activism

My week at the Black Lives Matter protests

I had a bit of a moral conundrum over attending last week’s Black Lives Matter protests. How responsible was it to attend a mass gathering during a pandemic disproportionately affecting the BAME community and other minority groups? Ultimately I decided it was too important to sit out, particularly for those of us with the privilege of being able to make that choice.  The week wasan important reminder of the solidarity and empowerment many of us feel - maybe uniquely - at protests. Not to mention the work that we must all be doing to support an anti-racist movement.

Democracy, feminism and the city: My trip to Barcelona


25 May 2016

Last month I joined a week long social movement tour of Barcelona with Global Justice Now to learn about some of the inspiring political developments that have been taking place there in recent years.

Seven reasons you should come to our summer festival


10 May 2016

If you're deciding which festival to book this year but are looking for something different, here are seven reasons you should come to Take Back Our World festival.

Demanding the impossible is very possible!!!


04 August 2015

Last week I attended an event at the University of East London (UEL) in Stratford designed to inspire young people to change the world. Many of these people (including myself) came without prior knowledge of politics and activism. At the end however, I left a room full of young people with the desire and the skills to take back their city of London.

Oct23
Hebden Bridge

When: 23 - 26 October

Jul15
Tapeley Park, Instow, North Devon

A weekend of politics, culture and fun, with great speakers, live music and DJs.

Why we're not so sweet on industrial agriculture


23 April 2015

The Land Workers’ Alliance (LWA) will be marching from Bury St Edmunds to the British Sugar factory on April 29 from 1pm-4pm. The LWA is a coalition of producers across the UK who are fed up with the un-level state of affairs between corporate and small-scale farming.

A Slick Mystery: Holmes and Watson confront the oily criminal BP in the British Museum


12 February 2015

On Sunday, activists entered the British Museum and launched a guerrilla theatre performance featuring Holmes and Watson searching for the BP ‘criminal’ hiding in the museum.

We need to unite in the fight for equality


29 January 2015

This week I attended a conference at the University of Westminster held by Operation Black Vote. It was a gathering to inspire ethnic minorities to engage and vote in the 2015 General Election. Significantly, the underlying message I received from this conference was that within society we have language which expresses equality and diversity. However, in practical experience this is not the case.

Building power: activism in Global Justice Now


16 January 2015

We live in an intolerable world. No decent human being can defend the injustices and inequalities that mark our world, where a global elite enjoy luxuries beyond imagination whilst billions of people are deprived of the conditions needed for a dignified life. Whilst such a state of affairs can easily provoke despair and cynicism, what it demands is a response.

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My week at the Black Lives Matter protests

I had a bit of a moral conundrum over attending last week’s Black Lives Matter protests. How responsible was it to attend a mass gathering during a pandemic disproportionately affecting the BAME community and other minority groups? Ultimately I decided it was too important to sit out, particularly for those of us with the privilege of being able to make that choice.  The week wasan important reminder of the solidarity and empowerment many of us feel - maybe uniquely - at protests. Not to mention the work that we must all be doing to support an anti-racist movement.

Democracy, feminism and the city: My trip to Barcelona


25 May 2016

Last month I joined a week long social movement tour of Barcelona with Global Justice Now to learn about some of the inspiring political developments that have been taking place there in recent years.

Seven reasons you should come to our summer festival


10 May 2016

If you're deciding which festival to book this year but are looking for something different, here are seven reasons you should come to Take Back Our World festival.

Demanding the impossible is very possible!!!


04 August 2015

Last week I attended an event at the University of East London (UEL) in Stratford designed to inspire young people to change the world. Many of these people (including myself) came without prior knowledge of politics and activism. At the end however, I left a room full of young people with the desire and the skills to take back their city of London.

Why we're not so sweet on industrial agriculture


23 April 2015

The Land Workers’ Alliance (LWA) will be marching from Bury St Edmunds to the British Sugar factory on April 29 from 1pm-4pm. The LWA is a coalition of producers across the UK who are fed up with the un-level state of affairs between corporate and small-scale farming.

A Slick Mystery: Holmes and Watson confront the oily criminal BP in the British Museum


12 February 2015

On Sunday, activists entered the British Museum and launched a guerrilla theatre performance featuring Holmes and Watson searching for the BP ‘criminal’ hiding in the museum.

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