Interview about Arora Hotel Conversion

Radio Interview (by Radio Free Brighton) with people from NoBorders Brighton about the planned conversion of the Gatwick Arora Hotel into an "Immigration Removel Centre" (25 January 2010)

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Arora Hotel Conversion: Protest at Crawley Council Meeting, December 7th!

On 7th December London NoBorders is calling for a protest outside Crawley Town Hall (The Boulevard, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1UZ) to protest Arora International's plans to turn its four-star hotel at Gatwick, Mercure, into yet another immigration prison.

On that day Crawley Council will discuss the planning permission. People who want to raise questions in the Council Meeting can register beforehand.

New immigration prison to open at Gatwick this spring

The new immigration detention centre at Gatwick airport will not be opened until the spring, Corporate Watch has learned. The official opening had been scheduled for February this year but has been delayed for undisclosed reasons. The purpose-built high-security prison, named Brook House, is based on the 'successful' design of Colnbrook detention centre at Heathrow airport. The new detention centre will be run by Global Solution Ltd (GSL), which is now owned by G4S, and will hold up to 426 male and female detainees.

Ken Loach & NoBorders in Crawley Tuesday 27th September

On Tuesday 27th November, renowned filmmaker Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Sweet Sixteen, Kes) is coming to Crawley to show and talk about his new
film "It's a Free World...". This film is a drama about a single mother and depicts the reality of living and working in the UK as a so-called illegal immigrant.

Ken will be joined in a post-film discussion by a former Tinsley House detainee and refused asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and an activist from the No Border network, which organised the protest camp near Crawley in September.