People’s Kitchen is Back! Refugee Forum / Sumac Benefit Night. EVERY SATURDAY. Starting up again 5th September 2009 with Mediterrranean/Middle Eastern themed food – a tempting menu – with music from Greece, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria etc. All food is vegan and available for a small donation.
Food will be served from 6.30pm until all gone. The Bar will be open from 7.30pm to party into the night – guests can be signed in but please consider becoming a member of the Sumac Centre’s ‘Forest Fields Social Club’ so you can come as often as you like in the future (very cheap to join, ask at the bar).
More about People’s Kitchen events: http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=457
Lots more events in the Veggies/Sumac Centre events diary: http://www.veggies.org.uk/arc.php?output=veg. Note: There is likely to be a Small World Cinema event on Wed 23rd Sept (to be confirmed, so check the diary nearer the time).
A No Borders Camp has been taking place at Lesvos, Greece on August 25-31. Lesbos is an island close to the coast of Turkey. Every day: Assembly, seminars, discussions, screenings.
For more information: http://www.noborderlesvos09.gr
On August 12th Hicham Yezza was released from HMP High Down after more than 5 months in prison following a year-long ordeal of first being arrested at his workplace University of Nottingham as part of a terrorist scare fiasco, subsequently incarcerated and moved around various detention centres facing immediate deportation but managing to prevent this and to take his case to court in spite of vigorous opposition from the Home Office, then being found guilty of a criminal charge and imprisoned again.
More details about his case and welcome release are forthcoming. In the meantime, his campaign website carries details of the new issue of Ceasefire, the magazine of Nottingham Student Peace Movement he edited whilst at the University. This one is a special 68-page limited edition edited in Cell 213, HMP Canterbury.
Hicham is due to speak at this weekend’s Beyond Borders event in Nottingham.
The Beyond Borders event will be a weekend of skill sharing and discussion against borders and in solidarity with migrants. It will take place in Nottingham from Fri 21st – Sun 23rd Aug. The following workshops and discussions will take place:
- Calais Migrant Solidarity
- Campaigning against Charter Flights – Stop Deportation network
- Campaigning against Detention Centres –Barbed Wire Britain network
- Detainee Support – SOAS Detainee Support
- How to Start an Anti-Deportation Campaign – National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC)
- Migrants in Universities – Free Hicham campaign & Justice for the North West 10 (J4NW10)
- What Do You Mean “No Borders”? – facilitated by Manchester No Borders
- Women and Migration – Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST)
Events will take place at the squatted J.B. Spray factory on Russell Road, Nottingham (see http://squatlobster.org.uk/ for more details).
We welcome migrants and those who in solidarity with migrants to come and participate.
Please let us know if you are intending to come and whether you need accommodation by emailing the address below:
Beyond Borders e-mail: beyondborders[at]riseup[dot]net