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What pulling down statues of slave owners tells us about fighting systemic racism

The video of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue being unceremoniously torn down and dumped into Bristol docks on Sunday was an undoubtedly joyous moment for many. As was the removal of slaver Robert Milligan from his plinth outside the Museum of London Docklands only a few hours later. The tearing down of these statues has taught Britain more about its history in a few days than the statues ever did in the century or two they stood in idle glory. Now we need to make sure these moments are turned into a long-lasting struggle to destroy systemic racism by connecting our struggles here and around the world.

What has Meghan Markle taught us? The UK needs to educate itself on racism and white privilege – here's a start


14 January 2020

Today #whiteprivilege has been trending after a discussion on This Morning. Here’s a quick list of resources.

We confronted the M&S board with 60,000 voices against the Daily Mail

Over the past few months, we’ve been lobbying Marks and Spencer to drop their funding of the Daily Mail and its hate-filled, divisive reporting of migrants and refugees. Together, over 63 thousand Global Justice Now and SumOfUs supporters have petitioned and emailed M&S boss Steve Rowe and hundreds of us have sneaked campaign materials into M&S stores.

Why we're asking Marks & Spencer to stop funding hate


27 February 2017

Today we're launching a new campaign, inspired by, and with the blessing of Stop Funding Hate. Here's why we decided to take action, and how you can get involved to stop the climate of hate towards migrant and refugees.

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What pulling down statues of slave owners tells us about fighting systemic racism

The video of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue being unceremoniously torn down and dumped into Bristol docks on Sunday was an undoubtedly joyous moment for many. As was the removal of slaver Robert Milligan from his plinth outside the Museum of London Docklands only a few hours later. The tearing down of these statues has taught Britain more about its history in a few days than the statues ever did in the century or two they stood in idle glory. Now we need to make sure these moments are turned into a long-lasting struggle to destroy systemic racism by connecting our struggles here and around the world.

What has Meghan Markle taught us? The UK needs to educate itself on racism and white privilege – here's a start


14 January 2020

Today #whiteprivilege has been trending after a discussion on This Morning. Here’s a quick list of resources.

We confronted the M&S board with 60,000 voices against the Daily Mail

Over the past few months, we’ve been lobbying Marks and Spencer to drop their funding of the Daily Mail and its hate-filled, divisive reporting of migrants and refugees. Together, over 63 thousand Global Justice Now and SumOfUs supporters have petitioned and emailed M&S boss Steve Rowe and hundreds of us have sneaked campaign materials into M&S stores.

Why we're asking Marks & Spencer to stop funding hate


27 February 2017

Today we're launching a new campaign, inspired by, and with the blessing of Stop Funding Hate. Here's why we decided to take action, and how you can get involved to stop the climate of hate towards migrant and refugees.

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