Border Nation Leah Cowan
Borders are more than geographical lines – they impact all our lives, whether it’s the fallout from Brexit or the inhumanity of a detention centre. Border Nation shows how borders are violent, oppressive and must be resisted.
Debunking media myths that vilify migrants, Leah Cowan dives into the murky waters of corporate profiteering over borders from companies like G4S, and the exploitation of migrants through the shady rhetoric of modern slavery. She looks at what it is really like to be a migrant in the UK, and how detention and deportation damage the mental and physical health of the people who need support, not hostility.
As borders multiply, so too must campaigns of resistance. From ‘Detained Voices’ to acts of cross-border solidarity, people are fighting back to break down borders and standing up for everyone’s right to belong.
Published 20 March 2021