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“The mounting list of scandals must be seen as systemic failings by the government, not one-off incidents”: BID hold G4S to account.

BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) have launched a legal action which they hope will mean multinational security firm G4S is finally held to account. G4S have been complicit in human rights abuses across the world – including extreme misconduct in child custodial institutions in the UK and the US, in operating in illegal settlements in […]

#TheseWallsMustFall weekend at Lush!

Lush worker with These Walls Must Fall sign

A crack team of These Walls Must Fall campaigners descended on Lush Oxford Street last weekend! They spoke with the public about the movement to end immigration detention at the largest Lush Shop in the world. We also raised over £1100 by selling special edition Hand & Body Moisturiser Charity Pots. A key aspect of […]

SOAS Detainee Support are recruiting!

Our friends at SDS are currently recruiting two part-time Coordinators to facilitate the group’s support for individuals in immigration detention, and strengthen the group’s impact in challenging the current immigration and detention system. This role is 12 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months. More information on how to apply here. Deadline is 12pm […]

The Detention Forum are looking for volunteers!

Our amazing friends in the Detention Forum – an advocacy network of organisations who challenge immigration detention –  are looking for enthusiastic, curious and thoughtful individuals to be part of the their growing volunteer team.   They are looking for people with a deep interest in and commitment to migrants rights movement and challenging immigration […]

“We deserve a life we can LIVE, not just exist”: Asylum seekers in Belfast demand dignity

In this guest post, Kasia Garbal of Housing4All writes how activists braved the elements as they gathered at Belfast’s City Hall on Monday to express their indignation at the paltry 80p a week increase in asylum support. The “Demand Dignity – Demand Equality” protest was organised by Housing4All and supported by a student organisation, STAR. Housing […]

Back where it all began…

In November 2016, These Walls Must Fall hosted their first open meeting 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, […]

The news this week

Some of the news, announcements, and commentary from the past 7 days. Campaigners win right to challenge ruling on Government plans for child refugees The Help Refugees charity took legal action over the Home Office‘s calculation that only 480 unaccompanied children should be accepted. Read more. (and support their crowdfunder here) Immigration Detention – Barrister […]

Video: The 2018 Toolkit

It’s been just over two weeks since we launched the new version of our Toolkit, and we’ve already shipped out hundreds of copies to groups and individuals across the UK. Check out some of the lovely feedback in the video below, and order your copy today!