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Exile’s word: « A dog’s life »

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 18:25
In Calais, inside an old “cash and carry” of beers ,which is abandoned since years and called “Beer house” by its inhabitants, living about 150 and 200 hundred migrants from Sudan, Chad, Syria, Eritrea, Somalia, Palestine…) They have  found a shelter there since almost a year. It’s been some time that the authorities want to […]

Destitution Protests throughout the UK

Sun, 30/06/2013 - 21:47
People from Cardiff joined the ‘Dignity not Destitution March’ in Bristol this weekend, in solidarity with destitute asylum seekers. Marches and demonstrations were also held in Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield and Glasgow. This weekend, Cardiff Migrant Solidarity are announcing the creation of a new resource called Share Dydd. Share Dydd aims to offer hospitality, in theform […]

National Front in Swansea 9th March

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 17:14
As well as campaigning against the racist border regime, it’s important to organise against fascist thugs when they try to take over our streets. Ignoring the obvious contradiction, the National Front have called a “White Pride World Wide” demonstration in Swansea on March 9th, and a strong antifascist presence is planned in response. The National [...]

Citizens UK targetted for ‘smokescreen’ – claiming child detention has ended

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 20:09
Citizens UK is an organisation that aims to unite “community leaders” for a strong civil society. The ‘Temple of Peace & Health’ was the host to an event by Citizens UK to develop a chapter in Cardiff. Four activists from Cardiff decided to try and bring some accountability to the organisation on December 5th this [...]

Saleh Family – Action Report and Update

Fri, 26/10/2012 - 14:52
News arrived on Tuesday afternoon that the Saleh family had been given removal directions for 8am the next morning. Friends of the family immediately scrambled to get to the hated ‘Barnardo’s’ detention centre ‘Cedars’, near Pease Pottage. By midnight we had some idea of numbers – around 20, or 25 tops – and all met [...]

Saleh Family Friends at Cedars

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 23:47
Filed under: Comment

Mrs Saleh Deportation: Update

Thu, 25/10/2012 - 23:43
Despite the best efforts of a handful of friends and family who blockaded Cedars detention centre and held up the coach for 5 hours, Mrs Saleh and her children were taken to an airport on Wednesday morning and deported to Egypt. However, the appeal against this course of action is building serious momentum as there [...]

Ms Saleh and family not deported yet!

Fri, 19/10/2012 - 15:57
Thankfully Ms Saleh and family wasn’t deported yesterday, it appears pressure on the airline had some effect: The family are now held in Cedars detention center (RH11 9AD, Tel: 01293844900) and have been told that the UKBA will try to deport them again to Egypt on another flight. A video of the dawn raid yesterday morning [...]

Stop the deportation of Mrs Saleh and her 2 children

Thu, 18/10/2012 - 15:03
From Shrouk: My mother’s house was raided earlier today at 6am by UKBA officers and they dragged my family (including my 2 younger siblings) out of bed. For the past 5 years my family have been claiming asylum in the UK based on domestic violence. They were arrested to be deported at 3pm today and [...]

No Borders Camp in Koeln / Dusseldorf

Sat, 04/08/2012 - 11:28
An activist from Cardiff recently attended the No Borders Camp in Koeln/Dusseldorf. Here is a write up of his experiences: The third convergence this year of the No Borders network in Europe saw a camp on the River Rhine attended by hundreds of activists from around Europe and beyond. The camps are a chance to [...]

Anti-Deportation Campaign ‘Keep Elijah Safe’ in South Wales

Fri, 29/06/2012 - 00:06
New group Cardiff Migrant Solidarity have set up an anti-deportation campaign for Chijioke Elijah, A Nigerian Activist who was arrested in Bridgend on Tuesday 26th June. Chijioke Elijah is currently being detained at Colnbrook IRC and has been given removal directions for 5th July. Chijoke was forced flee Nigeria in 2005 following an extremely violent [...]

The UKBA is racist! Well done you.

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 10:39
We note the recent spat between Labour and Plaid councillors over claims of reporting Asian business’s to the UK Border Agency and over claims of racism by the UK Border Agency. The polices of Border Agency,  the UK Government and European Governments, mean that the UKBA focuses on business’s where they think they will find [...]

Film Night 9th February

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:50
Filed under: Comment

Group 4 housing consultation disrupted

Tue, 05/07/2011 - 14:12
At 11.00am on Tuesday 5th of July activists attended and disrupted a Group 4 (G4S) consultation in Cardiff. G4S are bidding to run a service called COMPASS ( Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum Support Services). This is a project aimed at finding an outsourced provider for housing asylum-seekers, as well as associated services and [...]

UKBA Raid on Clifton Street

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 17:24
At around 3.00pm the UKBA decided to raid, in broad daylight, a beauty salon on Clifton St. Despite there being children and customers inside the UKBA shut the doors of the shop and closed the shutters. No Borders activists were present and quickly got support and a banner to highlight the reality that this is [...]

Congolese Community demonstrate in Cardiff

Thu, 26/05/2011 - 14:41
On Friday 13th May the Congolese community came together for a lively demonstration against the potential re-election of President Joseph Kabila, a man surrounded by corruption and with his vice-president facing charges of war crimes in the Hague. The demonstration marched from City Hall, along Queen St through the city centre accompanied by songs and [...]

NATO accused of letting migrants drown

Tue, 10/05/2011 - 18:05
At least 62 people died in the Mediterranean after weeks of attempting to sail to Italy. The ship carrying 72 African migrants contacted a refugee group in Rome by satellite phone and asked them to call the authorities. The Italian coast-guard contacted several ships in the area described as well as alerting Maltese authorities. The [...]

Seeking Sanctuary: Journeys of Despair and Hope

Fri, 29/04/2011 - 16:33
Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group (WSSAG) Wales is a growing self help group run by and for asylum seeking and refugee women in South Wales. “We offer moral, emotional, social and practical support to one another. WSSAG is a platform where we all share our experiences, difficulties, as a problem shared is a problem halved. [...]

Frontex charter flight to Congo imminent

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 12:09
On Thursday 28th of April there will be a Frontex* charter flight from Brussels to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our fellow activists in Belgium tell us that it will be taking 60 people, 15 from Belgium and another 45 from the UK, Holland, Ireland and Sweden. On the flight will be the [...]

Refugee Hunger Strikers Need Support

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 11:41
In a desperate attempt to highlight and put pressure on the UK Governments border regime, several Iranian asylum seekers have been on hunger strike, some of them have sewed their lips shut. They have camped outside the Home Office in Croydon and the headquarters of Amnesty Int in London. They face deportation to Iran and [...]