South London Anti-Fascists & SolFed Punk Fundraiser Benefit Gig
- Saturday 5th April, 8pm
17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, SW9 0TP
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476589935901998
Nigerian LGBT activist Aderonke Apata recently spoke to Novara Media. The conversation ranged from her time at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre to the interview process for LGBT individuals seeking asylum. Full interview coming soon. #NovaraTV
Speaker from SLAF LGBT Month Event
Heavy police & UKBA activity is expected in Brixton on Thursday 6th March according to information published here. We support the callout for people to go down & monitor events, meeting in Windrush Square from 1pm. The following leaflet is reportedly being circulated by Lambeth Council and Trident Command:
“Lambeth Council, Lambeth Police and Trident Central Gangs Unit, will undertake a significant number of activities in Brixton to tackle gang related violence, street crime and Anti Social Behaviour. This planned partnership day of action will include weapon sweeps in parks and open spaces, trading standards and licensing visits, abandoned car removals, Anti Social Behaviour operations, tenancy enforcement and operations to tackle robbery. Windrush Square Engagement Event 2pm-6pm – COME ALONG!
There will be various stalls offering information designed to encourage young people into education, employment and diversionary activities including Job Centre Plus, Street Doctors and Dance United London Academy. In addition, the London Fire Brigade will be present along with mobile Police station, Battersea Dogs and Cats home and Community Safety. This
day will be supported by the mobile CCTV van and increased police patrols during the evening as well as arrest enquiries on those persons involved in gang related violence. Local police and council officers will be present throughout the day to provide reassurance patrols and assistance. Officers from Police and Council as well as local Safer Neighbourhood staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.”
We are revolted by attempts to give this blatant day of concerted oppression and social cleansing a friendly face by combining it with a fluffy outreach event. Will Dance United London Academy be providing us all with afternoon entertainment while police and other state agents drag people off the streets?!
Reblogged from https://network23.org/antiraids/2014/03/05/thursday-6th-march-stand-up-against-state-repression-in-brixton/
According to Lee Jasper - BBC Cameras have been invited to film Police operation dubbed “Brixton Unites”
From English Collective of Prostitutes:
Violence against sex workers is increasing.
Tragically, two sex workers have been murdered in London in the past three months. At the same time, the police have stepped up raids, arrests and closures of premises where women are working in relative safety. This is despite senior police officers admitting that: “[police] operations to tackle the trade are “counterproductive” and likely to put the lives of women at risk.”
Eighteen flats in Soho, Central London, have been closed. Most of the women who were evicted are mothers and have now lost their livelihood.
Women are appealing against eviction on Monday 24 February at Isleworth Crown Court. Please join us in demanding that these closures be stopped.
Please write urgently addressing your letters to:
- Borough Commander Alison Newcomb firstname.lastname@example.org
- Westminster Cllr. Nickie Aitkin in charge of community safety email@example.com
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