Calais people to people solidarity: action from the UK

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

  1. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    Is anything going on in oxford?
  2. frogwoman

    frogwoman лягушкая женщина

    I have tried asking around but nobody seems to know.
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  3. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Here is a list of local groups...perhaps there is one close to you?

    Local groups

    UK wide/Main organising/sharing group here.
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  4. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    This group is based in Oxford:

    Crying out for Calais
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  5. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Supporting refugees in Molyvos and Lesbos:

    Help for refugees in Molyvos

    A list of things to send and if anyone knows someone going on holiday there, ask them to take some stuff.
  6. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    Nice one Chapeltown.



    Apparently it's going to be a permanent collection point until it's not needed :)
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2015
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  7. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

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  8. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Well done Celtic. Brilliant

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  9. SpookyFrank

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

    When they say it's not advisable to just rock up in the jungle with a vanload of stuff they're not kidding. Your van will most likely get rushed, creating a situation that's potentially dangerous for you and for other people as well.

    Hopefully there will soon be a more coherent plan for how to store and distribute donations so that nothing is going to waste and nobody is going without stuff that they need. We're going to meet up with some of the charities in Calais at the end of the month to try and organise this.

    So for the time being, keep collecting stuff but maybe think more about storing stuff somewhere than finding a van to fill up ASAP.
  10. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    Yep. There's a massive rush of 'give/travel NOW NOW NOW' but obvious issues with masses of people descending with good intentions at once. This isn't short term and will still be happening in a few months time and i imagine far longer term. Long/ish term storage seems to be the most requested item round here x
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  11. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Can we change the title? The orig group has been renamed and this now seems to be a bigger conversation not just about that group?
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  12. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Secours have a donated warehouse coming online in about a week iirc
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  13. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

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  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I was helping out at Dalston today. So many people came along to donate stuff that it took ages to carry it up the stairs and sort it out.

    Got this from CalAid:

    (Tomorrow means this Monday)

    Some photos. The "Hive" is an interesting place. Its old office block used as a social centre.


    End of day celebration by volunteers:

    Last edited: Sep 6, 2015
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  15. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    "The Hive" kindly gave use of two floors to take in donated goods for CalAid.

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  16. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    A little bit of Leeds gathered this over two days and have suspended collections temporarily until it's sorted and shipped (tomorrow) and there's a couple of days breathing space.


    All tents just about full


    A couple of volunteers sorting and shifting

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  17. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Wonderful :)
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  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    C4 report on Dalston Calaid donation day.
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  19. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    One of he pages I am on is getting a bit inundated with nutters. Lots of conspiraloon stuff, people obsessively trying to introduce mooncups to the refugees, emotional breakdowns about their efforts not being sufficiently appreciated...:rolleyes:

    Anyway- question from you seasoned campaigners. Is it true that a pet right wing tactic is to put up child porn then report it to Facebook? Someone is suggesting that porn posts shouldn't be reported as they will result in the page being closed....!?
  20. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

  21. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Yes. Screenshot it and report it to the police, not Facebook.
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  22. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

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  23. weepiper

    weepiper Jock under the bed

    Scotland fans at Hampden for tonight's match with Germany :thumbs:


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  24. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    one of those banners apparently not allowed at Cardiff City stadium for Wales v Israel the other night :mad:
  25. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

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  26. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

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  27. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    i'm going to the leeds equivalent with a few people x
  28. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Facebook page here

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  29. panpete

    panpete Blokes name, birds body.

    can't view content :(
  30. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    click on gramsci f book link :thumbs:
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