Calais Camp - infonight in Reading, Thursday 28th May

From 7-9pm, at the Conference Room, RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, Berks, RG1 4PS

Migrants demonstrate in Calais

Between 400-600 migrants who are sleeping rough in the area demonstrated in Calais on Friday in protest plans to close down their camps around town.

Mainstream media:

Callout: Noborder Camp Calais 23-29th June 2009


The Calais No Border camp is a joint venture between French and Belgian activists and migrant support groups and the UK No Borders Network. It aims to highlight the realities of the situation in Calais and Northern France; to build links with the migrant communities; to help build links between migrants support groups; and lastly, but not least, to challenge the authorities on the ground, to protest against increased repression of migrants and local activists alike.

Calais Photo Exhibition at G20 Infocafe, Rampart Social Centre

London NoBorders presents French photographer Julie Rebouillat's photo exhibition about migrants whi sleep rough in the area of Calais. The exhibition runs from March 27th to April 5th at the G20 Infocafe at Rampart Social Centre. The Infocafe is open daily from 2-10pm.

Rampart Social Centre | Julie Rebouillat

Joint Uk/French Detention Centre planned in Calais

According to a report of "The Times" today, a joint Anglo-French detention centre is being planned for Calais to hold hundreds of migrants gathering near the Channel port.

As the report continues, "Phil Woolas, the Immigration Minister, disclosed proposals to tackle the surge of migrants, many from Afghanistan and Iraq, at Channel ports hoping for a new life in Britain. "

The long Road to Calais: Talk and Film Screening

Presentation of the Idea of the NoBorder Camp in Calais in 2009 and Film Screening.
Wednesday March 18th, 7pm @LARC, London Activist Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, E1 1ES (nearest tube Whitechapel or Aldgate East)

Initiatives from the UK, France and Belgium are currently preparing a protest camp in Calais, France, which will take place from June 23-29th, including a transnational demonstration on Saturday June 27th.

In the last 15 years Calais became a symbol of the European border regime and repression against migrants, forcing thousends of migrants each year to sleep rough in the woods around Calais, denying them basic rights and humanitarian support.

Repression against Refugees and Supporters in Northern France (again)

Fourteen people were arrested by police Wednesday morning in

Thirteen Eritrean migrants, arrested at the camp, and a volunteer of the
association of Terre D’errances. Monique A. was arrested at her home, her house was searched. She was taken away and locked up with migrants at the center of administrative detention Coquelle. For several years, she has assisted migrants. This is what earned her her arrest.