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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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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Many (but certainly not all) Iraqi asylum seekers were receiving some support while our warmongering state continues to try and disentangle itself from the hellhole it has created in Iraq. While the killing still continues, the Home Office thinks now is good time to pull support and force hundreds of people to make a life or death decision – go back or starve. We can’t let this happen.
From Guardian newspaper March 13th 2008: More than 1,400 rejected Iraqi asylum seekers are to be told they must go home or face destitution in Britain as the government considers Iraq safe enough to return them, according to leaked Home Office correspondence seen by the Guardian [newspaper]. The Iraqis involved are to be told that unless they sign up for a voluntary return programme to Iraq within three weeks, they face being made homeless and losing state support. They will also be asked to sign a waiver agreeing the government will take no responsibility for what happens to them or their families once they return to Iraqi territory. […] The decision by the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, to declare that it is safe to send asylum seekers back to Iraq comes after more than 78 people have been killed in incidents across Iraq since last Sunday. Donna Covey, chief executive of the Refugee Council, said: “It is a nasty policy, and a failed one, that doesn’t achieve its stated aim of encouraging return. Iraq is still patently unsafe and people from there are terrified of going back. Removing support in such cases only results in one thing: more hungry and homeless people living in constant fear.” She added that most Iraqis wanted to go home when it was safe but until then the government should be offering them the chance to live decently in the UK (extracts from Guardian story).
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Crossing Borders!, 5th Issue, February 2008 – available in English and many other languages, from: http://www.noborder.org/crossing_borders/
Crossing Borders! is an initiative of the frassanito network that aims to foster migration-related networking and practical struggles. Previous issues have covered conﬂicts in western and eastern Europe, Africa and the USA. This one speaks about womenʼs migration, a crucial perspective for understanding transnational movements and how labour is organised globally. It also introduces Fight the Monster! Against Border Regime: Transnationalization now!, a nine month initiative that started in February.
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The anti-immigrant British National Party aim to hold their annual ‘Red, white & blue festival’ for the second time in the East Midlands this summer. It was held in Kimberley in 2007, and the local council allowed it to go ahead in spite of intense local opposition by residents. A campaign has been launched to stop this taking place again: http://nobnpfestival.wordpress.com/
The BNP spread much fear and hatred aimed at asylum seeker and refugees. Download the campaign leaflet Stop the Fascist Red, White and Blue Festival 2008 [attachment=11]
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We are pleased to announce that the Brighton group of the No Borders netowrk now have a website at: http://nobordersbrighton.blogspot.com/
Check out the left of our news pages for the websites of No Borders groups across the UK. Groups that do not have websites can still be contacted and their email addresses are listed on the No Borders UK page: http://noborders.org.uk/. ADDITION: No Borders South Wales now have their own site too.
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