Small world cinema @ Sumac Centre on Feb 11th
Come to the first of the Small World Cinema events for the new year on Wednesday 11th February 2009. Gather for food and bar from 7pm; presentation and films from 7.30.
DEALING AND WHEELING IN SMALL ARMS is a political documentary on the uncontrolled widespread of small arms, which rule and ruin the lives of a growing number of people in developing countries.
Please see *Sumac/Veggies Events diary* for further details.
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?
Continue reading Letter received from Zimbabwean detainee in Yarl’s Wood
An all new show on Riseup Radio from Notts Indymedia is provided by the Nottingham Student Peace Movement (based at University of Nottingham). It covers some of the recent activism by students in Nottingham and plays music from student bands. The show includes the lowdown on the Say No to Racism and Free Hich campaigns, an interview with STAR (Student Action for Refugees), and talk to student protestors about E-ON and the Full Circle demo, plus an interview about climate camp. Listen to the internet audio show at: http://riseupradio.wordpress.com/the-student-show/
Continue reading Notts Indymedia ‘Riseup Radio’ highlights refugee activism by local students
To mark the New Year, please view and circulate this short video story of the inspiring ongoing struggle of the 5 Colombian cleaners sacked by Amey PLC at the National Physical Laboratory (Teddington, London) for having distributed a leaflet criticising the company. The video can be watched on YouTube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ho7W4-RBhKc and more information can be found on the Campaign against Immigration Controls website: http://caic.org.uk/amey
This is a perfect example of the practice of companies like Amey and organisations like NPL who bring them in to cut costs. These companies are responsible for attempting to lower wages through casualisation. More solidarity action is needed to support workers who are brave enough to stand up to these attacks and so help protect the wages of all.
Continue reading Colombian cleaners fight continues after sacking by Amey, contractor at National Physical Laboratory
The latest issue of the No Borders Newsletter is out now, covering news and events from across the UK wide network and beyond. This issue, no. 5, [attachment=21] is packed with articles including;
* a report from the Newcastle gathering of No Borders groups in Nov 2008 (next one is 21-22 Feb 2009)
* actions against ID cards after their introduction for some ‘foreigners’.
* ?Conserving what for whom?? leaflet distributed at the climate march.
* actions against AMEY cleaning contractor which has sacked Columbian workers.
* the ?full circle? anti-arms trade protests in Nottingham, linking small arms to wars to refugees.
* Forthcoming and continued action against detention centres and airlines who carry out deportations.
* a round up of cross border news from Europe
Back issues 1-4 can be found through the No Borders (UK) network site: http://noborders.org.uk/
Continue reading No Borders network newsletter no.5 – January 2009