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Manchester Relaunch 19 May

Calling Manchester! The government is planning a fresh assault on refugees and migrants, with a new Immigration Bill. We have an alternative to this racist hostile environment. We are building bridges, not walls. Join us!

“We’re making history” – Manchester campaigners commemorate the Peterloo Massacre

200 years on from the Peterloo Massacre, Manchester These Walls Must Fall campaigners joined activists fighting for disability rights, LGBTQ+ rights and climate justice as part of ‘From the Crowd’, a participatory performance weaving eyewitness accounts of the Peterloo Massacre with contemporary accounts of the struggles we are still fighting today.

Manchester fundraiser gig, 7 December

RISE! celebrates the epic political song, drawing on traditions ranging from Turkey to the Americas, taking the audience on a stirring journey of revolution and resistance…

University of Manchester event, 16 October

At the University of Manchester, we are bringing together a panel of practitioners, academics and experts by experience to raise awareness of immigration detention and look at what we can do on and off campus to take action.

“Together we can bring the walls down!”

Earlier this month These Walls Must Fall campaigners spoke with members of the public at Manchester’s Partisan Collective community day. There was great back and forth with the audience, and lots of people signed up to support the campaign. Below is the text of the speech from one of the campaigners.   These Walls Must Fall is a campaign against immigration detention in Britain – the walls are the walls of detention centres. Anybody who doesn’t… Read more »

Two These Walls Must Fall events in Manchester for Refugee Week

Last night saw two great #TheseWallsMustFall events in Manchester for Refugee Week. People engaged in a performance protest raising awareness about detention at HOME, with the help of Virtual Migrants. It highlighted the injustice of immigration detention and was a tribute to the 120 women on hunger strike during March this year. Now @HOME_mcr with @VirtualMigrants @wallsmustfall. Hostile Detainment performance protest raising awareness about detention in the UK. #RefugeeWeek2018 #TheseWallsMustFall pic.twitter.com/dGg5IuplDq— Community Arts NW (@comartsnw)… Read more »

Manchester action

Back where it all began… In November 2016, These Walls Must Fall hosted their first open meetings at Cross Street Chapel, to discuss, plan and start building a new kind of local campaign against detention in Greater Manchester. This was just over a year ago, and under the shadow of the detention local activist Dianne Ngoza*, people discussed the open-source, decentralised, non-directive approach of the campaign, and explored what the challenges and opportunities might be… Read more »