Breaking: NUJ has NOT cancelled Canary Mendoza’s invitation to speak

A series of tweets by Buzzfeed‘s Mark di Stefano has led to claims that the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has withdrawn an invitation to Canary editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza to deliver the Claudia Jones Lecture for Black History Month: While di Stefano’s initial tweet is ambiguous and could mean either that the particular venue has […]

Buzzfeed, Cohen wrongly accuse Canary of harassment – but don’t withdraw, leading to… harassment

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed’s editor-in-chief Janine Gibson accused ‘publications such as the Canary‘ of being part of a ‘targeted online harassment campaign‘ against a US journalist that led to his deportation from Nicaragua: The claim was that in publishing information first put out by US journalist Max Blumenthal, the Canary had contributed to the ‘doxxing’ […]

Guardian journalists react with outrage to Canary editor invite as Black History Month speaker

Mostly-white journalists at the supposedly liberal Guardian newspaper have reacted with outrage at the invitation of The Canary‘s Kerry-Anne Mendoza to deliver the National Union of Journalists’ Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture for Black History Month, an email disclosed by the Huffington Post‘s Mark di Stefano has revealed. di Stefano included details of the email in […]

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 […]

May broke ancient protocols to defeat Windrush transparency. What was she so desperate to hide?

The Tories have already created outrage and a great deal of suspicion by their decision to ‘whip’ Wednesday’s vote against Labour’s call for documents and communications about May’s racist ‘hostile environment’ policies that have inflicted so much damage and distress – including deportation, homelessness, denial of medical treatment – on our ‘Windrush generation’ citizens. Since […]

Tories win vote on document release as the right betrays the Windrush generation

The Windrush arriving in 1948 The Tories have defeated a Labour motion for the release of all documents and communications concerning policies and actions affecting the UK’s Windrush citizens, by 316 votes to 221. Theresa May whipped her party to participate in a vote on a Labour motion – revealing how much she has to hide […]

Video: Labour’s Butler to C4 – “May needs to resign”. C4 – “how much more can she take?”

Labour front-bencher Dawn Butler pulled no punches last week when telling Sky News and the Commons about Theresa May’s lie – to MPs and the nation – about the destruction of the historical landing cards of the arriving Windrush generation – an act that made it far harder for UK citizens to prove their right […]

Video: new Home Secretary Javid misleads House

New Home Secretary Sajid Javid – supposedly the new broom to put things right at the Home Office after the racist policies of his two predecessors caused misery for thousands of Windrush citizens – started where his immediate predecessor left off. By making a provably-untrue statement to MPs and the nation – less than ten minutes […]

Video: S*n pol editor calls Rudd ‘scalp’ for ‘witchhunt, no sorry, really important story’

S*n political editor Tom Newton Dunn made an interesting and possibly Freudian slip today on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme when, while describing Theresa May’s ‘insulation’ from the Windrush scandal, he described public outrage over the forced deportation, denial of medical treatment and barring from employment of UK citizens as a ‘witch-hunt‘. Newton Dunn quickly corrected […]

Video: May admits she knew about deportation targets. Her resignation must follow

Amber Rudd’s resignation this morning was inevitable when she was revealed to have misled MPs and the nation by claiming there were no Home Office deportation targets. Her replacement by Sajid Javid – a minister with a dire voting record on immigration and of callous incompetence in office – bodes ill for the Windrush generation […]