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May 03, 2024

You can stop the Rwanda raids. Here’s how

As people face raids and deportation to Rwanda this week – we must be there for them, like the UK was there for me, I was able to work and study, and I had a right to appeal my refusal and access...

Gaza, Genocide and International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rabbi Brant Rosen - Shalom Rav It’s safe to say that International Holocaust Remembrance Day arrived on Saturday, January 27 at a deeply fraught moment for the Jewish community. Just today, we’ve received the news that the International Court ...

Why history maker Diane Abbott's career may be over

Back in the heady days of the famed Labour Party Black Sections rebellion in the 1980s, Diane Abbott was one of their most outspoken leaders. They were African Asian and Caribbean activists who caused big trouble for the Neil Kinnock Labour leadership w ...

Zoom event to mark anniversary of Black teenager Stephen Lawrence’s murder

Marc Wadsworth Thirty years ago, today, Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was murdered by racist thugs in South East London, in Britain. It became an international cause célèbre after, as founder of the Anti-Racist Alliance, I was able to introduce N ...

International 21 March event to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre

Marc Wadsworth New research has proved that at least 80 people - many of them youths - were murdered by South Africa’s racist apartheid police 63 years ago this month in what became known as the Sharpeville Massacre. Officials at the time lied th ...

Why Black people must defend refugees in Britain

Marc Wadsworth Perhaps one of South African Nobel Peace prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s most famous quotes, is: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” With the appalling scenes on TV ne ...

Centenary of Shapurji Saklatvala getting elected to parliament

Marc Wadsworth One hundred years ago this month, an Indian freedom fighter and communist was elected to the British parliament as the Battersea Trades Council and Labour Party MP. Shapurji Saklatvala was a member of India’s industrially wealthiest Tata ...

Nottingham The Liberation Movement launch a big success

Two MPs and most of Nottingham’s African, Asian and Caribbean councillors attended the launch of a new chapter of The Liberation Movement (TLM) in the city. Meeting organiser Cllr Hassan Ahmed, co-founder of TLM, said at the Indian Community Centre ...

Three decades after Stephen Lawrence murder: racism still rampant

It was an iconic moment almost 30 years ago when arguably the world’s most famous person at the time Nelson Mandela stood in front of TV cameras, outside a central London hotel, to scold British politicians for their silence about racism. It follow ...

MP Clive Lewis backs new anti-racism campaign

Leading British Black politician Clive Lewis MP is among a host of prominent figures who are backing the setting up of a new broad based national anti-racist campaign, which will be launched on Tuesday (November 2) at a public meeting in London.  ...

Sicko UK: shocking selling-off of the health service

Britain’s flagship National Health Service got a top award on its 73rd birthday this summer but it is in crisis because the country’s corrupt profits-before-people government are selling off the iconic public asset to big business. Yet the vast majori ...

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