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Deportation flight to Jamaica aims to sow hate and division

A deportation flight on Wednesday has led to seven people who have been in the UK since they were children being removed to Jamaica on a chartered flight at the cost of £43,000 per individual.

That’s a price well worth paying as the government sees it for generating racist headlines from the Daily hate Mail about deporting “violent Jamaican criminals” and the useful part that plays for the government in whipping up racism so that (some) people don’t see who their real enemy is.

This is the second deportation flight to Jamaica this year despite the Home Office being told that the persons being deported have the right to stay in the country according to the government department’s own harsh rules.

Last year the government reached an agreement with Jamaica that no one who come to Britain aged under 12 would be deported but they have since reneged on that deal.

One person who was scheduled to be deported has been in the UK since he was two years old and at age 23 has just finished serving a two-year prison sentence for a drugs offence. He is being held at the notorious Colnbrook immigration removal centre. His case is not untypical.

Deportation flight is cruel

These high profile deportation flights are all part and parcel of the ramping up of their racist offensive despite the debacle over attempts to foment racist animosity towards England football players.

Contrary to the Home Office’s own rules, it is deporting people who came to the UK as minors. Not that it should determined who is deported and who isn’t, but it is also the case that none of those deported were found guilty of serious violent offences, with most serving time in prison for drug offences.

Two of the individuals who have been deported also have Covid, but the Tories still deported, despite pleas from the Jamaica High Commissioner.

The original flight was to have included 34 deportees but campaigners and lawyers were able to reduce that number to seven.

Three of the seven people deported were taken straight from prison to the flight while the other four were transferred from immigration detention centres. Of those, two were aged 64 and 66, one of whom has mental health issues and another person was so frail that they had to be carried to the aircraft. Another individual lost a child due to medical negligence and leaves behind a grieving partner.

Also, according to campaigners, five on the flight were the victims of county lines grooming.

Anti-racist vigil after attack on church minibus in manchester

After racist vandals target black congregation church #WeStandTogether united against racism and intimidation

“A church in Longsight has been targeted by racists. It is a black congregation who do lovely stuff in the Longsight area. Their minibus was smashed to bits and graffitied with ‘all lives matter’.

“We are holding a gathering to stand up to the racists at 2.30pm this Sunday outside the United Church of God on Rushford Street. M12 4UG”

Come and show solidarity . Socially distanced with masks please- all welcome.

London protest demands release of Charlotte video, justice for Sean Rigg


img_305950 BLM protesters gathered last night outside the US embassy in solidarity with Charlotte and the fight for justice by all the victims of police racist violence in the US. The release of the video from the Scott family is in sharp contrast to the continuing refusal of the police to let the public see video from officers involved in the killing at the scene.

A hugely disproportionate 194 out of the 793 people killed by police in the US this year this year are black. source


Justice for Sean Rigg

The news from the US follows last week’s decision by the the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service not to bring charges against any of the police involved in the death of Sean Rigg at Brixton police station in 2008.

Marcia Rigg, Sean Rigg’s sister, told the Voice newspaper she “had hoped for an opportunity to get justice”.

The family’s legal team is “urgently consider reviewing” the decision under the Victims’ Right of Review scheme.

We need to step up our support for all the families fighting for justice. Join the annual United Friends and Families Campaign march taking place on October 29th, 12 noon Trafalgar Square.

No justice, no peace.


Biggest turnout in years for reparations March

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From The Voice
Thousands March To Parliament Demanding Reparations
‘We will honour our ancestors whether Britain likes it or not’
Written by Elizabeth Pears
04/08/2015 05:14 PM

THOUSANDS OF people marched peacefully from Brixton to Parliament on Saturday (Aug 1) to mark Emancipation Day and reiterate calls for reparations.

The procession, which united people of African heritage across all ages, religions and cultures, followed a hugely successful event last year that left those in attendance feeling empowered.

The crowds, which included many Pan-Africans, Rastafarians, member of the Nation of Islam, Christians and Black Hebrew Israelites, set off from Windrush Square and made the three-mile journey to the House of Commons.

Emancipation Day – a national holiday in many former British colonies in the Caribbean – is the anniversary of the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act, which made slavery illegal from August 28, 1834. more

Black lives matter open meeting – Dalston mosque


Full report to follow. Very successful meeting attended by 120 people, encompassing leading protest organisers and activists and others. Subjects covered included future action, intervention at this year’s Notting Hill carnival, music events, media and publicity, policing, stop and search, economics, boycotts and much more. we have set ourselves up as Black Lives Matter UK and will be organising a speaking tour to link up with other cities.

Come to the Black Lives Matter meeting tonight at Dalston mosque

The media in London are trying to blame BLM for the trouble in Hyde Park last night just because some black kids were apparently involved. Blame the system of racsim and inequality for creating a society where a minority of young people feel the need to carry knives instead of picking on the victims and those fighting for change. Come to tonight’s meeting. Without struggle there is no progress!

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nearest stations Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction

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Video by Egg.