Category Archives: Racism

Late August round-up: Kill the Bill prisoner solidarity, Royal Parks strike, Bristol bakery wildcat and more

A few quick updates: Tonight, North London Anti-Fascist Assembly will be running a night of solidarity with the imprisoned Bristol Kill the Bill prisoners, featuring letter-writing, a film showing and more. On Saturday 28th, Equity are organising a protest against … Continue reading

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Free Siyanda demo in Cardiff, and victimised rep news

Two quick notes: 1) this Saturday in Cardiff, the local Black Lives Matter group are organising a demo in support of Siyanda Mngaza, the young Black woman serving a prison sentence for defending herself from a racist attack: In other … Continue reading

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Urgent call to action from HMP Humber, and early October protests for black lives

From the Prisoner Solidarity Network (formerly IWOC): We have been made aware of a man being held in HMP Humber, experiencing severe mental health issues and being harrassed and bullied by prison officers. James (not his real name) has been … Continue reading

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Early September class struggle events listing: lessons from Wapping, victimised union reps, NHS pay, Debenhams redundancies and more…

A few upcoming events: The Let’s Get Rooted network, who put out a pretty much constant stream of interesting writing, are hosting an online meeting on Thursday 10th about the 1986 Wapping strike, the unofficial strike bulletin “Picket”, and the … Continue reading

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Saturday June 13: A report from Trafalgar Square

Yesterday was an eventful day. For the sake of posterity, here’s a lightly-edited version of the report posted on twitter by the Malcolm X Movement:* “History was made today in Ldn: Militant independent black working class youth-led history, in the … Continue reading

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Whose identity is it anyway?: Some inconclusive thoughts on Labour antisemitism, identity, politics, and related matters

This is a somewhat messy and rambling piece of writing, so by way of an introduction: like a lot of people, I’d given a fair bit of thought over the last few years to questions around left/Labour antisemitism and “identity … Continue reading

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Urgent call to protect Kevan Thackrar from attacks, and more prison/repression/legal news

A quick listing of repression/prison-related news: There’s an urgent call to help protect Kevan Thackrar, a prisoner who was recently the victim of a racist attack, and is now being moved to a cell next to someone who’s previously attacked … Continue reading

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Kosher Jews, treif Jews: through the looking glass with the Board of Deputies

“They organize us against each other, but we can organize ourselves against them. The whole point of talking about class and “the proles” is to insist on the very basic way in which people from different “communities” have essentially similar … Continue reading

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Protect Kevan Thakrar from racist violence

From the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee: This evening [December 23rd] prisoner Kevan Thakrar called to inform IWOC that a known racist attempted to take his life this afternoon. Kevin McCarthy stabbed Kevan more than four times while Kevan was at … Continue reading

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To Kill the Truth: exactly how thick and cynical is Jonathan Freedland?

About two years ago, responding to the controversies around the London Anarchist Bookfair in late 2017, I mentioned my worry that people throwing around unsubstantiated charges of antisemitism could lead to a “boy who cried wolf” effect that would undermine … Continue reading

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