“Migrants lives are at a standstill never knowing when they will be released”: Voices from Morton Hall
No reading or discussion prepared me for how it felt to be at Morton Hall detention centre. It feels remote. I’m sure it’s deliberate that it feels a long way from friends and family. It also feels a long way from policymakers.
Unlocking Detention: a virtual tour of Britain’s immigration detention estate
Unlocking Detention is a ‘virtual tour’ of the UK’s vast immigration detention estate. It is an annual tour, using Twitter, Facebook and a website. now in it’s sixth year. The aim is to ‘unlock’ the gates of immigration detention centres, and shine a spotlight on the hidden world of immigration detention.
Sheffield solidarity night and meal with Mount Pleasant Park Football Club
Join Mount Pleasant Park Football Club for an evening fundraiser for South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG). An evening of food and talks, with everyone welcome.
Sheffield organising meeting, November 4th
Following a weekend of action organised by Sheffield groups, this meeting will help us to plan together to build the Sheffield campaign to end immigration detention. All are welcome – experienced campaigners and especially new folk!
Liverpool organising meeting, November 11th
Roll up for our next public organising meeting!
Bringing folk together in Liverpool to challenge immigration detention. We’ll be talking about “answering difficult questions”, and planning for an event next month.
These Walls Must Fall, Sheffield: the football tournament
The campaign in Sheffield has teamed up with Mount Pleasant Park FC, a community-based football club, for the first These Walls Must Fall 5-a-side football tournament.
Morton Hall – what is it like when detention happens?
On 26 October 2019, there will be a national demonstration against immigration detention, at Morton Hall detention centre, a former prison in Lincolnshire. Michael Darko and his partner Holly interview each other about the time Michael was taken to Morton Hall, and the impact it had on them and their relationship
National protest at Morton Hall detention centre, 26 October
Join South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group, These Walls Must Fall supporters, and Student Action for Refugees on a national protest at Morton Hall detention centre on 26th October 2019.
“We’re making history” – Manchester campaigners commemorate the Peterloo Massacre
200 years on from the Peterloo Massacre, Manchester These Walls Must Fall campaigners joined activists fighting for disability rights, LGBTQ+ rights and climate justice as part of ‘From the Crowd’, a participatory performance weaving eyewitness accounts of the Peterloo Massacre with contemporary accounts of the struggles we are still fighting today.
Why did a football club stage a match outside their local immigration reporting centre?
Mount Pleasant Park FC held a football match outside Vulcan House, the Home Office building in Sheffield. We met up with some of the team, to ask them what propmpted this action, and how they went about planning it.
Oxford City Council passes City of Sanctuary motion, calls for an end to immigration detention
Oxford City Council has become the lastest to pass a motion to condemn the government’s hostile environment, and calling for an end to immigration detention.