7/8 July: 50 Years of Resistance events in London

Join hundreds of people in London on the 7th and 8th of July to celebrate 50 years of campaigns, struggles, resilience and success.

On 7th of July we will be gathering from 12.30 pm at Grosvenor Square, London W1, for a roll call of groups spied on. If you were involved in a group and would like to speak contact: 50yrsevents@gmail.com

On 8th of July there will be a conference exploring five decades of movements for change, exhibitions, food, videos and talks at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, from 10.00 to 4.00 pm.

Organised by Campaign opposing Police Surveillance.

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Red And Black Telly: TOMMY ROBINSON IMPRISONED ( AGAIN )

Trans Student Faces Expulsion from University of Bristol.

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by Nic

About me

I’m a trans 1st year PhD student at the University of Bristol. My research examines the ways in which the criminal justice system reproduces rape culture through examining who is prosecuted for sexual violence and who is not. The research takes a queer, feminist and abolitionist approach. This research is important because of the endemic criminalization of black, brown and trans bodies.

The Case

I am facing disciplinary board at the University of Bristol for writing an open letter asking the University to take a stand against the infamously transphobic group, “A Woman’s Place”.

The University claim that the open letter contained, “false information”, that I have attempted to “suppress fellow students’ freedom of speech”, and by trying to address hatred towards trans people, and particularly trans women, I have, “brought the University into disrepute”.

I am facing possible expulsion as an outcome of the disciplinary meeting.

My Ask

I need £2,500 to pay the incredible Raj Chada of Hodge Jones and Allen fame to represent me at the disciplinary board. The University will have legal representation, so it is important I do too.

Beyond this, there are countless trans people incarcerated by the British state, who are in need of legal support.

Money raised for my legal fees will be matched in donations for the Empty Cages Collective to cover legal and medical fees for trans prisoners they support. Empty Cages Collective.

What am I Trying to Achieve?

As well as keeping me at the University of Bristol, the outcome of this case will have important implications for both the trans community and for future attempts at holding Universities to account.

If I am expelled as a result of voicing opposition to trans-hatred, this will set a dangerous precedent, silencing future students wishing to stand up for themselves and their community in the face of hatred towards trans people. This is likely to be particularly damaging for trans women, trans people of colour and international trans students, whose right to remain in the UK is tied to retaining a student visa. It would demonstrate that the University can silence marginalised students with impunity.

Thanks in advance for your support!

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Kevan Thakrar- Important Update

FW Kevan Thakrar is the innocent victim of corruption and dishonesty at every level of the legal system, there being not a shred of evidence to place him anywhere near the scene of the crime for which he was convicted. Read more about the most spectacular miscarriage of justice since the Birmingham Six Here:

“… It is better that some innocent men remain in jail than that the integrity of the English judicial system be impugned.”

– Alfred ‘Lord’ Denning

Industrial Workers of the World Dorset

IWW member Kevan has been kept in solitary confinement for over 8 years. You can read more about his case here. The majority has been inside the UK’s Close Supervision Centres– prisons within prisons. He has now been moved to a segregation unit at HMP Long Lartin that has even worse conditions.

Since being moved to HMP Long Lartin, with no explanation or justification, FW Kevan has been kept in solitary confinement in the segregation wing. He has been given no indication as to when he will be moved to general population, as segregation is not meant to be used indefinitely. All this, in spite of recommendations from a psychologist that he should be moved to general population.

As well as being deprived of human contact, FW Kevan’s visits have been unofficially restricted to a closed visit behind a screen. He has no hot water in his cell, and…

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