Benefit for London ABC/London NoBorders, 24/06/12

Sunday, June 24, 2012
4:00pm until 11:00pm

Benefit show for London No Borders
@ The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell SW9 0PT

Battle of Wolf 359 farewell show!

Home Office in Glasgow dawn raided by activists!

At 5:30am this morning a group of dozen protesters from Unity & the No Borders Network have blockaded and closed the gates at the UKBA reporting centre in Brand Street Glasgow, in protest against the continuing detention of children and the practice of early morning raids following the harrowing dawn raids and subsequent detention of two African families in the city over the last month.

Launch of a new 'bust card' for migrants, 02/06/12

Saturday June 2 is the the launch event and celebration of a new 'bust card' for migrants.

The 'bust card' explains the rights we have and what we can do
when approached by an immigration officer, and if taken to a detention centre. The event will include a theatre performance workshop.

Date: Saturday June 2
Time: 2pm-5pm
Location: London South Bank University
Address: 100-116 London Road SE1 6LN (Elephant and Castle).

You are invited to bring food and/or drinks to share!

Activists disrupt Barnardo's fundraiser at Royal Albert Hall

Barnardo's concertNo Borders activists took to the stage this evening at a prestigious fundraising concert organised by Barnardo’s in protest at the charity’s collaboration with the UK Border Agency in detaining children.

Barnardo's Young Supporters Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, where children from different schools take part in a mass choir, is a regular event to raise funds for Britain's biggest children's charity.

Death of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean: Complaint in France holds the French military to account


Joint press release from: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Groupe d'information et de soutien des immigrés (GISTI) and Migreurop

Paris, 11 April 2012 – One year after events that led to the deaths of 63 migrants in a boat in the waters off the coast of Libya, 4 survivors, with the support of a coalition of NGOs, filed a complaint in France concerning the responsibility of the French military for failing to assist persons in danger.

Demo in support of Ruhul Anam, 17th-18th May

Ruhul Anam has been in immigration detention for the last 4 years.

The Court of Appeal has already determined that the first 18 months of his detention was unlawful and Ruhul has won the right to argue that his entire detention has been unlawful in the High Court. This hearing will take place on 17th and 18th May and London NoBorders are calling for a demo in solidarity.

We will protest from 9am-11am outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the 17th and 18th May, on the corner of Aldwych/Fleet Sreet, WC2A 2LL. Please join us!

Escalation of police harassment, arrests and brutality in Calais in recent days

Update from Calais Migrant Solidarity:

Thursday 29th March and the surrounding days have seen a shocking and rapid escalation of police harassment, arrests and brutality against
people with and without papers in Calais – far beyond the normal level and in what seemed to be a premeditated assault on the migrant communities and their supporters.

This coincided with the visit of a UK ambassador to the city to meet with
officials on Friday 30th to discuss the matter of port security in the
run-up to London’s Olympic Games, and appears to be part of an ongoing offensive against migrants. This city is coming under the spotlight as part of the Olympic project as international sports teams are training in the Pas-de-Calais region, and the UK and French governments have promised a joint effort to strengthen the border regime this summer.