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
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
Wed 16th: Demo in solidarity to the Harmondsworth detainees
Reminder: Demo at the Home Office Fiday 11th noon
Repression of the Harmondsworth detainees' protest
Harmondsworth detainees' petition
Harmondsworth detainees on hunger strike
04-04-2008 09:03 | 1 addition
Harmondsworth protest update
Harmodsworth detainees protest, 1st April 2008
01-04-2008 20:17 | 1 addition
No Borders @ Hackney Social Centre
No Borders @ Hackney Social Centre
Demonstrate Against Deportations to Cameroon
Harmondsworth disturbance, demand for a public inquiry hearing
A migrant broke his neck in a desperate bid to avoid being deported.
Shift #2 - Heathrow or Gatwick: what camp are you in?
Ken Loach & NoBorders in Crawley Tuesday 27th November
Meltem, emergency demo tomorrow at 12 noon
Crash space for the bookfair
Anarchist Bookfair after party at rampART
14-10-2007 23:29 | 2 additions
BIA raids in Soho London Today
BA fly you to death
06-10-2007 00:35 | 1 addition
Darfur Asylum Rally Thursday 4th October 2007
Support migrant arrested during no borders demo at Lunar House, Croydon
28-09-2007 12:14 | 1 addition
Policing the No Border Camp
27-09-2007 13:25 | 4 additions
Calling all No Border campers from London!
Just doing your job, officer
No Border campaigners march to Gatwick despite heavy policing
Pics Saturday No Borders demo in Crawley.
Report fron Saturday's Transnational No Borders demonstration in Crawley
22-09-2007 18:20 | 1 addition
Update on Iranian asylum seeker arrested at Lunar House yesterday
22-09-2007 17:14 | 2 additions
Asylum seeker arrested as protesters gathered outside Lunar House, Croydon
21-09-2007 22:13 | 1 addition
Virgin flies you to death
21-09-2007 19:11 | 1 addition
pictures of the arrest today in croydon's no borders demo
Group 4 blockaded
21-09-2007 16:23 | 4 additions
No Border campaigners to protest in Croydon today
Guardian Bullshit: "You're either in the Gatwick camp or the Heathrow camp"
20-09-2007 11:37 | 1 addition
The Gatwick No Border Camp forced to change location after police harassment
17-09-2007 13:24 | 1 addition
Public Meeting about No Border Camp in Brighton
Location of the Gatwick No Border Camp disclosed
Privatizing Misery, Deporting and Imprisoning Migrants for Profit
Oaxaca Declines to be “Governed”
Tinsley House demo - London mobilising meeting, Monday
CRITICAL CASH! No Border Camp Benefit Gig
Alabama 3 play to raise money for No Border Camp!
No Borders Camp Meeting 4
No Border Camp benefit in London this Sat!
Benefit gig for the Gatwick No Border Camp Aug 11th
No Border Camp Benefit London July 21st
09-07-2007 09:30 | 1 addition
Gatwick No Border Camp 2nd Meeting
No Border organising camp meetings report
An Invitation To The Gatwick No Border Camp 2007
25-05-2007 22:47 | 1 addition
Anti Gatwick detention centre demo
21/04/07: Video rush & report on Crawley anti-detention protest
21-04-2007 23:27 | 1 addition
Pics: Stop New Gatwick Detention Centre Demo
21-04-2007 23:09 | 1 addition
Stop new Gatwick detention centre being built-demo on the 21st of April
02-04-2007 10:20 | 4 additions
Public sector cuts