Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

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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Updates on BLM/George Floyd Uprising defendants, and Tower Hamlets council strike

Uprising defendant news: Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis have been granted release on bail. Pre-trial defendants who are still incarcerated include: Samantha Shader, #83823-053, MDC Brooklyn, Metropolitan Detention Center, P.O. Box 329002, Brooklyn, NY, 11232 Margaret Channon, #49955-086, FDC SeaTac, … Continue reading

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Health and safety dispute at Manchester airport, BLM legal defence, the history of the Syrian revolution and more

Reel News report that a dispute over health and safety and blacklisting has broken out at Manchester Airport. In their words: “Construction workers are picketing Manchester airport over the disgraceful treatment that 70 sparks and fitters have received from JCK … 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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Help Ferguson prisoner Josh Williams make parole

From the new Free Josh Williams support site:   Josh is up for parole in June of 2020. In order to strengthen his chances for release, he needs letters that attest to his character and the support he’ll have once … Continue reading

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Justice for Daz: March against police killing in Nuneaton, Saturday 29th July

Friends and family of Darren “Daz” Cumberbatch, a young black man who died after coming into contact with Nuneaton police, will be marching on Nuneaton police station at 1pm on Saturday 29th July. They state: “1pm We meet outside Nuneaton … Continue reading

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Justice for Edson: Forest Gate police station, 2pm, Sunday 25 June

According to BLM UK: “Clarification: The protest for Edson tommorow is NOT cancelled. Conflicting messages floating around. A lot of pressure seems to have been exerted by the police to make sure it doesnt go ahead. Family have formally withdrawn … Continue reading

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London latest: police killing in Newham, dangerous flats in Barnet

New developments in London: the police have killed a man, Edir Frederico Da Costa, known as Edson, in Beckton, Newham. I don’t know what the response will look like yet, but see the JusticeforEdson hashtag to keep up with that … Continue reading

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Keeping the flames of Ferguson alive: Help Robert get back on his feet.

For the last few years, the Ferguson Court and Prisoner Support Group have been doing great work supporting those individuals who were targetted for repression in the aftermath of the Ferguson revolt. Robert Stephenson (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter, antifascist and workplace struggle over the next few days

This coming weekend looks to be a busy one in a few different locations. On Friday 5th August, the cleaners organising through the United Voices of the World union are inviting people to join them for a protest marking the … Continue reading

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