GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE BIRMINGHAM COACH HERE!
Together we WILL #ShutDownYarlsWood and #ENDdetention
Meet 9.45am, Hill st coach bay next to Birmingham New st, near Chameleon restaurant (hope to be back by 7.30pm)
PLEASE NOTE: Because we want to offer as many free seats to asylum seekers as possible it means even if we sell all the seats as advertised we will still be £135 short of the hire price of the coach. Please help us fundaise to cover this cost or so we can offer even more free seats! There is a donation ticket option on this page - get people who cant come to donate but also speak to your student or trade union about supporting the event.
For useful info on logistics and amenities on the day check this doc - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPT8iPMbovkfYczws-SmFLai8lGg0XJBWsNOUeLbrRY/edit?usp=sharing
The demonstrations and resistance inside Yarl's Wood have been the most important fight in Britain for women's rights and for immigrants rights, because they have been inspiring - because the people in this struggle are fighting to win the most basic of demands as human beings.
The next National Demonstration at Yarl's Wood is for ALL those held like cattle in the UK's detention system around the country. For ALL looking to break out from under the shadow of detention. It is for ALL those at the borders of Europe challenging the cynical leaders a demanding in real life the promise of democracy and freedom, of which sanctuary is fundamental.
The MFJ, and our friends and allies around the country organising forjustice and equality and fighting racism, we have been breaching the walls and fences of detention centres, reaching inside with chants of FREEDOM. Our detainees friends, partners in struggle, though locked up have made their voices ring out.
This growing optimistic, powerful, militant movement presents optimism for our societies and our future. The next demo must be huge.
We need the help of every single person who was cheered by the Freedom Marchers who were ready to march the 100 miles to Germany, and by their determination brought down the resistance of the state.
The oppressed can't wait for the permission of the rich and powerful to claim freedom and safety - power concedes nothing without a demand. We must build a movement, organise and lead, speaking the plain truth about racism and unafraid of the power of the oppressed, and we can win change.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774538206143537/
If you are part of a Trade or Student Union please please please try and pass a motion of support and get a donation for the cost of coaches so we can pay for all the free and low cost seats we need so that everyone who wants to be there on the 3rd can be there! Here is a draft motion you can download and edit for your union - https://docs.google.com/document/d/12B03mMNJgNjgBJWTvc_ATKMYbAokMNj_18jsES61GxY/edit?usp=sharing