“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.
Haringey Council in London passes a These Walls Must Fall motion
Haringey becomes the ninth local council to pass a These Walls Must Fall motion, following Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Brighton and Hove, Islington, Lambeth, Bristol and Lewisham.
Holiday time? Spare a thought – and solidarity – for those in detention, hidden away at UK airports
As the holiday season approaches, alongside the prospect of another brief summer in the UK, those of us privileged enough to do so find ourselves arriving at airports, eagerly awaiting our escapism.
But most holiday makers do not know that their chosen airport is a prison to those who want to stay in the UK.
New detention statistics: the campaign is winning but there’s a long way to go
The latest government statistics give us some positive news, and show that we are really making a difference, but we still have a long way to go.
Sheffield workshops: preparing in case of detention, and campaigning for change
Right to Remain, ASSIST, South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group and Campaign to Defend Asylum Seekers are hosting two training sessions this June for people concerned about immigration detention.
Football v the Hostile Environment in Sheffield and Bristol
Forget Liverpool, Spurs and the Champions League: the real football action this week was on the streets of Sheffield and Bristol, where local clubs came together to take on the Hostile Environment.
The financial cost of indefinite detention – new report from Liberty
Human rights organisation Liberty has published a report revealing the financial cost of indefinite immigration detention – and the money that would be saved with the introduction of a 28 day time limit.
Going in the right direction, but what next?
These Walls Must Fall campaigners in Manchester respond to the report of the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into immigration detention, to which they submitted evidence.
Sheffield organising meeting, Mon 15 April
On 15 April we will be meeting in Sheffield to get organised and moving forward with the local These Walls Must Fall campaign. Come along and get involved!