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There are several interesting meetings coming up in Cardiff over the next few weeks:

1) Anti-Raids Network Cardiff: Tues 30th Sept, Red Sea Club, 11-13 City Rd, 7pm-9pm

Organising against immigration raids through community solidarity and practical action. London based network info here

2) No Borders South Wales Introduction and Meeting: Mon 6th Oct, Cathays Community Centre, 7pm-8pm

A welcoming session to new people, explaining the work of NB in Cardiff and South Wales.

3) Universities of Sanctuary: Tues 7th Oct, Temple of Peace, 7pm-9pm

Discussion around creating a refugee-friendly institution within Universities in Cardiff. More information here

4) City of Sanctuary: Thurs 16th Oct, Red Sea Club, 11-13 City Rd, 11am-1pm

Regular meeting of the C of S group, more info here

Hope to see you in the next weeks!

Now on the revised date of Thursday 4th March from 7.30pm we will be hosting a film showing at the Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, Cardiff University (map). Featuring 3 short films about Calais that give a glimpse into the lives of migrants living there. One of these will be will be the premier of ‘Passengers‘ made by one of our group. You can RSVP on the facebook event page.

Since the No Borders Camp last summer, many activists from south Wales have been involved in migrant solidarity work in Calais. Hundreds of migrants have travelled overland to Calais to cross the final border to Dover in order to settle in Britain. Even though in Britain the odds are not in favour of asylum seeking migrants being given status, it is much less likely in Read the rest of this entry »

The occupation of Cardiff University ended on Thursday having secured a major victory. A key demand of the occupation, which was organised by Cardiff Students Against War, was that the University divest Read the rest of this entry »

img_10611No Borders South Wales applaud the actions of Cardiff Students Against War who, inspired by actions at other universities across the UK, have occupied the Large Shandon Lecture Theatre in the main building of Cardiff University and issued a set of demands about the University’s complicity in the arms trade and the destruction of Gaza.

As well as demanding that the university make a stand on issues concerning Palestine and the arms trade, the students have also demanded that the university throw it’s considerable weight behind the campaign to Defend Yayha Al-Faifi. In fact Yahya will be giving a talk inside the occupied space at 3.15pm today, highly recommended! Get yourself  Read the rest of this entry »

As promised in our report, here is the film of the last night of tour of “Two Sides – One Story: Guantanemo from both sides of the wire“:
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100_7994On Wednesday 4th February, the Two Sides One Story tour held it’s final night in Cardiff’s Student Union, with nearly 1000 people in attendance (and more turned away) it was by far and away the largest political meeting in Cardiff for some time. Those who gathered to hear the two former detainees and former guard from the world’s most notorious prison were surely bracing themselves for tales of brutality, suffering and depression. Indeed all these subjects were Read the rest of this entry »


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