Race & Society

New Cross Fire: 30th year anniversary

18th January 2011 will mark 30 years since the controversial fire that claimed many lives and left many questioning the quality of the police investigation into the deaths. There are those that say it was an accident and others, a deliberate racist attack the authorities couldn’t be bothered to investigate!

Aung San Suu Kyi - Image credit www.journeyman.tv

Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi

The Burmese military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest. Appearing outside her home in Rangoon, Ms Suu Kyi told thousands of jubilant supporters they had to “work in unison” to achieve their goals.

Serious assault by police on Wolverhampton woman

On 30th June, 2010 Jennifer Cooper of Wolverhampton, was walking down the street outside her home taking some food to her diabetic mother who lives just a few doors away. Without any warning she received a forceful kick in the back so that she fell forward sustaining injuries.

Jean Charles de Menezes

De Menezes memorial unveiled

A memorial mosaic for Jean Charles de Menezes was unveiled in London on 7th January 2010. Family, friends and supporters turned out in force to witness the unveiling on what would have been Jean’s birthday.