By Rochelle Bugg / @RochelleBugg
Iâ€™m not writing this looking for attention or sympathy (given what my sisters and I are facing neither of those come anywhere close to being useful.Â Unless they can make mum better or bring our dad back to life weâ€™re not that bothered).
At Kilmorie Primary School, around 200 local residents attended a Lewisham Police co-ordinated meeting about the shooting of British Ghanaian man by the police. I attended the meeting only in the last 40 minutes but I was told by another attendee that: the police could answer no questions on the specific circumstances as the […]
From Occupy Wall Street
Workers facing layoffs at a Chicago window factory have declared victory after occupying their plant for 11 hours. Through direct community action, including the support of Occupy Chicago, the workers and their union prevented the California-based Serious Energy company from closing the plant for another 90 days. The workers hope this will […]Read more →
By Sacha Ismail
The workshop on discrimination and violence against Europeâ€™s Roma communities which I attended on the afternoon of Unite Against Fascism conference (25 February) was excellent â€“ informative, alarming and a call to action. No doubt there were other useful parts of and aspects to the event. But as a conference it was not […]
Note: There is an upcoming meeting about the Forest Hill Police shooting organised by Lewisham Police on Saturday 25th February at 1pm – 3pm at Kilmorie Primary School, Kilmorie Road, Lewisham, SE23 2SP details here:Â http://bit.ly/yLo7Eq
The following piece is an individual’s account about a public meeting regarding the Forest Hill shooting on Monday 20th February that […]
Lewisham joins protests across the UK as part of the Fuel Poverty Action Winter Warm-Up Weekend of Friday 27thÂ – Monday 30thÂ January
Locals angry at having to make the choice between ‘heating and eating’ will be â€˜warming upâ€™ in and outside offices of energy companies, local government, and housing providers.
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.
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 […]
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