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.
Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019! This is the fourth centre to be closed since 2015. We are winning!
This template can help you to draft a motion for your trade union branch in support of the campaign to end detention
Lambeth Council in south London has become the latest council to pass a motion condemning immigration detention, and supporting the These Walls Must Fall campaign
A trade union motion (resolution) against immigration detention is a way of showing popular opposition to the policy, and can be used to encourage political representatives to take action.
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.
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 »
Lots of local councils are passing motions to support the call for an end to immigration detention. This is a template you can adapt and use in your area
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 »
These Walls Must Fall member ‘Aman’ writes about how being detained as a child in the UK made them feel that “asking for justice is a crime”, and spoke about their involvement in challenging detention with the campaign.
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 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 »