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Campsfield Demonstrators Call for Detainees to be Paid Minimum Wage (via Close Campsfield)

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Press release – 28 January 2010 Tel. 01865 558145 / 01993 703994 Demonstrators at the monthly protest at Campsfield detention centre near Kidlington tomorrow (12-2pm main gates, Langford Lane) are calling for detainees who are paid for doing jobs such as serving meals and cleaning in the centre to be paid at least the minimum wage. Earlier this month, the Guardian reported that women detained at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre are being pa … Read More

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Campsfield: 17 years, 13,000 dead (via Close Campsfield)

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

THE FIRST FOREIGNERS were incarcerated at Campsfield 17 years ago this month. It marked the beginning of Fortress Europe, which now spreads from the Ukraine to the Sahara and beyond, and has claimed 13,000 lives in that same period, according to an article in El Pais:  EUROPE'S FAR FROM SPLENDID ISOLATION by Henk van Houtum – Xavier Ferrer-Gallardo Five years after hundreds of migrants besieged the two Spanish enclaves in Morocco, Ceuta and Melil … Read More

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