Capitalism, Migration, and Refugees Today

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

In the midst of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, Western leaders have consigned millions of migrants and refugees to abject misery and even death, while the right is capitalizing on fears of a "Muslim menace" to whip up a new round of anti-immigrant scapegoating. This talk will put forward a Marxist analysis of what's driving the global refugee crisis and the kind of solidarity that can demand justice for immigrants and refugees.

Suggested Readings:
The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley

"The 'crisis' of the European border regime: Towards a Marxist theory of borders" in Migrants versus Borders, International Socialism Journal, Issue 150

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