First activists to stop controversial deportation flight start landmark six-week trial in Essex court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: First activists to stop controversial deportation flight start landmark six-week trial in Essex court Landmark Essex trial begins of 15 activists – first ever to stop secretive night flight, preventing the brutal, secretive and barely legal(1) expulsion of 34 people to Nigeria and Ghana. Defendants supported by Lord David Ramsbotham, former Chief Inspector…

Press Release: Trial Starts

For Immediate Release End Deportations // Stop Charter Flights // Solidarity with the Stansted Defendants Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. On March 19 2018, they are going to court charged with a terrorism-related offence. If found guilty they could serve many years in…

Celebrities call for the end of deportations

Notable figures, politicians, artists and actors have co-signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling for the end to charter deportation flights, and to drop the charges of the #Stansted15. The letter reads: Last March fifteen people chained themselves around a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. The…

Video: While Britain Exits EU, Activists Stop Deportations

Reposted from Rising Up With Sonali, 03/04/17 http://www.risingupwithsonali.com/while-britain-exits-eu-activists-stop-deportations/ Listen to story: Download: mp3 (Duration: 18:21 — 16.8MB)   FEATURING LILY MAY – British Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50, the law that triggers Britain’s exit from the European Union. The move came months after a contentious referendum that made international news and shocked…

5 Ways to Help End Deportations and Stop Charter Flights

Also published at: http://novaramedia.com/2017/03/31/5-ways-to-help-end-deportations-and-stop-charter-flights/ On 28 April, 14 people blocked the runway at Stansted airport and stopped a mass deportation charter flight to Nigeria and Ghana. Activists from End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and Plane Stupid ran onto the tarmac and locked themselves to each other using arm tubes and tripods. This is the first time this kind of direct…

Activists square up to the Home Office to defy a ruthless policy

Reposted from The Canary, 31/3/17. Text by Sophia Akram http://www.thecanary.co/2017/03/31/activists-square-up-to-the-home-office-once-more-to-defy-a-ruthless-policy/ On 28 March, activists stopped a charter flight of enforced removals from taking off. They were labelled “heroes” by some. But the Home Office matched this sturdy determination with its own steely resolve. It quickly rescheduled the flight and sent refused asylum seekers held in immigration detention…