Over the past day, weeks and months, we have witnessed an unprecedented use of force and power towards one section of an ethnic minority community based in Essex. The local police constabulary and Basildon Council have admitted that the residents of Dale Farm pose no criminal threat nor are a source of other social antagonism […]Read more →
From Migrant Rights’ Network:
Mihir Bose speaking at TEDxEastEnd:
I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled […]Read more →
The events of last week has fuelled lots of discussion on the riots. From Parliament to the streets, we’ve seen blame being laid at the door of bankers to single parents. But if you sought insightful analysis, you’d do better to look at your local street and listen to the young people themselves rather than […]Read more →
An African-Caribbean woman venting her frustration at the rioters [contains swearing]
On Tuesday morning, I took the time to go around Peckham Rye and High Street to survey the damage of Monday nightâ€™s riots. It wasnâ€™t as bad as I had feared but the damage was considerable. Greggâ€™s the bakers was burnt out, destroying the several […]
Thousands of our members live and work in the communities that have been hit by the vandalism and looting of recent days. Tragically many people have lost their homes, and many more their workplace, potentially their job and income too.
We echo the words of the Fire Brigades Union, â€œthese events illustrate the bravery and commitment […]
by Vikram Visana
Every crisis presents an opportunity â€“ this has been the Obama administrationâ€™s modus operandi. The floods in South Asia have been a rare opportunity for the USA to win the hearts and minds of disillusioned Muslims in Pakistan. Much more than that, it could have sent a message of solidarity and compassion to […]
From The Commune
Last month the English Defence League announced plans to march in Tower Hamlets, East London, in protest at an Islamist conference planned for June 20th at the Troxy centre. The conference was planned by groups tied to Islamic Forum Europe, among the major Islamist groups in the area.
Anti-racists planned to demonstrate against the […]Read more →
Nine protesters who shut down Aberdeen airport in March last year have been found guilty of breach of the peace. The charges were significantly reduced over the course of the two week trial, with all vandalism charges being dropped.
The jury in Aberdeen – the oil capital of Europe, were the first to hear evidence from […]
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