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"Deportation is a death sentence" banner in the city centre.

 

As part of the European Week of Action against the Deportation Machine; No Borders South Wales  dropped some banners in the city of Cardiff. The UKBA in Cardiff has recently been at the heart of an investigation into racism in the Border Agency as a whole. We remind them that deportations and detention are racist and discriminatory and lead to suffering, misery and death.

 

"Migration is not a Crime - End Detention Now" banner opposite Cardiff Prison

 

As Europe tightens and co-ordinates its border controls using increasingly intrusive surveillance, violence at the hands of Frontex and deportations, detention and discrimination, activists step up at a local and international level to challenge this system of abuse.

 

"Stop Deportation" & "Stop Deporting Gay Refugees" banners opposite UK Border Agency offices

 

No Borders South Wales  has suffered its own members being deported in the past and continues to fight for freedom of movement for all.

bmi-planeBMI Airlines carry migrants who are being forcibly deported from the UK against their will and in the process are making huge profits from human misery.

The people BMI forcibly deport certainly haven’t done anything wrong. But they are being treated as criminals for doing what humans have done for thousands of years – moving to escape war, persecution, torture, physical abuse and poverty.

In the last 3 months BMI have agreed to be involved in deportations to the Sudan, Ethiopia and Iran. These are all countries with repressive governments, where returned refugees face Read the rest of this entry »

On the 8th & 9th November groups and individuals from across the UK affliated to the No Borders Network will meet in Newcastle to discuss and plan together.

There will be workshops and discussions on a wide range of issues including reflections on the network, news from local groups, anti-deportation campaigns, targeting airlines, transnational networking, cross-channel border controls, ID Cards for non-EU spouses & students, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and more.

If  you’d like more information or you are planning to attend, please contact the organisers via whydontyou@post.com  letting them know if you would like accommodation, when you will be arriving, and any other requirements.

There is a suggested donation of £10 to cover the costs of the Gathering, but no one will be turned away through lack of funds. There will also be No Borders merchandise such as t shirts, dvds and books for sale.

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