Category Archives: National News

The Hostile Environment Is Deadly

Two organisations with impressive, longstanding track records providing support and succour to people seeking asylum and other immigrants, are joining forces during Refugee Week to call for an end to the government’s hostile immigration environment.

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Disinvest From Myanmar! End Rape & Genocide

UNILEVER claims to embody principles that respect the dignity and rights of women and girls, especially in the marketing of Dove products. UNILEVER has been so successful in this that the company holds the title of “Impact Champion” appointed by … Continue reading

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Speak out: Family Courts On Trial

On the centenary of (some) women’s suffrage, mothers, grandmothers and women’s organisations will expose and protest the devaluing of mothers and the unwarranted rise in children being taken into care and adopted against the wishes of birth families.

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Protest against the deportation of Maru-Mora Villalpando, US immigrants’ rights leader

Maru Mora-Villalpando, a US based community organiser and mother has been served with a deportation notice despite living with her daughter in the US for over 20 years. She is one of many outspoken, undocumented campaigners – from Haiti, Trinidad, … Continue reading

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London marks Launch of US Poor People’s Campaign

A new movement has been growing in the United States and is being launched nationally today in Washington DC. The new Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) is a ‘multi-year’ undertaking. It plans to engage in highly publicized civil disobedience and direct action … Continue reading

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Launch of Support Not Separation

The unwarranted removal of children is not an aberration of the past or The Handmaid’s Tale of the future. Thousands of mothers are being labelled ‘unfit’ and treated as mere surrogates right now.

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The increasing levels of Islamophobic threat targeting the UK Muslim community

JUST Yorkshire strongly condemns the growing level of Islamophobic abuse, hostility and terrorist threat facing the Muslim community in the UK at this present time. We urge the Government to use the same national framework used by our security services … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit! Trump Wants Friendship With Russia and China! Condemns Obama Regime Change Wars

During the shopping season for gifts marking the birth of the Jesus the Son of God and teacher of ‘turn the other cheek’ and ‘love thy enemies,’  one half of the“financial element in the centers of power which has owned … Continue reading

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Dissecting The Truth In A World Of Misinformation

The greatest gift that you will possess as a human being is your means to reason and critically question your environment and the information that you encounter on a daily basis. In this age of global information it is crucially … Continue reading

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Brexit Vote Reveals A Racially Divided Britain

Musician, songwriter, novelist and social critic Kevin Watson was a featured guest on the Imani Speaks Show, where he discussed the racist backlash suffered by Black and minority ethnic communities since Britain voted to leave the European Union; and questioned … Continue reading

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The Real Meaning of Brexit: A Cry of Pain

Rabbi Lerner’s Introductory Note: The vote by a majority in the UK to exit from the European Union (Britain exiting, now called Brexit) is actually a cry of pain by the working people of Britain, and a reflection of the … Continue reading

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Suffer the Little Children, end forced separations of children & mothers

Launch of dossier by Legal Action for Women documenting cases of children unjustifiably separated from their mother or kinship carer, adopted by strangers, put into care or in the hands of violent fathers. And comparative UK-US evidence presented by RICHARD … Continue reading

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Call It By Its Name: Afriphobia Is Racism Against African People

A group of African political, equality and community activists, and academics within and outside Britain have signed an open letter (copied below) to the Labour Party’s Chakrabarti Inquiry into ‘Anti-Semitism and other forms of racism’.

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Demo v Immigration Bill & Briefing Update

Demo against the Bill, Tues 5 April outside Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR9 2BY, from 10.30am. Opposition to the Immigration Bill continues to grow. In February, Lord Ramsbotham called for the bill to be withdrawn or suspended to allow … Continue reading

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Bridging the Diversity Gap: How Can We Get More Young People from BME backgrounds into Politics?

YouElect presents its first Parliament event hosted by Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton, Rupa Huq, with representatives from the youth wings of Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party on the panel.

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We should never forget the lives sacrificed in the name of corporate greed

“Fight for Queen and Country, what does that mean? It is a jingoistic phrase dreamt up by some propaganda merchant intent on stoking the fire of that false religion patriotism. The idea of fighting for Queen and Country is held … Continue reading

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The International Women’s Conference, Caring, Survival and Justice vs the Tyranny of the Market

It is forty years since the women of Iceland took a Day Off and brought the country to a halt, and 20 years since we won a commitment from governments celebrating the UN Decade for Women to include the value … Continue reading

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The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March 2015

LONDON, AUGUST 1st 2015, the Afrikan Heritage Community (AHC) will be marching from Brixton Windrush Square at 11am to Parliament. We are choosing to march, in the belly of the beast, to show the World, that we as a People … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal suspends the Detained Fast track!

Today the Court of Appeal ruled that the government must immediately suspend the discredited Detained Fast Track. Hunger strikes and other protests in detention and grassroots campaigning outside have forced the courts to take this step to stop a most … Continue reading

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Election 2015: Women asylum seekers and immigrants are targets of austerity

 All African Women’s Group We are a self-help group of women asylum seekers and immigrants based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. We’ve discussed the effect the election is having on us. Most political parties blame us for the lack of … Continue reading

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