By Justin / @justinthelibsoc
On Wednesday 17th April, in Nea Manolada, Greece, more than 30 Bangladeshi migrant strawberry pickers were shot by their supervisors and bosses and several workers are currently in critical condition. The shooting took place when around 200 migrant workers demanded to receive wages for 6 months unpaid work. The Associated Press news agency [...]
By Tafadzwa ShakaRa Mbandaka
“HE’S SO DUMB INNIT. I DON’T MEAN TO SOUND RACIST YEAH, BUT HE IS AFRIKAN”
These are the words of English Frank to a room full of Afrikans at a Hip-Hop showcase in London. I don’t have to run down the sequence of events. Most of you by now have seen the video [...]
By David W. Kasper / @PereLebrun
She was born in the 1920s, with most of her childhood spent at the sharp end of the Great Depression. Though it must be said the economic situation following 1929 probably made little difference to her family, compared to what came before. Through passing autobiographical snippets, and anecdotes frequently cut short, [...]
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*Trigger warning – The following content detail various news stories and experiences of rape which can trigger memories or experiences of sexual violence*
Rape prevention advice is often seen as innocuous and helpful, this myth has been demolished by lots of feminists. The pretty amazing Welsh-Iraqi comedian that is Nadia [...]
[SPOILER ALERT and TRIGGER WARNING - I use the N-word when quoting Django and others]
OK so I’ve been thinking about Django Unchained a lot. Search the badlands of the Internet and you will find oceans of online commentary dedicated to Tarantino’s revenge-fantasy-cum-blaxploitation Western flick. Spike Lee condemned it, allegedly he read the script before deciding it was an assault [...]Read more →
Dear Mandela – An Award Winning Film about the first post-apartheid generation of South Africa
With Question and Answer session with a South African Speaker
When their shantytowns were threatened with mass eviction, the young people of South Africa’s sprawling shack settlements rose from their shacks to protect their homes, their constitutional rights and their dignity.
By Assed Baig / @assedbaig
The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad is only one in a long line of subservient decisions that the UK judiciary has taken to please the US.
These two men have languished in prison, without charge, without an end in sight, for 6 and 8 years respectively. Their families going through a [...]
Video Via Medialite
An excellent video from The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart eviscerating what in Britain has been called the #RomneyShambles campaign.
As Mitt Romney claims that 47 percent of the US population won’t vote for him as they pay no taxes, Jon Stewart shows a video of Romney’s mother praising the United States for giving welfare [...]
What: Mass fainting action in H&M store
Why: To raise awareness of malnutrition, exhaustion and poverty pay faced by garment workers in Cambodia who make H&M clothes
Where:Meet on the corner of H&M store on 174-176 Oxford Street
When: 10:30 on Tuesday, on 18th September 2012
Contact: Anna McMullen, anna [at] labourbehindthelabel [dot] org
By Assed Baig
Demonstrations have spread around the world after an anti-Islam video, made by someone named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, insulting the most revered figure of the Muslim world, the Prophet Muhammed was posted on youtube.
Why is it that this short video, apparently the work of one insignificant individual, can instigate such outrage? While the filmmaker [...]
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