See below for our weekly mixture of links and news that we hope you will find of interest.
More next week
Green Party Comment
Azzees Minott: Black Britons here have led and contributed to many of Britain's achievements, but you would never know that if you looked at a school textbook
We demand an independent BAME Covid-19 inquiry
Tyrone Scott: Three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, access to a decent home still depends on race and class
Ireland’s Green Party Leader, A Former Bike Shop Owner, Secures ‘Astonishing’ Boost For Walking And Cycling
David Lindo in conservation with... Caroline Lucas - Online Event
Diversity and our relationship with nature during the coronavirus pandemic
Petition: Pedestrianise Felstead Street
Petiton: Remove the statue of slave trader Robert Geffrye in Hackney
Hackney Foodbank ‘bracing itself’ for long-term demand as it launches fundraiser for new van
Hackney: Traffic to be banned outside 40 schools as part of emergency plan
Hackney: How we are supporting rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic
Dalston charity shop front celebrates NHS staff as coronavirus lockdown eases
The view from Greenwich: Work underway on Silvertown Tunnel
Petition: Include Black British History in the national education curriculum
Home Office does not know how many people facing migrant welfare curbs amid coronavirus pandemic, minister confirms
'Political vandalism': DfID and Foreign Office merger met with anger by UK charities
Thousands of refugees set to be evicted from Home Office accommodation within two weeks
Rough-sleeper raids: how homeless charity deportations carry on rebranded
England’s ‘World Beating’ System to Track the Virus Is Anything But
Boris Johnson does have a strategy on racism after all. It's called a ‘war on woke'
Boris Johnson says we shouldn't edit our past. But Britain has been lying about it for decades
The real story behind Britain’s far right is how their ideas became mainstream
Marcus Rashford is showing our failing politicians how to do their jobs
Michael Gove is air-brushing black people out of history (from 2013)
COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What If We Don’t Fix It?
Ann Pettifor: We can get killed...
2020Solidarity is a Between Bridges project aimed at helping cultural and music venues, community projects, independent spaces and publications that are existentially threatened by the current crisis.
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners: Documentary looking at the abolition of slavery in Britain and the extraordinary choice by the government of the day to compensate slave owners for their loss of 'property'
The Welsh independent local track and trace success story
The case for Open Borders
Podcast: So Hot Right Now, To save the world we need to change the story. Nature and the climate are in crisis.
Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about engaging men in feminism
Environmental Racism is the way in which minority groups are burdened with a disproportionate number of hazards, including toxic waste facilities, garbage dumps, and other sources of environmental pollution.
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.
Through a programme of arts, cultural and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week brings about positive encounters between communities, helping them to connect and learn from each other, and promoting a culture of welcome.
Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, and anyone can get involved by holding or joining an event or activity. Refugee Week events happen in all kinds of different spaces and range from arts festivals, exhibitions, film screenings and museum tours to football tournaments, public talks and activities in schools.
We Call for Cancellation of Covid Rent Arrears
Our campaign for the cancellation of Covid-19 rent arrears continues...
We have had some local press coverage here
Video from Alex, crunching the numbers
and the Guardian are taking up the story
London Renters Union Campaign Link, if you are struggling topay rent they have lots of useful information that may help
Covid-19 Info, Advice & Support
We've put our help and advice sections on our website now for easy access whenever you need them.
Donations and Help Wanted
Local organisations that need money and support, plus volunteer opportunities.
Supporting Local Business
No need to shop in supermarkets or with Amazon please support local businesses
Local Support in Hackney
Mutual aid and neighbourhood groups information.
General Advice Pages
For artists, local businesses, the self employed, renters, how to claim grants, protect your rights etc. Government advice and virus mythbusting
Organisations Offering Support
Get the help you need here in Hackney
Self Care and Mental Health
Advice on how to look after yourself and others
Activities for Isolation
Highlights from our weekly round up of activities you can do online.
Advice and links is updated regularly and often, so always worth a look, full page here
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