By Mhairi McAlpine / @mhairi_mcalpine
One of the first things almost any English visitor to Scotland will notice almost the instant that they get off the train is how “white” our country is. Â Partly this is because the sun is an infrequent visitor, but compared with England, where Â almost 10% of the population is of minority […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
The press remained relatively quiet about the goings on at the Leveson enquiry yesterday, and the journalists I usually follow for updates were not offering their live tweet services. Perhaps it had something to do with the topics of the day – the representation of women and Muslims in the media.
By Robert KazandjianÂ /Â @RKazandjian
I mentor excluded, marginalised, vulnerable teenagers in North London. I work for an organisation that enables them to achieve educational qualifications and provides pastoral care and support.
These teenagers encounter obstacle after obstacle in their development; abuse, neglect, poverty and systems that appear destined to fail them. Iâ€™ve worked as a mentor for three […]
By Zoe Stavri / @stavvers
Following my last dissatisfying evening with Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, Â it seemed almost masochistic to sit through a similar propaganda exercise all over again. Perhaps I am a glutton for punishment, though, as when presented with the opportunity to hear Hogan-Howe give a lecture on â€œtotal policingâ€ at LSE, I […]
The callout came late on Thursday night, I received a text message forwarded from a friend stating Steve Hedley from the RMT has called for a counter-demo to oppose the English Defence League in Barking.
UAF made a similar callout on Friday, I was surprised that staunch anti-fascists were apparently either caught unaware until short […]
By Koos Couvee / @kooscouvee
Over two hundred people gathered at the steps of St Pauls cathedral today to celebrate the birthday of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, commemorate his lifeâ€™s work and share their views on how Dr Kingâ€™s legacy is relevant today.
The event, a collaboration of community activists, church members, trade union representatives and […]
Wednesday 25th January 2012, 7pm – 9pm
The Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ
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Between 5.00 â€“ 7.00 pm on Friday 9thÂ December 2011 campaigners will assemble at Speakers Corner and make their way via Marble Arch and Oxford Street to the US Embassy London.Â Â They will be there to demand the unconditional and immediate release of Mumia Abu Jamal.
This date marks 30 years since Mumia Abu Jamal was arrested and […]
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