Calais people to people solidarity: action from the UK

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Geri, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

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  2. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

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  3. tony.c

    tony.c Well-Known Member

    Collection point in London next Sunday (6 September): london calaid.jpg

    edit: They also need volunteers to help sort the donations next Sunday if anyone is available.
     
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  4. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Britain First are disgruntled at us

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  5. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    We are doing everything right. ^^^ That is more proof of that fact :thumbs:
     
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  6. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    I am really starting to fucking hate this country I was born and grew up in.

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  7. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    For those not on FB who are in Birmingham, The Amirah Foundation are collecting donations and will take them over for folk. http://www.amirahfoundation.org/ - their address and opening times there.
     
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  8. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Why even waste your time reading that shit? More important things to do...Like planning donation collections and trips to France to help. :cool:
     
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  9. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    It's not just leftwingers either. My parents bought two bikes and gave them to their neighbours to join the ride. And they would strongly object to being described as left wing :D
     
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  10. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Neither the jackets jeans or shoes would fit me, are all the migrant males smallish then?
     
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  11. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

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  12. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Most are smaller than a typical Northern European. But not all, obv
     
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  13. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    I should not pay these wankers any attention. They have riled me up because I am in a shit mood today.
     
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  14. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

  15. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I don't know what part of Britain the whingers come from but I never bought a new bike for my son, we were always being offered hand me downs which were free and very fine!
     
  16. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    What has that got to do with anything?
     
  17. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Post #36, Alma Fleming said "we would all like a free bike" I was just pointing out that plenty of UK peeps give their Brit friends free bikes :) .. eta and Roddy Munro..
     
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  18. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    Surely you can't 'name and shame' people who are happy to promote their activities online to the general public?
     
  19. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    lol :facepalm:
     
  20. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    This is possibly a stupid question but are they sending food over? If so, are they sending tins with ringpulls? If not I wonder whether some tin openers would be useful. Does anyone know?
     
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  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I saw a list that said kitchen utensils (including tin openers)

    Not the website I saw the list on, but similar thing

    https://birminghamtocalais.wordpress.com/tag/calais/
     
  22. tony.c

    tony.c Well-Known Member

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  23. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    I'm going there this week. Anything you want me to pick up from you? Or anyone else in South Brum without a car.
     
  24. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    IMHO the smaller, easier to carry and easier to sharpen "survival" type tin opener of this kind would better to send.
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  25. tony.c

    tony.c Well-Known Member

    The majority of the refugees at Calais are men under 30, so may not be old enough to have the expanded waistlines we have.:(
    There is no need for trouser sizes over 36". And only about 300 out of the 3,000+ are women, and there seems to be enough clothes for them at the moment. There is limited storage facilities in Calais, so the people helping on the ground only want stuff that is needed now and can be distributed immediately.
     
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  26. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Right, operation tin opener is a go.
     
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  27. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Excellent! I've mentioned those tin openers on one of the Calais support bits of fb too.
     
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  28. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I have been out all day meeting new people and everybody- without exception- has said they are upset and shocked by the plight of the refugees across Europe and most have asked how to donate money, food, time..... It has restored a bit of my faith in people. As I very cheesily said in Facebook, it's a glimmer of light in the darkness. Clich├ęd, but true.
     
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  29. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    Same here. Having a cup of tea, feeling fortunate, and just all (((humans))) - loads of people wanting to help, loads of people angry about the media and govt treatment of refugees, and loads of people saying 'what can we do?'. Or even better, 'you're doing something? So am i!'.
    Much 'we can all work together' going on.

    *slaps self at onset of hippywibble*
     
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  30. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

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