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Calais people to people solidarity: action from the UK

brogdale

Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism
Didn't quite know where to post this...so I chose here as I thought it might be seen those most involved? (Hope no-one takes offence at this being in here)

Yesterday I went to the Barbican to see Richard Mosse's new (Free) installation of "Incoming". (C4 News piece here)

Found the whole thing a thoroughly powerful, immersive and effective experience; would recommend to anyone able to get to the Barbican easily. The whole loop of the work seemed to take about 40mins (? not really sure about that) and obviously the locations of Mosse's work extend well beyond the camps, but they do obviously feature.
 

Manter

Lunch Mob
The mayor of calais has banned food distribution.


Volunteers are distributing anyway
Utopia56, refugee community kitchen, L'Auberge/Help Refugees, Secours Catholique and Care4Calais are out every night and are not stopping any time soon

Vote on dubs on Tuesday....
 

Bahnhof Strasse

A-wob a-bob bob
It's fuckers like that mayor of Calais makes me wish there was a god/afterlife. Just how the fuck would she be able to explain her actions?
 

Manter

Lunch Mob
Shocking.


Do you have any update on Dunkirk? Some people from round here were there in December and said it was pretty desperate and overrun with people traffickers :(
It's deteriorating, because afeji do nothing to maintain the huts etc. They are turning a blind eye to increasing numbers though; they are not supposed to let anyone new come in but there are loads sleeping on the floor of the tea tent.

Quite a few of the food team have been banned by afeji, though that is all quite trnse at the moment. Attacks on women are spiralling again.

Smugglers have always been a major part of the camp; its no worse but no better. They remain terrifyingly violent and controlling. Most of the small camps springing up are smuggler led too; but at least the smugglers take on the fascists and provide a bit of protection from them.

Lots of very desperate people.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Utterly tragic this fire at Grand-Synthes....hard to imagine having nothing, but still losing that to a fire.
I know its not the first time, but still heartbreaking
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Ok, so bumping an old thread and I'm not sure if its the right one to ask in, but may be worth asking anyway.

We're running a pyjama party event, and as part of it we've discovered a lot of charity shops can't sell teddy bears they're given because they don't have CE marks. So far we've got 9 sacks which would have otherwise ended up in landfill.

So this got me thinking, if the charity shops can give them to us, is it not then possible to give these to kids? I'm thinking predominantly in refugee camps, because I'm sure we've got some draconian law that bans hard done by kids having any joy in life...... Or am I missing something?
 

Manter

Lunch Mob
Ok, so bumping an old thread and I'm not sure if its the right one to ask in, but may be worth asking anyway.

We're running a pyjama party event, and as part of it we've discovered a lot of charity shops can't sell teddy bears they're given because they don't have CE marks. So far we've got 9 sacks which would have otherwise ended up in landfill.

So this got me thinking, if the charity shops can give them to us, is it not then possible to give these to kids? I'm thinking predominantly in refugee camps, because I'm sure we've got some draconian law that bans hard done by kids having any joy in life...... Or am I missing something?
Not Calais/Dunkirk as there aren’t many kids, they have no shelter and they just end up as litter. Greek camps may be a better call?
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Not Calais/Dunkirk as there aren’t many kids, they have no shelter and they just end up as litter. Greek camps may be a better call?
I've just seen there's a charity that already do this, but only with people who donate direct to them. I might contact them and suggest it.
 
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