Matt Broomfield

Matt Broomfield

Journalist and freelance writer

social justice, marginal voices and street culture; the refugee crisis, direct action and political extremism

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The Independent

I'm from Palmyra, and can tell you – the Assad regime is no better ...

My interview with an activist tortured by the Assad regime

The Independent

Syrian prisoners take over prison, claiming President Assad is about ...

Exclusive pictures & interview from within a besieged Syrian prison

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The Independent

I’m 86 years old: here’s why I’ve joined Corbyn’s Labour

I was born in Dublin in 1928. In August 2015, at the age of 86, I joined the Labour Party to support Jeremy Corbyn. I’m so inspired by what he stands for that I am even taking up British citizenship and renouncing citizenship in Ireland, a country which I love....

The Independent

I helped Britain fight the Taliban as an Army translator, but now I'm a ...

My interview with an anonymous refugee

The Independent

Europe has closed its borders. And this seven-year-old cancer ...

Europe has closed its borders. And this seven-year-...

The Independent

Israel: Prayer protesters in violent Western Wall clash with ultra ...

Israel: Prayer protesters in violent Western Wall c...

The Independent

Refugee crisis: Police block aid to French camp 'far worse' than ...

Refugee crisis: Police block aid to French camp 'fa...

The Independent

Sisters Uncut activists 'shut down' Portsmouth council meeting ...

Sisters Uncut activists 'shut down' Portsmouth coun...

The Independent

Calais Jungle wall is completed two months after all the refugees ...

Calais Jungle wall is completed two months after al...

The Independent

Anti-austerity protest brings 150,000 to the streets of London to ...

Anti-austerity protest brings 150,000 to the street...

The Independent

Conservative council set to fine homeless people £50 for begging ...

Conservative council set to fine homeless people £5...

The Independent

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'worth £5.6bn under David Cameron ...

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'worth £5.6bn under D...

The Independent

Calais Jungle: French government to clear out 1,000 refugees ...

Calais Jungle: French government to clear out 1,000...

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The Independent

4 things that suggest David Cameron doesn't really love the NHS

“Of course we all love the NHS,” Nick Clegg said with a sigh last night, after torrents of meaningless pro-NHS rhetoric. And he had a point. Apparently, it's impossible to talk about the NHS without first asserting just how much you love it....

The Independent

Refugee crisis: Jeremy Corbyn visits Calais Jungle and Grande ...

Refugee crisis: Jeremy Corbyn visits Calais Jungle ...