[noborders-brum] [Re: [noii-uk] Writers needed]
shiar at riseup.net
Tue Sep 12 10:35:25 UTC 2006
Hey, nice one :)
Here's a bit revised version. Hope it's ok.
Birmingham NoBorders is a network of grassroots activists who work on
immigration- and asylum-related issues and struggle for the freedom of
movement for all people, for the right of all to stay in the places they
choose, against repression and the many controls that multiply the borders
everywhere in all countries.
Birmingham NoBorders, along with the Birmingham Anti Racist Campaign, have
been holding a monthly picket at the immigration reporting centre in
Solihull, on the last Friday of every month. A banner is erected to
obscure the official sign of the building and asylum seekers' stories and
the true facts about asylum are told with placards, leaflets and
Birmingham NoBorders are also facilitating weekly 'voucher swapping' with
asylum seekers who get vouchers for their NASS support. At the moment, at
least £210 worth is swapped every weeks. The network of people involved is
slowly becoming wider and wider.
Apart from general refugee support work, members of the group are involved
in supporting asylum seekers in building up and running their
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<noidea at riseup.net> wrote:
> <so would all these groups like to send us 200-250 words about what
> <been doing, contact details, details of meetings, and we'll include them
> <the news letter.
> Heres a start if someone else wants to add to it?
> Birmingham NoBorders - noborders-brum-contact at aktivix.org
> The Birmingham No Borders group meets every other Thursday, at the Cottage
> Social Centre, 147 Kyrwicks Lane, Highgate from 7.30 p.m. The Centre is a
> squatted Council building under threat of eviction so the venue may change
> in the near future.
> The group has been holding a demonstration, on the last Friday of every
> month, with the Birmingham Anti Racist Campaign at the Home Office
> Reporting Centre in Solihull. A banner is erected to obscure the official
> sign of the building, asylum seekers' stories and the true facts about
> asylum are told with placards, leaflets and megaphone and food is often
> The group has facilitated weekly voucher swops with asylum seekers, at the
> moment at least £210 is swapped every two weeks and the network of people
> involved is slowly becoming wider.
> Members of NoBorders are involved in supporting asylum seekers in setting
> up anti-deportation campaigns.
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