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The Stansted 15's quashed conviction shows we were never terrorists | Ben Smoke
I was one of 15 charged for blocking a deportation flight. We’ve got justice, but victims of the UK’s hostile environment haven’t, says Ben Smoke

Ben Smoke

02, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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I could have been jailed for peaceful protest – this will get worse if the Tories win | Ben Smoke
I helped to stop the deportation of vulnerable people, but was charged with a terrorism offence, says the journalist and activist Ben Smoke

Ben Smoke

10, Dec, 2019 @12:53 PM

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I planned to kill myself at 27 – now I’m 28. Here’s what happened | Ben Smoke
I used to think my bipolar disorder meant I had to suffer, like the ‘tortured geniuses’ Kurt Cobain and Van Gogh, says Ben Smoke

Ben Smoke

15, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Extinction Rebellion protesters who want to be arrested: be careful what you wish for | Ben Smoke
As one of the Stansted 15, I know that dealing with arrests sucks vast amounts of time and money from the cause

Ben Smoke

15, Apr, 2019 @3:34 PM

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Deportation for being single? This shows the real bigotry gay people face | Ben Smoke
Yew Fook Sam’s case exposes the endemic culture of xenophobia that goes unchallenged in the Home Office, says activist Ben Smoke

Ben Smoke

25, Feb, 2019 @11:30 AM

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Why I feel lucky to face jail as a Stansted 15 activist | Ben Smoke
Just because I was born here, I’m treated with some humanity. The deportees on the planes we stop aren’t so lucky

Ben Smoke

30, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The Christmas Channel crossings show how cruelly Britain treats refugees | Ben Smoke
We have a duty to help desperate migrants, not vilify them, says Stansted 15 activist Ben Smoke

Ben Smoke

28, Dec, 2018 @12:36 PM

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You can’t value freedom of movement but ignore how the EU treats migrants | Ben Smoke
Holding up the EU as a paragon of liberalism is an insult to the thousands of refugees who have drowned due to its border policy, says activist Ben Smoke

Ben Smoke

26, Oct, 2018 @9:49 AM

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