Dear Mandela – An Award Winning Film about the first post-apartheid generation of South Africa
With Question and Answer session with a South African Speaker
When their shantytowns were threatened with mass eviction, the young people of South Africa’s sprawling shack settlements rose from their shacks to protect their homes, their constitutional rights and their dignity.
By Ken Fero
Migrant Media has just released ‘Who Polices The Police?’ a documentary on the complicity of the Independent Police Complaints Commission in deaths in custody and the struggle of one family for justice. The film’s director, Ken Fero, writes about the making of the film and on the images that the police do not […]
By Assed Baig / @assedbaig
The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad is only one in a long line of subservient decisions that the UK judiciary has taken to please the US.
These two men have languished in prison, without charge, without an end in sight, for 6 and 8 years respectively.Â Â TheirÂ Â families going through a […]
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan have been held in British prisons, without charge, for 7 and 6 years respectfully. They are accused by the American authorities, who want to extradite them to America to stand trial, of participating in terrorist-related activities. Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan are fighting the extradition warrant as they believe […]Read more →
From Traveller Solidarity
Date: 19th October 2012 at 1pm
Meeting point: Victoria Station
On October 19th 2011, an eviction operation was launched against the traveller community in Basildon by the local council and supported by national government.
Over 100 people were made homeless, dozens of families. Many still remain with nowhere to go, living next to the road of […]
By Zephaniah Samuels
The commitment by Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe to refit hundreds of police vans with closed-circuit TV following concerns raised by the Rigg family over hidden abuse of suspects by officers could prove to be life saving.
The commitment comes after the Rigg family met with the commissioner this Summer in the wake of […]
Simon Harwood, who the Daily Mail called “the thug in police uniform“, is no longer a Police officer. For the second time, his career for the Metropolitan Police has ended, and his pension remains intact. The public disciplinary of Harwood was a vain attempt to inject confidence into the Met, as Tomlinson’s relatives toÂ declared the […]Read more →
Steve Biko was the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa. In 1968 he co-founded the all-black South African Students’ Organization and was elected its first President. The organisation’s message spread from campuses to the general community, and in 1972 Biko helped found the Black People’s Convention. He was arrested many times for […]Read more →
By Zoe Stavri
I went to the Notting Hill Carnival to have fun, a nice day out with friends. Instead, I witnessed some of the most racist police behaviour I have ever seen.
We arrived at about three oâ€™clock, and the police presence felt heavy. Riot vans were parked on every corner, the Territorial Support Group (TSG) […]
VIDEO: Who Polices The Police?
(52minutes/UK/2012/Ken Fero/Migrant Media)
Sean Rigg dies in a caged area in Brixton Police Station in August 2008 and the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) are called in to investigate. Sean’s family are shocked at the death and this soon turns to anger when the government appointed IPCC begin to make error after […]
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