No Borders update

On November 29th No Borders Manchester hosted a successful speaker and film event at The Friends Meeting House. A healthy turnout of at least 60 people heard speakers from the NoBorders Network, the Migrant Workers Network and the University of Manchester. Guests speaking on behalf of the NoBorders network introduced the aims, motivations and structure of the network. They also gave a report from the NoBorders camp that took place on the Mexico/North American border in early November.

Stef Jansen from the University of Manchester used the example of the former Yugoslavia to demonstrate the artificial construction of nation states.

Extracts were shown from an inspiring 39min documentary called 'No Lager Nowhere' (understood in several European countries as no migration controls/no detention centres), produced by the European anti-Lager Campaign. The documentary brings together live footage of anti-lager actions that have occurred across Europe and Australia.

Since this film was shown autonomous actions against migration controls continue to occur, including a nationally coordinated day of action against deportation snatch squads. For extensive coverage of this event see the UK indymedia newswire for 18th Dec. 07, or http://www.noborders.org.uk/ for links to mainstream press coverage.

NoBorders Manchester will meet again on 26th January 08, to plan future campaigns, events and actions, and prepare for the NoBorders national gathering that Manchester will be hosting in February. The time and location of these meetings is to be confirmed. Email manchesternoborders@riseup.net for more information or check this blog.

Posted byManchester No Borders at 7:45 AM