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By mute, 21 October 2013


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Trenton Oldfield – Anti Olympics, austerity protester and East End of London neighbor of Mute's faces deportation tribunal on 9th December. Please sign and share this petition asking Theresa May to reconsider her decision.


It is with much regret that we inform you the Home Secretary Theresa May is pressing ahead with her plan to prevent Trenton Oldfield, co-coordinator of Myrdle Court Press  and This Is Not A Gateway, from staying in Britain. Unfortunately we are being forced to temporarily postpone our regular activity in order to fight this new battle. We hope to announce the 5th Festival Call and launch date for Critical Cities Volume 4 early in the new year. Deportation would mean the heartbreaking tearing apart of our family, livelihood, life and work. The migration and asylum tribunal date has been set for (UPDATE TRIBUNAL - THIS MONDAY 9 Dec ) MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2013 at IAC Hatton Cross, Feltham.


With less then four weeks to go, below are 5 ways you can assist us.


1.Please sign and share this petition ( asking Theresa May to reconsider her decision. It will be delivered to the Home Office on 29 OCTOBER 2013.


2. Write a character reference ( outlining why Trenton and our work IS conducive to 'the public good'. Letters will be key evidence detailing Trenton's contribution to 'British public life'. They will be submitted to the judge at the tribunal on 18 NOVEMBER 2013. Guidelines and examples of letters we have received can be found here. (


3. Join us on 27 OCTOBER 2013 ( , when we will be speaking about the politics of prisons and our situation at the Defend The Right To Protest conference. There will be a number of very important speakers and campaigns - more information.  


4. Bare witness at the tribunal ( on 18 NOVEMBER 2013 at 9:45am - IAC Hatton Cross, York House, 2/3 Dukes Green Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex TW14 OLS.


Sorry it is a little awkward to get to! Demonstrate your support and show the State that you are watching; bare witness. RSVP here. ( 5.


Buy 'The Queen vs Trenton Oldfield: A Prison Diary ( '. £14.99 including shipping. All proceeds go towards covering the 'Crown's costs' and printing a new run. We will be making the payment to the 'Crown' on 28 OCTOBER 2013.


Please check back on the This Is Not A Gateway website ( for regular updates from us.


Please share this widely. We have the energy to fight this, would be great if you joined us too. Thank you!


With All Our Best,


Deepa Naik & Trenton Oldfield