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Leeds Bradford Migration Newswire Archive

Asylum seekers are welcome here

28-06-2006 13:14

Last week Leeds No Borders marked Refugee Week by demonstrating against the UK's inhumane reporting and detention system, holding a wonderful evening of film and food and leafleting hundres in the city centre to dispel the myths about asylum seekers pedalled in the press.

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Workshop: 'Seeking asylum, tackling the law' July 15th, Leeds

28-06-2006 13:13

On Saturday July 15th from 10.30-5pm there will be a workshop entitled 'seeking asylum, tackling the law' at The Common Place (23-25 Wharf Street, LS1,


Noise Demonstration in Support of Asylum Seekers 22nd June

22-06-2006 18:48

Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) organised a demo outside North Shields Reporting Centre. There were also demos outside reporting centres in Leeds, London and Manchester.
No to Deportation! No to detention!

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Big noise to hit Britain's immigration reporting centres this Thursday

20-06-2006 21:10

The last BIG NOISE demo
Newcastle based group Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) is coordinating a National Day of Action against Home Office reporting centres and detention camps in Britain on Thursday, 22nd June.

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Pathfinder exposed by Corporate Watch

20-06-2006 19:47

John Prescott's government department may have vanished, but the wrecking ball he has set in motion is still poised to demolish thousands of homes across Northern England and the Midlands - there's far too much money involved to let this one go.


Leeds No Borders announces its plans for Refugee Week

04-06-2006 00:33

Refugee Week is happening between 19-25 June this year. Asylum seekers and support campaigns are preparing to bring the issues of detention, destitution and deportation to the fore. Leeds No Borders has put out the following call for action in support of these initiatives.


Immigration Reporting Centres: National Update and Call-out

28-05-2006 15:09

As the twice-monthly pickets of the Immigration Reporting Centre at North Shields on Tyneside enter their sixth month, Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) has called for a national day of action against reporting centres for the 22nd June, as part of Refugee Week.

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Campaigners plan unique guided tour to 'Leeds, the city of asylum shame'

05-05-2006 15:07

Campaigners working to support detained and destitute asylum seekers in Leeds and fight their deportation from the UK are planning a distinctly 'alternative' guided tour of the city tomorrow (Saturday 6 May).

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Public meeting to expose Leeds as a city of asylum shame

02-05-2006 19:54

Campaigners working to support destitute asylum seekers in Leeds and fight their deportation are holding a public meeting tomorrow night at Leeds Metropolitan University (Wednesday 3 May) to expose the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers in Leeds and across the UK.

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Report: Tyneside May Day - Asylum Seekers Demand the Right to Work

30-04-2006 17:34

On 29th April a contingent from Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) joined the annual Tyneside march for International Workers Day. Their demand was simply the right to legal work itself.

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Events: Leeds No Borders to expose 'city of shame'

23-04-2006 11:04

Campaigners in Leeds working to support detained and destitute asylum seekers and fight their deportation from the UK have just unveiled a series of events in April and May, including an 'alternative' guided tour of the 'other' Leeds, that which imprisons and impoverishes migrants.

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Report:Tyneside Solidarity with Manchester 15/04 asylum-rights demo (more photo)

18-04-2006 00:38

On 15th April a contingent from Tyneside Community Action from Refugees travelled to Manchester to support the demonstration against the arbitrary detention and criminalisation of those seeking asylum in Britain (overall report at


Demonstration about treatment of asylum seekers in Leeds

21-03-2006 19:23

On Friday 3rd March a samba band and protesters joined Leeds No Borders to demonstrate outside Waterside Reporting Centre on Kirkstall Road.

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ASSIST Benefit

19-03-2006 13:21

Fundraising benefit for ASSIST (Asylum Seekers Support Initiative Short Term)


No Borders Gathering

12-03-2006 14:03

This is my first post on Indymedia. This weekend there has been for the first time a gathering of No Borders groups, with people coming from groups in Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and London. Very exciting and hopefully the start of a movement that will put an end to immigration control!


Protest against Deportations and Detention

22-02-2006 17:51

Friday 3rd March
Demonstration at Waterside Reporting Centre on Kirkstall Road

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Skynews poll runs against asylum seekers - vote now

01-02-2006 20:34

Vote in Skynews poll which is currently running strongly against allowing any benefits for failed asylum seekers. Please make your voice heard and act today - vote no to protect asylum seekers from being treated like criminals.

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Fighting the Asylum & Immigration Acts Conference

24-01-2006 21:03

Saturday January 28th Manchester 11-5pm


asylum death

12-01-2006 08:41

An asylum seeker killed himself so that his teenage son would not be deported.


Leeds stops evictions of Iraqi Kurds - more cities must follow

08-12-2005 13:43

Over 400 Iraqi Kurds have been made destitute over the last three month in Britain because they refused to accept "volontary return" into the war zone of Iraq. Hunger, Homelessness and possibile employment in the informal labour market at wages around 1 Pound are the results of a Home Office Policy that increasingly evokes resistance in local communities all over Britain.

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