By Mhairi McAlpine / @Mhairi_McAlpine
Religion gets a bad press on the Left.
Activists from across the UK will gather in London in July for a summer school organised by So We Stand, a UK based community activist network which support communities living in high emissions such as power stations or airports and other areas facing environmental injustice.
The school aims to bring together leading international community organising movements [...]
By Kerem Nisancioglu
First he thanked God. Then he thanked Allah. Next came out the cigar and the open top bus ride through the (largely empty) city streets of Bradford where George Galloway had dramatically won a by-election. With the borderline-cringey chutzpah he has become famous for, Galloway was able to marginalise all other headlines in [...]
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By Daniel Randall, aka The Ruby Kid
Essex rapper Plan B’s new project iLL Manors (a “hip-hop musical” film, with a soundtrack featuring a soon-to-be-released title single) calls out the government and the right-wing media over the cuts, the riots, the housing crisis, racism and the demonisation of the working class.
A month after the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in the town of Sanford, Florida, his killer, George Zimmerman, is still a free man. Zimmerman has told local police he was attacked from behind and acted in self-defence but there is overwhelming evidence, both from witness accounts and recordings of 911 calls, that [...]Read more →
by Mairead Tagg
Last month I had a horrible experience at Glasgow Starbucks in Exchange Square. I went there quite early in the morning to do some work and was then forced to listen to a really racist “joke” made by someone who was chatting very loudly and laughing with staff. There was another woman buying [...]
I am a white, middle-class British woman, and my privilege is sticking right out as I write this. However, I wish to highlight that even for someone of my privileged status, feminism’s work is not yet done. On International Women’s Day, I send solidarity to my sisters all over the world. I will fight [...]
By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah / @nas009
Feminists have taken the struggle to the cyber domain, and are active in blogs, social networking spaces, and a variety of list serves. The blog that I curate, www.adventuresfrom.com is an example of one such space where African women discuss a core feminist issue – sexuality. In my personal experience, there are very few [...]
By Koos Couvée
Eleven years after the release of Injustice, a film about deaths in police custody, director Ken Fero remains a relatively unknown filmmaker. Despite having received several international awards and being dubbed “one of the most powerful films ever made in this country” by the Guardian, the film was never broadcast on British television. [...]
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