Laura Gibbons works at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. She is also a volunteer visitor at the immigration detention centre in Manchester, a facility not many locals know about. Laura writes this week on the Right to Remain blog about detention, volunteering and These Walls Must Fall.
Last night saw two great #TheseWallsMustFall events in Manchester for Refugee Week. People engaged in a performance protest raising awareness about detention at HOME, with the help of Virtual Migrants. It highlighted the injustice of… Read more »
Thurs 21 June. Two FREE events before and after the Human Flow film by Ai Weiwei. A semi-enacted political protest ‘action’, and a panel discussion. By Virtual Migrants and These Walls Must Fall.
Today, Manchester City Council became the first local authority in Britain to pass a motion condemning immigration detention. The These Walls Must Fall motion was proposed by Moss Side councillor Mahadi Sharif Mahamad, and means… Read more »
Last Thursday human rights campaigners, union members, migrant rights groups, political representatives and other members of the public met in Manchester to campaign against immigration detention. Setting up for the big event at the historic… Read more »
Challenging immigration detention. These Walls Must Fall campaign meeting Thursday 2 November 7pm – 9pm Mechanics Centre 103 Princess Street Manchester M1 6DD Speakers include: Julie Ward, Member of European Parliament, NW England Unite the… Read more »
“At 5 am I wake up sat on my bed and staring outside the window looking at the gods, praying that G4S will not come today” Monday 20 February is a national day of action… Read more »
Right to Remain’s double-bill of Manchester detention workshops seemed to, inadvertently, involve very inauspicious timings. The first workshop in the series, on preparing in case of immigration detention, was on the day that local activist Dianne Ngoza… Read more »