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"‘I tell them: You’ve got as much right to be here as any one else. You come from a country that has been colonialised by Britain. Britain has gained from colonialism.’........"
full article here:
A refugee threatened with deportation tells his story. Written by one of our members. Click here to read the full article. http://peacenews.info/node/8144/syrian-refugee%E2%80%99s-story
****Mass Rally to demand Amnesty for those in the UK****
Please circulate widely to your media contacts, network, Facebook, Tweeter, Viber, WhatsApp, MPs, etc.
"Public demo Saturday 19th September from 1pm to 3:30 pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham City.
We believe the momentum gathered around Syrian refugees should be used to remind the Government the needs to also grant Leave to Remain those who are already living in limbo in the UK. We are calling this mass rally to show our support to those stranded or dying on their way to safety but to also remind ourselves, partner organisations, politicians, the media and communities those who are here struggling for many years, facing destitution and inhuman treatment. "We are human and every life matters".
Amnesty! Amnesty! Amnesty!
Justice delayed is justice denied. Power to the people.
Together we can make a change!"
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Petition for the UK government to accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK. - please sign https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105991
"Well, they say it is not a prison but it is because you are checked every second. Even if you go to the dining hall they check your bag when you come out. Even coming from here to the next room. Its a degrading experience; there are cameras everywhere, even if you want to undress and have a bath there are cameras. It’s just degrading. But I hope the 28 day limit can come in. I was there 9 days – some people are there for one year, or a year and a half. They send you a text saying “come to legal”, what if I don’t speak English or can’t read. Then they have the audacity to say ‘we have been waiting all morning, why didn’t you come.’ And I replied ‘you are assuming I can read and can speak English’.
Take an Action against Immigration Detention:
Support the Time4aTimeLimit Campaign http://detentionforum.org.uk/
Join a demonstration against detention (recent demonstrations have been held at Yarl's Wood and Harmondsworth)
Join Detention unlocked virtual tours from September http://unlocked.org.uk/
Donate a £5 Lyca Top-up Card to the Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group to top-up the phone of any member that has been detained so they can talk to friends, family and legal representatives.
With all the news coverage of 'migrant activity' in Calais, the Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group would like to ask everyone to remember that each migrant is a person with a name and a story of their own.
There are no words to describe the situation in Calais. I could try to describe it but I don't have the words. Anything I said would be too short.
You can't look at Calais and judge us without knowing what is going on in our countries. You look at what is happening in Calais and if you think it looks bad you need to look at what is happening in our countries.
CARAG presents... Welcome stories - CARAG community gathering
Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG) invites you to a day of hard touching stories by migrants, experience the difficulties faced by migrants, hear the history of migration and enjoy a day full of arts, support networks, community integration, standing together in solidarity with Asylum seekers and migrants.
The event will be on Saturday the 21st of March at St Columbas Church, Coventry, CV1 4BX from 10am to 4pm.
Show your support and enjoy our wide range of workshops.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we know how many to cater for
Here is our flyer about the event