The global No Border network was created in 1999, following the European Summit in Tampere, Finland, in October that year. The summit was basically one more step towards the constitution of "corporate Europe" with its level of control adapted to the level of exploitation. Various European groups in different countries called for demonstrations against the summit. The motto was: "this actually means more controls, more arrests, more deportations."
From anti-deportation and anti-detention campaigns, border camps, to international days of actions, the network has been a great success. For more information, see the No Border website:
In the UK, too, No Border has been gathering momentum. In London, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and elsewhere, local No Borders groups have been set up and various actions and activities have been organised. For more information, see the UK Indymedia's sub-sites on migration and anti-racism:
Also have a look at the Make Borders History website, which was set up during this year's G8 protests to cover no-border-related actions:
Finally, if you want to keep informed about our activities and, more importantly, get involved in actions, subscribe to the Birmingham NoBorders mailing list: