Sukula/Khanali/Altaf Families, Must Stay - No Deportations! -
Assemble: 12:00pm -
Lever Edge Lane CP School
Lever Edge Lane
Bolton, BL3 3HP
*Solidarity picket same day in London
"I can, though, think of other things I'd rather do today on my 19th birthday. I shouldn't have to be here having to plead for our lives, the lives of my family- my brothers and sisters. I shouldn't have to but I do. This campaign has become our lives. This is a campaign to save our lives. My brothers and sisters' childhoods are being stolen from them." Flores Sukula
[Flores Sukula (Sukula Family Campaign) will speak today at a Labour Party fringe meeting, 5.30 Ash and Beech room, Quality Hotel, West St, Brighton with Shami Chakrababti, Director of Libery, Claude Moraes MEP, Lee Jasper, advisor to London Mayor. Full text of proposed speech attached]
First National demonstration Against Section 9 and deportations- which leads to families deemed to have failed in their asylum claim being denied state benefits, evicted and may be having their children taken into care- is being held in Bolton on October 1st, this Saturday.
We have a variety of speakers from anti-deportation campaigns (successful and on-going), Anwar Ditta (who fought a six year battle in the 1980s to reunite her family), trades unions- such as the NUT (possibly including the General Secretary Steve Sinnott), NUJ and Unison, as well as the editor of the Bolton Evening News.
Demonstration supported by Liberty, the human rights organisation, the NUT nationally, various branches of Unison (Bolton, Camden, Trafford), Manchester NUJ, National Coalition of Anti-deportation Campaigns, Greater Manchester Trades Councils, Bolton Trades Council.
We are holding this demonstration in solidarity with a demonstration on the same day in Glasgow against deportations and a later demonstration in Cardiff- also against Section 9- scheduled for 22nd October.
Jason Travis: Chair of the Sukula Family Must Stay campaign
Jason Travis, Sukula Family Must Stay,
Bolton NUT phone 07976476181
Sukula Family Must Stay
*Solidarity Picket in London
As part of the Day of Action Against Deportations, Detentions, Section 9 and for equal rights people will be meeting outside Communications House on Old Street, just west of Old Street Station at 10.45 on Saturday, 1st October. Come along and tell your friends.
So if you can't make the national demonstration in Bolton and you live in or near London you can still make your voice heard.