Camp Constant - defend Dale Farm!

Camp Constant: a mass gathering of national and international supporters of the Dale Farm community will commence on the ‘Big weekend’, Saturday, 27th to Monday 29th August, which is the final weekend before Travellers have been told they must abandon their homes or face the bulldozers. Residents of Dale Farm have invited supporters down for a long weekend of skill sharing and cultural celebration. Join us for:

* Training for legal observers and human rights monitors
* Practical eviction resistance workshops and eviction simulations
* Acoustic music on Saturday night
* Media training
* Traveller history & celebration

Immigrant protest workshop, London, 24/09/11

On Saturday 24th September London NoBorders will take part in a workshop entitled: "Immigrant Protest: Politics, Aesthetics and Everyday Dissent".

The workshop will be led by artist Margareta Kern and have contributions from Dr Imogen Tyler, Senior Sociology Lecturer at Lancaster University, and artist Nada Prlja.

Barnardo's! Quit the child detention business!

Activists from SOAS Detainee Support and London NoBorders today demonstrated outside Barnardo's HQ in Barkingside, Essex to demand that Barnardo's cease its involvement in the detention machine.

The protest was the latest in a campaign against the children's charity Barnardo's which will be running play facilities at the government's newest prison for migrants which will shortly open in Pease Pottage, near Gatwick in Sussex.

Solidarity demo at the deadly Colnbrook immigration prison

On Friday 5th August anti-detention campaigners held a small, but noisy, protest at Colnbrook immigration prison, near Heathrow airport, where two migrant prisoners apparently killed themselves in less than a month. With a megaphone, whistles, a vuvuzela and pots and pans, they made themselves heard to the migrants locked up in Colnbrook, as well as in the adjacent Harmondsworth. Detainees shouted back 'freedom, freedom' and other angry, desperate slogans. See photos here.

London Anarchist Bookfair, 22/10/11

London NoBorders will have a stall at this year's Anarchist Bookfair taking place on Saturday 22nd October at Queen Mary's University in Mile End. For more details about the bookfair go to their website.

Demo against new migrant prison in Sussex, 30/07/11

On Saturday 30th July activists from Croydon, Brighton, London and elsewhere followed a call from Croydon NoBorders and gathered in Hayward Heath, Sussex, to protest against the opening of a new detention centre for migrants in nearby Pease Pottage.

Walking through the town, distributing leaflets the protesters drew people's attention to the direct impact of European immigration policy on families in the UK. They occupied a roundabout with banners and leafleted all incoming cars, played music and engaged in discussions with passers-by. The demo finished outside the Mid Sussex Council offices, where planning permission was granted for the detention centre in March.

Two deaths in the UK's immigration prisons

A 25 year old male detainee being held in Colnbrook immigration removal centre near Heathrow died on Sunday morning, 31st July. The name/nationality of the man is unknown. FreeMovement have been in contact with detainees but they have been too distressed to speak coherently.

Meanwhile a 35 year old man was found hanged this morning, 2nd August, at Campfield detention centre near Oxford, reports The Guardian.