This weekend, under the shared banner of ‘Solidarity Knows No Borders‘, groups across the country are taking action against the racism and brutality of Hostile Environment immigration policies, as the Home Secretary escalates attacks on migrants, their advocates and international treaties that guarantee them protection.
Groups will demand an end to the Hostile Environment, and for a fairer immigration system based on the principles of dignity, welcome, and justice. You can see the call to action for the weekend on Facebook, and information about the actions happening at the Migrants Organise website here.
This coming Monday 12th marks 10 years since Jimmy Mubenga was killed whilst being forcibly deported by G4S guards on a British Airways flight, and the weekend of action will conclude with vigils on Monday to remember and commemorate Jimmy, and all those whose lives have been lost to the cruelty of British immigration policies, and demand justice for them.
We invite all our friends and colleagues to find an action – online or in-person – near you, and – if you’re able – to join the actions in calling for a fairer immigration system, and demanding an end to the Hostile Environment. Please do share social media posts to invite friends, colleagues and comrades in your networks to join. Migrants Organise have also put together shareable social media cards for you to create your own posts – here and here.
Solidarity Knows No Borders Abergavenny, Saturday 10th October, 10.30am at Abergavenny Post Office.
Hosted by Abergavenny Town of Sanctuary. Find out more information here.
Vigil: Remember Jimmy Mubenga, Friday 9th October, 5.30pm at i360. Bring placards and candles.
Hosted by Medact Brighton. Find out more information here.
Protest: Solidarity Knows No Borders, Sunday 11th October, 2pm at The Centre, Bristol.
Hosted by Bristol Patients Not Passports. Find out more information here.
Vigil: Solidarity Knows No Borders, Remember Jimmy Mubenga, Friday 9th October, 12.30pm on the steps of Coventry Cathedral.
Hosted by CARAG. Find out more information here.
Solidarity Knows No Borders Rally, Sunday 11th October, 2pm at Great St. Mary’s Church.
Hosted by Cambridge Defend Education, Cambridge Prisoner and Detainee Solidarity, Cambridge Undoing Borders, and Cambridge SU BME Campaign. Find out more information here.
Banner Drop Along the Seafront, Saturday 10th October, from Fairlight, Old town and along to towards St Leonards, Bulverhythe and Bexhill.
Hosted by The Refugee Buddy Project: Hastings, Rother & Wealden and Hastings Supports Refugees. Find out more information here.
Online Action to Hastings MPs! Sunday 11th October, online, watch this space for more details.
Vigil outside the Halifax Town Hall in commemoration of Jimmy Mubenga & others; End the Hostile Environment, Saturday 10th October at 2.30pm outside Halifax Town Hall.
Find out more information here.
Protest the Hostile Environment, Saturday 10th October, 2pm at Derby Square.
Hosted by Merseyside Together, Migrants Organise, Asylum Link, Refugee Women Connect, Merseyside Together Against Racism and Fascism, Docs Not Cops, These Walls Must Fall, Walton ConstituencyLabour Party, Liverpool Migrants Solidarity Network, Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Keep Our NHS Public and Liverpool Friends of Palestine. Find out more information here.
Online Vigil – Remember Jimmy Mubenga, Monday 12th October, 6pm. Find out more details and the online link here.
Protest at Becket House! Sunday 11th October, 2pm at Becket House
Hosted by SOAS Detainee Support. Find out more information here.
Vigil to Commemorate Lives Lost to the Hostile Environment, Monday 12th October, 6.30pm outside the Home Office.
Hosted by Migrants Organise, Justice for Simba Campaign, POMOC, Regularise, Medact, These Walls Must Fall, SOAS Detainee Support, Docs Not Cops, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, Global Justice Rebellion, the Monitoring Group, Kanlungan, and more to be announced. For more information, click here.
Protest the Hostile Environment, Saturday 10th October, 11am at Piccadilly Gardens
Hosted by Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public and the #PatientsNotPassports campaign. For more information click here.
Vigil: Remember Jimmy Mubenga, Stop Deportations, Stop Detention, Monday 12th October, 5pm at Bonn Square.
Hosted by Oxford Against Immigration Detention. Find out more information here.
Create a ‘Hospitable Environment’ in Sheffield – Creative Action, Sunday 11th October, from 11am at Vulcan House or anywhere!
Hosted by These Walls Must Fall. For more information, see here.
PROTEST Justice for Simba, Justice for Jimmy, End the Hostile Environment, Monday 12th October, 11am at Vulcan House
Hosted by the Justice for Simba Campaign, SYMAAG, These Walls Must Fall, Medact Sheffield, Stand Up To Racism Sheffield, Sheffield Student Action for Refugees and Migrants Organise. Find out more information here.
Online Vigil, Monday 12th October, 6.30pm. To register for the online vigil hosted by Medact Sheffield, click here.
Weekend of Action Against the Hostile Environment : Justice for Simba, All weekend! Online.
Hosted by Waltham Forest Save Our NHS. More information here.
Other Online Events
Regularise: Undocumented Migrants and Human Rights – Solidarity Knows No Borders, Saturday 10th October, from 4 – 5.30pm. Find out more information and book on the Eventbrite here.