Brighton Stop Deportation Info Day- More information available
An Info Day & Fundraiser on the Deportation Machine on Saturday 15 May in Brighton. The Stop Deportation Network will speak in Brighton about deportations and the resistance that is growing to oppose them. There is an expanding role of private companies in deportation flights and in joint European charter flights such as private security companies, commercial airlines, and tour coach companies that they are making millions of pounds for deporting people back.
Saturday 15 May @ the Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton.
From 2-6pm: Workshops and films; From:6-8pm: Fundraiser Vegan meal; From 9pm-2am: Benefit gig – live reggae & gypsy bands.
Workshops and films showing:
- The Deportation Machine, the companies that profit from it and how to campaign against them
- Frontex – the European Union borders managing agency.
- Film on Frontex and short introduction to the Brussels No Border Camp (27 September to 03 October)
Fundraiser Vegan meal £4
Benefit gig – live reggae & gypsy bands. £3 suggested donation (members and guests only)
For more info contact: arggg_deportations (at) riseup.net
Deportation has become an integral part of the European immigration system. Hundreds of human beings are deported every single day for doing what we human beings have done for thousands of years: moving around the planet in search of a better life. The right of everyone to travel and live where they want is denied for those with “the wrong skin colour”,passport, or bank account. They are treated like “criminals” and detained in special prisons disguised under different names: removal centres, guest houses and so on. In these migration prisons, run by private security companies in the UK, racist, sexual and physical violence can happen occur day. The use of force in detention operations is also used in the deportation flights under the hands of the private security guards. Human beings who come to the UK in order to search for a better life are treated with humiliation instead of being offered support and help.
Stop Deportation along with other groups in Europe, are organizing a European Week of Action against the Deportation Machine, with a focus joint European mass deportation flights and Frontex (“the European Agency for the management of operational cooperation at the external borders”). Since becoming operational in 2005, Fontress is speedily moving towards creating a Europen Fortress, a European model of security. The machine is growing and getting stronger, and so must the resistance against it!