Colnbrook blockade ends with 6 arrests

( imc uk ) A five-hour blockade of Colnbrook detention centre on May 12th, near Heathrow airport, has ended with six protesters being arrested for 'obstructing the highway'. The six activists from the Stop Deportation Network had encased their arms in glass and plastic tubes and concrete blocks, blocking the entrance to Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres, in an attempt to stop the forcible mass deportation of 45 Iraqi refugees on a specially chartered flight to Iraqi Kurdistan.

Stall at Haringey Independence Day

Haringey Independence Day - A grassroots gathering for local change

Free event for everyone who cares about their community, environment and workplace and wants to change them for the better. Discussions, workshops, stalls, films, socialising and refreshments. Kids welcome and free crèche throughout the day.

Time: Midday - 6pm

Venue: West Green Learning Centre, West Green Road, London N15 3RB

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Mobilising for the Calais No Border camp - public meeting at LARC

This meeting is for all London-based activists who are hoping to go to the Calais No Border camp (23rd-29th June), and/or the big demo from Calais town centre to Coquelles detention centre on 27th June.

The meeting will cover practical questions, such as how we co-ordinate travel from London to the camp and/or demo, and how we mobilise for Calais over the next month. There will also be some info sharing about the demo and what is happening during the camp.

Infonight on the situation of migrants on the US/Mexican border @ Pullens Centre, Elephant & Castle, Wed 27th May

Talk from activist from No More Deaths (, which gives humanitarian aid to migrants on the US/Mexican border. Plus showing of the 2006 film "Crossing Arizona".

Venue: Pullens Centre, 184 Crampton Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 3AE

Time: 7-9pm

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.

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No Borders Info Tour 2009: Scotland 7th – 16th May

The No Borders Info Tour 2009 aims to encourage discussion and build
awareness of the injustices of the UK and European border regimes, as
well as to call for action against them.

The Tour is traveling through Scotland in May 2009, on its journey
through the UK to the French town of Calais, an outpost of the UK border system.

Here, from 23-29 June, the Tour will join with activists and
organizations from France and Europe to create a No Border Camp
highlighting the brutal situation for migrants stuck at the UK-French