“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 […]
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
I just read this interview with Rizzle Kicks where they talk about hip-hopâ€™s problem with misogyny and homophobia. Now, Iâ€™m a rapper. Iâ€™m a rapper who doesnâ€™t even listen to rap anymore because I canâ€™t deal with the constant buffoonery in the genre. I can listen to whatever I want. Because of that, I choose […]Read more →
50 years ago today, Washington D.C. was put on lockdown, a 24 hour ban on the selling of alcohol was imposed and the usually bustling streets were quiet almost trembling with fear. The reason being that negroes were marching on Washington and they were not welcome. The US Capital expecting a race riot, tolerated […]
Via Democracy Now!
On August 28 it will be 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which remains one of the American Left’s most successful mobilizations ever.Â More than a quarter-million people came to the Washington on August 28th, 1963 to protest discrimination, joblessness and economic inequality faced by African Americans. The march […]
Warning: The first video contains scenes that are distressing and involve physical restraint.
We remember the detainees at Guantanamo and other US sites by publishing these two videos:
The first is with Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, going through the Standard Operating Procedure for force-feeding which happens twice a day in Guantanamo Bay. During Ramadan, 44 detainees […]
If you’re a white person, it may come as a surprise to you that the rest of us are thinking a few things we choose not to say. Kamau helps by finding a white guy who’ll listen â€” we’d say it was about dialogue or whatever but it’s really just for fun.
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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 […]
If you are a regular consumer of mainstream news then it might surprise you to find out that the British Police Force as an institution often fuck people up, they have and continue to harbour many individuals like Simon Harwood. Officers that are known to crack skulls, destroy homes, brutalise young people, sell personal […]
Comrades and Friends, today on 24th April, we celebrate Mumiaâ€™s birthday. Mumia is a political prisoner framed for his political beliefs, this is evident from his FBI files which shows that the state had him under surveillance sinceÂ he was 14 years old and joined the Black Panther Party.
We celebrate his life of commitment to struggle […]
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