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No Border Camp 2007

The first No Border Camp in the UK to be held on 19-24 Sep 2007 to oppose a new planned immigration prison at Gatwick. See

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Southcoast Indymedia Revamp

30-11-2009 23:46

Southcoast Indymedia is three and a half years old. Since Southcoast Indy began it has been a place where local activists can report their news. Southcoast has hosted reports on the growth of the Smash EDO campaign [1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18], the battle for Titnore Woods [1|2|3|4|5|6|8], battles over freedom to protest in Brighton and Worthing [1|2|3|4], The Gatwick and Calais No Borders camps [1|2|3], Sussex students' struggles, the South East mobilisation for the G8 in Gleneagles, the campaign to free Omar Degahyes and Binyam Mohammed, Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Southcoast Indymedia was set up with the aim of "of providing a readily accessible source of news and information on the Kent, Sussex and Hampshire area of the south of England...We will be extending an invitation to all kinds of community groups and campaigns (well, almost all - racists and fascists are not welcome here!) to use South Coast IMC as their own site, a place where they both post news of their own and catch up with others".

Almost four years on, we would like to renew the creative process that drives Indymedia and relaunch the Southcoast collective; making South Coast Indymedia an ongoing, relevant resource for all activists in the area. With more people involved, we can make South Coast Indymedia a valuable tool for wide variety of campaigns and individuals, with South Coast-relevant features, campaign diary and newswire for announcements and reports of events in the area.

On Sunday 6th December, from 2-3.30pm, at the Cowley Club in Brighton, there will be a workshop to discuss a revamp of Southcoast Indymedia. The session is for anyone who wants to contribute content, tech support, graphic/web design or has any skills or experience to share, etc.

New ideas and general curiosity are very welcome on the day, get involved!

If you are interested contact

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The Gatwick No Border Camp

17-09-2007 19:20

2007 is witnessing a resurgence of No Border Camps around the world as three Camps have been announced. The first one took place in Ukraine in mid August [Pics] and another one is announced at the US/Mexico border for November. But close to home, this week the UK sees the first No Border camp near Gatwick airport. Despite weeks of constant harassment of local farmers by the police, the Camp got under way as planned with several hundred people attending workshops and discussions, and taking part in actions and demonstrations throughout the week.

The No Border Camp sought "to try and stop the building of the new detention centre, and to gather ideas for how to build up the fight against the system of migration controls". The Camp progaramme consisted of four days of workshops, protests and discussions. Various actions were announced for the week, including a Transnational Demonstration on Saturday 22nd from Crawley to the site of Brook House attended by around 500 people. Brook House is planned to be Britain's largest detention centre for migrant people, and it is being build next door to Tinsley House. Another solidarity march took place in Newcastle. There were several actions also happening during the camp on Thursday and Friday. These included the occupation of Virgin Atlantic tour operator offices and a blockade outside Group 4 near Crawley, a welcoming event in Crawley as well as demonstrations outside Lunar and Electric houses reporting centres in Croydon.

Saturday 22nd: Timeline of Events | Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Pics: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Video | Press Releases: 1 | 2
Friday 21st: Timeline of Events | Reports: 1 | 2 | Pics 1 | 2 | Video | Press Releases: 1 | 2 | 3
Thursday 20th: Reports: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Pics | Video
Wednesday 19th:: report | report and pics | pics

International Reports: Holland IMC 1 | 2 | Liege IMC 1 | 2 | Switzerland IMC | Barcelona IMC | Germany IMC 1 | 2 | Estrecho IMC | CMI Galiza

Practical Info: How to get to the Camp | Local contacts for travelling | Camp's programme | Workshops | Frequently Asked Questions | Legal infos for migrants coming to the camp

For more information see the Camp's website and IMC-UK Topic Page

Links: London No Borders | Nottingham No Borders | | Map of European migrant camps | Migrating University | Groups Endorsing the UK's Camp

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Gatwick No Border Camp 2007 Getting Closer

20-08-2007 10:52

As the government started to build a new immigration prison (Brook House at Gatwick Airport, near Crawley), the No Border Camp is getting closer: Sept 19-24. Among the various actions announced, Saturday, the 22nd, will see a demonstration from Crawley to Tinsley House, the already existing immigration prison at Gatwick, next to the planned site of the new centre. There will be workshops both at the camp and at Goldsmith University the week before, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham.

Days after the Home Office told refugees "We'll do everything we can to send you home", 26 migrant prisoners escaped from Campsfield, Oxfordshire, following days of protests. The riot was the latest episode in the migrants struggle inside detention after the Harmondsworth riots last November.

Relentless protests, both inside adn outside detention, have managed to put many detention and deportation profiteers on the map. On 17 August, activists occupied the office of XL Airways in Crawley to protest against the charter airline's role in forecul deportations on behalf of the Home Office. Several demonstrations have been announced for August 28th to protest against a planned charter flight to deport a number of rejected asylum seekers to DR Congo.

Links: Gatwick No Border Camp | London No Borders | Nottingham No Borders | | map of European migrant camps

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Camp with No Borders

22-06-2007 23:21

2007 is witnessing a resurgence of No Border Camps, which were instrumental to the No Border movement from the late 1990's onwards. Three No Border camps for 2007 have recently been announced. The first will be in the Ukraine at the intersection of five countries and at the border of Fortress Europe. In September, it is the turn of our very own Gatwick airport, where the government is planning to build yet another prison for migrants. Finally, in November, there will be another No Border camp at the Mexico/US border, where every year hundreds of migrants die trying to cross the desert or at the hands of the vigilante 'border police', the Minutemen.

Links: No Borders UK | No Borders London | Global No Border | map of European migrant camps

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Gatwick Protest: No More Immigration Prisons

21-04-2007 10:54

Over 100 people held a lively protest in Crawley, West Sussex, on 21 April, 2007, against a new planned detention centre nearby. The protest, called by the No Borders network in the UK, aimed to show opposition to the new purpose-built Immigration Removal Centre (as it's called by the government) which is being built at Gatwick Airport. The new prison for asylum seekers will have a capacity of 420 places for male and female detainees and is another step in the Labour government's efforts to meets its target of 4,000 places in detention centres throughout the country.

The demonstration, which was mainly made of two large groups from Brighton and London, marched through Crawley town centre in the high of Saturday's shopping spree. Many leaflets were given out, informing locals about the reasons for the demonstration, whilst pointing out the fact that a new concentration camp for innocent people is about to be built on their doorsteps. Policing was relatively low but the level of surveillance and 'information gathering' was incredibly high and intimidating.

Report and pics | Pics in IMC-Barcelona | Video

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Text Wed 16th: Demo in solidarity to the Harmondsworth detainees
11-04-2008 11:31

Text Reminder: Demo at the Home Office Fiday 11th noon
09-04-2008 20:21

Text Harmondsworth: solidarity needed
09-04-2008 13:48 | 5 additions | 3 comments

Text Violence used to break hunger strike in Harmondsworth
08-04-2008 10:29 | 2 additions | 1 comment

Text Harmodsworth repression
06-04-2008 19:34

Text Repression of the Harmondsworth detainees' protest
05-04-2008 12:11

Text Harmondsworth detainees' petition
04-04-2008 14:01

Text Harmondsworth detainees on hunger strike
04-04-2008 09:03 | 1 addition

Text Harmondsworth protest update
02-04-2008 12:33

Text Harmodsworth detainees protest, 1st April 2008
01-04-2008 20:17 | 1 addition

Text News/Community support Thursday 27th March 2008
27-03-2008 18:12

Text NCADC North West News & Events Listing
21-03-2008 15:09

Text Cancer victim deported to Ghana dies
20-03-2008 15:18 | 1 comment

Text fbi's CJIS Must Be Removed From fbi Control !
15-03-2008 19:45

Image No Borders @ Hackney Social Centre
12-03-2008 13:29

Text Average cost of a forced deportation: £11,000
12-03-2008 13:23

Text Stop 'Ethnic Charter Flights'
10-03-2008 15:51

Text Protest to stop the removal of Guy Njike Wed 12th March Parlaiment Square
10-03-2008 15:17

Text No Borders @ Hackney Social Centre
08-03-2008 17:34

Text Shift Magazine Articles On line!
07-03-2008 17:24 | 1 comment

Text Iranian teenager faces death penalty after losing his asylum claim
06-03-2008 12:15

Text it's official: cops are wankers!
05-03-2008 21:34 | 5 comments

Text Liberty wins permisson to seek public inquiry in Harmondsworth conditions
05-03-2008 11:46 | 1 comment

Generic media Vulnerable young woman faces deportation to Burundi tomorrow - urgent action ne
04-03-2008 15:06

Text Demonstrate Against Deportations to Cameroon
03-03-2008 14:58

Text Harmondsworth disturbance, demand for a public inquiry hearing
29-02-2008 10:07 | 1 comment

Text Around the Campaigns Friday 29th February 2008
29-02-2008 10:03

Text Demonstrate outside Kalyx HQ Friday 22 February 2008
20-02-2008 16:48 | 1 comment

Text Unlawful Detention
16-02-2008 10:24

Text Spain:More than 100 immigrant farm worker on strike
14-02-2008 13:39

Text DR Congo: Monthly Human Rights Assessment: December 2007
13-02-2008 11:46

Generic media Charly and Kiefer attachments
13-02-2008 11:39

Text Charly and Kiefer face anoather removal tomorrow
13-02-2008 11:33

Text Deportatons to DRC have resumed!
12-02-2008 10:50

Text A migrant broke his neck in a desperate bid to avoid being deported.
12-02-2008 10:39 | 1 comment

Text successful blockade of Portishead Immigration Centre
12-02-2008 06:14 | 1 addition | 4 comments

Text Fortress Europe - January 2008
08-02-2008 21:27

Text invite to No Borders UK gathering
07-02-2008 20:27

Generic media Another attempt to remove Christopher and Calvin
06-02-2008 19:24

Text Charly: urgent help needed. Perparim shall stay!
06-02-2008 18:25 | 1 comment

Text Anit-deportation campaigns, + other news, Friday 1st February 2008
01-02-2008 20:49

Text Around the Campaigns Friday 18th January 2007
18-01-2008 17:29

Text Shift #2 - Heathrow or Gatwick: what camp are you in?
17-01-2008 16:45

Text Immigrants dead at the frontiers of Europe
11-01-2008 20:35 | 3 comments

Text Around the Campaigns Friday 11th January 2008
11-01-2008 17:09

Text Around the Campaigns Friday 4th January 2008
04-01-2008 20:24

Text Obscurity and confinement for migrants in Europe
31-12-2007 13:17

Text Falode and Adefowoju families belong to Belfast
19-12-2007 17:59

Text No Borders 'Dawn Raid' action also in Manchester
18-12-2007 11:20 | 1 comment

Generic media Ken Loach & NoBorders in Crawley Tuesday 27th November
25-11-2007 13:09 | 1 comment

Text Meltem Avcil, 14, released from detention
24-11-2007 14:10

Text Janipher Maseko, yet another asylum horror story
24-11-2007 14:03

Text Meltem, emergency demo tomorrow at 12 noon
13-11-2007 19:20

Text Meltem, 14, and her mother, deportation Thursday
13-11-2007 12:32

Generic media Urgent : Maud Lennard, Zimbawean woman on hunger-strike, removal tonight
12-11-2007 15:37 | 5 comments

Text Northern Assurance super-glued shut as protest against Brook House
02-11-2007 10:13

Text Afterthoughts on the No Border camp in Ukraine (August 2007)
30-10-2007 18:25 | 3 comments

Image Crash space for the bookfair
23-10-2007 23:20

Text No Borders film night, 23/10, Cardiff
22-10-2007 22:38

Text Phill and Cat from Glasgow Unity in the dock!
22-10-2007 17:22 | 1 comment

Text No Borders Night at Sumac, Thursday October 25th
18-10-2007 17:34

Image Gagged! #20 - South Wales Anarchist Newsletter
18-10-2007 16:05

Image Anarchist Bookfair after party at rampART
14-10-2007 23:29 | 2 additions | 9 comments

Text BIA raids in Soho London Today
11-10-2007 22:49

Text A letter from Meltem Avcil, aged 14 behind the Wire at Yarl's Wood
11-10-2007 16:29

Text XL airways refuse to carry deportees - Home Office Panic!
08-10-2007 17:06

Text On dawn raids (and what happens after)
07-10-2007 20:41

Text BA fly you to death
06-10-2007 00:35 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Text Darfur Asylum Rally Thursday 4th October 2007
01-10-2007 11:22

Text Call to Action - NoBorders Camp Mexico-U.S. border
01-10-2007 08:49 | 1 comment

Text No Borders south wales- upcoming activities in Cardiff
30-09-2007 18:23 | 1 comment

Image Arrested for swearing- pics of the infamous arrest at no borders camp
30-09-2007 18:05

Image Support migrant arrested during no borders demo at Lunar House, Croydon
28-09-2007 12:14 | 1 addition

Image Wanker
27-09-2007 14:49 | 6 comments

Image Policing the No Border Camp
27-09-2007 13:25 | 4 additions | 3 comments

Text Calling all No Border campers from London!
25-09-2007 09:33

Text Just doing your job, officer
24-09-2007 19:38

Text It's official - swearing's illegal!
24-09-2007 15:33 | 1 addition | 15 comments

Image Report: Tyneside March in Solidarity Against Immigration Prisons
24-09-2007 00:05

Text actions against detention boats in the Netherlands
23-09-2007 12:31

Image Crawley town centre to Tinsley House IRC 15 more pics
23-09-2007 06:29 | 2 comments

Image More pics of the No Border march
23-09-2007 00:10

Image No Border campaigners march to Gatwick despite heavy policing
22-09-2007 22:48

Image Pics Saturday No Borders demo in Crawley.
22-09-2007 20:36 | 1 comment

Text Report fron Saturday's Transnational No Borders demonstration in Crawley
22-09-2007 18:20 | 1 addition

Text Pics of the demo saturday
22-09-2007 17:46

Text Update on Iranian asylum seeker arrested at Lunar House yesterday
22-09-2007 17:14 | 2 additions | 3 comments

Text Cops target independent journalists on Noborder march
22-09-2007 13:42 | 1 addition

Text No Border campaigners to march from Crawley-Gatwick against immigration prisons
21-09-2007 23:40 | 1 addition

Image Asylum seeker arrested as protesters gathered outside Lunar House, Croydon
21-09-2007 22:13 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Text pics and report (french) of the demo Crawley
21-09-2007 20:50

Video Virgin flies you to death
21-09-2007 19:11 | 1 addition | 8 comments

Text pictures of the arrest today in croydon's no borders demo
21-09-2007 18:41

Text Group 4 blockaded
21-09-2007 16:23 | 4 additions

Text Call for still or moving images from this morning arrest
21-09-2007 13:39

Text Activists protest against Virgin in Crawley
21-09-2007 11:21 | 2 additions | 1 comment

Video Noborders Demo, Crawley
21-09-2007 10:13 | 10 comments

Text No Border campaigners to protest in Croydon today
21-09-2007 08:56

Image Photos from the No Border action in Crawley.
20-09-2007 20:42 | 6 comments

Text No to 'Development'; yes to self-reliant change in Oaxaca
20-09-2007 19:47

Text Report from No Borders action in Crawley
20-09-2007 17:30 | 1 addition

Image Local paper demonises Gatwick campers.
20-09-2007 17:20 | 5 comments

Text No Borders Camp: Thursday sees first action
20-09-2007 16:39

Text Guardian Bullshit: "You're either in the Gatwick camp or the Heathrow camp"
20-09-2007 11:37 | 1 addition | 7 comments

Image Setting up the Gatwick No Border Camp
20-09-2007 00:16 | 2 additions | 1 comment

Image Pix from the No Border Camp
19-09-2007 23:56

Text Impressions from the NoBorder camp
19-09-2007 23:41

Text The Gatwick No Border Camp forced to change location after police harassment
17-09-2007 13:24 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Image Escape from Doncatraz documentary screening
14-09-2007 09:32

Text Iranian Asylum Seekers Protest Against Home Office Inactivity
12-09-2007 16:43 | 1 comment

Text Public Meeting about No Border Camp in Brighton
12-09-2007 11:06

Text NO BORDERS Transnational Demonstration - Sept 22 '07 - Coaches from London
12-09-2007 08:35

Text Migrating University Goldsmiths to Gatwick
11-09-2007 21:40 | 1 comment

Text Detention Profiteers
11-09-2007 12:24

Text No Borders Wales Defy Home Office
11-09-2007 12:17 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Text Britain's Detention Estate
11-09-2007 11:54

Text Location of the Gatwick No Border Camp disclosed
10-09-2007 14:17 | 2 comments

Image Gatwick No Border Camp Location Announced
10-09-2007 08:35 | 1 comment

Text Deportations to Sri Lanka are continuing.
08-09-2007 13:04 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Text No Border Camp Meeting VI
05-09-2007 08:49

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