you are invited to the
PUBLIC MEETING TO LAUNCH THE FREE MAHIR CAMPAIGN!
bring ideas and a willingness to get active
Tues 22 Sept 2009, 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Off Albert Square
FREE MAHIR! No to Deportations! Fight State Racism!
Living in Manchester, Mahir took an active part in working class and anti-imperialist struggles. Both his parents were deported to Turkey in June 2008 and January 2009, and on 12 September 2009 as he was taking part in a RATB protest in solidarity with socialist Cuba, he was arrested by the racist police and UK Border Agency officers for being a ‘wanted criminal’. Two of Mahir's RATB comrades were arrested after attempting to block the path of the police van, but were later released.
On 14 September Mahir was taken to Colnbrook IRC (detention centre) near Heathrow airport in London - a notoriously inhuman gaol solely for immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. It is almost certain that the UK Borders Agency will try and deport Mahir.
Please phone Colnbrook on 020 8607 5200 and demand his release.
The Revolutionary Communist Group (RCG)/Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! are starting a campaign to free Mahir, standing against deportations and state racism, which are part of Labour's racist armoury against immigrant and oppressed workers.
Support the campaign. Help get Mahir out of detention!! Migrating is not a crime neither is seeking asylum! Only in a country with a culture of racism can 'asylum' and 'immigrant' be dirty words, and where people are reduced to reference numbers.
Also Phone/Email/Fax the Home Office and demand he is released immediately:
Phone: 0207 324 6622 or 0207 035 0198/3262/4848
Email: , and Privateoffice.firstname.lastname@example.org, and , and Lin.email@example.com
NO DEPORTATIONS! FIGHT STATE RACISM!