Tamara Hopewell

Role

Activism intern 2017-18

Biography

Tamara was part of the activism team at Global Justice Now from 2017 to 2018, 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

Standing against the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

On 4 June we handed in a petition from 4,672 UK citizens standing up and calling on Theresa May to close the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).

Windrush, 70 years on

The hostile environment is not something new; it is part and parcel of British colonialism and its ongoing legacy. Windrush and the hostile environment are just the latest example of this. 

A glimpse of the French student movement (from the inside)

France is famous for its rebellions, revolts and revolutions. But these don’t solely belong in the past. France regularly faces upheavals and right now is one of those moments. Strikes and occupations have spread like wildfire across the country in recent months in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial social reforms.

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.

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