No Borders Nottingham
No Borders is an activist network that supports Freedom of Movement and the Right to Remain for all. The network links No Borders groups across the UK and there are transnational ties to groups on the continent of Europe and across its borders. The No Borders group in Nottingham includes many local activists who are involved with supporting and working alongside asylum seekers who live in the area, detainees wherever they are, migrants in the squats and on the streets in Calais and supporting solidarity between domestic and migrant workers.
[Click ‘Read more’ for the rest of the text. For details of Mayday 2010 read our older blog article below.]
Continue reading No Borders Nottingham : text for Mayday 2010
This week, Thurs 29th April 2010, Small World Cafe have a fund-raiser for Nottingham City of Sanctuary. Iranian volunteers from Nottingham Refugee Forum are cooking the food, which will be served at 7pm (for recommended donation £4/£5). This is followed by the film Moving to Mars at 8pm Recommend donation for food. As usual SMC is at The Square Centre, Alfred St. North just off the top of Huntington St. Nottingham. For advance information about future events, join a facebook page at:
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=145469477238
Facebook page for this event only: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111672782205107
Today, at Oakington detention centre in Cambridgeshire, many other migrant people held there against their will have protested following the death of a 40 year old man earlier in the morning:
Downplaying the seriousness of another death in a detention centre and the response by detainees, press have reported that cops have been sent in to negotiate about the ‘disturbance’, backed up by ‘protective kit’ (as if it’s police safety that is the issue here rather than the safety of the people locked up in an old RAF base converted into a prison!). But this should not be downplayed. Death in detention is certainly not a new phenomenon. As long ago as 2005 deaths and suicides in detention centres were being highlighted: Continue reading Death in detention – UK as a country of sanctuary?
Meet No Borders activists and find literature on our stall at the annual Mayday celebrations in Nottingham on 1st May 2010, this year moved to Victoria Park, Bath Street – near the Victoria Leisure Centre (which the City Council has just closed) and near Sneinton Market. Assemble at 11 am. There will be a march leaving Victoria Park at 12 for Speaker’s Corner (Clough statue), returning to Victoria Park for music, stalls, speakers and more. Look out for the No Borders Nottingham banner on the march. More details:
The Nottingham Mayday committee includes activists on asylum and refugee issues. Don’t let migrant workers take any blame for the UK’s economic woes. The government, opposition parties and racist right-wingers know how to use ‘divide and rule’ all too well!
Find issues of Movement (UK No Borders newsletter) online here…
Latest issue, Movement, no. 4 (Feb 2010)
Back issues and links to older newsletters:
Continue reading Movement – the No Borders newsletter
On Thursday 6th May Small World Cafe is organising a Kurdish Cuban night to celebrate International Workers Day. There will be wonderful Kurdish food (served at 7pm) and it will be followed at 8pm by the film Che (part 1). Any money raised will go towards Cuba Solidarity and NNRF’s Tuesday Night Project’.
A Poster / leaflet can be downloaded from here: