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Refugee Week 2006

Reports on events and actions during the 2006 Refugee Week, 19-25 June.

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An Alternative Refugee Week

04-07-2006 21:38

In an attempt to rejuvenate the watered-down offical Refugee Week, with the more serious issues regarding asylum and immigration often being muffled or overlooked, many grassrooots groups throughout the country organised alternative events and actions during and around the Week (19-25 June) to bring these issues to the fore.

Links: NoBorders UK communication channels | National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns |

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Refugee Week: Smile for the week and to hell with you for the rest of the year!

18-06-2006 11:58

detention centres: barbed-wire prisons

At a time when enforced deportations are at their highest rate ever and corporate-run detention centres are packed with thousands of people, whose only crime was to seek refuge in this country; when dawn raids and the weekly reporting are constant nightmares for many asylum seekers and the government is introducing increasingly more restrictive and racist immigration controls every day (asylum quotas, immigration point system etc.); comes Refugee Week (19-25 June) to "promote understanding and to celebrate the cultural contributions of refugees."

While the "nationwide festival" is, indeed, an opportunity for refugees and immigrants to make their voices heard, faced with all the "asylum madness" of mainstream media, there are many reasons to assume that the event is essentially a cheap public-relations exercise, both for the government and for some of the organisations and corporations involved. The events appear to be designed to deliberately hide the real issues surrounding asylum and immigration. Serious political content is systematically suppressed. Besides the Home Office, some events -for example, Birmingham's Celebrating Sanctuary- are partly funded by such dodgy asylum profiteers as the Angel Group. Furthermore, the way in which things are organised mirrors much of Labour's discredited multi-cultural policies in terms of dividing refugees along ethnic lines.

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Image Amnesty International vigil and sleep out in Edinburgh Friday June 22nd 2007
23-06-2007 21:34

Image Could Gaza go it alone?
18-06-2007 11:38 | 2 comments

Text REFUGEES – THEY'RE WELCOME HERE! meeting in Brighton 18th June
11-06-2007 14:39

Image Stop Torture Flights - Demo outside the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 24th May
25-05-2007 15:36 | 1 comment

Text Families in Immigration detention October 2006
15-12-2006 22:55

Generic media Leeds No Borders in Solidarity with Harmondsworth Detainees
08-12-2006 16:58

Text Save Perparim Demaj from Deportation!
17-10-2006 18:09

Image Evening Post helps Immigration Service harass East Midlands asylum-seekers
11-10-2006 10:15 | 1 addition | 4 comments

Text Asylum Seeker documentary - Ahlam's Story
30-09-2006 00:37

Image Party Without Borders
01-07-2006 16:14 | 1 addition

Image Tinsley House Detention centre Protest 24th June 06
01-07-2006 11:47

Image Solihull's Sandford House Reporting centre picket (June)
01-07-2006 11:34

Image NoBorders-ARC Picket at Solihull Immigration Centre
30-06-2006 17:31

Text Asylum seekers are welcome here
28-06-2006 12:14 | 1 addition

Text Free the Barcelona 59!
26-06-2006 09:43

Audio Close Down Sandford House Reporting Centre!
23-06-2006 15:25

Image Noise Demonstration in Support of Asylum Seekers 22nd June
22-06-2006 17:48 | 1 addition

Image "Remember the Dead, Justice for the Living" Vigil
21-06-2006 19:01

Image Big noise to hit Britain's immigration reporting centres this Thursday
20-06-2006 20:10 | 1 addition

Image Birmingham NoBorders and The Angel Group at Celebrating Sanctuary
20-06-2006 10:21

Text Letter to Press From Campsfield Hungerstrikers
19-06-2006 09:56 | 2 comments

Image Rahimi Family Must Stay! - Public Meeting
18-06-2006 19:21

16-06-2006 13:01 | 1 comment

Generic media Vigil: Remember the dead, Justice for the living
16-06-2006 08:59

12-06-2006 15:16 | 3 comments

Text Close Down Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre
12-06-2006 12:59

Text Days of Action in Support of Asylum Seekers in Manchester!
06-06-2006 01:07

Text Leeds No Borders announces its plans for Refugee Week
03-06-2006 23:33

Image Immigration Reporting Centres: National Update and Call-out
28-05-2006 14:09 | 1 addition | 1 comment

Text DETC Fundraising Meal
09-05-2006 01:13

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