Urgent: threat to Calais migrants

People from within the No Borders network have issued a call out for activists, legal observers, journalists and video activists to support migrants in Calais against imminent police attack and deportation!

The French immigration minister, Mr.Besson has officially announced that plans for the destruction of the refugee camps in Calais and the subsequent deportation of refugees will take place this week between the 20th and 25th of July. There is an urgent need for people to go to Calais to protest against the clearances as well as to act as legal & human rights observers as police begin destroying the camps and attempting to remove people.

Please act now in any of the following ways:

To go to Calais for direct solidarity this week:
http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/call-out-for-cameras-video-activist-and-legal-observers-in-calais/

For phone and email blockades of the French Embassy in London; Phil Woolas, UK Immigration Minister; the French Interior Ministry. All contacts at the end of this message at http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/

To lobby your MEP:
http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/eu-council-directives-of-use-to-lobby-meps/

http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/model-letter-for-mps/

To join in protests in London:
http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/protest-against-destruction-of-calais-jungles/

For an Open statement about Calais situation to all concerned, to be sent
to NGO's, human rights organizations, Trade Unions, anyone else you can
think of:
http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/category/calais-witnesses/

For helping with direct solidarity in August:
http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/solidarity-not-charity/

Posted byManchester No Borders at 4:01 PM