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Category Archives: National News
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
“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
Anti-war activist and writer Margaretta D’Arcy is serving a three-month sentence in Limerick prison. She has been protesting US war planes violating Irish neutrality by landing at Shannon airport. Since 2001 Irish governments have allowed Shannon to be used by … Continue reading
On October 6, sixteen year-old Malala Yousafzai received a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award for her role in fighting for the rights of young girls to be educated in Afghanistan yet her speeches lack any blame on Western countries … Continue reading
BWRAP and WAR spoke to one of at least thirty women who have gone on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood to protest the removal of seven women back to Pakistan on a charter flight on Friday 5th, October. We have … Continue reading
On Tuesday, the 1st October, at 3pm, victims of rape and sexual assault including testimonies from women who experienced and/or witnessed sexual abuse whilst held in detention at Yarl’s Wood Immigration and Removal Centre will speak out at the Crossroads … Continue reading