We call on Joan Armatrading, as a woman of colour who wrote a tribute to and performed for Nelson Mandela, and whose website says, “South Africa has always been close to my heart”, not to play Israel. As we write, people are gathering worldwide, thousands in London alone, to protest the Israeli piracy and murder of at least 20 unarmed people taking part in a humanitarian mission...
The UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) which Guyana ratified on the 19th May 1988 defines torture as “ any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining information or a confession….or punishing him for an act he or a third person...
On 6 May 2009, Ayodeji Omotade won a landmark victory against British Airways. BA had attempted to criminalise him for speaking out in defence of Augustine Eme, an asylum seeker who was being brutally deported on Flight BA075 to Nigeria (27 March 2008). As a passenger, he had intervened...
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Speaking at The Life and Legacy of C.L.R. James Conference
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
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UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
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