Against all deportations!

Calais Migrant Solidarity

When there are news about scheduled flights to Sudan or Eritrea, there are calls for mobilizations against these deportations. In the last two months, there have been these threats of  and deportationscarried out from France to these countries.

But these are not isolated incidents. Everyday, people are deported from France, from Europe, and from other countries either on the route there or where people seek refuge (e.g. Jordan deporting to Sudan, Sudan deporting to Eritrea). For example, the deportation planes and boats leaving France are filled with people from all former French colonies (Mali, Tunisia, Vietnam, etc.), Albania, Romania, and others- people who are not eligible for asylum, whose countries are considered “safe.”  Many of these people have put their lives at risk to come to Europe – their reasons should not be subject to the divisions of good refugees/bad migrants.

There are people who routinely are…

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Bristol IWW Workshop for Workers of Migrant & Refugee background 25TH FEBRUARY 2017

Industrial Workers of the World Dorset


Bristol IWW will be holding a


The workshop will consist of a short introduction to basic work rights in the UK with some practical tips on how to deal with issues in the workplace, either individually or with your colleagues. We will be talking about things like types of contracts, pay and national minimum wage, discrimination, how to submit a grievance. You will also have a chance to ask questions.

This workshop is open to anyone from a migrant/refugee background and will be in collaboration with the migrant initiative “One Day Without Us”, which will be taking place on Monday 20th February across the UK. For information on the Bristol event, check their Facebook event.


We have been asked on social media to clarify whether…

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Department of Health ignores NHS continuing Healthcare Human Rights warnings


slide_11-csda-70Campaigners have warned, more than 40 NHS primary care organisations across England, that policies which could see service-users with complex healthcare needs forced into institutions are a breach of disabled people’s human rights.

Despite the warning, the Department of Health last night 25/1, refused to say if it had any concerns about the policies on NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC), or whether they complied with its own guidelines.

Research on the policies, published last week by disabled campaigner Fleur Perry, showed at least 44 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – and probably many more – would be willing to move disabled people with high-cost support packages into residential or nursing homes against their wishes.

Perry, who edits the website Disability United, is herself a recipient of NHS CHC.

Her research, using Freedom of Information requests, showed, that the 44 CCGs had drawn up policies containing “concerning” phrases, that suggested they would…

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Making a difference where it matters…


2017: Year of Resistance to Free IPPs

Industrial Workers of the World Dorset

More than 3989 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons [1]. Five years since the sentence was legally abolished, thousands still languish in jails with no release date. Parole board delays, prison overcrowding and sheer neglect is leading to unprecedented rates of prisoner suicides. IPPs have one of the highest rates of self harm in the prison system in its entirety [2].. 80% are over tariff and desperate to be free.

Only last year, a prisoner whom Smash IPP supported died in prison. We have worked with IPP families who have lost their kids and their partners. Children have grown up with having a parent stolen by this sentence. A Mother with a son who’s an IPP describes the IPP sentence as a “Death sentence”. One IPP wrote how “Our families are doing the sentence just us much as us, is it right…

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Second anniversary of the expulsion of Daesh from the city of Kobane by YPJ and YPG

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

Today (26 January) is the second anniversary of the expulsion of Islamic State forces from the city of Kobane. Out numbered, out gunned and blockaded by Turkey the YPG, YPJ and their allies turned the city into a graveyard for the Islamic State.

It was at Kobane that the Islamic State was halted after sweeping across Iraq and Syria. Where the standing armies in Iraq and Syria fled, the militants of the YPG and YPJ stood firm.

Over 600 YPG fighters and their allies gave their lives in the battle. Let’s honour their sacrifices by making sure we redouble our efforts to support the heroic resistance in Rojava/Northern Syria and the revolution they are making.

Biji YPG! Biji YPJ! Biji Kobane!


YPJ fighter Jinda Welat, who had participated in the Kobanê resistance against ISIS gangs at the southwest front, spoke to ANF on the 2nd year…

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