Day of Action with Detained Migrants
June 27, 2009 09:00Tagged as: migration solidarity
Call to action in solidarity with detainees at Yarl's Wood detention centre:
JUSTICE FOR THE SOAS 9
VICTORY TO THE HUNGER STRIKERS!
Two weeks after nine cleaners at SOAS were taken into detention, take action for justice for the SOAS 9 and in solidarity with detainees in Yarls' Wood on hunger strike for demands including: freeing children who are detained, denied adequate access to health care, quality food and real privacy. Hundreds of people in Yarls Wood are being denied the medical care they need including a woman with epilepsy and a 5 months' pregnant woman in the families' section. Families have been on hunger strike for over a week now and we need to show them our support!
SAT 27 JUNE - DAY OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF DETAINED MIGRANTS
1pm – March and speak out against cuts in ESOL Teaching Meet Bethnal Green Gardens (Next to Bethnal Green Tube) for march with UCU (University and College Union) and Tower Hamlets College students and staff, over cuts in Jobs primarily in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). March to Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel, for speakers and rally.
4.30 pm – Picket the Home Office's Communications House 210 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BR (1 minute from Old Street tube, 205 bus goes straight from Whitechapel) Speak out and rally including speakers from migrant workers struggles and Yarl’s Wood. The building looks anonymous but immigration reporting centres are places of fear for asylum seekers, who have to report to them monthly, weekly or even several times a week. They are places of detention and several SOAS Cleaners were held here on the day they were arrested.
TAKE ACTION NOW - Send messages of solidarity for the hunger strikers to: email@example.com
- Contact SERCO (who run Yarl’s Wood) and demand that the strikers’ demands are met - 01344 386300 - homeaffairs@ serco.com
- Contact Yarl’s Wood and demand that the strikers demands are met: The duty manager01234 821517; The switchboard is 01234 821000; Health'care' 01234 821147 * Forward news about the SOAS 9 and the hunger strike as well as this call-out to any email lists you are on or press contacts you have
- Take action to demand exceptional leave to remain for the SOAS 9: http://freesoascleaners.blogspot.com/2009/06/send-this-letter-to-home-office-now.html
- If you can donate towards credit for detainees’ mobiles or travel costs for solidarity visits, email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on SOAS 9: http://freesoascleaners.blogspot.com/
A detainee involved in the hunger strike's story: http://londonmigrantworkers.wordpress.com/
More information on the hunger strike: http://www.caic.org.uk/node/43