Video: #HungerForFreedom solidarity protests

Over 100 people are on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. There are protests planned outside of the Home Office today in London and Leeds, and tomorrow in Glasgow. Wrap up warm and lend your support! #HungerForFreedom #TheseWallsMustFall

4 actions you can take to support the Yarl’s Wood strikers

This post first appeared on the SOAS Detainee Support website.   On Wednesday 21st of February a large group of women and men held in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre organised a coordinated 3-day hunger strike. The demands have been posted on the Detained Voices website. They include: Amnesty for those who have lived in […]

“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 […]