Category Archives: National News

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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Mother’s Day petition endorsed by Chair of Standing Commission on Carers

Amid the flowers and chocolates descending on mothers this weekend, on Saturday 14 March 2-5pm the Global Women’s Strike (GWS) and Women of Colour in the GWS will Honour Mothers, Honour All Carers by launching an international petition A Living … Continue reading

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Government smokescreen response to Oxford child rape report

The government’s response to today’s review of child rape in Oxford about an epidemic of rape of children, especially those in care, is a smokescreen to manage the outcry rather than deal with the rape.

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Jonathan Malia’s family vow to continue fight for justice on first year anniversary of his inquest verdict

The family of Jonathan Malia, a physically healthy man who tragically died after he was repeatedly restrained while detained at the privately run Cygnet Mental Health hospital in Stevenage in 2013, have vowed to continue their fight for justice on … Continue reading

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Criticising Western foreign policy is terrorism, says British Prime Minister David Cameron

In a speech to the United Nations regarding the group Islamic State British Prime Minister David Cameron referred to individuals who criticise Western foreign policy or question the official narrative of the government version of events such as the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Race as a scapegoat and the disgusting hypocrisy of the media

A report has found that 1,400 children in Rotherham were abused over a 16 year period due to the failures of local authorities to act and protect victims who came forward on numerous occasions; however behind this media facade of … Continue reading

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The Board of Deputies of British Jews is condoning genocide in Gaza. They don’t represent us.

At 3.30pm today, on the 4 August 2014, outside the London offices of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, on the 27th day of Israel’s military attack on the Gazan people, Jews in Britain Against Genocide staged a die-in … Continue reading

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What exactly are British values?

  British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for British values to be taught in schools believing that this will combat the rise of extremism amongst young Muslims, however what exactly are British values?

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Activists call upon Angelina Jolie to meet rape survivors in a UK detention centre

In London, at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, rape survivors protest against the UK government’s treatment of women fleeing sexual violence.

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White, working class racists continue to be fooled by UKIP’s rhetoric

  The racist, white working class will probably be over the moon and celebrating following UKIP’s electoral success at the polls, but if they believe that this success will lead to Britain’s exit from the European Union, tighter controls on … Continue reading

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‘If you don’t like it in England, go home’. What exactly is meant by this statement?

A few days ago UKIP attracted media attention after William Henwood tweeted that Dudley-born black comedian, Lenny Henry should go to live in a black country if he does not like England, after Henry called for more black and ethnic … Continue reading

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The nigger word: Clarkson is not the problem, rappers are

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson is at the centre of another race row after claims that he mentioned the word nigger in the well-known nursery rhyme, ‘ eeny, meeny, miny, mo …’, however arguably Clarkson is not the problem when it … Continue reading

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Victory: CPS to prosecute G4S guards for the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga

It has taken nearly four years of pressure from the family and supporters of Mr Mubenga, and much public outrage, for the Crown Prosecution Service to finally bring criminal charges against his G4S killers.

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Combating racism at an English university: I, Too, Am Oxford

  “No, I’m not on a scholarship from Africa“; “Yes I do have the right to be offended when you confuse me for the only other black girl in my year“. These were some of the captions on white boards … Continue reading

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Stop Forced Adoption Of Rape Victim’s Children

Women Against Rape is picketing the Royal Courts of Justice 9am 27 February. The hearing is before Lady Justice Black 10am Court 70.

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