There is no doubt that Covid-19 has taken and continues to take a huge global toll on all lives and livelihoods.
Earlier this month, the much anticipated Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill was published by the Home Office
At RJN we want to express our grave concern about the encroaching powers the government is having on freedom of speech, education and charities with the aim to silence and bury history. Motivation behind this is to avoid discomfort and cover up how wealth was amassed during the British empire and at the expense of former colonies, who until today continue to bear the brunt of this history.
Back in July 2019 RJN were asked to become a part of the Leeds Climate Change Citizen’s Jury oversight panel. In our limited capacity, we were able to contribute some thinking to the recruitment process and methodology as well as providing testimony as commentators to the jury. At every stage of our engagement we wereContinue reading “The Thirteenth Recommendation – adding Internationalism to the Climate Agenda (for Leeds and Beyond)”
The horrific image of Mercy Baguma being found dead with a toddler beside her lingers and I wonder what this child would think or ask of this government when he grows up and learns his mother died because of a piece of paper.
Cross-posted with the Stop The Scan campaign on 9th June In yet another alarming development the police use of Motorola’s PRONTO software (Police Reporting and Notebook Organiser, PRONTO) which includes the biometric fingerprint scanning app has been updated with COVID-19 penalty functions. This is the result of the emergency police powers granted by the newContinue reading “COVID-19 penalty functions added to police mobiles”
No doubt through these uncertain times positivity is needed to keep spirits high and allow society to function without going into complete despair. Nevertheless, we have to be mindful and cautious that in keeping positive we are not ignoring the realities and failing to recognise the deeply entrenched socio-political issues.
A donation wishlist to support the community through Coronavirus, and our letter to Leeds and Bradford councils.
We at The Racial Justice Network are deeply concerned about three aspects of the UK governments’ response in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: 1. The unjustifiable danger to the lives of up to 2,000 people in immigration detention We support the letter from 10 organisations led by Bail for Immigration Detainees, in calling forContinue reading “The Racial Justice Network statement on the UK’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic”
In October 2019 RJN were asked to present testimony to the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury. Our chosen theme for this testimony was the need for an international perspective to be considered in all thoughts, recommendations and action. The 15-minute presentation from RJN director Peninah Wangari-Jones and trustee Sai Murray is below (from 13mins 29):Continue reading “RJN contribution to the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury”