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Hello and welcome to the Carag podcast channel. We are a grass-roots migrant led community organisation that works to dismantle the UK's 'hostile' immigration infrastructure and we focus on helping our communities settle in the UK. We invite you to join us on our new podcasts channel, "Still We Rise". Together with some very special guests, we will be talking about their journeys towards a better life, the struggles they face in the UK and indeed the successes they achieve. Then you should subscribe to our podcast. Visit our website. www.carag.co.uk

Hello and welcome to the Carag podcast channel. We are a grass-roots migrant led community organisation that works to dismantle the UK's 'hostile' immigration infrastructure and we focus on helping our communities settle in the UK. We invite you to join us on our new podcasts channel, "Still We Rise". Together with some very special guests, we will be talking about their journeys towards a better life, the struggles they face in the UK and indeed the successes they achieve. Then you should subscribe to our podcast. Visit our website. www.carag.co.uk

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Hello and welcome to the Carag podcast channel. We are a grass-roots migrant led community organisation that works to dismantle the UK's 'hostile' immigration infrastructure and we focus on helping our communities settle in the UK. We invite you to join us on our new podcasts channel, "Still We Rise". Together with some very special guests, we will be talking about their journeys towards a better life, the struggles they face in the UK and indeed the successes they achieve. Then you should subscribe to our podcast. Visit our website. www.carag.co.uk

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English


Episodes

Episode 18 - Lived Experience of the Asylum System

11/26/2021
What is life like as an Asylum Seeker? Why does Britain have an inhumane Asylum system? Why will Britain not expend all the patience and care and thought she possesses to help people in fear for their lives? The dynamics of prejudice, dehumanisation and maltreatment are hardly without historical precedent, they can be traced back to centuries of the slave trade, colonialism and Imperialism authored on this island. So it’s not so much that any of this is new, it is the realisation that the...

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 17 - Napier Barracks

11/3/2021
In this episode, we lift the veil on life inside the controversial Napier Barracks. Some members in society are systemically denied the right to basic rights, deprived of the right to a private space to sleep, denied the liberty to contribute economically, not seen as worthy enough to be protected from Covid infection, literally reduced to a Number! Amir was known in Napier Barracks by his room Number, dehumanised in the land of Magna Carta, his movements were surveilled day and night,...

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 16 - Criminalising Asylum Claims

10/11/2021
Will Priti Patel really Criminalise Asylum Claims? Colin Yeo is unequivocal, Priti Patel plans to jail people who arrive through irregular means or without Pre Authorisation. The Nationality and Borders Bill currently going through Parliament and it makes the most extraordinary changes to how Refugees can claim Asylum in Britain. Stark and inconceivable! How will this affect the prison system? Colin Yeo a Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and founding Editor of the Free Movement Blog,...

Duration:00:36:46

Episode 15 - Detention & Deportation

7/28/2021
We speak to Bella Sankey, Director of Detention Action, in this episode we discuss the harsh detention and deportation scheme the UK enforces on people seeking asylum. Last year 24 748 people were subject to indefinite Immigration Detention. In the land of Magna Carta, people can be held by the state in prison like conditions with no time limit. In the past 3 years the British Government has paid out £24million to 914 people whom the courts have deemed were unlawfully detained. How did we...

Duration:01:00:58

Episode 14 - Inside The Home Office

7/21/2021
Daniel Trilling spent six months interviewing politicians, civil servants, frontline staff, lawyers, judges, campaigners and ordinary people caught up in the system to ask one simple question: What's up with the Home Office? It culminated in this Guardian Article Long Read article titled. Cruel, paranoid and failing: Inside the Home Office. We spoke to him about this seminal piece of journalism.

Duration:01:12:52

Episode 13 - Nationality and Borders Bill

7/13/2021
In this conversation with Sonya Sceats Chief Executive of Freedom from Torture, we discuss the Nationality and Borders Bill which makes the most far-reaching changes to the UK Asylum System. Sonya is clear that these changes represent a fundamental challenge to the principle of Refugee protection as provided for by the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951. She asserts that this Bill breaches International Law and its two-tier system is an affront to fundamental tenets of International Human...

Duration:00:48:16

Special Episode: Covid 19 Vaccination Education

6/23/2021
COVID‑19 vaccines are intended to provide acquired immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The COVID‑19 vaccines are widely celebrated for their role in reducing the spread, severity, and death caused by COVID-19 but some communities are still hesitant to take the vaccines. We speak to Dr Maisun Elftise a General Practitioner about Vaccine Education and hesitancy in our Communities. It’s informative and Instructive. A must listen. Sponsored by. NHS Coventry &...

Duration:00:41:49

Episode 12 - Labour MP Zarah Sultana

6/21/2021
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience.* Zarah Sultana is a Young Conscientious Politician on a Mission. In October 2019, she was selected as the Labour candidate for Coventry South. She’s just had her Jab, settles in and tells me it’s the first time she’s done an Interview in front of a Live Audience since Lockdown restrictions were lifted. She’s forthright and unambiguous about Her quest for Social Justice. She eviscerates Priti Patels ‘Evil’ New Plan for Immigration, her...

Duration:01:20:40

Episode 11 - Safety as a Child Refugee

6/18/2021
This podcast episode was recorded in front of a live audience.* Aged 12, Gulwali survived a twelve-month trek from Afghanistan - crossing continents, suffering imprisonment and hunger, sailing across the sea in a tiny boat, and enduring a desolate month in the jungle at Calais, before he made it Britain. Here he was fostered, where he thrived in school and won a place to study at a top university.

Duration:01:05:49

Refugee Week 2021 - We Cannnot Walk Alone

6/14/2021
"I'm Sabir Zazai, Chief Executive of Scottish Refugee Council, I arrived in the UK in the back of a Lorry’ with these words Sabir disarms most." In this wide ranging conversation celebrating Refugee Week 2021 whose theme is ‘We cannot walk alone’ Sabir laments Britain’s proposed New Immigration Plan and chronicles his own journey to Leading through Lived Experience, his effusive and persuasive, Enjoy.

Duration:00:52:55

Episode 10 - Colonialism and Asylum Policy

5/25/2021
Britain is currently reforming its Asylum system and its Home Secretary, on the face of it, appears to have driven a coach and horses through the Refugee Convention of 1951. In this conversation with Dr Lucy Mayblin, A Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield, she talks to us about the Convention and breaks it down to its simplest elements. Is Britain on the brink of breaching its obligations by contemplating these far reaching changes? She explores what connects...

Duration:01:03:16

Episode 9 - Refugee Women

5/13/2021
This week we speak to Alphonsine Kabagabo, Director of Women for Refugee Women. Alphonsine survived the Rwandan Genocide and is one of a handful of Lived Experience Leaders in the Refugee Sector. She’s authoritative, steadfast and persuasive in this compelling conversation.

Duration:00:48:22

Episode 8 - Internal Borders In Britain

4/13/2021
In this weeks Podcast we speak to Dr Kathryn Medien who is a Sociology Lecturer at the Open University. We examine her research into the development and use of internal borders in Britain as a form of racialised governance. She traces numerous elements of what we now know as the Hostile Environment to key Legislative changes in the 1970’s & 80’s.

Duration:00:39:10

Epiosde 7 - Fair Immigration Reform Movement Charter

3/22/2021
The 1992 Sarajevo Siege is seared in Zrinka Bralo’s memory. Nineteen years after seeking protection in Britain, she’s now Chief Executive of Migrants Organise. In this conversation, Zrinka outlines what Britain needs to do about its contentious Immigration System. Visit https://firmcharter.org.uk/ for more information.

Duration:01:01:26

Episode 6 - Racism in Britain

3/17/2021
In this wide ranging conversation with Colin Prescod, the Chair of the Institute of Race Relations, we explore what role Race and Class play in 21st Century Britain. He is lucid, bristling, provocative and picks apart contemporary Britain. In the aftermath of the Sussex’s Oprah interview He speaks candidly on Race & the Royal Family, laments on that Boris Johnson encounter and is incandescent on Windrush. It’s personal, historical and political.

Duration:00:55:06

Episode 5 - Migrants At Work

12/10/2020
In this podcast we talk to Ake Achi, the Founder and Director of Migrants at Work. We discuss the hurdles immigrants face applying for leave to remain, work permits and the working conditions in the UK.

Duration:00:44:03

Episode 4 - Inini Initiative

9/22/2020
On this episode we speak with the Inini Initiative a Coventry based mental health organizition that works with people from the migrant community. Please visit www.inini.co.uk for more info.

Duration:00:27:30

Episode 3 - Disability in the asylum process.

8/28/2020
In this episode, we speak to Joseph a disabled asylum seeker who talks about his personal experience and views as a disabled applicant.

Duration:00:59:08

Episode 1 - We Are Carag

8/11/2020
On this episode we are joined by Loraine Mponela the current Carag chairperson. We discuss the work Carag is doing for the migrant community in and around Coventry.

Duration:01:05:54

Episode 2 - Living on £5.39 a day.

6/23/2020
On this episode, we are joined by Ellis, Moses and David who describe what it's like to live on just over £5 a day.

Duration:00:58:51