by Maïa Pal To be homeless is to be nameless. He. The existence of a migrant worker. John Berger The One Day Without Us campaign was launched in the UK in October 2016 ‘in reaction to the rising tide of post-Brexit street- level racism and xenophobia’ and, according to its website, ‘the divisive and stridently anti-migrant rhetoric emanating from too many politicians that has accompanied it.’ It held its target protest day on Monday 20 February 2017. ‘At a time when the political discussion about migration too often depicts a false narrative of “us versus them”,
Maïa Pal teaches International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. She is currently working on a monograph, Jurisdictional Accumulation: an Early-Modern History of Law, Empires, and Capital, and on a co-edited volume, Standards and Sovereigns: Legal Histories of Extraterritoriality. She is also a member of the Historical Materialism editorial board.