Posts Tagged ‘Mitie’

Rebellion in UK migration prisons – Hunger strikes spread to 8 detention centres

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

From RabbleLDN:

As of yesterday (Sunday 15 March) we had heard of hunger strikes and other protests taking place in 8 detention centres across the UK, as prisoners started refusing food in Dungavel (Scotland, near Glasgow) and Dover. There is now rebellion in the majority of the UK’s migration prisons.

The other six known to be protesting are Yarl’s Wood (Bedfordshire), Harmondsworth and Colnbrook (Heathrow airport), Tinsley House and Brook House (near Gatwick Airport). (See previous report here.) (more…)

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Attacks on Mitie in Bristol (UK)

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Arson and damage against Mitie vehicles in Bristol

Over the weekend we attacked 2 different Mitie vans. Behind the “Bush” pub 5 minutes from Templemeads, on a sunny evening during rush hour we took the opportunity to spike two wheels and pour paint stripper over the vehicle. We may have been seen, so what, good luck to em, we look just like everyone else.

We chose not to only push our struggle in the hours of darkness, recognising that our expressed anger, if witnessed, probably leaves a question in the mind of the onlooker. On this occasion we decided the risk was worth it. We also burnt a Mitie van in East Bristol, setting fire to it at night.

Mitie are one of several companies to have benefited hugely from the privatisation started by Thatcher in the 1980s. The outsourcing of immigration prisons such as Campsfield was one step in building an empire which now includes prisons, youth offender institutes, probation services, and extends to housing and “sustainable” energy sources. We are not asking for state controlled versions of the above. But calling for fire to all prisons – immigration, youth or otherwise.

As well as “detention centres”, Mitie now run 6 different prisons -including 2 youth offender institutes. They are partners with the UK Border agency and the Prisons Service. Last year workers for Mitie in London went on strike after a pregnant worker was badly mistreated, and ended up in hospital whilst working for Mitie.

Across the country, people of all ages are placed in the “care” of Mitie and are beaten and denied their freedom. These small actions are in solidarity with them, and anyone who was on the streets this weekend.

Mitie claims to support people but their move into housing and energy do nothing to change the fact that they are intent on profiting from any aspect of life.

Fire to the prisons!
Burn in hell Maggie!

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Mitie offices attacked in Hartcliffe (UK)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

18 April 2011

“15-20 windows smashed at Mitie offices in Hartcliffe. The reason this was done is because this company profits from the recession. Solidarity with everybody arrested on the 26 March anti-cuts demo. We echo the call from those who attacked the Shell HQ last week for a heightening of resistance this summer.”

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Mitie van torched in Bristol (UK)

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

12 April 2011

“Let us be clear on something: we are not demanding anything. The libertarian world that we desire is here, in our beating hearts and clenched fists, not to be found through the concessions of our enemies, allegiance to this or that party/union/’social movement’. We have no dialogue to be made with the world we have discovered ourselves to be at war with, as it is at war with us. And we are not alone. Across the world the attacks multiply – some claimed clearly by comrades in the perspective of the struggle against State, Capital and Hierarchy in whatever forms, many, as always, a mute expression of the rage of stolen lives, broken hearts, trampled desires. Also made beautiful in their rebellion.

We are losing the fear cast over our lives by the powers that be and widespread social conformity and blind tranquility of the Western consumer world – the thin veneer that sugar-coats the exploitation and control that is our existence. More and more as we find the courage to pull back the veil, we realise that the system’s tools that mediate our slavery are all around us and within reach of our carefully aimed anger. Just one example of this is Mitie, merely one of many parasite companies that profit endlessly from the recession and misery of modern Britain – so just one of many blows to come we made last night in Staple Hill, Bristol, when we burned an unattended Mitie van.

To our unknown friends made prisoners in their path as social fighters – Luca Bernasconi, Silvia Guerini, Costa Ragusa, Giannis Dimitrakis, Alexei Gaskarov, Maxim Solopov; for those targetted in the police crackdown on the anti-authoritarians in Italy; for the Indonesian insurrectionists.”

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Mitie Head Office Targetted – Bristol (UK)

Friday, August 13th, 2010

13 August 2010

“Mitie national headquarters in Emersons Green were visited. 43 windows smashed. Mitie bosses make money from the recession. They are parasites on councils, the public and their own workers who are exploited. To the Mitie workers we say our battle is not against you. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We sympathise with the workers who were made redundant. To the Mitie bosses we say feeling nervous, under attack and unsure of the future? Welcome to Precarity.

There will be more visits.

Two Mitie vehicles were visited in Staple Hill and Lockleaze. Tyres punctured, windscreens smashed and bodywork damaged. This was done for the same reasons.”

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