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Free Movement For All – Fundraiser and Info Night 10 Sept

24 Aug


10 SEPTEMBER

7.30pm film screening – Outside of EUrope 28 mins

A revealing exposé of the human consequences of UK and European border controls, with inspiring footage from campaigns for freedom of movement.

plus
ONSIND – melodic folk-punk

Milky Wimpshake – witty, satirical folk-punk

Verbal Terrorists – political hip-hop

& DJs

With jumble sale & info-stalls (No Border Camp Brussels, Calais Migrant Solidarity, English Language Conversation Group)

4 pounds suggested donation

Raising funds for local and transnational migrant solidarity groups

The Star And Shadow Cinema (opposite the Tanners pub), Stepney Bank, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2NP


10 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm

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>>>>> Freedom of Movement OR NO ONE IS ILLEGAL night

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>>>>> ONSIND – melodic folk-punk

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>>>>> Verbal Terrorists – political hip-hop

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>>>>> Danny – DJ

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>>>>> 7.30pm film screening – Outside of EUrope 28 mins

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>>>>> A revealing exposé of the human consequences of UK and European

>>>>> border

>>>>> controls, with inspiring footage from campaigns for freedom of

>>>>> movement.

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>>>>> Plus jumble sale & info-stalls (No Border Camp Brussels, Calais

>>>>> Migrant

>>>>> Solidarity, English Language Conversation Group)

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>>>>>

>>>>> 4 pounds suggested donation

>>>>>

>>>>> Raising funds for local and transnational action groups

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>> The Star And Shadow Cinema (opposite the Tanners pub), Stepney Bank,

>>>>> Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2NP

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>>>>> http://www.starandshadow.org.uk/on/event/307

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>>>>> http://www.noborderbxl.eu.org/?lang=en

EMERGENCY DEMO WEDS 10th DECEMBER 10AM

9 Dec

There will be an emergency demo THIS MORNING at 10am outside the government offices at the gallowgate (opposite st james park metro)

Tina Moses and her two daughters were taken from the West End on Monday morning and Tina (Home Office Reference M1345911) and the girls are due to be deported to Nigeria at 22:15 on Thursday BA Flight BA83.

If you cannot make the demo you can still complain by faxing British Airlines on 02087454705 or calling them on 08444930787 – ask to speak to the duty officer. You could also contact Heathrow directly – fax 0208 7454700, phone 0208 7454705.

You could also fax/email Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State for the Home
Email: indpublicenquiries@ind.homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
and enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
and Lin Homer, chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency.
Lin Homer Tel 020 7035 1678 Fax 0870 3369050 Lin.homer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
a sample fax sheet for BA and some recent information on Nigeria are pasted below.

we will update this as we find out more information.

Re: TINA MOSES HO ref: ASC1483317 who is scheduled to be deported on flight BA83 to NIGERIA on 11th December at 22:15

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to you in relation to Tina Moses and her children, who is scheduled to be deported on flight BA0083 of your airline, to Abuja, NIGERIA.

I am extremely worried about her situation and urge you to refuse to carry her on your flight.
Tina Moses and her two young children, Anita (8) and Jessica (2) have been taken into detention by Immigration and they are due to be deported on flight BA83 to NIGERIA on 11TH December at 22:15.

Tina fled Nigeria after she had been subjected to traditions she was against by the Ogboni Society and her child’s life was in danger.

Tina’s life would be in grave danger if she is forcibly returned to Nigeria as would that of her children. Anita is flourishing at Moorside Community Primary School where she has an excellent attendance record and gets on well with her classmates. For both Jessica and Anita, Newcastle is where they call home. The stress of being in detention has stopped them eating properly. Tina has established roots in the community, taking part in literacy education and attending the Deeper Life Bible Church in Arthurs’ Hill.

On the grounds of respecting Tina and her family’s human rights as well as her health and safety, I ask that exercise your right to refuse to carry Tina and her family on your flight.
BRITISH AIRWAYS should not be involved in the forced removal of a vulnerable individual to a country in which they will face certain persecution.

Please intervene now.

News from CrisisWatch N°64, 1 December 2008
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5793&l=1

Nigeria: At least 200 killed, some 7,000 displaced in Muslim-Christian riots 28-30 Nov in Jos city, Plateau State, triggered by victory of mainly Christian-backed ruling PDP party in state local elections -bloodiest religious clashes for 4 years. Militancy in Niger Delta rose after relative lull in Oct, with signs of potential for future escalation. At least 5 killed in 7 attacks on 11 Nov on military and oil sites in Bayelsa and Rivers States; 6 militants killed 11 Nov by military Joint Task Force (JTF) forces. High Court 11 Nov invalidated April 2007 election of ruling PDP party governor in Edo State, instating opposition AC candidate Oshiomhole and raising hopes for resolution of outstanding cases elsewhere. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission 3 Nov announced new cases into 10 former governors, 11 others ready for prosecution, but with no high level convictions since President Yar’Adua’s election public confidence in anti-corruption drive continues to wane.

Demo in support of AMEY workers

6 Dec

amey-034No Borders North East have decided to answer the national call out for a demo outside the AMEY offices to support the sacked migrant workers. We will meet at 8.30am at the Central Station on Monday 8th December and go on to picket the Newcastle office.

National Call Out: SOLIDARITY WITH SACKED MIGRANT WORKERS

There will be a noisy demo outside Amey PLC’s Corporate HQ in Oxford called by the Campaign Against Immigration Controls, and the No Borders Network. In September this year 5 migrant cleaners were sacked by Amey Plc for “bringing the company into disrepute”.  How were they damaging the company image? By belonging to a Trade Union and telling other staff at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London where they work what was happening to them. Since them they have had their appeal against dismissal rejected.

Julio (one of the sacked cleaners) recently described how Amey were contracted by the National Physical Laboratory to do the cleaning work. Originally there were 36 Latin American cleaners. When Amey took over the contract at NPL the cleaners were paid £7.10 per hour. The company were surprised at this rate of pay and so attempted to get rid of those workers contracted at this rate of pay.

Their first act was to reduce the levels of staffing. When the workers resisted the company responded using intimidation. On one occasion the workers were invited to a health and safety training session. Once in the room 60 police and immigration officers entered. Some of the workers did not have the papers needed to work and have since been deported.  But this did not deter the other workers who knew their rights and continued to show a tremendous spirit of solidarity and courage.

No Borders Groups from Bristol, Oxford, London & South Wales are attending. It would be great see other groups and individuals there.