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Marc Wadsworth on Stephen Lawrence at LIAAF 2023

Marc Wadsworth shares his experience working with Stephen Lawrence’s family and campaigning against institutional racism in the UK. This speech was given on a panel marking Stephen Lawrence’s murder at the inaugural Leeds International African Arts Festival. Veteran Black rights campaigner Marc Wadsworth shares his experience of helping the parents murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence set up their […]

TLM condemns far-right thugs who attacked Knowsley refugee centre – and Tories fanning flames

TLM condemns divisive rhetoric from government ministers, including Home Secretary Suella Braverman, which isresponsible for stoking up hostility towards them by, among other things, describing their presence in the EnglishChannel as “an invasion”. Read on Skwawkbox We note that Jewish leaders have also criticised such hate speech, with the Liverpool violence at the Suites Hotel,Knowsley, […]

December 2022 Newsletter

The Liberation Movement (TLM) has been active throughout the year attending anti-racist and trade union demonstrations, including on CWU, GMB, NUJ, PCS, RCN, RMT, UCU, Unison and Unite picket lines. Our co-chair Deborah Hobson spoke on the UCU Goldsmith’s University picket line in the summer. In September, I spoke at a rally for striking Liverpool […]

How MPs turned up pressure to suspend Chris Kaba gun cop

MPs and campaigners putting pressure on London’s Met Police resulted in them eventually suspending the firearms officer who shot unarmed 24-year-old Black man Chris Kaba in September, sparking outrage in the community. Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central, added her voice to the calls for action following speeches by fellow Diane Abbott and Bell Riberio-Addy, […]