‘No Borders’ Archives
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
On New Year’s Eve, friends, family and supporters of the Yarl’s Wood 3 came together outside Holloway Prison for a noisy demonstration of solidarity. Over 100 people showed that the struggle for freedom for these three brave women, and all those in detention, will continue in 2011. In February 2010 prisoners at Yarl’s Wood immigration prison organised a hunger strike. They demanded an end to indefinite and abusive imprisonment. Their courageous protest lasted five weeks, despite violent attacks by guards at the detention centre. (more…)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
9th December 2010
As usually goes with the justice of the system, things turned badly for the comrades on trial: not only have some of the requests of the public prosecutor been accepted but those who had been acquitted in the first grade of the trial have also been charged.
The story is by now well known. Operation Nottetempo started in May 2005 when searches were carried out all over Italy and five comrades from Lecce were arrested and detained for almost two years in preventive arrest. (more…)
Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Larnaca, Cyprus – From the Greek media
5 Nov 2010 – Bloody episodes in Larnaca. Violent events unfolded this afternoon on the quay in Larnaca Palm Tree Promenade, between nationalist demonstrators and people attending the annual ”Rainbow” anti-racism festival and ”Cypriots and immigrants united against Crisis” organized by KISA. (more…)
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
A story already written? A few notes on the appeal trial against the Salento anarchists.
Ideas and laws, passion and social peace.
This story has often showed strong conflicts between those who expressed freely their ideas and those who attempted to repress them; between those who struggled with determination so that migrants were not locked up for not having an ID document, and those who boasted that locking up migrants was a question of security. On the one side the anarchists, on the other police, magistrates, the Church on charge of a CPT [immigration detention centre], journalists and politicians. All this, however, does not give a complete picture of what has happened and of what is still at stake. (more…)
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
An Angolan man was suffocated to death by three G4S guards who were forcibly deporting him back to Angola, they used handcuffs and ‘restraint’ techniques which involved putting pressure on his back and pushing his head into his lap.
According to witnesses he struggled and shouted for ten minutes, “i can’t breathe, they are going to kill me” whilst being held down by the G4S guards. Many passengers were pushed away from him into first class to avoid them seeing the reality of migration politics in the UK.
He lost conciousness and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. G4S released a statement to the effect of: “a detainee was ill and on the flight and died in hospital”.
This is the reality of the murderous borders, people who don’t fit into the correct ‘citizen’ model, who don’t have the right papers, who don’t ‘belong’ in the UK are brutally treated and deported with fatal results. Whether or not the deaths occur in the detention centre, on the flight, after deportation, during a dangerous illegal border crossing is irrelevant, the fact is Borders Kill!
Fuck their deportations, solidarity to all migrants and especially the Mubenga family at this time.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
12 October 2010
Lisbon cathedral woke up on the 12th of October with paintbombs and spraypainted.
“The S.E.F and the church go hand in hand. Let both go up in flames!”
(S.E.F. is the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras)
“Solidarity with comrades in Belgium. Fire to the detention centres!”
Monday, October 11th, 2010
To the rebels over here and over there
It’s not easy to catch reality into words, as feelings and desires always go beyond what is offered by vocabulary. It is however a vital thing to speak, trying to give expression to our thoughts and feeling. Certainly at times when the terror of the state and her troops of order try to silence everything.
For years we’ve been saying that we need space and time to enable us to think and speak freely. This space and time will never be given to us, we can only conquer them ourselves, eradicate them from the reality of thou shall and thou must. That’s why we’ve been speaking and we speak about revolt, about deeds which create space to live, to express our desires for freedom which no longer accept the sickening misery and ugliness of this world. (more…)
Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Detainees at Campsfield migrant prison (maintained by GEO private prison corporation) near Oxford are currently on hunger strike in protest at their situation. This statement was released by them several days ago, but so far has not been published, only circulated on mailing lists..
Second major statement from detainees (more…)
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
2 June 2010
“The UK Border Agency offices in Derby were d-locked last night. And a written message was left.
This action was carried out in solidarity with the European wide week of actions against the deportation machine,
We believe that acts of resistance -both large and small- against those who profit from and those who facilitate the deportation machine should be carried out whenever and wherever possible.
Fuck the Deportation Machine”
Monday, May 31st, 2010
Ferrara, Italy. On the nth beating by the cops
On February 24 2010 four immigrant kids are arrested in the centre of Ferrara [northern Italy] and taken to the carabinieri (paramilitary police) station of Via Del Campo. There the cops attack the kids furiously: it looks like the usual story of police brutality hidden behind the walls of a prison, the darkness of a neighbourhood in the night or, as in this case, the conspiracy of silence in a police station. (more…)
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Declaration to the court read by one of the Turin anarchist antiracists arrested on February 23 2010.
March 9 2010
Most defendants in this trial are anarchists, and to accuse anarchists of ‘instigation to committing crime’ is a very easy task, just as to shoot at the Red Cross. (more…)
Posted in No Borders
Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Gradisca, Italy, 14th March
An afternoon of tension in Gradisca’s detention centre. After a few hours of being locked in their cells without an explanation the detainees started a protest and decided to refuse their meals which the guards wanted to put through the doors “as if we’re dogs”. The guards raided all the cells, and caused more protests followed. (more…)
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Concerning Turin comrades arrested for their anti-racist activity:
“March 12th: Andrea, Fabio and Luca have been liberated and under judicial control, waiting for their trial”
Friday, March 12th, 2010
9 March 2009
On the day of the hearing in Turin (Italy) against the comrades arrested last 23rd February, and accused of « criminal associations » for their struggles against the Detention Centers for Migrants ; one week before the decision of the judge against the 10 accused of the arson of the Vincennes detention in Paris [France], six offices of the Red Cross have been attacked in Paris, in the night of 9th March.
Located in the 3th, 5th, 9th, 11th, 12th and 18th district, they have been covered with posters, and graffiti, while their locks have been sabotaged and some windows smashed. Graffiti like « Red Cross deports », « Red Cross collaborates with deportations » covered the area of some offices.
Solidarity with Turin comrades
Liberty for all, with or without papers
Let’s sabotage the deportation machine !
nb: The International Red Cross are heavily involved with the detention and deportation machinery for migrants across Fortress Europe and beyond, they are considered a target because they maintain and also ‘soften’ in mediatic terms the conditions of imprisonment, without helping those people who struggle for themselves for freedom, their only crime being not holding the ‘right’ identity papers.
Friday, March 5th, 2010
On February 15th, at 6am in the morning, 7 people were place in custody and had their homes searched in Paris as part of an investigation into the support around the rebellion at the Vincennes dentention center, and against the machinery of deportation. Here is some more information and updates about these arrests… (more…)