Tamara Hopewell

Role

Activism intern

Biography

Tamara is part of the activism team to Global Justice Now, with a particular focus on the Youth Network. She has been part of different campaigns and collectives here in the UK working with groups such as Brick Lane Debates and UCL cut the rent. She has also participated in politics across the globe, from work with the Sandinista government in Nicaragua to organising with the autonomous student movements in Chile.

Latest posts

The hostile environment won't end with Windrush, we should eradicate it altogether

In June 1948 thousands of people from the Caribbean were invited, by the British government, to come to Britain and help rebuild the country post World War Two. They are known as the Windrush generation, taking the name of the first boat to land here that year. Seventy years later, up to 50,000 of them are facing deportation.  

Enoch Powell's racist speech isn't a national treasure. Why is the BBC treating it like it is?

Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech is not just a thing of the past but continues to define how many people see immigration today. We must not, in any way shape or form give it uncritical time or celebrate it. But instead, fight the UK’s hostile environment towards migrants and challenge a culture that normalises this speech.

I spent three days with the Zapatistas. Here's what happened.

This 8 March, as women across the world took part in strikes, demonstrations, and walkouts to mark International Women’s Day, thousands gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, for a three day summit filled with debates, theatre, art, and even sports, all dedicated to ’women in the struggle’. I was lucky enough to be one of them.

Six radical and awesome things that happened in 2017

It has been a strange and surprising year. When we look back it’s easy to find ourselves stuck in a negative headspace. From Trump’s inauguration, to the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, to the rise of the populist right in European elections, it’s all pretty scary and can easily bring us down.

Five inspiring Instagram accounts you should be following

Here’s a selection of five inspiring Instagram accounts using art and self-expression to challenge racism, sexism and neoliberalism one snap at a time.

The Horrible History of the Daily Mail

This week the Daily Mail has teamed with up Horrible Histories to give out free copies of new, pocket-sized Horrible Histories of Great Britain. We take our own trip into the dark and deep depths of the Daily Mail’s racism and xenophobia through the last century.

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