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My Father Died in Police Custody by Nwando Okoye. "I was shocked when I found out that my father, Oscar Okoye, had died in police custody. I didn't want to believe it had happened. Before, I thought...

Demands for withdrawal of CS spray win growing support Press Release 4/2/98. Lambeth Police Consultative Group votes for suspension of CS Spray pending independent scientific inquiry. Movement for Justice supporters campaigning for the withdrawal of CS Spray won an important victory at last night's open meeting of Lambeth Community-Police Consultative Group...

No more deaths in police custody Black deaths in police custody are the extreme expression of the brutal racism of the police forces in this country. It's a scandal that nothing is done about it, the police get away with it every time...

Justice for Ibrahima Sey Ibrahima Sey, a 29 year old Gambian asylum seeker, was killed by police in Ilford police station in March 1996. He was forced to the ground in the station yard and handcuffed with his hands behind his back, and then sprayed in the face from close range with CS gas...

Police Intimidation of Kingston Family Who Make Complaint Over the last four months a Hampton Wick family has experienced intimidation by Kingston police officers, which started when their 14 year old son was arrested on Christmas Eve and has escalated since the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against him at the beginning of April.

 

Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

Civil Rights March, 6 Feb, 1999 leaflet and details

Justice for Stephen Lawrence and all the victims of racism. Leaflet 29 June 1998 The public inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's murder has exposed the depths of police racism. The authorities can no longer blame a few 'incompetent' officers. There was no 'Wall of Silence' in Eltham - there was systematic police racism!

Justice for all victims of racism. Leaflet August 1998 The public inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence has exposed the depths of police racism. Hundreds of people packed the public gallery day after day, and made their views of the police clear. When Stephen's killers gave evidence they (and their police protectors) were confronted by hundreds more, determined to get some measure of justice and not trusting any official inquiry to deliver it.

Build an Indpendent Civil Rights Movement. Leaflet September 1998 ...The decision of the Stephen Lawrence Family Campaign to call a national Civil Rights march later this year (date to be announced shortly) must be supported by a massive turn-out, where we deliver our verdict on the racist killers of Stephen Lawrence and on the racism of the police. It must be the start of an independent mass movement to attack the racist injustice of the system ruling this country.

Movement for Justice submission to Part II of the inquiry The inquiry into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence and the failure to secure a successful prosecution in relation to it has been the most wide-ranging and thorough investigation into racism and the police to have ever taken place in this country. It has uncovered a level of police racism, incompetence and possible corruption that has shocked the nation and confirmed the experience of the black community.

Second written submission of the Movement for Justice to Part II of the public inquiry into matters arising from the death of Stephen Lawrence [basis of the oral testimony given by Nick De Marco, Shah Alam and Alex Owolade to the inquiry hearing at Tower Hamlets on 15 October, 1998]

Panoroma interview with 5 murder suspects. Movement for Justice letter to TV trade unions trying to prevent BBc going ahead with giving a platform to the five racists.

 

Asylum seekers

Sengul Family must stay! On 9 November 1997, Hakki Sengul, Kurdish father of six was detained and transferred to Heathrow airport to be deported to Northern Cyprus. He was held at Heathrow for six days...

Labour's new attacks on asylum seekers! Not content with following in the previous government's footsteps, 'New Labour' has introduced new measures making it more difficult for anyone to seek asylum in Britain...

Close Down Campsfield detention Centre Campsfield. A charming name for a part of the Oxfordshire countryside, amid the rolling hills of England and a stones throw from the ancient University. Campsfield. The name of the Immigration detention centre that ...

What it means to be a Refugee or Asylum-seeker in Britain today Across the length and breadth of our planet, people become refugees because of fear: fear of violence, fear of torture, fear of persecution. Violence, torture and persecution created...

Racist attacks on Gypsies The hysterical reaction to the arrival of several families of gypsy asylum seekers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic in Dover during October...

Women and asylum Rape, domestic violence and racist immigration laws. 80% of the refugees in the world are women or children. Women are generally hardest hit by war, persecution and being forced to flee from their homes.

Law lords ruling tightens up asylum procedure even further A recent Law lords ruling (April 2, 1998) means the requirements for those seeking asylum from political torture, murder, violence, repression or civil war will be much tougher. The decision effectively means that an asylum seeker will have to prove that she or he personally was in danger of their life, not just that the ethnic group they are a member of is persecuted.

Oppose all Immigration Laws Old or New! Message from National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns about their march in February 1999.

 

Students

Grants not fees! The Government is abolishing university students' maintenance grants and making them pay tuition fees. These changes are an attack on all students and especially working class youth. If they go ahead it will be the death of free education...

Only Militant Action can Save Free Education! Recently, the House of Lords voted against the Government's plans to scrap university grants. One day later nearly two million students across the country walked out of lessons, demonstrated and joined picket lines to show the government exactly how prepared we are to...

NUS National Conference Bulletin 30 March 1998. Militant action needed to save Free Education Kick out Blairite traitors from NUS leadership! For a strong - fighting NUS! Recently, the House of Lords voted against the Government's plans to scrap university grants. One day later nearly two million students across the country walked out of lessons, demonstrated and joined picket lines to show...

 

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The Movement for Justice - Who we are... The Movement for Justice has recognised the urgent need for an anti-racist movement that is prepared to struggle for justice for all. Why do we need a Movement for Justice, why should you join and help build a movement now? We must begin by saying something about the history of the Movement for Justice and how it came about.

Nazi boneheads get a beating BNP leader Tyndal dragged off with blood on his face. The Nazi British National Party (BNP) has made east London the national focus of its racist campaigns. It was in Tower Hamlets that they briefly won their only council seat in the country, when Derek Beakon was elected in the Isle of Dogs....

Britain gets new human rights bill What difference will it make? Jack Straw's announcement to finally incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into British law and bring in a Human Rights Bill was cleverly timed. A week after the stunning attack on fundamental rights and access to the courts contained in the proposals to 'reform' (abolish) legal aid, and days before the home secretary declared a new clampdown on asylum seekers...

The trouble with NAAR The National Assembly Against Racism (NAAR) has been around for a number of years. It has had a series of 'conferences' consisting of endless platform speeches...

Steve Lewis campaign. Leaflet by the "Free Steve Lewis Campaign" written by Steve's wife, Mary Lewis and submitted to the Movement for Justice on 16 September, 1998.

Justice for Michael Menson! - Inquest exposes police inaction at racist murder. An inquest into the death of black musician, Michael Tachie-Menson, (30 when killed), has reached a verdict of unlawful killing. Michael was burnt to death by a gang of racists in Edmonton, North London on 28 January, 1997.

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