Category Archives: National News

Free Margaretta D’Arcy Free Shannon

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

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Malala Yousafzai Pride of Britain Award ignores Western complicity in supporting the Taliban

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

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Speak Out: Rape & Sexual Assault in Yarl’s Wood

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

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Speak Out: Rape & Sexual Assault In Yarl’s Wood Immigration & Removal Centre

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

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MP calls for a national debate on the Muslim veil

Liberal Democrat Home Office minister Jeremy Browne has called for a national debate on whether the government should intervene and ban young Muslim women from having the veil forced upon them.

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Bloom’s ‘Bongo’ comment: A racist publicity stunt or an indication of how little he understands Britain?

UK Independent Party (UKIP) MEP, Godfrey Bloom is at the centre of a racism row after referring to countries in Africa as “Bongo Bongo land” in a speech he held in July relating to foreign aid sent abroad. Yet a … Continue reading

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Clive Henry Petition: Equality Does Not Exist

All legal doors have been closed regarding my case. So now it’s time to bring this case to the public domain.

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Yorkshire community defends kidney-transplant patient from deportation and death

The UK immigration authorities have hounded an ill woman for years. They claim she is a health tourist. Her doctors confirm that she is not. On Thursday Roseline Akhalu yet again faces her accusers in court. Friends, neighbours and actor … Continue reading

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Sentencing of the Oxford rapists Women protest both rape and racism

Seven men will be sentenced for 43 offences – ranging from rape and conspiracy to rape to supplying Class A drugs to using an instrument to procure a miscarriage – against six underage girls. But what about the police officers … Continue reading

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Boy locked up for months in adult immigration jail

Child detention goes on in the UK regardless of government claims to have ended it.

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Soldier’s death leads to an increasing number of attacks on Muslims

The brutal death of soldier Lee Rigby has led to a wave of reprisal attacks against Muslims and Muslim places of worship, as a Somali community centre was burned down to the ground on Wednesday in a suspected racist attack.

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John Reid, the security industry’s salesman in the House of Lords

Lord Reid was quick to exploit a brutal murder to promote the surveillance state.

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Britain’s terrorism abroad comes home brutally on the streets of London

The British nation is said to be in shock as shocking images of 25 year old, Lee Rigby, a member of 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was hacked to death by two Muslim men on the streets Woolwich in … Continue reading

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‘We will never win the nigger vote. The nig-nogs will never vote for us’, (Nigel Farage, the co-founder and leader of UKIP)

The racist comments above has been attributed to Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, a party which claims to be non racist and governed in the interests of the British people.

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“Black people in Europe and UK Can’t be racist”, says Lee Jasper, race relations activist

Lee Jasper, a race relations activist and former Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities to the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, as well as MP for the Respect Party  wrote on Twitter that, “black people in Europe and UK can’t be … Continue reading

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The European Court of Human Rights Closes case – Henry Vs United Kingdom

This has been a journey where I have found that the equality laws are only subliminal in nature to give the illusion of justice.

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43,960 children forcibly stripped naked in custody. Ignites memories of being raped, children say

 • Children routinely strip-searched in England & Wales child prisons and secure children’s homes despite government pledge to stop • Nearly half were of Black or ethnic minority background, some as young as 12 • Serco’s Ashfield child prison, holding … Continue reading

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Annoymous application forms will not improve employment discrimination

A study from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community in December 2012, has found that employers discriminate against applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds if their names are not anglicised.

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Clive Henry loses race discrimination appeal case with European Commission but vows to fight on

After over a year of legal battles former UPS employee Clive Henry who was suing his employer for race discrimination has lost his appeal case with the European Commission but vows to fight on.

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Social Care Is Failing To Cater For The Needs Of Ethnic Minority Older People, New Report Finds

Provision for older people is failing to take into account the specific needs of ethnic minorities and tailored support needs to be introduced, a new report argues today.

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