By Koos Couvée
An investigation that cleared police officers involved in the death of Sean Rigg is not worth the paper it is written on, an independent review has concluded.
Sean Rigg, 40, died after being restrained and arrested in 2008 in Brixton, south London.
The initial IPCC report found no evidence of wrongdoing by police officers.
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By Koos Couvée
Just before the onset of Britain’s switch to a post-industrial theme-park economy, Margaret Thatcher announced her flagship Right-to-Buy policy, designed to extend the joys of home ownership to council tenants by allowing them to buy their homes at a considerable discount. In August 1980, with the passing of the Housing Act, she told [...]
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 Koos Couvée
With the Games capturing the imagination of millions across the country and the medals for Team GB pouring in, it is hard to imagine that it was only a year ago that England witnessed the biggest social unrest for a generation – the August riots.
On this day last year, the disturbances that began [...]
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 [...]
Urban dancers dressed as police officers flash mobbed Trafalgar Square and Grosvenor Square on Saturday 31 March 2012 to raise awareness of police discrimination whilst using controversial stop and search powers.
StopWatch, the campaign group organising the flash mob, is particularly concerned about disproportionality in the use of stop and search. Black people are stopped and [...]
The Newham Monitoring Project (NMP) have launched a stop and search hotline as part of their response to this summer’s Olympic Games. Between July and August, the eyes of the world will be on Newham, where most of the sporting action will be taking place. This means that Newham and surrounding boroughs will see a [...]Read more →
Below is a transcript we’ve received from representatives of Industrial Workers of the World Cleaners’ Branch
An extract of the transcript can be heard on this video:
From London Antifascists
This Saturday 25th February, we will be laying a wreath at the International Brigades Memorial, Jubilee Gardens SE1 at 1pm to commemorate
our fallen comrade. We encourage all antifascists and radicals to join us.
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