One Day Without Us: interview with Matt Carr

Monday 20 February is a national day of action – 1 Day Without Us – in solidarity with migrants, with events taking place up and down the country. In Manchester, Right to Remain is working with local migrant groups including United For Change and Manchester Migrant Solidarity to hold two events in Piccadilly Gardens (12.30pm […]

On 20th Feb: Defend Migrants, Stop Trump!

On Monday 20th February, as MPs debate the proposed official state visit of US President Donald Trump, people across the UK will gather to protest Trump’s racist agenda and the UK government’s support, and to celebrate migrant solidarity in Britain and Europe. The anti-trump coalition has joined forces with the One Day Without Us migrant […]

Lagos – London People Take Action to #StopCharterFlights

Two weeks of coordinated international action against mass charter flight removals was marred by violence in Lagos, Nigeria when military police attacked and subsequently detained two people protesting outside the British High commission on 11th January. Meanwhile, protests have continued across London and the UK, working hard to raise those forcibly removed, and the devastating […]

Thousands gather to demand #ShutDownYarlsWood and #EndDetentionNow!

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By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain Trigger warning: rape, sexual assault The walls of Yarl’s Wood were surrounded by unprecedented numbers on Saturday as up to 2,000 people from all corners of the country joined a protest at Britain’s most infamous detention centre, mired for years in accusations of systematic psychological torture, deprivation, […]

Stand-off with prison profiteers at the Tower of London

By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain   The Tower of London has been a tourist attraction for as long as anyone can remember. But on 15 November the infamous tower was back in action, opening its doors to host the European Custody and Detention Summit. Despite the talk of progressive reform, the £1,500 […]

Yarl’s Wood protest: statement by Movement for Justice

MFJ at Yarl's Wood

This Saturday’s protest at Yarl’s Wood, organised by Movement for Justice, looks set to be massive. Ahead of the event, MfJ have released this media statement. On Saturday 7th November over 1000 people from around the country will converge at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre to demonstrate demanding that Yarl’s Wood is finally shut down […]

#ShutDownYarlsWood – 8 August 2015

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On Saturday I joined several hundred people at the Shut Down Yarl’s Wood protest against immigration detention. It was a powerful show of solidarity with the people, mostly women, locked up in the notorious detention centre. It was an emotional day, especially when we were joined by women behind the wire, waving and shouting to […]

Let’s make Yarl’s Wood a thing of the past

MFJ at Yarl's Wood

Ahead of this Saturday’s protest at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, this is a guest post by Dr Melanie Crofts, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Northampton.  Yarl’s Wood – Set Her Free On Saturday 6th June, I attended a demonstration at Yarl’s Wood in Bedfordshire. The event was organised by Women for Refugee Women and […]

Marching together against austerity, for social justice

We finished off Refugee Week 2015 on the streets again. After the march for dignity with Beyond Borders Tyneside on Monday, and with Eritreans marching for justice in Liverpool on Tuesday, we were in London to help organise the anti-racism, migrant rights bloc on the End Austerity Now demonstration. The demonstration was massive, with up […]