Harmdondsworth Demo Planning


There will be a planning meeting next Sunday 28 January 2007, 2.30pm at the T&GWU offices, 128 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8TN(5 minutes from Holborn Underground Station). This should be the last planning meeting for this demonstration. It is vital that this is a strong large event, representing many communities, especially migrant and refugee communities, in solidarity with the detainees, to fight this detention centres and all others to be shut down. We all need to get together to plan and mobilise to make sure that it is a success. So please come along. In the meantime people can pick up leaflets from the International Solidarity room in and by the leaflet racks at the T&G.

February 10th Demonstration Latest

Plans are being finalised for the 'Shut Harmondsworth & Colnbrook Detention Centres!' demonstration on February 10 2007 (see call for demonstration).

It will start at 11:30 am outside these Centres near Heathrow Airport. Coaches will leave central London at 10.00am, from opposite University ofLondon Union (ULU), Malet Street, WC1E 7HY. To book your seat ring 07983274 568. Tickets will cost £6 – asylum seekers free and no one turnedaway.

Detainee Support Group

The next meeting of the No Borders detainee support group is at LARC next
Tuesday 16th of February at 8pm. The address of LARC is 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES.

'October 7th' meeting

There's a meeting tomorrow of the 'october 7th group', the somewhat confusingly named coalition that mobilised for the October 7th 2006 march for migrants rights in London and has continued to meet to discuss future mobilisations around the slogans of regularisation for all and equal rights. The meeting of Saturday, 3 pm, will consider possible next steps including mobilisation around May Day 2007. The meeting takes place at Transport House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1.

Trade Union Conference Against Immigration Controls

The well-known slogan “Workers of the world unite” means what it says.
It does not mean “Only workers with the correct immigration status unite.”

Saturday March 31st 2007, 1.00-5.30pm – light refreshments from 12 noon,
Asylum Link, St Annes Church, Overbury St, Liverpool 7

No Collusion between Colleges and Immigration Controls


A briefing paper from No One Is Illegal

The withdrawal of free ESOL provision

Global migration news

6000 dead and nothing said: 'Of a total 37,000 migrants who in 2006 tried to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Africa, an estimated 6,000 died on the perilous sea voyage, making the death toll close to one in six, according to Spanish officials. Immigration services say they recovered 600 bodies but reckon the actual death toll is ten times higher. A total 31,000 migrants survived the journey, the officials said'. More details here.