The killing of unarmed Chris Kaba by a police marksman shocked people all over the UK. Manchester, like many British towns and cities, held a rally to demand justice for his death.
Moss Side 1981 – riot or uprising?
Gus John was a key figure in the Moss Side Defence Committee, which formed to defend Black people charged during the violent confrontations between the police and the public in 1981.
Prior to John’s keynote speech at an online antiracism rally on Monday 1 March, Ameen Hadi reflects on the reasons this conflict erupted in 1981 and how it can inform the ongoing struggle against racism.
‘Positive Energy Always Creates Elevation’: Q&A with peace activist Dr Erinma Bell
Lamin Touray interviews Dr Erinma Bell, a Rusholme-born Nigerian who was the first woman to have a statue of herself on display in Manchester Town Hall as a tribute to her work of reducing gun and gang crime in Manchester.
Sustained pressure is needed for the Black Lives Matter movement to succeed in Manchester
Since the killing of George Floyd, Manchester has seen an outpouring of anger and passion in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, with local action ongoing across the city, but continued and active support is still needed to win the struggle against racial injustice. On 25 May 2020, the world witnessed murder of George […]
‘That could have been me’ – Desmond Ziggy Mombeyarara on George Floyd’s death and police brutality in the UK
The man Tasered by Greater Manchester Police in front of his terrified child speaks about George Floyd’s brutal death in police custody in the US. Floyd’s death has seen the US gripped with riots and peaceful protests, with many demonstrations in the UK showing solidarity with the civil rights movement in America. A man who […]
Unite Against Fascism urges opposition to Tommy Robinson rally attacking the BBC at Media City
The racist graffiti on the home of a Salford family has been condemned by Unite Against Fascism (UAF), which is jointly organising the protest against far right Tommy Robinson at Media City this Saturday, 23 February. “Worryingly, we are seeing a number of racist attacks, such as the disgraceful graffiti on this family’s Salford home” […]
Stand Up To Racism 1 – 0 Football Lads’ Alliance
On the eve of the Manchester Arena attack anniversary Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters opposed those elements of hate that exist within our society, personified in this case by the Football Lads’ Alliance (FLA) presence in Castlefield. The FLA, a far-right political organisation, announced a rally and march through central Manchester to occur just […]
Anti-racist campaigners to oppose Football Lads’ Alliance rally on eve of Arena attack anniversary
The Football Lads’ Alliance (FLA) is to march through the streets of Manchester on Saturday, just three days before the upcoming anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack. Stand Up to Racism, an anti-racism campaign group whose president is Diane Abbott MP, have organised a counter demonstration to the FLA, who they accuse of being a […]