Excl: NUJ ‘subverts democracy’ to ‘bully’ Mendoza out of Black History Month lecture

Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza NUJ’s black members (BMC) invited Canary editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza to deliver Black History Month lecture NUJ ‘chapel’ at Guardian/Observer ‘chapel’ protested Mendoza invitation NUJ’s NEC voted to ask  BMC to discuss invitation again – but claimed it would respect BMC’s freedom to choose, as well as freedom of speech and dissent […]

Tory MEPs’ vote to DEFEND Hungary’s ‘sovereign’ right to be racist should worry us all

The European Parliament logo European Parliament members (MEPs) have voted in favour of a motion of censure against Hungary and its premier Viktor Orbán for the country’s behaviour toward asylum seekers and minority groups – including Jewish and Roma people. The motion passed by 448 votes to 197 with 48 abstentions. To be adopted, the […]

Mail’s disgrace: front-page Gaza Corbyn attack is fiction

The Daily Mail’s front page for tomorrow is a fiction, as the rag stoops to such depths in its desperation to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that it features an almost full-page misrepresentation of the deaths of forty-seven people in order to smear him: The Mail’s headline claims the picture is of Corbyn laying a […]

Women in burqas? No, ban men in suits…

Bannon-acolyte Boris Johnson is the problem Boris Johnson has outraged right-minded people with his attack on Muslim women comparing them to letterboxes and bank robbers if they wear traditional garments. In spite of the obvious racism involved, prominent Tories have defended the former Foreign Secretary and demanded that his critics ‘move on’, in spite of […]

Professor’s powerful email rejecting May’s Windrush invitation is a must-read/share

Professor Gus John (image: Gus John Twitter profile) Professor Gus John is an award-winning writer, educator and campaigner, who was born in Grenada in the 1940s and moved to the UK at the age of nineteen. He received an email from Downing Street inviting him to this Friday’s reception for the 70th anniversary of the […]

Tory chair’s 24hr u-turn – from zero tolerance of Islamophobia to claiming it’s just ‘playing politics’

Brandon Lewis On Friday, Tory chair Brandon Lewis wrote an article for the Conservative Home website in which he claimed that he and the party had adopted a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to Islamophobia by its representatives: But that did not appear to be happening in practice, as Buzzfeed’s Stuart Millar pointed out concerning the case […]

Imagine #Gassama killed people instead – would his religion remain unmentioned?

Malian Mamoudou Gassama has been widely and rightly praised for his heroic intervention to save a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony. But the mainstream media coverage has had troubling aspects, such as the unchallenged promotion of the idea that immigrants have to ‘earn’ the right to be treated with humanity. But another such feature […]

Video: #Gassama rescue spectacular – but disturbing edge to Establishment narrative

Video of Malian Mamoudou Gassama’s spectacular rescue of a child dangling from an apartment balcony has rightly gone viral – and Mr Gassama has been offered citizenship and a job by French president Macron: Gassama’s act was heroic, selfless and incredibly impressive and he fully deserves the praise and reward he has received. But the […]

Rudd resigns. It must only be a staging post to the real culprit

  Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd – and the real Windrush villain Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary over the Home Office’s treatment of the Windrush generation. It is a disgrace to our politics that it took so long and so many attempted evasions before she took responsibility for her part in the scandalous treatment […]

WM Police remove anti-beggar posters after social media outcry

A week ago, social media activist @imajsaclaimant tweeted a snap of a poster appearing on buses around the West Midlands, encouraging people not to give to beggars: To date, the post has been retweeted over 4,200 times. The poster tells readers that giving to rough sleepers keeps them on the streets and encourages the homeless […]