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Speak Out Against Racism in Sunderland 8th August

29-07-2009 23:39

Flier/poster, feel free to print out and distribute
On Saturday 8th August FRFI is organising a SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM in Sunderland, with an open megaphone for all anti-racist groups and individuals, uniting to take a common stand in defence of migrant workers, asylum seekers, and all others on the receiving end of racist oppression.


Out of sight, out of mind ~ Experiences of immigration detention in the UK

20-07-2009 10:51

A new report ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ released today by detainee rights charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) reveals the unacceptable human cost of indefinite immigration detention in the UK and calls on the government to halt its plans to increase detention capacity.


Video of Yarl's Wood protest against Nigeria charter flight

10-07-2009 18:04

On 30th June 2009, anti-deportation campaigners held a demonstration outside Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire to protest against a mass deportation flight to Nigeria. Here is a short video of what happened and some screenshots from the video.


Report of TCAR protest against immigration prisons outside Government Offices No

17-06-2009 22:16

Children are detained without decent education, healthcare or support
Activists from Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) gathered outside Government Offices North East this morning (Wednesday 17th June) to protest against racism and all immigration prisons.


Stop The Deportation Of Laureine Tchaupo & Her Children demo monday

14-06-2009 07:37


Monday 15th June 2009

10AM – 12PM

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Report of anti-BNP march in Leeds

13-06-2009 22:42

Somewhere between 300 and 500 gathered by Leeds Art Gallery today (Saturday) to oppose the BNP after their electoral success in Yorkshire and the Humber. Despite the police refusing permission, a march took place in which Anti-Fascists briefly reclaimed the streets of Leeds.

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Calais No Border Camp Call-Out

14-05-2009 22:26

The Calais No Border camp, 23-29 June 2009, is a joint venture between French and Belgian activists and migrant support groups and the UK No Borders Network.

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On route to Calais: No Borders tour in Manchester and Hebden Bridge

11-05-2009 16:38

Upcoming No Borders exhibition in Manchester (Longsight and Northern Quarter) + talks/films in Manchester and Hebden Bridge


Manchester May Day Demo - Pictures

05-05-2009 11:32

Still not lovin' police
4th May Demo, No Borders and Anarchist Bloc

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Upcoming No Borders Events in Newcastle

30-04-2009 11:25

The UK No Borders Tour 2009 is visiting Newcastle from 30/04 to 04/05 and invites you to a series of events that aim to encourage discussion and build awareness of the injustices of the UK and EU Border Regime, as well as to call for action against them.


BAE systems blockaded for Role in Gaza Siege

27-04-2009 05:48

This morning activists from Break the Siege! blockaded BAE systems factory in Middleton, Manchester. Using motorbike chains and D-locks they obstructed the plant by sealing off several entrance points. A banner was also hung which read: ‘BAE profits from the siege on Gaza’. This direct action was a response to a call for a day of action by the No Borders network.

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Urgent Kirklees Unity news

22-04-2009 17:26

It has been brought to our attention that the BNP in Kirklees intend again to hold another meeting in the Heckmondwike area on Thursday 23rd April


Pennine House protest: A reply to Woolas

21-04-2009 21:54

Last month, 100 people demonstrated outside Pennine House, a purpose-built immigration prison at Manchester airport where migrants are locked up even though they haven’t committed a criminal offence. In the ‘Big Issue in the North’, the immigration minister Phil Woolas has responded to the protest with a number of inaccuracies. Here we set the record straight.


Stop deportations to Iraq protest - Cardiff

18-04-2009 03:30

Injustice Behind Bars

17-04-2009 20:49

Cherbal Family Must Stay In Blackburn

15-04-2009 07:07

Ismail Cherbal and Safia Aouf, nationals of Algeria, and their British-born children Sonia aged four and son Aya aged 15 months have lived in Blackburn, Lancashire, for almost five years. They are currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and are due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Thursday, April 16th at 09.45 hours on British Airways flight BA894 to Algeria.


BNP deputy leader addresses international fascist rally

06-04-2009 01:23

Simon Darby-Deputy Leader of BNP Greeted by fascist salutes in Milan
The deputy leader of the British National Party has spoken at an international fascist rally alongside a man convicted of a terrorism offence and a convicted Holocaust denier.

Simon Darby claims he addressed a 400-strong audience in Milan today (5 April)

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Appeal Court: Unlawful for hospitals to refuse urgent treatment to migrants

30-03-2009 15:21

Press release 30.3.2009: The Court of Appeal has today ruled that Department of Health guidance which forbade hospitals from providing temporary healthcare to destitute migrants with chronic illnesses is unlawful.

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Manchester: "Abolish All Immigration Prisons" - report in pictures, part 2

22-03-2009 14:27

as everyone arrives at Pennine House, they are searched...
After the visible protest outside Manchester Town Hall, the protesters take a train to the airport. At Terminal 2 they intend to highlight the existence of Pennine House, where 32 immigration detainees are held captive.

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Manchester: "Abolish All Immigration Prisons" - report in pictures, part 1

22-03-2009 14:07

over 70 protesters assemble at the town hall for a rally
On 21st March 09, Manchester No Borders and other groups held a protest in the city centre on Albert Square, before travelling to the airport. Over 70 people took part, calling for an end to immigration detention and for the closure of Pennine House.


Activists detain Immigration Minister's

13-03-2009 20:01

Activist's from Manchester No Borders currently detaining immigration minister Phil Woolas.

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"Abolish All Immigration Prisons" - demo 21st March - Manchester

08-03-2009 21:32

We are calling for a demonstration against all immigration prisons and against Manchester's Pennine House in particular. At a meeting last week, local groups such as No One Is Illegal, RAPAR, Comittee to Defend Asylum Seekers, AF-Manchester and others endorsed our call.


Asylum and Children Public Meeting 16th March, Sheffield

06-03-2009 19:17

Monday March 16th at the Quaker Meeting House, 7pm, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW (near the Cathedral on High Street).


Barnbrook to speak at the Royal Heckmondwike

03-02-2009 13:17

News again reaches us that The Royal Public House in Heckmondwike intends to hold a BNP meeting

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action at asylum profiteer

28-01-2009 16:33

Housing company PPNW in Salford Littledon Road, was the target. 4 locks to all the entrances to their offices were shut with superglue Tuesday night.

Sollidarity with asylum seekers and friends who are taken away from Manchester


May Day Solidarity Conference

27-01-2009 21:35

Advance notice of a working conference on Saturday May 2nd on the theme of "Trade Unions for Asylum and Migrant Rights" in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Organising meeting 7pm this Thursday 29th Jan at UNISON office in Barnsley.

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Keep Salome Chikuta in the UK, do not return UK Zimbabweans to Malawi

17-01-2009 11:27

Salome Chikuta, a Zimbabwean national and resident of Leeds, currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, is due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Monday 19th January at 19.00 hrs on Kenyan Airways Flights KQ101& KQ424 to Malawi (via Nairobi).


Human Rights Days Demo

11-12-2008 12:06

Human rights day demo outside the town hall.
Date:Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Time:4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Town Hall
City/Town: Sheffield, United Kingdom

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