This Saturday 11th May will see the launch of the Our Tottenham community charter from 1pm at Tottenham Town hall. The launch –including a photo opportunity – will be followed by a community picnic (weather permitting).
The charter was produced following a daylong conference on 6th April 2013 where 110 people from over 30 local groups [...]
By Luqman Onikosi
A migrant’s life is full of uncertainty. For international students, foreign investors or skilled migrants, we have to justify ourselves in order to be given the chance to stay alive. How can we do this? In a system that decides who lives and dies on the basis of economics and race, our chances [...]
After the multi-award winning feature Injustice, documenting the struggles of families who lost loved ones at the hands of the police, comes a powerful and poetic cinema documentary about resistance to state brutality. Its makers, Migrant Media, are now fundraising to complete post-production on the film and initial distribution. Please support this effort, donate as [...]Read more →
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A new podcast by Caiman del Barrio of LibCom discussing events in Latin America from a Libertarian Communist perspective. This first episode looks at the rise and legacy of Hugo Chávez. He may have died but his project – misleadingly named ‘revolutionary socialism for the 21st [...]
This is a guest post by @copwatcher
Copwatching can often lead to a distinct sense of déjà vu – the same stories keep appearing again and again. So what have we learnt this week?
We are creeping closer to the day when all coppers are armed – with Tasers
In Cambridgeshire, more beat officers and traffic police, not [...]
Following our previous report on the campaigning Cleaners at the Corporation of London’s Barbican Centre, we now have footage of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain holding a surprise occupation of the centre.
This video shows the cleaners who are mostly migrants facing racist abuse for having the temerity to end poverty pay. Watch the [...]
By Reni Eddo-Lodge / @renireni
About six months ago, I challenged the racism of a high profile white feminist. The following months I had a crash course of how racism works. The general feminist consensus about my challenge was that I was in the wrong. Though the white feminists who defended her rarely engaged with my actual [...]
By Celeste West / @Kosmogrrrl
It is difficult to know where to begin in replying to Rahila Gupta’s Open Democracy article (April 16) which positions “Transgender” as a challenge to feminist politics. I appreciate that its intent is good, however that alone does not mean that it is accurate, and does not mean it is not harmful. [...]
By Sita Balani / @sitainshort
In 1982, 12 young Asian men from Bradford took the stand in court on charges of making explosive devices with the intent to cause damage to property and persons, facing penalties of up to life imprisonment. The previous year they had devised makeshift petrol bombs out of milk bottles in preparation [...]
It’s been nearly six months since British citizens Babar Ahmed and Talha Ahsan were extradited to the United States. Just as they and their families feared, they’re now being held in supermax conditions of solitary confinement – alone 23 hours/day in a tiny cell, day after day after day…
On 16 May come see a film [...]
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