Saturday Dec 3rd, 2pm, SADACCA Community Centre, 48 The Wicker, Burngreave
Sheffield's Kurdish community is now being "influenced" to return to Iraq by being evicted from their accommodation harassed on the street by police and immigration officials. Return to northern Iraq is extremely dangerous for Iraqi Kurds - reports about those already forcibly deported confirm their fears: Iraq is not safe.
Karwan, an Iraqi Kurd recently deported by night from the UK, handcuffed and beaten in a military plane: "I was taken onto the plane like an animal, not a human". Are there no depths to which the Home Office will sink? Dressed in military uniform, he was dumped without anything at Irbil airport in northern Iraq. We don't know what has happened to him since.
This No Borders meeting wil be an opportunity to organise practical support for Sheffield's Iraqi Kurdish community.
We will also hear from those families, activists and trade unionists who are fighting against immigration legislation and for their right to live and work where they choose.
We need to organise and to use our "influence" to scrap immigration controls. Come to the meeting.