More Kalyx Photos

Some more pictures of yesterday's demonstration at Kalyx HQ in London (25 Chapel Street, NW1), the company that runs Harmondsworth. A quick reminder - there is a demonstration at Harmondsworth tomorrow from 12 - 2 pm (on the Colnbrook bypass by Heathrow airport). A coach is leaving from University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1 at 10.30 am.

Weekend of Resistance and Solidarity

Friday, 1st Dec 2006: SOS Freedom!
Solidarity action with Harmondsworth Uprising! // Headquarters of Kalyx (private company who run Harmondsworth detention centre), 25 Chapel Street NW1 by Edgware Road tube // 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Friday, 1st Dec 2006: London No Borders Benefit Night, party to raise money for campaigns//7pm to 2am// Rampart Social Centre, Rampart Street, off Commercial Road, nearest tube Whitechapel

SOS Freedom

This week has seen a major uprising at Harmondsworth detention centre near London's Heathrow airport. Harmondsworth is the biggest such centre the UK, with space for 550 detainees. A report by the chief inspector of prisons this week strongly criticised conditions in the centre, describing it as the "poorest report ever" on any UK immigration removal centre (full report here ).

Harmondsworth Solidarity Action

70+ people joined a No Borders London demonstration this afternoon outside the London offices of Kalyx, the private company that runs Harmondsworth Detention Centre. The action was in solidarity with this week's uprising by detainees at Harmondsworth. It featured a lively contingent from Justice for Cleaners, making explicit the link between the detention and deportation of migrants and the exploitation of migrant workers in low paid, dirty and dangerous jobs.

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. Internationally migrants are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, as agencies such as UNESCO and AVERT have recognised.

Migrants in all parts of the world are subject to marginalisation and discrimination, creating conditions of life that make them more vulnerable to HIV infection and less likely to receive medical treatment once infected.

New hunger strike at Yarl's Wood

New hunger strike at Yarl's Wood
We have received the following report from North West Asylum Seekers Defence Group about a protest by detainees at Yarl's Wood in Bedfordshire:

Migration Summit in Tripoli

50 EU and African States met for a two day conference on migration and development in Tripoli from 22 to 23 November 2006

Their host Muammar Gaddafi, of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, opened the conference by telling the assembled ministers that the world should not try to restrict international migration because it is 'inevitable' and commanded by God (see BBC report