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Campaigners deplore government announcement to reopen Campsfield
Oxford anti-detention campaigners have denounced the government
announcement yesterday that it intends to redevelop and reopen Campsfield
immigration detention centre in Kidlington north of Oxford.
Shut Them Down! Resisting immigration detention in 2022
Join us on Tuesday 21st June at 7:30 pm for an interactive webinar with speakers including: • Agnes Tanoh (Women for Refugee Women)• Rosie Newbigging (Shut Down Yarl’s Wood)• Jonathan Ellis (The Detention Forum) Free and open to all. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shut-them-down-resisting-immigration-detention-in-2022-tickets-347363442407 Part of Oxford Refugee Week.
A response to the curent situation
The Ukrainian refugee situation, and its coverage in the media, has opened a window on our government’s hostile, negligent, and appalling treatment of people seeking sanctuary. We demand a change in our laws, and an end to our practice of punishing the displaced rather than welcoming them. Millions of people across Ukraine have been displaced …
➡️ SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE 💙💛 Things we can do to help: 📋 Sign the petition by Freedom from Torture. And if you’ve already signed, please share it (again). 📣 📋Sign this petition on the Parliament website. ✍️ Use Amnesty’s tool to contact the Prime Minister. 📢 A special website has been set up for those …
OAID at the Festival of Social Justice
In May 2021, OAID contributed to the Amnesty International UK Festival of Social Justice. (See here for the Festival programme.) Our contribution included: Readings of migrants’ testimonies by ice&fire (14 minutes): watch here. The work of OAID and the current situation with regard to immigration detention in the UK (7 minutes): “Home-less”, by ice&fire (11 minutes): watch …
Resistance to detention and quasi-detention: No To Hassockfield!
By Bill MacKeith The government’s further onslaught on refugees and other migrants, outlined in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021 followed a farcical and insulting ‘consultation’ on a ‘New Plan for Immigration’ which closed only days earlier. The consultation provoked unprecedented rejection by migrant organisations, campaigns, NGOs and human rights bodies. There is a …
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Challenging border landscapes: the human realities for women and families
With: Dr Melanie Griffiths, Joan Martin (mother of Osime Brown), Bell Riberio-Addy MP, Natalie Sedacca, Daniel Sohege and Maria Thomas (Duncan Lewis Public Law). Join us online from 7:30pm on Tuesday 2nd March. Click here to register. What does it mean to lose one’s status or have a family member threatened with deportation? The parallel …
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Remember Jimmy Mubenga, 1964-2010
Tenth anniversary vigil 5pm, Monday 12 October 2020 Bonn Square, Oxford In a message read out at the vigil, Oxford City Council’s Migrant Champion, Cllr Hosnieh Djafari-Marbini said: “There has been no justice for Jimmy Mubenga, killed by G4S guards whilst being forcibly deported. He uttered those words “I can’t breathe” repeatedly. The inquest found …
A Short History of Resistance to Immigration Detention and Deportations in the United Kingdom
May 2020 Published by Oxford Against Immigration Detention In 2019, ‘enforced returns’ from the UK fell to 7,361, 22% lower than the previous year and the lowest number since records began in 2004. Over the same period, there were 11,421 ‘voluntary’ departures. On 31 December 2019, there were 1,637 people in immigration detention, 8% …
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