Peter Gichura is a disabled asylum seeker under threat of deportation. He was mistreated in Harmondsworth and is bringing a case against the centre. Unsurprisingly, he Home Office is keen to deport him, and fast. At 11.30am, Monday 21 May, Central London County Court, 13-14 Park Crescent W1 (Great Portland Street tube) the judge will rule whether his disability discrimination case can go ahead. On Wednesday 23 May at High Court of Justice,
Strand WC2 (Holborn or Charing Cross tube) his legal team will oppose his deportation. Actions in solidarity are planned….
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“The eastward expansion of the European Union has resulted in moving the walls of “Fortress Europe” to the Western border of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian region of Transcarpatia, of which the biggest cities are Uzhgorod and Mukachevo, has become a new borderline, with increasing militarization and major concentration of detention camps for refugees from the countries of Global South and former USSR, who try to escape war, totalitarianism or misery to the European Union countries. It is hard to find any “open” information about the conditions in the majority of these camps.”
No Border response to this
“Call out for No Border Camp in Ukraine 2007
The camp will take place from the 11th to the 20th of August 2007 in the main region of transit and labor migration in Ukraine: Transcarpathia.”
More info: http://www.wombles.org.uk/article200705887.php
See also: deleteTheBorder website
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On Saturday 19/5/07 there will be a National Day of Action on Asylum Rights. No Borders Nottingham will be in the Market Square from 3.00pm with a stall and banners. Please come along to support us in raising public awareness about asylum issues. The last two demos in the Square, which have focussed on the situation faced by the Congolese, have been big, lively and uplifting and got a good reaction from the public. It would be great to have that sort of atmosphere again, where we celebrate the world we want to see as well as protesting about the one we have. All welcome… See you there!
Check out indymedia for reports from Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow & Birmingham/Coventry…
No Borders Nottingham ‘National Day of Action on Asylum Rights’
National Day of Action for Asylum Seekers in Nottingham
Newcastle Report on May 19th Day of Action for Asylum Rights
Report: National Day of Action for Refugees – Manchester & Leeds.
Report: 19 May Asylum Rights March Glasgow
Anarchists intervene in National Day of Action to Defend Asylum Rights – Birmingham (Solihull) & Coventry.
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No Borders Nottingham are holding an open meeting NO BORDERS, NO NATIONS, NO DEPORTATIONS at the Sumac Centre on Friday 13th June., from 6.30pm to 7.45pm, followed by SMALL WORLD KITCHEN (African vegan food, for donation of £3) at 8-8.45pm and a return gig of the excellent Zimbawean roots ‘n’ reggae band NGOMA (also £3 donation), from 9pm. All welcome.
The idea of the meeting is to introduce what No Borders Nottingham is doing locally (and what other No Borders groups are doing around UK) and to discuss how we can increase our activity – hopefully with your help!
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For great reports and pics from Nottingham’s Mayday events of 1st & 3rd May, featuring the No Borders Nottingham banner on the Saturday parade through the city centre, please see
Notts Indymedia coverage .
Also see a nice report by Manchester No Borders about their participation on the M’cr Mayday demo: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/05/398488.html
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A good sized Mayday march and rally was had in Nottingham on 5th May 2007. Organised by the Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum, and with No Borders and ‘solidarity with asylum seekers’ banners prominent, together with many placards welcoming and supporting asylum seekers, the issues of class struggle and migration were firmly linked. The rally was supported by many local asylum seekers and refugees, boosting numbers to around 100 people.
Somehow the No Borders Nottingham banner even ended up on a international list of Mayday demos , between reports from Nigeria and Oaxaca in Mexico!
It has to be said that Mayday action in cities like Jakarta and Zurich was a bit more impressive – we’ll have to draw inspiration from this and try harder next time!
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The demo calls for ‘Regularisation for all migrants: No one is illegal’. It is called by the coalition of migrant rights activists, trade unionists, and social justice activists, who organised the national march in London on 7th October 2006. They are calling for another demonstration on Monday May 7th. It assembles at 11am at Westminster Cathedral near Victoria Station. No Borders supports the right and opportunity of all migrants to work. The involvement of trade unions at national level is interesting, however,…
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