source: The Guardian
published: 1 March 2018
Unreleased files about the Battle of Orgreave from five police forces, including a contemporaneous report by a chief constable on the policing of the miner’s strike, have been uncovered by the Commons home affairs committee.
The new files follow the recent identification of nearly 800 unreleased South Yorkshire police files that were not considered when the home secretary, Amber Rudd, ruled out an independent public inquiry.
Yvette Cooper, the chair of the Commons home affairs committee, has written to Rudd asking that an urgent independent “review and publish” process is set up for the newly discovered files to determine which should be made public. She says it should not be left to the individual police forces to decide.
source: The Voice Online
published: 28 November 2017
Whether it’s the stigma that surrounds people affected by depression or often inadequate NHS treatment, mental health is a key challenge facing black Britons. Next week a major conference is aiming to tackle the vital issues.
Everyone is still digesting the recent announcement during Black History Month of Theresa May launching the Race Disparity Audit across all government departments, which again highlights the nature and impact of structural racism on the black community from housing education, criminal justice, workforce, and culture.
source: Open Democracy
published: 17 November 2017
Since October 31, hundreds of men have barricaded themselves in an abandoned complex on a naval base where security forces have previously shot at and attacked them.
Exhausted, with no power and no running water in the tropical heat, they stockpiled food, dug water wells, and collected rainwater in trash cans to drink. Now, they are dehydrated, starving, and scared.
These men are not in a war zone, though many of them have fled war in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan.