Tom Vickers, Senior Research Assistant at Northumbria University, will speak about his new book, ‘Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for social workers, volunteers and activists’ (Ashgate: 2012).
Peter Richardson, Director of Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network (LASSN) will give a brief overview of the situation in Leeds.
The focus of Tom’s book is twofold: to analyse the material basis of refugees’ oppression in the imperialist character of modern British capitalism; and to examine the means by which the British state has ‘managed’ this oppression through the cultivation of a ‘refugee relations industry’. The author addresses these questions using a Marxist analysis, drawing on original research in Newcastle upon Tyne. Regular updates and commentary by the author can be found at http://www.facebook.com/RefugeesCapitalismState
Weds, 14th November, 6pm, AG10 Broadcasting Place, Leeds Metropolitan University, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9EN (opposite the Fenton pub).
This event is co-sponsored by Leeds Asylum Seekers Network (LASSN)
All welcome, no need to book.
The event is free, but there will be a collection.
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