Nottingham 8th April: ‘Who wants to be a Zimbabwean Trillionaire?’ UK Citizenship Test!

Come to the Square Centre on 8th April 2010 and take part in the ‘Who wants to be a Zimbabwean Trillionaire’ UK Citizenship Test, first prize 100 Trillion Zimbabwean dollars. Food is at 7pm, Quiz at 8pm.
Like last year’s ‘Who wants to be a Zimbabwean Billionare’ the quiz is based on the UK Citizenship Test. Find whether you are suitable for living in UK. Last year noone passed although at least the winners walked away with a Billion Dollar note to console them in their failure. Need some practice? Go to:
http://www.ukcitizenshiptest.co.uk/

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‘Tuesday Night Project’ Barbecue: Tuesday 21st July

The next Tuesday Night Project barbecue is on Tuesday 21st July from 6pm at Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum (Square Centre). This month we have a Zimbabwean theme to the night as our friends from Nottingham Zimbabwean Community Network are helping to prepare and cook the food. There will be plenty of good food and music and lots to do. Any donations of cash, food or refreshments are welcome.

The barbecue is followed by a meeting organised by members of the Tuesday Night Project and No Borders Nottingham. The meeting will give a report back from Calais No Borders Camp and give an opportunity for members of the Zimbabwean community to talk about the current situation in Zimbabwe. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there.

Letter received from Zimbabwean detainee in Yarl’s Wood

This comes from a detainee we have come to know and who anti-deportation activists in Nottingham are supporting. Like many desperate Zimbabweans she came to the UK on Malawian passport. This is not illegal in international law if you are fleeing persecution. She narrowly escaped being removed last week due to a Home Office cock-up, but we can’t rely on another one of those. Please watch this space for more news of how to support her. We don’t want to give her name, but here is her experience?
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Film night Tues 7th October @ Sumac Centre, Forest Fields: Yellow Card (Zimbabwe feature film) & Amdani Juma: Meet The Man (2 Short films)

Film night Tues 7th October @ Sumac Centre, Forest Fields: Yellow Card (Zimbabwe feature film) & Amdani Juma: Meet The Man (2 Short films)FILM NIGHT, Tuesday 7th October at Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields: YELLOW CARD, film put on by Nottingham Zimbabwean Community Network & Small World Cinema . This will be followed by a discussion with Nottingham Zimbabwean Community Network on the current situation in Zimbabwe. PLUS 2 additional Short films: Amdani Juma: Meet The Man. Starts 7.00pm.
PLUS: advance notice. Sat 11th October 1pm: Rally in Market Square for Amdani Juma.
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Judge describes Nottingham ‘illegal’ worker “a perfectly respectable man who fled from Zimbabwe.”

At last, some recognition of the crazy way the British state treats asylum seekers, whilst allowing the populist press and racist troublemakers to call them scroungers. Even though he’d had to obtain fake documents to work and earn a living, Nottingham Evening Post reported that, Judge Dudley Bennett described a Zimbawean man Weldone Javangwe as a “perfectly respectable man” who has contributed to the Nottingham community. “You have been paying your taxes and you have not been a drain on our society in any way.” […] The decision was welcomed by Regis Manyanya, chairman of the Nottingham Zimbabwean Community Network, which campaigns for Zimbabweans refused asylum to be given the right to work. He said: “There are a lot of people in the same situation. Because they are living in destitution some of them feel they have no option but to work illegally. Some are being pushed into prostitution. “They are hard-working and want to make a living, but because of the system they are forced into committing these types of crime.”

Until the day when people are able to escape war and torture freely without borders, all asylum seekers should be able to work so they can try and avoid destitution while they concentrate on their cases and appeals, without this unnecessary additional hassle from vehicle licensing snoopers, immigration officials, police and the so-called justice system.
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Notts Indymedia coverage of Zimbabwe demo on March 29th

At 2pm on Saturday 29th March, on the day of the Zimbabwean elections, folks gathered to highlight the dangers that people who have fled Zimbabwe will face, if they are forcibly returned there.

No Borders Nottingham group [in association with Zimbawean asylum seekers] had called for the demonstration at our shinny new [temporary] Speakers Corner, on the edge of the Market Square, Nottingham. Some who had gathered there were asylum seekers who have come here for help, and their supporters demonstrating their wish that these people should not be turned away. Original story, audio interviews & lots of great photos can be found at http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/not…/03/395015.html
Addition – Link to more interviews here: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/not…/04/395427.html
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Reminder about Zimbabwe event (Fri 28th March) and demo (Sat 29th)

Come to ‘A NIGHT FOR ZIMBABWE’ at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on Friday 28th March! The evening will start at 6.30pm with speakers against deportations of asylum seekers back to Zimbabwe, followed by (optional, for £3 donation) meal from the popular ‘Small World Kitchen’ at 7.30pm and NGOMA Zimbabwean roots ‘n’ reggae from 8.30pm (recommended £3 donation). You’ll also have a chance to talk to members of No Borders Nottingham and find out more us.

Next day, No Borders Nottingham and our friends in the Zimbabwean community will be DEMOSTRATING in favour of asylum rights and against the Mugabe regime on Saturday 29th March, the day of the Zimbabwean election. We will meet at Speaker’s Corner in the Market Square, Nottingham, at 2.00pm to show our solidarity and to talk to the people of Nottingham about the situation for Zimbabwean asylum seekers. Please join us!
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Demonstrate with Zimbabweans in Nottingham 29th March

No Borders Nottingham and our friends in the Zimbabwean community will be demonstrating in favour of asylum rights and against the Mugabe regime on Saturday 29th March, the day of the Zimbabwean election. We will meet at Speaker’s Corner in the Market Square, Nottingham, at 2.00pm to show our solidarity and to talk to the people of Nottingham about the situation for Zimbabwean asylum seekers. Please join us! This protest follows ‘A NIGHT FOR ZIMBABWE’ taking place at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on Friday 28th March.
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Against deportations to Zimbabwe – an evening of talks, food & music at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on 28th March

Come to ‘A NIGHT FOR ZIMBABWE’ at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on Friday 28th March!
The evening will start at 6.30pm with speakers against deportations of asylum seekers back to Zimbabwe, followed by (optional, for £3 donation) meal from the popular ‘Small World Kitchen’ at 7.30pm and NGOMA Zimbabwean roots ‘n’ reggae from 8.30pm (recommended £3 donation). You’ll also have a chance to talk to members of No Borders Nottingham and find out more us.
Full venue details (map, disabled access etc.) can be found in the Veggies/Sumac events diary.
A leaflet for the event can be downloaded here: [attachment=12]

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Campaign against Lufthansa as fears grow for deported Zimbabwean soldier

Human rights activists and Zimbabweans living abroad have started a campaign against Lufthansa airline after it was used by the German government to deport a former Zimbabwe soldier who was arrested upon setting foot at the Harare International Airport and is suspected to have been tortured for the past three days. Source: www.zimbabwejournalists.com
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