In mid-July, the Home Secretary Theresa May MP announced a review of counter-terrorism and security powers. Announcing the review in the House of Commons, she said that the review would “put right the failures of the last government” and “restore ancient civil liberties” (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm100713/debtext/100713-0001.htm
paragraph 797 onwards).
The rapid review whose findings are expected this autumn cover six main points, “the most controversial and most sensitive points”, which include control orders and deportation with assurances (DWA). The use of intercept evidence in terrorism trial, however, is to be considered in a separate review and does not come under the scope of this particular review. Civil liberties organisations were invited to make submissions for the review.
A group of protesting asylum-seekers in Sydney threatened to leap from the roof of a Sydney detention centre where... To read more click here...
I'm pleased to be able to say that Flora was not detained on Monday, nor on Tuesday when she reported to Dallas Court. The vigil was well attended by activists, local people, union members, her parish priest, Green Party representatives and the BBC.
All the support was greatly appreciated. It meant Flora did not have to go through the ordeal alone and that throughout an incredibly stressful and uncertain day she had people to turn to.
It also meant that as is often the case if there had been a UKBA snatch squad (and there were potential sightings at the end of the road) there would have been witnesses, acting as both a deterrent, as well as ensuring a greater degree of accountability. The general consensus was that this was something positive to bear in mind for future actions.
Plans for a compilation of essays, research and creative writing to be published on the topic of "Migration is a Human Right".
AKM Ismail is hoping to recruit ten creative writers primarily from UK but with varied backgrounds to research and write on this topic.
30 % of the profit has been set aside for the authors, proportionate to the effort put by them.
The underlying theme is that the Earth is a global village and we humans are basically the same. We should be able to travel any where and settle down in a legal manner ie get a job get educated or get married. It should not be based on race or religion. One needs to look at history and see how the Superpowers achieved the status today - say migration to Australia, Canada, and even USA. Is it a question of first come first served. Are politicians using Migration to fan dissent to ensure their own survival?
In partcular one needs to do reasearch on Migration by Muslims and Migration to Muslim countries. How do we fare? How to achieve the ideal of borderless travel amoung Muslim countries similar to EU? In depth study by academics are required and the selection of the Author followed by people who are willing to do Research is essential to the success of the project.
Similar to a chapter on Muslims - AKM Ismail is getting Authors to write on Migration by Indians, Chinese and Jews.
If you are interested in this project please send your CV to AKM Ismail: email@example.com
Please also state why this topic is of interest to you, which area you would be interested in and what your expectations on cost of research and let us come to a logical solution.
URGENT - Child M & family to be deported on Tuesday.
Please phone immigration minister:
Damian Green on 0207 035 3986
and Home Secretary:
Teresa May on 0207 219 5206
Ask for the family to be given the right to stay. Give reference number: g1158044.
Please forward this information to people in your network.
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Iranian family in hiding over deportation fears.BBC News, 20 August 2010
The family had disappeared by the time UKBA officials arrived to remove them
An Iranian family living in Manchester, who say their lives will be in danger if they are deported back to Iran, have gone into hiding.The family had disappeared by the time UKBA officials arrived to remove them.
Read the rest of the article here: http://tinyurl.com/27843xe
Previously we have sent out an appeal for the Vahidi family, facing removal to Iran. The campaign has now issued a model letter to send to the Home Secretary (download file below).
Please take a moment to read the letter, sign and send it to the Home Secretary today.
Fax: 020 8760 3132
(00 44 20 8760 3132 if you are faxing from outside UK)
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