On Wednesday 26th March, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, the black woman who coined the term “Intersectionality” and professor of law at University College of Los Angeles and Columbia, gave a lecture entitled “Justice Rising: moving intersectionally in the age of post-everything”
For those of you who missed it, you can listen to the recording of the event here.
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 Abanali baseMjondolo / @Abahlali_ABM
“If the ANC does to you what the Apartheid government did to you, then you must do to the ANC what you did to the Apartheid government.”
- Nelson Mandela, Cosatu Conference, 1993
Today Abahlali will hold a protest in Cato Crest in honour of the late Tata Nelson Mandela. On Saturday Abahlali baseMjondolo [...]
By Let Down 15 private tenants from 7 local tenant action groups across London held a ‘housewarming party’ at a development of newly built private rented flats in Stratford, east London, in protest at soaring private rents and the government’s failure to tackle the problem. London rents have been rising at around 7 per [...]Read more →
I just read this interview with Rizzle Kicks where they talk about hip-hop’s problem with misogyny and homophobia. Now, I’m a rapper. I’m a rapper who doesn’t even listen to rap anymore because I can’t deal with the constant buffoonery in the genre. I can listen to whatever I want. Because of that, I choose [...]Read more →
Video by @IWGBUnion
On Saturday 2nd November, members of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain and workers at John Lewis Store in Oxford Street, occupy the store to protest and demand the London Living Wage. The video below is in Spanish and also has segments in English:
D.W Kasper queried this morning if today’s Chinatown action was led by business owners or not, coupled with a big hint from @TheRubyKid, I decided to find out what was actually going on.
Suresh Grover’s anti-racist organisation, The Monitoring Group, issued a press release which described the Chinatown shut down as a “Strike and Closure of Restaurants“. [...]
By Bandile Mdlalose
On June 3, 2010 when I became the General Secretary of Abahlali BaseMjondolo Movement S.A. I vowed to die where Abahlali members die. I vowed to protect my country. I vowed to be loyal to the poorest of the poor. I vowed to uplift the Constitution of South Africa in respect for all [...]
I’ve only met Owen Jones a few times and though we have had a few bizarre arguments, I can’t help but have a warm affection for him. I can’t deny that I find myself harbouring genuine sympathies for his stated aims. I cheered when he spoke against Israeli militarism on Question Time. I have found myself [...]
Tuesday 1st October 3pm,
Crossroads Women’s Centre
25 Wolsey Mews,
London NW5 2DX
“You find them coming in during the middle of the night when you are sleeping. I have been in bed lying down and someone has come into my room and I wake up and I am frightened. Why would a man be in my room [...]
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