Demo at British Ariways headquarters
Prossy Kakooza update
People working with migrants in the churcheshave expressed dismay at the recent comments on immigration by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey
Safely Back in Glasgow, where they belong
Everyone at the Unity Centre had a lovely surprise today when Qin Wang walked into the office. A Chinese trade union activist she had been detained with her one year old son on Friday 1st August in Glasgow to be removed to Beijing on the eve of the Olympic Games but her lawyer had managed to stop the flight. Qin and little Jian Qi Lin spent 42 days in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre before being released early yesterday morning and are now safely back in Glasgow. She came in to say a big thank you to everyone that had sent messages and faxed the Home Office on her behalf. Thanks!, UNITY! http://www.ncadc.org.uk/archives/filed%20newszines/Newszine97/QinWang.html
Protest @ British Airways Head Office
Respect Nigerians Coalition (RNC) to hold a peaceful protest at the British Airways Corporate headquarters, Harmondsworth on Wednesday 17th September 2008
12:00pmBritish Airways Plc
The following day, Thursday, September 18, 2008, we shall also be at the Uxbridge Magistrates Court where the trial of Mr Ayodeji Omotade is to resume at 10.00 a.m. on that day. The address of the Court is:
Uxbridge Magistrates Court
The Court House, Harefield Road
Uxbridge UB8 1PQ
For the avoidance of doubt, our demands on British Airways remain that they:
- tender a clear and well-worded apology to all passengers affected by their discriminatory and intimidatory conduct aboard flight BA075 on 27 March, 2008 http://www.leadershipnigeria.com/product_info.php?products_id=34071&osCsid=06d787086845f520ed45a5424f32ef68
Prossy Kakooza: Ugandan lesbian awaits asylum outcomeA lesbian from Uganda who is seeking asylum in the UK is currently awaiting the outcome of a hearing held on 5th September in the hope that she will be allowed to stay in the country.
Prossy Kakooza's asylum application has been refused by the Home Office after she fled Uganda suffering vicious sexual, physical and verbal attacks due to her sexual orientation. On arriving in Manchester Prossy went for treatment to her local GP's surgery who were so shocked by the extent of her injuries they called the police.
She was taken to St. Mary's Centre in Manchester, and is still receiving counselling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The home office has dismissed the attacks on Prossy as "the random actions of individuals", and state she can be returned to a different town in Uganda.
The judgement has not acknowledged that gay people throughout Uganda face a penalty of life imprisonment.Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Published: 10/09/08 http://www.lgf.org.uk/news/730/495/Ugandan-lesbian-awaits-asylum-outcome/http://www.ncadc.org.uk/archives/filed%20newszines/Newszine95/Prossy.html
Lord Carey is wrong on immigration, critics say. People working with migrants in the churches and civic organisations have expressed dismay at the recent comments on immigration by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who has joined a cross-party group calling for stricter controls.
They say that his approach is based on narrow nationalism, a highly questionable "numbers" game and a failure to address underlying economic and political issues and human stories behind major worldwide shifts in people movements. http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/7686
'How Immigration weakens the glue that binds Britain' former archbishop of Canterbury's warningPublic anger on spiralling immigration could spill over into violence on Britain's streets if not addressed, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, warned yesterday. In a stark message, he said the "glue that binds our society together is weakening" and called for a cap on the numbers coming in. The former head of the Anglican Church also said it was not racist to raise concerns over large scale immigration or question what it will mean to be British in the future. His comments were widely supported last night by those campaigning for change.By Tom Whitehead, Thursday September 11,2008 http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/60858/-How-immigration-weakens-the-glue-that-binds-Britain-former-Archbishop-s-warnin
Source for this Message:UNITY/Respect Nigerians coalition (RNC)/Lesbian & Gay Foundation/The Express/Ekklesia