We are reminded this week that we must all fight systemic racism and racial injustice, actively, immediately and with vigour ✊💚💪. Without true justice and equality there will be no climate justice.
This fight starts with listening and education and we have included a number of links below to help you on your journey. 🙏
More next week.
💚 Hackney Green Party
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
Green Party Comment
Greens demand inquiry into institutional racism and Covid deaths
Greens of Colour, Jarelle Andre Francis: Black Lives Matter
George Floyd murder: Solidarity in pain and fear
Caroline Russell: Risks to BAME transport workers are unacceptable
Watch Again: Gren Party Digital BBQ Resilient Communities
Caroline Russell: Response to TfL changes to congestion charge level and hours
Greens accuse PM of misleading Parliament over care homes
Racial Injustice - News
Salena Godden Poem: While Justice Waits
Systemic racism and police brutality are British problems too
The Government’s Reaction To BAME Deaths Tells Us Everything We Already Knew About Our Society
Samir Jeraj: What Public Health England’s report on BAME deaths says – and what it doesn’t
Afua Hirsch: The racism that killed George Floyd was built in Britain
Gary Younge: We Can't Breathe, What connects the most brazen forms of state violence against black people and the struggles of BAME coronavirus patients is systemic racism.
Flash grenades, rubber bullets and pepper balls: A look at "less than lethal" devices that can sometimes be fatal
UK protesters accuse police of targeting black people during lockdown
Racial Injustice - Education
The Black Curriculum
Put our colonial history on the curriculum – then we’ll understand who we really are
10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You
A brief history of police brutality in the UK
Syllabus for MPhil class 'Race and Empire in Modern British History'
Netflix: When They See Us
Benjamin Zephaniah - Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
"The New Jim Crow" - Author Michelle Alexander, George E. Kent Lecture 2013
Pluto Press: 50% off books by our BAME authors until the 21st June.
Good collection of resources here
No more cops: Resource guide
Racial Injustice - Action
Fundraiser: Support UKBLM’s work with black communities across the UK. This is an evolving fund to support black life against institutional racism and enable radical reminaging/knowledge production from within our communities.
Email Your MP: Teach Black History
Donate: Newham Bookshop is raising £5,000 to help distribute free books that fight for racial justice
Petition: Suspend UK export of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to USA
500 Women Scientists: Communicating Your Support For #blacklivesmatter: Dos, Don’ts, And Resources
Ways You Can Help: When You’re Done: Educate Yourself. This Doesn’t Go Away Once The Topic Isn’t, “Trending.”
Campaign Zero: Actions to end police violence in the US
Movement to defund police gains 'unprecedented' support across US
How Germany got coronavirus right
Whitehall on trial: how the government is preparing for the Covid inquiry
NHS test-and-trace system 'not fully operational until September'
Australian Government response
Visa fears mean Filipino nurses ‘feel unable to say no’ during crisis
BMJ - Covid-19: Questions of conscience and duty for scientific advisers
Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism. It’s impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say.
The UK’s tax system promotes inequality and fails to prevent environmental degradation. Here’s how we can change it.
Trump signs order to waive environmental reviews for key projects
Walking, rolling or cycling will be a vital part of a better London
Air pollution in China back to pre-Covid levels and Europe may follow
Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan
Sixth mass extinction of wildlife accelerating, scientists warn
Christiana Figueres: Covid-19 has given us the chance to build a low-carbon future
Police Chief urged Priti Patel to use Extinction Rebellion ‘opportunity’ to curb protest rights
Ministers considering renationalising England and Wales probation service. Move is latest attempt to unwind ‘disastrous’ 2014 changes under Chris Grayling
Petition: Demanding humane treatment for Asylum Seekers
Donate: NRPF Solidarity Hardship Fund, making direct payments to families
Government ready to open British markets to chlorinated chicken for US trade deal
Refugee Bike Project - Fundraising Quiz
George Monbiot: Britain's claims to being a functioning democracy are only skin deep
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
Hackney Green Party members are hard at work all year round - campaigning on local issues, sweating over press releases, delivering leaflets and canvassing for support in forthcoming elections.
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