With Brexit getting done and with ongoing migration from Syria and nearby regions across Europe including the Channel crossings, there’s never been a better time to look at the activist and political aspects of No Borders. Natasha King wrote the book No Borders : The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance in 2016 based on the work in her PhD from The University of Nottingham and experiences as an activist around the time when No Borders and Calais Migrant Solidarity was emerging as a major focus in the UK and Europe.
The P r e s s A c t i o n – U K blog was set up in preparation for the No Borders “Two Days of Action Against Racist Press” (2-3 July 2010). It aims to expose racist and anti-migrant bias in mainstream media. http://pressaction.wordpress.com/
To contact the blog administrators, please email pressaction(at-)riseup.net.
Recent blogs expose articles in the Daily Mail and the Daily Express.
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!
London No Borders have called for a noise demo outside the “Policing the Borders” conference at the Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT (nearest tube: Oxford Circus) on Tuesday 23rd March at 2.30pm.
Un-police the border! Freedom of movement for all! http://london.noborders.org.uk
Continue reading No Borders calls for noise demo against ‘Policing The Borders Conference’ 23rd March 2010
Read an Indymedia round up of recent No Borders actions: No detentions, No deportations! More action to take place on Saturday 21st March (for details, follow link, or just scroll down this blog).
By coincidence the bail hearings of two high-profile Nottingham detainees both took place today via video links from Dover citadel (for Hicham Yezza) and Campsfield in Oxfordshire (for Amdani Juma). These hearings were to allow them to be released from detention while they fight their respective immigration cases. Latest news – after 31 days inside and one deportation flight cancelled, Hich is bailed! (although Home Office tried to make out he should be kept locked up because he has no ‘absence of close ties’ to the UK – clearly nonsense). Amdani’s hearing finished a couple of hours later and he is also bailed (in spite of HO opposition) after 18 days and two cancelled deportation flights. Hoorah!!
See also: Land of no return. Article in Guardian newspaper on Jun 13th 2008 about community anti-deportation campaigns.
Continue reading SUCCESSFUL Immigration bail hearings for Hich and Amdani on 16th June 2008 – but campaigning continues