Yesterday three of Calais No Borders walked away free from the court in Boulogne, after the judge found no evidence against them on charges of “rebellion” and “illegal occupation” connected with resistance to a police raid on Africa House on 21 April.
Full story: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/07/482249.html
Here is an article about the experiences of those that went from Nottingham to Brussels at the end of Sept/start October 2010, and lots of links to information about the camp and what took place.
No Borders Camp Brussels
At the beginning of October a group of us in Nottingham went to the Brussels No Borders camp. In many ways it was interesting and inspiring, and at the same time tiring and frustrating. Since returning to Nottingham we’ve tried to piece together our thoughts on the camp, its successes and failures and how it might be relevant to those living in Nottingham who aim to live in a world without borders.
What is the no border camp?
From September 27th until October 3rd 2010 a No Border camp will take place in Brussels.
The set-up of the camp will start on Sept 25th. There will be a lot of activities organised during the week and a big demonstration on October 2nd. The idea of the camp is to bring people together who support the demands of No Borders and who want to gather to debate, get informed, protest, view documentaries and party. The No Border movement struggles against the European and Belgian migrant policy, for freedom of movement and settlement and for the abolition of borders.
A multi-lingual website has been set up. This is the English language home page:
No Borders and Calais Migrant Solidarity activists gathered in Paris for a day of action for Freedom of Movement around the Gare du Nord (May 2010):
The first ever demonstration against a detention centre in Bulgaria organised by the Bulgarian Anarchist Federation of Anarchists in Bulgaria (FAB-IFA). March 20th, 2010 (no sound):
Documentary about Frontex (EU border control operation) in 2009:
Frontex: The Movie (featuring noborder camp in lesvos 2009) :
Find issues of Movement (UK No Borders newsletter) online here…
Latest issue, Movement, no. 4 (Feb 2010)
Back issues and links to older newsletters:
London No Borders have called for a noise demo outside the “Policing the Borders” conference at the Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT (nearest tube: Oxford Circus) on Tuesday 23rd March at 2.30pm.
Un-police the border! Freedom of movement for all! http://london.noborders.org.uk
Kronstadt Hangar in Calais re-opened!
17 February, 2010 – (from Calais Migrant Solidarity)
At 10am today, the No Borders network officially reopened the Kronstad Hangar in Calais to the migrant population. This follows the first public opening on Saturday 6th February, and the subsequent violent police eviction the following day .
URGENT CALL OUT for activists, legal observers, journalists and video activists to support migrants in Calais, France against imminent police attack and deportation!
Information from activists on the ground in Calais points to the police preparing to destroy some or many of the ‘jungles’ housing around 1,800 migrants in Calais, sometime this week beginning Monday 20th July. These ‘jungles’ are where people who have travelled across Europe wait in makeshift shelters, with little food or medical assistance, for their nightly attempts to get onto lorries making the crossing to the UK. Many of the migrants will be unaware of this threat. Reports from Calais say the French authorities are preparing for the destruction of the make-shift camps next Tuesday, 21st July, with a mass deportation flight to Afghanistan planned on Friday, 24th July.
Update: In addition to the newletters, have a look at this article from South Wales No Borders reflecting on the success of the Calais NB camp after it finished.
Amidst a great deal of negative news reporting, the No Borders Camp in Calais has begun. The camp is producing a daily newspaper Nomade in French and English so you can find out what’s really going on!
Newsletter 3 (English version, 4 page bulletin, PDF format): http://calaisnoborder.eu.org/sites/default/files/noborder_numero3_anglais_internet.pdf
Newsletter 2, 24th June 2009 (English version, 4 page bulletin, PDF format): http://calaisnoborder.eu.org/sites/default/files/noborder_numero2_anglais_internet.pdf
Newsletter 1 (seperate pages):
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Freedom of movement ! Close down detention centres !
More info (English and French): http://calaisnoborder.eu.org and http://lille.indymedia.org
The Calais No Border camp (23-29 June 2009) is a joint venture between French and Belgian activists and migrant support groups and the UK No Borders Network. It aims to highlight the realities of the situation in Calais and Northern France; to build links with the migrant communities; to help build links between migrants support groups; and lastly, but not least, to challenge the authorities on the ground, to protest against increased repression of migrants and local activists alike. For more info, click on Read More and check out these links: