From Abahlali baseMjondolo – The South African Shackdwellers Movement based in Durban.
The truth remains. The truth frees. The truth cannot be hidden with lies forÂ ever.
For lies to continue to hide the truth they must be constantly sustained andÂ maintained. For truth to be able to emerge from under the lies we have toÂ constantly remember what has […]
Back in April whilst the UK was in Election fever, in the Netherlands the Dutch Railways cleaners went on strike, it became the longest strike in Dutch history since 1933. After 9 long weeks, mostly migrant cleaners without a great command of Dutch took on their bosses and won.
According to Willem Dekker, an organizer with […]Read more →
In the early hours of the morning of 7th May, as the results were coming in for the British General Election 2010. I appeared on Al Jazeera English News Channel to speak on two topics:
Proportional Representation and what it means for far-right parties like the British National Party
The Barking “Hodge vs Griffin” results from an […]
So two weeks in, Osborne is able to keep his pledge on making Â£6,000,000,000 of cuts this year. Well what he has announced proves that he is actually making Â£5,700,000,000, as he is “redirecting” Â£500 million, which means he is Â£300 million pounds short of his pledge.
Whilst the city and business leaders have applauded the […]Read more →
Today, Friday 14 May, a deputation from London Coalition Against Poverty visited the South African High Commission to deliver a message in solidarity with their sister group in Durban, the shackdwellers’ movement,Â Â Abahlali baseMjondolo. Even with the world’s attention focused on their city, the group is experiencing massive repression and its leaders have been driven into […]Read more →
by Glyn Harries
At the May 2010 Barking and Dagenham council elections, the British National Party lost all their 12 Councillors, all previously elected in 2006. And their national party leader Nick Griffin, who it was suggested would take the Parliamentary seat, only came 3rd, and petulantly walked away declaring Barking and London â€˜finishedâ€™.
But away from […]Read more →
Thanks to the debate I had with Margaret Hodge MP for Barking, your friendly neighbourhood blogger and community activist/organiser has been asked to speak the infamous Qatar based news channel: Al Jazeera at 2.30am (British Summer Time/1:30 GMT) tonight/Friday morning.
They have asked me to discuss the local and general election results in Barking & Dagenham […]Read more →
From Sam Tarry at Hope Not Hate
Yesterday, BNP candidate Bob Bailey – the party’s top official in London – viciously attacked a young man in the street.
A camera team caught the attack on video – you need to watch it and then share it with everyone you know.
I make no bones about the fact that I am disillusioned with politics. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way but I had a real dilemma in writing this post. Do I spread my discontent or just leave everyone to make up their own minds?
I overcame my apprehension because I don’t like lemmings. […]Read more →
TMP: Why did you enter politics?
AW: Although always interested in politics I had never had a moment or opportunity in life to become fully involved. I came to a point where I decided that I needed to do more other than simply voting, and use whatever abilities I have to influence and make some […]
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