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Manchester Council passes These Walls Must Fall motion against detention

Manchester Council

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 that the City Council is now fully behind the campaign. After meeting with local residents in the These Walls Must… Read more »

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“When you see injustice – speak out!”: These Walls Must Fall in Manchester

Campaigner speaking in front of the banner

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 Mechanics Institute. Follow us, @wallsmustfall and #TheseWallsMustFall for updates! pic.twitter.com/EAcln0LgrG — Right to Remain (@Right_to_Remain) November 2, 2017 Gathering at… Read more »

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The murals on the wall: local action against immigration detention

By Lisa Matthews, Coordinator at Right to Remain Immigration detention is a national policy, but we believe change will come from local communities calling for change at a local level. It is local communities that are being damaged and divided by detention, and it is from local communities that people are snatched and taken many… Read more »

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Manchester campaign public meeting, 2 Nov 2017

Manchester November 2

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 Union, NW389 Social Action Branch Freed Voices group: experts-by-experience Right to Remain Manchester Migrant Solidarity Women Asylum Seekers Together African… Read more »

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These Walls Must Fall: Sheffield

Migration Matters

Right to Remain took These Walls Must Fall to Sheffield’s fabulous Migration Matters festival last week, as part of a two-part workshop, looking firstly at navigating the UK’s asylum system (based on the Right to Remain Toolkit) and then at an issue that affects all people seeking the right to remain in the UK: immigration… Read more »

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A polite revolution

What makes people start caring about an issue? And what makes people go beyond just caring to doing something about it? These were some of the questions considered during a These Walls Must Fall workshop in Manchester this week, with campaigners from asylum-seeking and other migrant backgrounds. How many people would date their political awakening… Read more »

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Liverpool

Plans are afoot in Liverpool to get the These Walls Must Fall campaign rolling. If you want to get involved, get in touch… email us

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Manchester says: These walls must fall

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On Monday 20 February as part of the One Day Without Us national day of migrant solidarity, over 100 people gathered in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens for two events. The gatherings were organised by Right to Remain with local migrant groups including United For Change and Manchester Migrant Solidarity, under the campaign banner of These Walls… Read more »

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Imagine one day without us. Imagine one day without detention centres

refugee crisis placard

“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 – One Day Without Us – in solidarity with migrants, with events taking place up and down the country. In… Read more »

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“We are the people who can change everything”: detention has met its match

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 was detained at Dallas Court (the Home Office reporting centre in Salford). Dianne is very well connected and an active… Read more »

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Manchester lessons

If you are at risk of detention, it’s really important to be prepared. There are many things you can think about and get ready in case the worst happens to you. One of the most important aspects of this is having a system in place with other people, so that if you are detained, people… Read more »

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