas Moran   Last month, … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bloody Foreigners – heroes come in all types and nationalities!*

    A coalition of migrant groups is teaming up in an attempt to increase the number of donors by mobilising migrant & ethnic minority communities to give blood in … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The ‘unimportant’ place of Syntagma Square*

This is the first article in a two-part account of the author’s experiences in Athens. The second instalment will be published next week.   by Thomas Moran   I hesitated … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

An “expensive, ineffective and unjust” system*

UK immigration removal centres and the Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention   by Giovanna Fassetta, chair of Scottish Detainee Visitors   On the 3rd of March 2015 the … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding a voice: experts, insiders and outsiders

by Ima Jackson Expert Voices is a nationwide BBC initiative which aims to get more “BAME” (black, Asian and minority ethnicity) people who are experts in their field into broadcast … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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