Brighton: demonstration 19 June
On Saturday 19th June 2010, Brighton Calais Migrant Solidarity will be targeting the source of all repression against those who have, or attempt, to migrate to the UK: the United Kingdom Border Agency.
UKBA’s oppression extends beyond UK borders. For example, there are many living in limbo in Calais in ‘Jungles’ where they face homelessness, without food, clothing or clean water. There they are being consistently persecuted and dehumanised, not solely by the French police, but with the active support and encouragement of the UKBA.
G4S have been targeted for the commercial profit they gain running abusive private migrant detention facilities.
Far right groups have been opposed for the racist anti migrant rhetoric they have popularised.
Airlines have been protested for their complicity in deportations to war zones, to repressive regimes, to poverty, to the dangers that people have fled.
Brighton Calais Migrant Solidarity recognises that the contracts would never be granted, the privately outsourced deportations never run, the racist dismissal of persons who have migrated never encouraged, without the callous and racially discriminatory attitude and actions of the UKBA.
Brighton is home to its very own UKBA office. BCMS calls for all groups and individuals who oppose the repression and abuse of those who choose or are forced to migrate, to join us on a march to the UKBA office and protest the continued human rights violations that it perpetrates.
The Border Agency’s role is far from one of complicity, it is one of facilitation, one of complete responsibility for every woman, man and child imprisoned without charge, denied the right to work, criminalised and forced to return to lives of danger and destitution, or death.
On June 19th our solidarity is not only with those repressed once in the UK, but with those not even across the border, who still face a persecution that can be traced back to the UK government.
Meet at noon at Churchill Square, Brighton