Pancake Day

On the 11th of February, Leeds City of Sanctuary hosted an insightful evening reflecting on their work 2012, and how our community can make even more of an impact in 2013. Everyone from all walks of life enjoyed tasting pancakes from all over the world, whilst listening to stories about how the charity helps people who are seeking safety in …

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Journey to the Dreamland

Journey to the Dreamland By John Obiechina H is dream has been to witness the shores of Europe and experience the life he envies. Like a joke, Okwudili saves for three years in addition to the money he realizes from the sales of his property. Although the money is too meagre considering the exorbitant nature of embarking on a comfortable …

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IMPLICATIONS OF THE LATEST WELFARE REFORM

Adam Jones, Politics student at university wrote an article on the recent welfare cuts and how they have impacted refugees and asylum seekers. Adam says; It is no secret that the current coalition government have made a great number of cuts, some unpopular and some extremely so – such as the 11% cut to the education budget. However, one series …

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A world without refugees By John Obiechina

John wrote an incredibly moving poem for our Winter Issue, To read the full poem visit : Press Gangs Winter Newsletter at : http://lassn.org.uk/one-planet-leeds/ Here is a little taster: In every corner of the world, violence and wars rage claiming lives and property. While lucky ones are able to escape from the heats of the crisis become refugees in their …

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What is the Public Perception of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Britain Today?

Press ganger, Steve McVeagh discusses how the media determine peoples perspectives on asylum seekers and refugees.  MORI’s 2002 poll found that people overestimated the number of asylum seekers entering Britain. 15-18 year olds – the next generation of workers, voters and policy shapers – held particularly negative views. Steve presents the reasons for hope, and what can be done, to …

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