Action for ESOL calls on you to TAKE ACTION!
Why? The government has announced changes to family immigration rules which will stop UK residents on lower incomes from bringing their spouses to the UK. Spouses who are allowed into the UK will have to wait five years and be forced to sit an Entry 3 ESOL [...]
The Multicultural Politic, with a brand new look and a strengthened editorial team, was re-launched last night in a two-hour plenary and debate on the meaning of multiculturalism, and the challenges facing London’s multicultural communities.
Guest speakers were Estelle du Boulay of the Newham Monitoring Project (NMP), Adam Eliot-Cooper of Ceasefire Magazine, and independent film maker [...]
With the London Olympics on our doorstep, a wave of complaints around police racism and youth unemployment at an all time high, The Multicultural Politic is hosting a debate on the reality of multiculturalism in Britain today. We are also using this opportunity to re-launch our blog with a new logo and a strengthened editorial [...]Read more →
On what would be Curtis Mayfield’s 70th birthday, Kerem Nisancioglu explores the soul artist’s musical legacy and the political context in which his music found its resonance.
“We’re believing very strongly in equality and freedom for all, but especially we people who are darker than blue… we’re not trying to offend anyone, but basically telling it like [...]
By Mick Hall
Roy Hodgson, the newly appointed England football manager’s decision to drop Rio Ferdinand, the Manchester United defender from his Euro 2012 squad whilst selecting John Terry, epitomizes all that is wrong with English football. No matter how much media hacks attempt to dress up this decision as one of a lack of fitness, [...]
Last night’s event at a packed out Friend’s Meeting House in Euston, entitled Resistance: the Best Olympic Spirit, was truly inspiring. We are glad to be able to post the audio of the speeches made by John Carlos and Janet Alder below.
A full report from last night’s event can be found on the TUSC Independent [...]
By Gavan Titley
Mohamed Merah was still under police siege when the email came from a researcher on Nick Ferrari’s LBC radio show; ‘are you free to come on and discuss the massacre in Toulouse, and whether this could ever happen in Britain?’ The answer was no, but the question, and the invitation, interested me. Why [...]
By Koos Couvée
The NUJ is back at News International headquarters in Wapping, more than twenty-five years after being derecognised and locked out during the Wapping strike of 1896.
Today, 33 years after his death at the hands of the police during an anti-nazi demonstration in Southall, west London, we commemorate New-Zealand born teacher Clement Blair Peach.
Blair Peach, anti-racist activist and president of the East London NUT branch was struck by a police baton during a demonstration against the decision of the far-right National [...]
By Mhairi McAlpine / @Mhairi_McAlpine
Growing up in the 1970s, I didn’t have the most politically correct upbringing. A gollywog adorned the jam jar I stared blankly at as I woke up over my morning toast, in school we read “Little Black Sambo” – complete with illustrations, for pleasure I read about how evil Gollywogs were, [...]
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