[noborders-brum] [Fwd: [noborders-uk-announce] Call out - Shutdown BMI day of action 20 December]

Shiar shiar at riseup.net
Wed Dec 17 10:47:13 UTC 2008

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Subject: [noborders-uk-announce] Call out - Shutdown BMI day of action 20
From:    noborderswales at riseup.net
Date:    Tue, December 16, 2008 6:50 pm
To:      "list" <noborderswales at lists.riseup.net>
         noborders-uk-announce at lists.riseup.net

On the 20th of every month, a day of action against BMI Airlines takes
place. Saturday 20th December will be the 3rd day of action of this

Everyday, an average of 180 migrants are deported from the UK. That’s one
person every eight minutes.

These people haven’t done anything wrong. They are criminalised for doing
what humans have done for thousands of years: moving in search of a better
life. Moving to escape war, persecution, torture, physical abuse, poverty

Governments across the world do not want us to see those being deported as
people. They want to shroud them under statistics and treat them as pieces
of meat.

Airline companies are a key link in the deportation industry. Without them
it would be impossible for the state to implement this aspect of the
migration regime and there can be no migration controls without

People being deported are often handcuffed on the flight and there have
been numerous reports of physical assaults on people being deported by the
security personnel who escort them.

We once again call on all those who oppose the deportation industry and
the inhumane treatment of migrants who are subjected to the wider regime
of control that it forms an integral part of, to contact BMI and let them
know what you think of their profiteering from this cruel practice.

A full list of contact details can be found here:


Being a Saturday, we suggest that callers focus on phoning the
Reservations & General Enquiries numbers: 01332 854854 & 01332 648181 and
the Bmi baby Reservations, 01332 648181.

For a report of a recent action at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland an event
sponsored by Bmi baby, a subsidiary company of BMI Airlines, check out:


For the previous call out see:



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