25 YEARS TOO LONG!

25th November 1993: First immigration detainees brought from Harmondsworth detention centre. Twelve demonstrators meet minibuses at Campsfield main gates and demand freedom for detainees. Ever since, people inside and outside the centre have demanded:
Close Campsfield and end all immigration detention

celebrate 25 years of resistance: Thursday 22 November 2018 7pm, Oxford Town Hall, speakers on experiences during 25 years of struggle, including people who have been detained and campaigners, exhibitions, stalls, art, music – memory, hope, action

demonstrate: Saturday 24 November 2018,  12 noon Campsfield main gates Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1RE
11 am bike ride Martyrs’ Memorial, St Giles, Oxford
Speakers: people who have been detained, local MPs Layla Moran (Oxford West and Abingdon), Anneliese Dodds (Oxford East), open mic, Horns of Plenty

2.30-5pm Barbed Wire Britain gathering: Exeter Hall, Kidlington OX5 1AB, refreshments, experiences, Stansted 15 solidarity, future actions

Supported by Oxford City of Sanctuary, Oxford Migrant Solidarity, Amnesty International Oxford University, AI Oxford City, Oxfordshire Refugee Solidarity, Oxford and District Trades Union Council

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22 Nov meeting Facebook event
24 Nov demo Facebook event

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September monthly demo


Many thanks to Unite Tom Mann branch, Coventry, for the £500 cheque presented at the monthly demo at Campsfield on 29 September.

25 YEARS TOO LONG! Anniversary demo 24th November

There will be an anniversary demo on Saturday 24th November 2018, marking 25 years since the first detainees arrived at Campsfield.

Where: Campsfield main gates, Langford Lane OX5 1RE
When: 12 noon – 2pm at Campsfield
Followed by Barbed Wire Britain get-together meeting at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB2.30 – 4.30pm.  All welcome.

Full details of all to follow soon.

 

Refugee Week Meeting – Tuesday 19 June – Reporting Britain’s Immigration Secrets

Showing of extracts from

Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets
The BBC Panorama programme about G4S abuse of people imprisoned in Brook detention centre, first shown in September 2017 (winner of 2018 BAFTA Current Affairs award

followed by speakers including:
Rev Nathan Ward, former senior manager with G4S.
Caroline Bannock, Community Editor of the Guardian, part of the team investigating and reporting on the Windrush generation and their families mistreated by the Home Office and in some cases detained and deported.
Plus local print and broadcast journalists.

7.30 pm Tuesday 19th June 2018
The Long Room, Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX

 Part of Oxford Refugee Week

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PRESS RELEASE: National Delegate Meeting of Journalists’ Union Demands Access to Immigration Detention Centres

Lynn Degele, delegate from the Oxford branch of the National Union of Journalists, proposed a motion at the NUJ national Delegate Meeting in Southport last weekend demanding the right of access for journalists to immigration detention centres such as Campsfield, near Oxford.

The resolution was carried unanimously by over 120 delegates, and the union’s National Executive Council is now charged with seeking changes to the law and regulations to secure its demands.

The Campaign to Close Campsfield is holding its monthly demonstration at Campsfield main gates this Saturday at noon. Bill MacKeith, joint organiser of the campaign said:

Last September’s BBC Panorama exposure of abuse by G4S guards in Brook House detention centre near Gatwick was only possible because of the bravery of one detention centre guard and hidden camera techniques. Continue reading

Press release: International Women’s Day solidarity with Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers

International Women’s Day vigil

5pm Thursday 8 March 2018, Carfax, Oxford

in support of the demands of women on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood migrant prison Bedfordshire

and the 24-hour solidarity Freedom Fast

On 21 February, more than 120 people detained in Yarl’s Wood engaged in a three-day hunger strike protesting the lack of a time limit for how long people can be detained and the inhumane conditions of the centre itself. On 26 February, they escalated to an all-out strike, releasing a statement saying “we will cease to participate in detention, we will not eat, use their facilities or work for them.” Continue reading

Anniversary Demonstration – 24 YEARS TOO LONG!

At 12 noon Saturday 25th November  there will be an anniversary demo at Campsfield main gates, Langford Lane OX5 1RE

SPEAKERS:Layla Moran MP (Oxford W), Anneliese Dodds MP (Oxford E), Freed Voices, Movement for Justice, Stansted 15
GUEST APPEARANCES: Robb Johnson**, Neo (homelessness campaigner and singer-songwriter)

Bike ride to Campsfield: meet 10.30 Martyrs’ Memorial, Oxford

2.30-4.30 Barbed Wire Britain meetup: briefings, plan future action, refreshments, food; Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB

November 1993, 2 white vans brought the first detainees to the new Campsfield detention prison from Harmondsworth near Heathrow. Since then over 30,000 people have been locked up here without time limit, without charge or proper legal representation in a place run for profit (currently by MITIE). And detainees and their supporters have insisted, month by month, year by year, that it be closed, along withFl all other detention centres.

Close Campsfield, end all immigration detention!
For freedom of movement and the right to stay !
Stop deportations !
Unite the families !

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** Robb Johnson is also playing a gig on Friday 24 November, 7.30pm
St Aldates Tavern, email pete.cann@hotmail.co.uk to book