Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

Video: Mendoza delivers gripping inaugural Alternative Claudia Jones Lecture

Kerry-Anne Mendoza As the SKWAWKBOX has covered, Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza was abysmally discriminated against and harassed by a group of mostly white, elitist journalists at the Guardian/Observer – and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) broke democratic principles and went over the heads of its black members to cancel Mendoza’s invitation to deliver a landmark memorial […]

Journalists sign open letter to NUJ in support of Mendoza

Journalists have begun to sign an open letter just published by supporters of Kerry-Anne Mendoza, the Canary editor-in-chief whose invitation to deliver a lecture for Black History Month was cancelled by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the heads of its Black Members Council BMC), ignoring the BMC’s democratically reaffirmed choice, after mostly white […]

Excl: NUJ ‘bypasses black members’ to disinvite Mendoza from Black History Month lecture

Last night the SKWAWKBOX broke exclusive news of the National Union of Journalists’ remarkable decision to try to force its Black Members Council (BMC) to amend a motion the BMC had just passed unanimously. The NUJ’s national executive committee told the BMC it had to impose additional strictures on Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza – which […]

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 […]