After the first successful and tasty event in December, traditional African Vegan Food will again be provided by the Women’s Group of the Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum, on Friday 11th January, starting around 7.30pm at the Sumac Centre, Forest Fields. Come and try it!
Small World Kitchen is now to be a regular event, and will also take place on Friday 25th January at the Sumac Centre.
Location details for Sumac Centre can be found on the Sumac/Veggies website (see events diary). Cost will be a recommended donation of £3.
Also at the Sumac Centre, starting this week, you can experience a repeat exhibition of artwork created by Nottingham’s refugees and asylum seekers. The original exhibition was part of an arts project Putting Down Roots, exploring refugees’ and asylum seekers’ relationship to the land and agriculture. Other Putting Down Roots events included a picnic and art workshops comprising visual art, sculpture and drumming at St Ann?s allotment in Nottingham, in partnership with Ecoworks.
Continue reading Small World Kitchen – repeat events on Friday 11 & 25 Jan at Sumac Centre
Following Amdami Juma’s asylum & immigration tribunal hearing on 28th November, he has now received the result from the Home Office, and we are unhappy to report that his appeal against the decision to deny Indefinite Leave to Remain has not been successful, despite him having made his home in Nottingham as a refugee for nearly 5 years, and after huge support from the local community in Nottingham and elsewhere.
Friends of Amdami Juma vow to continue supporting Amdani’s struggle not to be forced to return to Burundi. For more information please contact Rob Peutrell 078 4676 5761.
Continue reading Friends of Amdami Juma vow to continue fight for his Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK
SUPPORT THE HARMONDSWORTH 4!
Demonstrate 7 January 2008. 9am onwards at Southwark Crown Court,
1 English Grounds (off Battlebridge Lane), Southwark, London SE1 2HU (nearest tube London Bridge).
Continue reading Support the Harmondworth 4 – demo in London on Jan 7th.
Report from Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum
The season of peace and goodwill has once again passed by the home office and its immigration myrmidons completely. For them, it’s peace and goodwill to all except asylum seekers. Jane Mary Mutetsi was detained while signing at Loughborough on Thursday 13th Dec 2007 and was then transferred to Yarlswood detention centre with a removal date of Tuesday, 18th December at 21.05 hours. But we are relieved to report that her removal has been stopped following an injunction application to the High Court. The matter will now need to be considered again by the High Court at a permission hearing in respect of the Judicial Review application. Anyway, Jane Mary was returned to Yarlswood on Wednesday morning, then released and came back to Nottingham by train. More Details about Jane Mary Mutetsi’s detention.
Note: NNRF has an annual christmas appeal for cash to support destitute asylum seekers – go to their website for details.
Continue reading Jane Mary Mutetsi detained but later freed
We are pleased to announce that from the start of this week, the vicious UK immigration system was being attacked from within and without!
On Monday 17th December, Campsfield detainees devastated the immigration centre holding them, after assaults by guards. Blood on the floor and screams led detainees to believe a man had been murdered by guards. This is the reality of violence and fear in the state’s immigration prisons. Read Indymedia article: Campsfield IRC another disturbance in progress
Then, from 5am today, International Migrants Day, No Borders activists locked themselves to gates and doorways at 10 locations across the UK, including London, Manchester, Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow and Newcastle, against dawn raids on children by the Home Office’s Borders and Immigration Agency (BIA). Dawn raids were prevented in at least 2 locations by this inspirational action.
Read Indymedia articles: ?No Borders? Activists Prevent ?Dawn Raids? on Children . Action in Manchester. Action at London HQ. Pictures from Portsmouth action.
See also Guardian coverage: ‘Protesters blockade immigration depots’
We can expect much more in 2008 until these raids, incarcerations and deportations are stopped.
Continue reading Immigration system is attacked from within and without!
Manchester No Borders have compiled the second No Borders newsletter, available for downloading [PDF format]:
Continue reading No Borders newsletter #2 December 2007-January 2008
Traditional African Vegan Food will be provided by the Women’s Group of the Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum, on Friday 7th December, from 7pm (until 8pm) at the Sumac Centre, Forest Fields. Come and try it!
Full details plus flyers/posters in Sumac/Veggies online events diary. Cost will be a recommended donation.
Continue reading Small World Kitchen – event by Nottm&Notts refugee forum Women’s Group (Friday 7 Dec at Sumac Centre)
How many activists does it take to shut down the UK head offices of a multinational corporation? On 30th November it was done with just four, when activists visited the national head offices of GEO, the company which manages Campsfield detention centre in Oxfordshire.
Despite the poor publicity (the demo was not announced on any websites) the company had clearly heard that a noise demo was planned outside their Reading offices. The company had hired private security who informed protesters that GEO?s workers had been told not to come in for the day. Only the boss was in. Result! The campaign against GEO is only in its early stages, and they can now look forward to a large noise demo planned for February!
Continue reading Direct action against Campsfield detention centre’s private operator