Seeking will be members from the Defend Kalombo Campaign and Defend Eucharia and Timeyi Campaign, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! as well as speakers from other campaigns and organisations!
There will be an open discussion and questions.
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No to Deportations! Defend Asylum Rights!
Under racist immigration laws asylum seekers are targeted and face the threat of detention or deportation at any time to war-torn countries like Sudan, Iraq, DRCongo, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Under section 9 of the 2004 Act introduced by Labour, benefits have been taken away from families of ‘failed’ asylum seekers, leaving them and their children homeless and destitute. Deportation of refugees including rape and torture victims, has increased, now at 1,350 a month. More and more asylum seekers are being evicted from their homes unto the streets. The situation is getting more desperate for asylum seekers, many of whom aren’t allowed to work, and are now electronically tagged. Even their children, some as young as five-years-old, are fingerprinted as if they were criminals.
Detention in prisons of asylum seekers and over 2000 of their children is increasing, and brutality and assaults in these places of fear is unrelenting, leading to more people taking their own lives. Many suffer from depression and other psychological problems as a result of their criminalisation and the uncertainty facing them. Many asylum seekers driven by desperation have gone underground, over 30 have taken their own lives, hundreds have been on hunger strikes at detention centres on and off since June 2005 to protest against their arbitrary detention and racist treatment.
There is an urgent need to build resistance on the streets of the North West to the treatment of all asylum seekers by this racist, murderous Labour government. Asylum seekers are beginning to organise the fightback and the North West Asylum Seekers Defence Group has been set up to support them!
Get active with NWASDG! Defend all asylum seekers!