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Calais people to people solidarity: action from the UK

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
Mohammed Hamed, who crossed 9 months ago, has been arrested.
For those of you who know Calais, his two little brothers are still there and do translation in the medical caravans- he turned up for his regular sign in session (he lives with a mate of mine) and was arrested, taken from Wales to a detention centre in Devon and is to be flown out next week. His solicitor hasn't even got the paperwork yet- so next to no time to appeal.

Everyone is devastated- the family he lives with have three young children and they don't understand where he has gone. He was costing the state nothing, was learning English, was starting to get over the unimaginable trauma he suffered. It's horrific.

Please tweet easy jet and see if they will refuse to take him, and sign the (pretty pointless) petition. The easyjet thing will make most difference. Flight is U28871 from Gatwick on 7th and he is afghan

Urgently stop the deportation of Hamed before it's too late | Campaigns by You

(Im assuming its on Thursday 21st ( this Thursday) As date seemed to be changed.)


There will be demo at Downing street with speakers. Got this from a friend who is involved:

Help4Refugee Children are organising an emergency protest -

This demonstration has been organised after the deportation of Hamed and all other refugees who are suffering a similar fate. Please join us in solidarity to be the voice of all refugees and migrants who have been deported - disregarding the law, their dignity and human rights!

When: July 21
Where: Outside Downing Street @ 6pm
Why: To demand that deportations stop NOW.


Speakers:

Abdulaziz Almashi
Co-funder of the Syria Solidarity Campaign & Solidarity with Refugees.

Sophie Muller
Sophie had provided a safe home for Hamed and is currently fighting his case.

Ian Shaw
Musician and Activist in Calais.

Daniela Garcia
Co-founder of Help4refugee Children

Since then, on July 15 we can report that -

"On a morning of sickening news, Sophie Muller woke first thing to a desperate voicemail from the 21 year old afghan who has been living with her family.

Despite an injunction to prevent his removal, he was illegally deported at 6am this morning. At 4am he was frantically trying to get hold of someone to tell them what was happening. His solicitor and his friends were asleep. He was flown to Holland, a country which routinely returns asylum seekers to Afghanistan as it is 'safe'

Hamed, believe it or not- currently uncontactable in a detention centre somewhere in Holland; lived through bombs being thrown through the windows of his house; father, mother and 4 yr old sister taken by the Taliban as they tried to flee; unaccompanied young brother and cousin stuck in the mud, hunger and violence of Calais- is actually one of the lucky ones.

He has friends, who are devastated but gearing up for the next stage of the fight. There are Dutch volunteers at the airport and at detention centres looking for him, he will be returned from his illegal removal, he will get the psych assessment and help he deserves and is entitled to.

But thousands of people are removed every year, injunctions and guidelines and laws are broken every day in our asylum system. Most of them have no voice, no advocate and many are deported to imprisonment or death" Rachel Mantell.
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist


L'auberge des migrants international
19 mins ·

The police is back, for the restaurants and shops

Today, started an operation of control on all the resturants ans shops of the jungle. The pretext is the 'illegal business without authorization, an underground economy being sustained, and the absence of health safety measures".

We all know the real reasons...to discourage the refugees from staying in Calais, to prevent them from helping themselves, and to kill the solidarity and sharing that has existed between refugees and volunteers for many months now.

The police is arresting one owner from each place of business and confiscating anything and everything that is part of their business: pots and pans, gas stoves, food supplies, scissors and shavers...
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
Woman's Hour doing a series, two episodes up already.

We hear the first in a series of features about the reality of day to day life for women, mother and child migrants, and refugees living in the 'jungle' camp in Calais. Reporter Catherine Carr visits one accommodation centre for women and children funded by the French government, a food distribution point and a health centre.

BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Calais 'Jungle' camp, Edinburgh Fringe, Attitudes towards disability
 

Manter

Lunch Mob

Fundraiser for refugee community kitchen in Calais at POP Brixton this Saturday! The kitchen cooks more than 2,000 hot meals a day offsite and ferries them into the camp. They play a vital role in keeping refugees fed. Please come along and support and give as generously as you can
 

free spirit

more tea vicar?
I'm sorting out a crew to salvage tents, sleeping bags etc from Leeds Festival tomorrow afternoon - Bank HOliday Monday.

If anyone's in the Leeds area and available from 1.30pm-9.30pm and up for a mission I have a few spare spaces in our van for it.

Meeting at Unit 3-4 Evans Business Centre, Burley Road, Leeds, LS4 2pu at 1.30pm to head up to the site to be on site at 3pm, and finishing back at the warehouse around 9.30pm after emptying vans etc. Or I can potentially collect from train station, headingley etc.

Please pm me your contact details if you're up for helping.

We have around 25 people up for the mission so far, so hopefully we can get a decent load of tents from it, but another few hands would be even better.

Cheers
 

Anudder Oik

heinous pointless bellend/fucking gobshite muppet
Why are french lorry drivers protesting the presence of the migrant camp in Calais?
 

BigTom

Well-Known Member
Why are french lorry drivers protesting the presence of the migrant camp in Calais?
Probably because of the hassle it causes them at customs going to dover and possibility of fines if a migrant sneaks their way onto their truck and is found. I haven't looked to see if they've made any statements.
 

Teaboy

It definitely looks brighter over there..
Why are french lorry drivers protesting the presence of the migrant camp in Calais?
A combination of the general disruption to their business but also a growing concern for the safety of their drivers. There are people smuggling gangs operating in the area blocking roads and threatening drivers regardless of whether the lorry is even crossing the channel. The lorries are slashed and the goods inside damaged.

The whole situation is awful for everyone and a total failure of politics.
 

Bahnhof Strasse

A-wob a-bob bob
I'm sorting out a crew to salvage tents, sleeping bags etc from Leeds Festival tomorrow afternoon - Bank HOliday Monday.

If anyone's in the Leeds area and available from 1.30pm-9.30pm and up for a mission I have a few spare spaces in our van for it.

Meeting at Unit 3-4 Evans Business Centre, Burley Road, Leeds, LS4 2pu at 1.30pm to head up to the site to be on site at 3pm, and finishing back at the warehouse around 9.30pm after emptying vans etc. Or I can potentially collect from train station, headingley etc.

Please pm me your contact details if you're up for helping.

We have around 25 people up for the mission so far, so hopefully we can get a decent load of tents from it, but another few hands would be even better.

Cheers

How did the collection go, are the festival goers of Leeds as lazy as the Glastonbury lot?
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
Non stop barrage of police teargas and rubber bullet attacks on the camp since the blockades yesterday.

Pic from someone on site, completely trusted, reports frm this evening/tonight.

Justification to close the jungle. Non stop.
May be around 10-15 crs van. On exit road from motorway and alongside motorway in front of the camp.
 

Bahnhof Strasse

A-wob a-bob bob
Should anyone be in Calais tomorrow morning, that 'orrible cunt Katie Hopkins will be reporting from the jungle for LBC's Nick Ferrari show.

Of course any normal human being wouldn't fail to be horrified at the sight of a ramshackle refugee camp in Northern Europe, obviously she'll be an exception. But if anyone is there, rather than just stoving her head in with a brick, perhaps she could be shown that these are just normal people in a shit situation? Probably asking too much I know.
 

phillm

Trolling through Life (TM)
Should anyone be in Calais tomorrow morning, that 'orrible cunt Katie Hopkins will be reporting from the jungle for LBC's Nick Ferrari show.

Of course any normal human being wouldn't fail to be horrified at the sight of a ramshackle refugee camp in Northern Europe, obviously she'll be an exception. But if anyone is there, rather than just stoving her head in with a brick, perhaps she could be shown that these are just normal people in a shit situation? Probably asking too much I know.
Looks like she has been there already and got the story she was looking for. Twat.

KATIE HOPKINS experiences first-hand the terror of the Calais camp
 
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