Date: 
15 November 2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Venue: 
Immigration Tribunal, Taylor House, 88 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4QU

All Out for Tacko's Appeal Hearing

Thursday 15th November

Immigration Tribunal, Taylor House, 88 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4QU

Demonstrate 9am

Hearing 10am

Nearest tube stations: Angel (Northern Line) & Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)

Tacko Mbengue is a leading activist in the Movement for Justice and one of Britain's most committed fighters for LGBT freedom, racial equality, free public education, and against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim bigotry. Like so many young men and women who come to Britain to escape persecution and oppression in other countries, he is deeply committed to preserve the democratic freedoms and rights that are now under attack in this country. He is a student at Newham College and has been a Movement for Justice speaker at university and college forums on the fight for LGBT & asylum rights. This year he was elected as LGBT representative on the NUS black students' committee.

Tacko is a 26-year old gay asylum seeker from Senegal. He has been in Britain since December 2008 and spent the first 18 months in prison and detention centres - where he became a leader in the fight against the racism of the UK Border Agency. He has been fighting for over two years for the right to live safely in Britain as a gay man and a victim of torture.

Tacko has not been granted asylum and has been forced to live under the constant threat of deportation because he is a prominent leader of the Movement for Justice and the struggle against the scapegoating of refugees and asylum seekers here in Britain.

Next Thursday, 15 November, Tacko has an appeal hearing against the UKBA's rejection of his claim for asylum and its cynically dishonest refusal to accept that he is gay.

On 15 November the movement that Tacko has done so much to inspire and build must be present in the courtroom. Each one of us in that room and demonstrating outside Taylor House is a living testimony to Tacko's right to asylum. Each one of us will be making it clear that our movement values leaders like Tacko and will not allow them to be torn from us.

Upcoming events

7 Jul 15

Join us in Kendal on 7th July to OPPOSE MOORSIDE
Giant Postcard to Colour and Sign.
#StopMoorside petition.
Call to Boycott Toshiba (developers of the Moorside site).

Come along, bring yourselves, bring banners, bring music and show OPPOSITION to MOORSIDE the biggest and LEAST TALKED ABOUT THREAT TO THE NW & BEYOND

8 Jul 15

George Osborne is to announce an emergency budget on Wednesday 8 July.

The People's Assembly is calling a national day of protests against austerity across the country. In London we'll assemble at Parliament from 5:30pm.

This is the second budget in just four months & it begs the question what was Osborne hiding in his last?

Osborne plans £12 billion in cuts to welfare and a fresh round of austerity measures.

Updates on protests outside of London will be posted on the People's Assembly website - more info soon.

15 Jul 15

This September, the world’s arms dealers come to London. A huge weapons fair will bring together

17 Jul 15

This summer we’ve got a very exciting prospect in store – the Take Back Our World festival, 17-19 July. Organised by Global Justice Now and Students Against TTIP.

The festival is set within the beautiful natural surroundings of Tapeley Park –  a stately home in north Devon, with a lake, woods and permaculture garden, not to mention the sea within walking distance.

18 Jul 15

This summer we’ve got a very exciting prospect in store – the Take Back Our World festival, 17-19 July. Organised by Global Justice Now and Students Against TTIP.

The festival is set within the beautiful natural surroundings of Tapeley Park –  a stately home in north Devon, with a lake, woods and permaculture garden, not to mention the sea within walking distance.