Glasgow. Scotland. Early this morning (Thursday 13 May), as Muslims in the Southside community of Pollokshields celebrated Eid al-Fitr, Home Office officials arrived in Kenmure Street to enforce Priti Patel’s “hostile environment” and detain two refugees. Neighbours got the word out, and very quickly the community, tenants’ groups, and anti-eviction groups gathered to prevent the UK Border Force Immigration Enforcement van from leaving the street.Continue reading Glasgow: this is what we can achieve!
Rotterdam. Netherlands. Detention Centre Rotterdam (DCR) was opened 10 years ago. For the last decade this prison – the first correctional facility in the Netherlands built and maintained with a public-private partnership – has served as a base for deportations. Dutch and European migration policies cost thousands of lives, while lining the pockets of the rich and arms dealers. This must stop now!Continue reading Rotterdam, Netherlands: Demonstration May 30, 2021 – Close DCR: No One Is Illegal!
Berlin. A few days ago we received the information that a mass deportation is scheduled from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Afghanistan on the 7th of April. While strengthening the lock-down in the name of careing, during the pandemic, the German goverment has conducted even more deportations than before. Since November 2020, we have counted 75 charter-deportations and almost every weekday at least one more is added to the list.Continue reading Mass deportation to Afghanistan: Call for decentralized actions – We need practical solidarity!
So-called USA. We have received the following call to action from a network of anti-border activists. In the wake of Trump supporters’ invasion of the Capitol building, opponents of authoritarianism must maintain momentum against all the oppressive policies that the Biden administration aims to preserve—keeping the focus on social change, rather than simply shoring up the status quo against fascists. January 20 has a long history as a day of resistance to tyranny; this year, it makes sense to focus on the institutions of oppression that are spread around the country, rather than the ones concentrated in the nation’s capital.Continue reading J20: Close the Camps – A Call to Demonstrate against ICE on Inauguration Day
Innsbruck. Austria. On December 19, 2020, about 30 activists blocked several streets in downtown Innsbruck to draw attention to the inhumane conditions in the deportation camp Bürglkopf. In addition, the demonstrators loudly criticized the deportations of refugees to Afghanistan, Russia and Nigeria, which were recently carried out.Continue reading Innsbruck, Austria, December 19: Blockades – Close deportation centers!
Information flyer from Berlin and Brandenburg about resistance against deportations.Continue reading #Berlin and #Brandenburg: Resistance against Deportations – Information and Support
Seattle. WA. July 19th’s Anti-ICE protest began with a call to gather at Westlake at 11am, with speeches at 1pm. Speeches were given on the importance of solidarity in the face of police violence, highlighting the ways in which policing hurts not only the Black community, but Indigenous people, queer people, and the working class. This was followed by a warning that the day’s actions would be more intense than other marches in Seattle over the past couple weeks. The crowd was informed not to film protesters partaking in illegal action, not to peace-police each other, and not to panic in the face of police response. A diverse crowd of 200-300 people, including 40-50 in bloc, was ready to move out by this time.Continue reading #Seattle, #WA: July 19th Anti-Ice Action Youth Reportback
Madrid. March 18, 2020. Prisoners of the Aluche Internment Center for Foreigners (CIE) staged a revolt this afternoon by climbing the roofs of the men’s patio roof and announcing the beginning of a hunger strike, concerned that some of them present symptoms of coronavirus.Continue reading #COVID19: Revolt at #Aluche Deportation Prison in #Madrid, #Spain
EU. March 12, 2020. Thousands have been deported to Afghanistan in the past couple of years. Young boys without any social network, female heads of the household, elderly ill asylum seekers were deported from European states and families have been split. The European and Afghan government’s agreement on return to Afghanistan was extended from 8 European countries to many more after the Joint Way Forward deal was signed on 2nd October 2016. Since then, on one hand the number of deportation to Afghanistan has increased and on the other hand insecurity, political instability and humanitarian crisis have increased.Continue reading #EU, stop deportations to #Afghanistan!
Swiss Territory: Deportations make you sad and angry. Deportations happen here and now. Last Sunday, for example, in Lucerne, where a group of people furiously stood in the way in solidarity.Continue reading #Lucerne, Swiss territory: Action against deportation