Stopping immigration raids from Glasgow to London – the power of Direct Action

What happened in Kenmure Street, Glasgow on Eid al-Fitr 2021 was beautiful indeed. I don’t think many of us have seen anything quite like this: over a thousand people coming out to block an immigration raid, forcing Immigration Enforcement and police to back down and release their prisoners. While celebrating the rich Glaswegian fabric of

‘Fighting an alligator in the water’: Reflections on the Kenmure Street ICE resistance

Haringey Anti-Raids reflect on the magical scenes in Glasgow and why the work of resisting immigration enforcement needs to begin long before ICE vans slither in to our communities. The people of Pollokshields in Glasgow made an uncompromising name for themselves this week, as hundreds of local residents erupted onto Kenmure Street to stop a

“No case to answer” in Haringey Anti-Raids trial

Earlier this morning, Highbury Magistrates threw out a case against two Haringey locals charged with obstructing immigration enforcement officers. The case related to an incident in February of this year near Green Lanes, following a raid by a Home Office Immigration Enforcement team. The defendants stood watch on the operation, ensuring that people in the

Legal: Can immigration officers arrest me for obstruction?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve received reports of several activists being arrested for allegedly obstructing immigration enforcement operations. In each case, the arrests were made by immigration officers themselves rather than the police. Understandably, this has caused some confusion amongst activists about the arrest powers wielded by immigration officers. Carl Spender is here to

BREAKING: Anti Raids Network shut down London immigration enforcement base

The activists from Anti Raids Network have successfully shut down the Eaton House immigration enforcement base in Hunslow. Eaton House is one of four immigration enforcement bases in London. It covers West London area. Immigration enforcement officers plan their operations and leave from there to carry out raids and intelligence gathering visits. The blockade, involving

The current crisis and the rise of the Corbyn dogma

A few days ago Freedom published an article called, “The End of Dogma #keepcorbyn as a Transitional Demand.” In it an occasional Freedom contributor argued for support of the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as he faces a coup organised by right wing Labour MPs, Blairite think tanks and most of the soft left media. It

From Dover to Calais to Brussels, the border regime is in violent panic

The recent anti-migrant demonstration by the National Front and other assorted fascist backwash is among a rising tide of violence against migrants. People asserting their freedom to move across borders are met with a mix of state and fascist aggression. Around fortress Europe, borders are institutions of crisis and conflict. As the force of migration