Proposed relocation of Harmondsworth and Colnbrook IRCs

Proposed relocation of Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres
Following the launch of the public consultation on the expansion of Heathrow Airport earlier this week, Eiri Ohtani, Director of Detention Forum has written a blog outlining proposals to replace Harmondsworth and Colnbrook (Heathrow) IRCs, and the campaign against this spearheaded by End Heathrow Immigration Detention (EHID). EHID now has a website and twitter account where you can find out more and take action.

Sanctuary Appeal 2020

Sanctuary Appeal 2020

Help us keep Sanctuary Everywhere going in 2020! Sanctuary Everywhere has caught the attention of Quakers. Almost 100 meetings – more than one in five of all local and area meetings – are signed up as Sanctuary Meetings. Friends across the country have set up refugee accompanying and befriending schemes, provided accommodation, offered English lessons and campaigned to end deportations. Continue reading “Sanctuary Appeal 2020”

QCEA campaign against anti-migrant hate speech

QCEA’s campaign needs your support!

As you may know, QCEA is currently running a campaign against anti-migrant hate speech on social media in the context of the upcoming European Parliament elections. It’s called #ChooseRespect. We’re trying to build a more civil and positive narrative around people on the move, based on the idea that hate speech has real-world consequences – including at the ballot box. Continue reading “QCEA campaign against anti-migrant hate speech”

Stanstead 15

2019/1 QARN Minute: We agree to support the work of the campaign End Deportations- Stop Charter Flights, and ask Sheila to write to them expressing our support, and to put a link on our website.  On our own website we will also highlight the moral injustice of using terrorism legislation against peaceful protest.  QARN has taken on Removals/Deportations as a specific concern.

QARN Meeting of 19 January 2019 Continue reading “Stanstead 15”

Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th Nov demo

Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. The individuals responsible for this non-violent direct action have been charged with terrrorism-related offences that could result in life imprisonment.
Join us outside Chelmsford Court to stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15 defendants. Their trial began a month ago and is still ongoing. We will be offering our support to them, and our opposition to Home Office deportations.

We intend the demonstration as a dignified vigil. To support this we ask for no chanting or amplified music to best support the defendants and the cause. Banners and placards are very welcome. 
8:30, MONDAY 5th NOVEMEBER. Please arrive promptly. Continue reading “Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th Nov demo”