From Close Campsfield
EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION AT CAMPSFIELD DETENTION CENTRE
Demonstration with Movement for Justice and Oxford Migrant Solidarity at Campsfield main gates (Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5 1RE).
LONDON MEET UP: 8.30am Marble Arch Tube station, see http://conta.cc/1v6B5Xm for more details.
In solidarity with the detainees and their demands.
“We will build houses for you, it is not something we can achieve overnight”
– Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, 1994 [link to video]
“We have learned that by demanding decent housing we make enemies, and that by occupying land we make those enemies even more ruthless. But we cannot wait in the mud, shit and […]
Today a campaign by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) was launched to combat the impacts of statelessness around the world. Around 10 million people globally are affected by statelessness – in other words, people without citizenship of any state – which in turn denies them the rights to formal education, healthcare, employment […]
On Saturday I was heartened by the United Families and Friends Campaign against deaths in custody (UFFC) annual march, even though it was still small. Last year around 100 people marched on Whitehall, this year there was a much improved number of around 300. The 300 came together in a year which should be remembered for […]
Muhammad Ali will never die.
October is Black History Month in the UK, so I’m posting a poignant poem by Muhammad Ali on the massacre of 33 African-American prisoners which ended the Attica Prison Uprising. Also his closing statements to the Irish interviewer, Cathal O’Shannon, are also of significance.
It is called Freedom – Better Now
“We are facing a war. The struggle for land and dignity continues.” – Abahlali Press Release
Yesterday Thuli Ndlovu, 36 and a mother to a teenage daughter, was shot dead while she watched TV in her home. A few hours previously spoke to her mother to tell her “today we are going to be shot” after seeing […]
“It’s offensive, it’s like our narrative is always being told from the perspective of being enslaved or being in servitude when there’s so much more to African history than just slavery.” – Sara Myers, lead campaigner of Boycott the Human Zoo
“The role of the white liberal in the black man’s history in South Africa […]
In December 2013 South Sudan, a country yet to celebrate 3 years of independence following separation from Sudan, was once more afflicted by violent conflict. 10 months later, with the death toll in the thousands and a nationwide humanitarian crisis affecting millions more (including over 100,00 displaced people in UN camps), the SPLM (Sudanese Peoples […]Read more →
By Abahlali baseMjondolo / @Abahlali_ABM
Just after three this morning the River View Flats in Cato Manor were occupied. Some of the occupiers had previously been evicted from this block of flats and others were from the Marikana Land Occupation, also in Cato Manor.
The security guards stationed at the block of flats tried to prevent the […]
By Abahlali baseMjondolo Solidarity UK
Mandela has been mourned across the world, his heroic words and deeds did far more than help end the racist apartheid system, his calm influence perhaps prevented a bloody civil war. So as Madiba has been laid to rest, it is time to much of his legacy is shown in the […]Read more →
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