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Liverpool 29 Nov – 2 Dec: Radical Womxn against immigration detention

A series of events with Radical Womxn’s Dance Party, a Liverpool based a collective of artists, academics and activists

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Bristol: Planning for a march through the city on 8th December

Banner hanging from suspension bridge

The campaign is building, and needs your help! Planning, banner making and more…

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Manchester fundraiser gig, 7 December

Gig leaflet

RISE! celebrates the epic political song, drawing on traditions ranging from Turkey to the Americas, taking the audience on a stirring journey of revolution and resistance…

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Events to mark the closure of Campsfield detention centre

Campsfield leaflet

To mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of Campsfield, the Close Campsfield campaign is organising special events and a big demonstration on 22 and 24 November.

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On the closure of Campsfield immigration detention centre

Campsfield House

Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019! This is the fourth centre to be closed since 2015. We are winning!

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University of Manchester event, 16 October

gates of detention centre, with event info text

At the University of Manchester, we are bringing together a panel of practitioners, academics and experts by experience to raise awareness of immigration detention and look at what we can do on and off campus to take action.

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“Together we can bring the walls down!”

Earlier this month These Walls Must Fall campaigners spoke with members of the public at Manchester’s Partisan Collective community day. There was great back and forth with the audience, and lots of people signed up to support the campaign. Below is the text of the speech from one of the campaigners.   These Walls Must Fall is a campaign against immigration detention in Britain – the walls are the walls of detention centres. Anybody who doesn’t… Read more »

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The Channel: voices from detention. Bristol, September 2018

Step inside a phone booth to listen to voice messages from people in UK immigration detention centres. Send messages back and forth over 6 days. Meet others in Bristol who want to learn about detention and discuss how we can end it. WHEN/WHERE Sept 15th & 16th: Broadmead: New Rooms at John Wesley’s Chapel Sept 17th: College Green 12-6pm Sept 19th & 20th: Junction 3 Library, Easton 12-6pm Facebook event here. HOW? WHAT HAPPENS? Enter… Read more »

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Manchester lawyer, Laura, on detention visiting and the campaign to end detention

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.

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Liverpool Council speaks out against immigration detention

Last night Liverpool City Council passed a cross-party motion against immigration detention and in support of the local ‘These Walls Must Fall’ campaign. In a sign of a growing, community-based resistance to immigration detention, councillors from all four parties (Labour, Green, Lib Dems, Liberals) proposed a motion that called on the government to end indefinite detention, and that the system was “inhumane” and “not fit for purpose”. At the Council Chambers in Liverpool where the… Read more »

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Islington becomes first London council to pass These Walls Must Fall motion

Last night Islington became the first London council to pass a These Walls Must Fall motion against immigration detention! The motion also covers the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ and the rights of European citizens in the borough post-Brexit. It makes a strong statement of support of vulnerable groups who have been impacted by the Government’s immigration policies. Full credit to @IslingtonBC for taking a stand of this proportion to pave the way for others to… Read more »

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Two These Walls Must Fall events in Manchester for Refugee Week

Campaigners with messages outside HOME

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 immigration detention and was a tribute to the 120 women on hunger strike during March this year. Now @HOME_mcr with @VirtualMigrants @wallsmustfall. Hostile Detainment performance protest raising awareness about detention in the UK. #RefugeeWeek2018 #TheseWallsMustFall pic.twitter.com/dGg5IuplDq — Community Arts NW… Read more »

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