FY2015 Annual Report : 1st Feb 2014 – 31st Jan 2015Including reflection on the last 10 years : 2005 – 2015Highlights of the last 10 years campaigning for medical justice ;2005* Volunteer doctor visits detainee on hunger-strike in Harmondsworth IRC* First campaign meeting held in Hyde Park Continue reading “10 years of Medical Justice”
If you know me please read this, feel free to share it if it resonates with you.
I think that the running theme that seems to come out of a visit to calais sprawling new jungle migrant camp is that its a place that verges on being inexplicable in words alone.
I consider myself to be a really strong person emotionally and yet my very short visit there to drop off the provisions that many of you kindly paid for has shaken my understanding of myself to its very core.
I consider myself to be compassionate, I am not compassionate enough.
I consider myself to be informed, I am not informed enough.
I believe that I see everyone as equal, I realise it is not enough to just “believe” this.
I think I question everything I read in the media, I now know that I don’t even come close.
I always thought that my values rested firmly in equality. I know now that my version of equality is completely wrapped up in my own little bubble of experience. Continue reading “Powerful witnessing from Calais”
Matthew Wright: CALAIS UPDATE I’ve just had a question from a group member about bringing donations to the camp. I thought the exchange would be of general interest. Please see below. Thanks for reading.
“I hope this message finds you well. I’m sure you are very busy so I’m sorry to disturb you but I was hoping you might be able to help. My husband and I are coming ot the camp on Saturday 29th August.
I have been collecting clothes and food via a Facebook campaign and we want to deliver it personally but also help in some way and hopefully get a chance to meet and speak to the people living in the camp. Continue reading “Helping people in Calais – advice”
The conference (which is free) will be an opportunity to hear about our activities over the last year and the work of asylum/immigration rights groups across the UK, share what your group/organisation has been up to, and make links, friends, and allies with groups and activists and professionals from across the country. Join us in thinking about how enforcement (Home Office reporting, immigration raids, detention etc) affects communities across the UK, what is being done about it and how we can campaign to change these practices. Continue reading “RtR Conference invitation 5 September 2015”
Despite panic about the “swarms” of migrants supposedly trying to reach British shores from Calais, only four per cent of Europe’s asylum seekers are applying to stay in the UK.
Statistics from the European Commission show that 185,000 people applied for asylum for the first time across the EU in the first three months of this year, but only a tiny fraction were in Britain.
New Statesman: Some passengers will have been living in the UK since childhood; others might never have set foot in the country to which they are being deported.
BY DANIEL TRILLING PUBLISHED
In late July, we received word that two Home Office charter flights were set to deport hundreds of men to West Africa, on the evening of the 28th. One was scheduled to leave from Stansted Airport, so we went to have a look. Continue reading “The Home Office deports thousands of migrants on secret flights from a private jet centre”
An FOI on the number of Rule 35 reports made by a Medical Practitioner to the Home Office in the first quarter of 2015 has been published. In total, between January and March 2015, 25 reports were made, relating to 24 individuals. A
s a consequence of these reports 12 people were released from detention (50%). Continue reading “Rule 35”