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A message from Amdani in Lindholme detention centre

02-06-2008 22:42

Amdani Juma is currently detained in Lindholme detention centre pending deportation on Wednesday, much has been written about Amdani but nothing illustrates the immense empathy, grace and dignity of this man than the concerns he is raising at this time of great personal anxiety and fear.

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Amdani Juma: Questions for Liam Byrne

02-06-2008 21:45

The sugested text for an email to Liam Byrne posing some questions for the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration about Amdani's case.


You might also want to cc in your own MP.

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Talks & Discussion: Academia & "Terror"; Moazzam Begg & more..

02-06-2008 21:40

Hosted by Nottingham Student Peace Movement, this event aims to discuss and respond to the violation of academic freedom, erosion of civil liberties and encroachment of 'terrorism' measures, as illustrated by the recent incident at the University of Nottingham.

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North West Aerosols Ltd On Trial For Killing Worker

02-06-2008 20:19

The Aintree-based company North West Aerosols Ltd was put on trial today at Liverpool Crown Court. The company is charged with two breaches of the Health and Safety At Work Act, after an accident at the factory on 13th December 2005, when one of their workers, Chris Knoop, was burned to death. His co-workers Kevin Armstrong, Gary Ryan and Graham Ryder, spent 10 days in hospital.

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Demand the release of Hicham Yezza

02-06-2008 14:07

The planned June 1 deportation of University of Nottingham staff member Hicham Yezza was cancelled on May 30. The change was necessitated by an application to the High Court that same day, seeking a judicial review of the Home Office’s decision.

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Fuel price protests spread across Europe

02-06-2008 14:05

Growing anger over soaring fuel prices has prompted a wave of strikes and demonstrations across Europe that is fast becoming a major political crisis for the European bourgeoisie. After fishermen in France went on strike, their counterparts in Portugal, Spain, and Italy began indefinite nationwide work stoppages on May 30 to protest against soaring oil prices. Truck drivers, farmers, taxi drivers and ambulance workers across the continent also staged protests.

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Demonstrate Against Britain's Racist Immigration Laws

02-06-2008 09:25

Show solidarity with asylum seekers and immigrants
Protest against reporting and detention centres!

Outside the UK Immigration Service Communications House
210 Old Street, London , EC1V 9BR
(nearest tube – Old Street )

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Letter from Ivan and Bruno from the prisons of Fresnes and Villepinte

01-06-2008 23:14

Greetings to all friends, to all those who are not resigned to the situation in which we live: police occupation of the streets, of the cities, raids, deportations, arrests, daily difficulties, the dispossession of our lives; the situation that pushes us to cede a major part of our lives to the bosses of every genre, to those who preside over our destinies, to power. If we've taken the road of revolt, it's for all these reasons, to retake the power over our lives, for the freedom to live.

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Action needed to halt deportation of mother and son to Ethiopia this Wednesday

01-06-2008 21:06

In the early hours of Friday morning TCAR member Ayisha Abeli was snatched from her home together with her three year old son. They are currently being held in Yarls Wood detention centre, and have been told they will be deported to Ethiopia on Wednesday 4th June at 9pm.

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Demo to support Amdani Juma, Nottingham activist, at risk of deportation - Pics

01-06-2008 11:26

Below is the press release distributed by the Friends of Amdani Juma following his detention at Loughborough reporting centre and news that he is to be deported on Wednesday 4th June on Kenya Airways flight KQ101 (Terminal 4, Heathrow). In support, there was a well attended demonstration on Saturday 31st May, to highlight his case.

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It is OUR square and it is OUR right to protest in it whenever we want

01-06-2008 10:52

Amdani Juma
There is to be another demo in the Market Square on Monday 2nd. June at 17.00 in support of Amdani Juma. It is requested by the organisers that everyone wears black if possible.

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Newsletter Number Two from East Oxford Community Centre Action Group

31-05-2008 18:56

East Oxford Community Centre Action Group
21st May 2008
Newsletter Number Two
Threats Documented…
Property development on the site of East Oxford Community Centre,
Property development on the site of East Oxford Games Hall,
Demolition of most of East East Oxford Community Centre site including the Social Club bar

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Amdani Juma: Press Release

31-05-2008 17:47

Amdani Juma
Press release distributed by the Friends of Amdani Juma following his detention at Loughborough reporting centre and news that he is to be deported on Wednesday 4th June on Kenya Airways flight KQ101 (Terminal 4, Heathrow).

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Hicham Refuses To Be Transported To Fifth Detention Centre

31-05-2008 17:41

Following the cancellation order on his deportation and despite being unjustly incarcerated for over two weeks, Hicham Yezza has received news that he is to be transported to a fifth detention centre. He released this statement today from Colnbrook immigration removal centre:

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NHS strike looms as GMB reject pay deal

31-05-2008 14:17

A threat of industrial action across the NHS intensified yesterday when health workers in the GMB union voted by an overwhelming majority to reject the three-year pay deal offered by the government.

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Action Days for Autonomous Spaces; Berlin

31-05-2008 11:39

A short report on Action Days for Autonomous Spaces in Berlin

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London Critical Mass ride 30-5-08.

31-05-2008 09:15

Video Police blocking the ride.
Quick report on the ride.

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Solidarity week against repression in France at June, 9-16

31-05-2008 06:17

Ivan, Bruno and Damien got arrested on January 19, 2008 on the way to the demonstration against the detention centre of Vincennes (near Paris). They were carrying home made smoke powder and bent nails (to slash tyres). At the police station, they refused the finger print identification and DNA taking. Ivan and Bruno are jailed, Damien is under judiciary control.

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Hicham Yezza: Removal Directions Cancelled

31-05-2008 00:14

Supporters were pleased to hear today that Hicham Yezza won't be deported on Sunday. This doesn't mean the struggle is over, far from it, but he is no longer at risk of imminent removal.