Support Democracy Movement – To End Human Rights Abuse in Burma

The British Government’s support for a UN Arms Embargo against Burma and an imposed ban on Burmese Gems, Timber, Metals, and on investments in these sectors, is very welcomed. However, it is time for further sanctions, as it is vital for us to pile up economic and political pressure on the military regime, to start […]

Kick It Out – Racism has no place in Football

With the events of racism being highlighted amongst several high profile football players, it is clear that the game has some way to go to shed itself of this vile and evil mindset. It is disappointing to hear the FIFA president Sebb Blatter under play the significance of racism in the game which raises concerns […]


Conference notes recent reports from Amnesty International about the detention centres in Libya. Far from the situation improving since the Gadaffi government was overthrown; the government security forces continue to arrest Black men from a number of African countries such as Nigeria and Mali accusing them of being mercenary’s who were fighting on behalf of […]

The Black Experience – UNISON’s Freedom of Information

UNISON’s initial freedom of information exercise conducted in London in 2012 revealed that a significant number of local authorities were shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs across the Capital which was having a disproportionate effect on Black workers. In seventeen of the Capital’s councils, Black workers were unfairly bearing the brunt of the cuts, and […]

Black Self Organisation – Organising for the Future

In a time of significant change and massive upheaval in the public sector never has it been more important for Black members and workers to be organising for the future. With the continued review of self-organisation and the interim report attached to the National Delegates report submitted in 2012, it was agreed that the work […]

United Nations 2011 Inspection of Race Relations in the UK

The United Nations (UN) has a number of mechanisms to help member states like Britain to improve how they tackle racism. As part of these processes member states report on their progress in adopting the mechanisms. In 2001 the UK government signed up to the UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) Durban Declaration and Programme […]

Support for the Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign

Christopher Alder, a former paratrooper, died in police custody in 1998. Christopher had gone to a nightclub in Hull with friends but had been assaulted there so badly that he needed to be taken to hospital. Staff at Hull Royal Infirmary decided that his behaviour was “extremely troublesome” even though this might have been a […]

Justice for Jay Abatan

Brothers Michael and Jay Abatan went to a Brighton nightclub with a friend to celebrate Jay’s job promotion in January 1999. They were the victims of a violent assault as they waited for a taxi at the end of the night. After five days in intensive care, Jay died as a result of his injuries. […]