Ex-Detainees Speak at 1,000+ Yarl’s Wood Protest

[Image description: “No Human Is Illegal” cardboard sign held up against Yarl’s Wood detention center gates, among many hands and tops of heads, with pink smoke billowing in the background] Content note: discussion of institutional racism and non-graphic mentions sexual & gendered violence “Shut down … Continue readingEx-Detainees Speak at 1,000+ Yarl’s Wood Protest

Interview with a former child detainee at Yarl’s Wood

Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre is a detention centre in Bedford, UK which mainly houses women and families awaiting immigration. Many detainees are taken to Yarl’s Wood after dawn raids on their homes, and the centre has a history of hunger strikes by detainees protesting … Continue readingInterview with a former child detainee at Yarl’s Wood

Solidarity action with migrants at St. Pancras

About 250–300 people took direct action to block the Eurostar departure gates at St Pancras last Friday night in solidarity with the migrants and refugees in Calais and detention centers in the UK and across the EU. Activists blocked the departure gates and passengers were stopped … Continue readingSolidarity action with migrants at St. Pancras

Photos from the Calais Solidarity Festival fundraiser #1

The Calais Solidarity Festival was organized by The London Latinx, Food Not Bombs, the London Action Resource Centre (LARC), Convoy For Calais, Refugee Youth, and others. From the first fundraiser’s facebook event page: Calais Solidarity Festival, taking place in mid-late October (Date TBC) is aiming … Continue readingPhotos from the Calais Solidarity Festival fundraiser #1