"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

19 Princelet Street

https://twitter.com/19pst is fantastic. Was there this evening for a tour for the https://twitter.com/migrants_rights report launch. https://twitter.com/migrants_rights/status/327093674439766016/photo/1

https://twitter.com/refugeecouncil tweets :
Enjoying a great tour of @19pst and being reminded that anti-migrant rhetoric is nothing new. Thanks @migrants_rights for organising.

https://twitter.com/19pst we been here 300 years, will be here if you late! Hope won't need campaigns in 30, never mind 300 more. @migrants_rights.

https://twitter.com/susiesymes1 :
Humbled, and happy. Ninety people singing Happy Birthday to me, after I spoke @migrants_rights annual report launch @19pst. Thank you all.

19 Princelet Street :

'Suitcases bursting with history' (2003) : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2990378.stm

https://twitter.com/Laura_Padoan : At the wonderfully evocative 19 Princelet St, Spitalfields - an East End refuge for Huguenots to Russian Jews -

https://twitter.com/klaraskriv : Excellent launch of @migrants_rights annual report at an amazing location of @19pst

https://twitter.com/MigRightsScot : Great evening at launch of @migrants_rights annual report held @19pst museum of #immigration. #StandingOurGround

https://twitter.com/beckilancaster : Fab evening at 19 Princelet St with @migrants_rights Feel privileged to have seen such a special building, with an amazing history @19pst 

Asylum seeker, 19, married to British man in a coma after taking overdose days before she was due to be deported for being a 'sham bride'


An asylum seeker who is married to a British man is fighting for her life in hospital after an overdose  just days before she was due to be sent back to Nigeria.

May Brown, a 19-year-old college student, fled to Britain from her home country three years ago after witnessing her father's murder and being subjected to sexual abuse.

She settled in Weymouth, Dorset, where she met her husband, Michael Brown, 12 months ago and the couple married last December.

Mrs Brown, who was a games maker at last summer's Olympics and has two university offers to study law, applied to stay in the UK but despite her marriage her application was rejected.


https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrants of the day :

Actor Henry Ian Cusick born in Trujillo to Peruvian mum.Lived in Spain,Scotland,Trinidad & Tobago.

Jamelia-Jamaican & Zimbabwean parentage, singer-songwriter model entertainer tv presenter & actress


https://twitter.com/britishfuture tweets :
Should tight immigration controls keep St George out? @guardian diary feat @david_Goodhart @sundersays @maxwindcowie

https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK tweets :
funny but not really. Real affects on real lives

https://twitter.com/MigrantVoiceUK tweets :
and there are much worse see

Escaping the train to Auschwitz.


On 19 April 1943, a train carrying 1,631 Jews set off from a Nazi detention camp in Belgium for the gas chambers of Auschwitz. But resistance fighters stopped the train. One boy who jumped to freedom that night retains vivid memories, 70 years later.

In February 1943, 11-year-old Simon Gronowski was sitting down for breakfast with his mother and sister in their Brussels hiding place when two Gestapo agents burst in.

They were taken to the Nazis' notorious headquarters on the prestigious Avenue Louise, used as a prison for Jews and torture chamber for members of the resistance.

Today, Gronowski lives a two-minute walk from this building, where he was held for two nights without food or water.

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