[noborders-brum] making a statement about Amnesty

Shiar shiar at riseup.net
Sun Jun 24 12:30:41 UTC 2007

Yes, good idea. I'll try to draft one tonight.


On Sun, June 24, 2007 4:48 am, phunkee wrote:
> Hey,
> Following the rally yesterday which we're mentioned as a 'supporting
> group', shouldn't we make a statement about our position on Amnestys?
> For instance, facing the audience were two banners: one with 'no-one is
> illegal' - which is fine, and the other with 'amnesty now'.
> Dunno bout anyone else but i sensed a lot of mixed messages and confused
> politics going on yesterday. I'm also a bit concerned about differentiating
> between asylum seekers and "economic migrants".
> Myself and Shiar expressed our reservations about this at the planning
> meetings and then the publicity about the event claimed that it was
> supporting an "Amnesty for all", which sounds like a compromise on the
> face of it, but the word Amnesty is associated with a temporal process -
> it's not associated with freedom of movement or an end to the border
> regime. I feel we really need to be clear about this as a no borders
> group.
> Here's the indymedia post where we could add a statement clarifying our
> position as a comment:
> http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/birmingham/2007/06/374302.html
> phunkee
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