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vietnamization:

India, also called Hindustan or Bharat, officially declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939. The Provinces of British India, being colonies of the United Kingdom, were by default, a part of the Allied Nations and sent over three million troops (who volunteered) to fight alongside Allied Forces against the Axis powers. Indians fought with distinction throughout the world; in the European theaters of Germany and Italy, in the deserts against Rommel and in the Asian region defending the Indian Homeland against the Japanese

vietnamization:

India, also called Hindustan or Bharat, officially declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939. The Provinces of British India, being colonies of the United Kingdom, were by default, a part of the Allied Nations and sent over three million troops (who volunteered) to fight alongside Allied Forces against the Axis powers. Indians fought with distinction throughout the world; in the European theaters of Germany and Italy, in the deserts against Rommel and in the Asian region defending the Indian Homeland against the Japanese

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Black teenager 'stopped 50 times' plans to sue Met police for harassment [The Guardian]

Black fireman says he was abused and Tasered by Met

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antisocial-socialist:

Scotland Yard is facing a new case of alleged police racism after a black firefighter who tried to assist officers while off duty claimed he was targeted because of his skin colour, abused, assaulted and shot with a stun gun.

The complaint lodged by Edric Kennedy-Macfoy, 28, from north London, is the 10th case involving alleged racism known to have been referred to the official police watchdog in the last three weeks.

Kennedy-Macfoy was driving through Harrow around 3.30am on 4 September when he saw a young man hurl a rock at a police van. After noting a description of the young man, Kennedy-Macfoy, who also trained as a police constable, flagged down the van driver and approached a line of officers to pass the information on.

He said he was horrified at their response, which he alleges included officers behaving like “wild animals”: swearing at him, dragging him from his car, subjecting him to a “violent” attack and eventually shooting him with a stun gun.

Britain isn’t a post-racist society either. ACAB.

What racism in the UK?? It can’t be since white British say there is no racism!! (¬_¬)

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Little Known Black History Fact (No. 72)

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afro-art-chick:

Queen Sophia Charlotte was queen consort of the United Kingdom and wife to King George III of Britain. She is a direct descendant of the Sousa family, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. Her appearance was black, with full lips and distinct facial features. Artists of the 18th century were asked to tone down “extreme” features of their subjects, but Sir Allan Ramsay, an anti-slavery artist, always painted Queen Charlotte in her actual appearance.

white washing…. it aint nothin new.

can somebody come get the UK police?

deluxvivens:

Undercover police had children with activists: Disclosure likely to intensify controversy over long-running police operation to infiltrate and sabotage protest groups

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Muslim girl attacked for wearing hijab | Press TV

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androphilia:

Friday, January 20, 2012

An 11-year-old Muslim schoolgirl has been subjected to a horrific racist assault by a group of older white girls in Surrey just because she was wearing headscarf.

Surrey Police stated that the little Muslim girl who was waiting for the bus was “targeted during a racially aggravated assault” in Sunbury-on-Thames.

The group of suspects had kicked the schoolgirl in the leg and the back and pulled her rucksack off her back before pushing her to the floor. As the Muslim girl was lying on the floor, the white girls drew on her face with make-up and racially abused her, Surrey Police added.

Detective Constable Simon Egan, leading the investigation into the racist attack, considered the incident as appalling where a young victim was subjected to an “unprovoked attack.”

“It would seem that suspects targeted the victim for no reason other than because she was wearing a headscarf and serious offences of this nature will not be tolerated by Surrey Police,” Egan said.

While appealing for witnesses, Egan urged any pedestrians or motorists who saw the incident to come forward as the assault had happened at the side of a busy road in broad daylight.

This was not the first act of violence against a Muslim woman in Britain, but dozens of similar incidents took place on Muslim women because they refuse to take off their hijab. The British government has been running anti-hijab campaign and supporting the spread of Islamophobic agenda in the country to limit the Muslim community.

SAB/JR/HE

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[See also: Police appeal for witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in Sunbury-on-Thames | Surrey Police - January 17, 2012]

I need a steel baseball bat and a ticket to the UK along with the address of said young white ladies.

What’s the bet that said young white ladies are going to try to get out of their punishment by crying and looking cute?

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N80bn leaves Nigeria yearly for UK universities – Mimiko

fyeahafrica:

ONDO State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has decried the incredible volume of resources that gets out of the country daily, disclosing that N80 billion leaves Nigeria yearly for the United Kingdom (UK) Universities and another one billion naira is being spent financing rice import on a daily basis.

Mimiko who gave a keynote address during the Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies (AES) Excellence Club dinner disclosed further that N240 billion is spent yearly to import sugar, expressing disbelieve that such could happen in a country where 60 per cent of its cultivatable land is still lying fallow.

“We must pay attention to education, in UK, from records, we have about 68,300 Nigeria students, by computation what they pay for flight tickets for up keep and tuition are about 50,000 euro minimum, this goes to mean that every year, N80 billion leaves Nigeria to UK university.”

“If we must retain some aggregate of capital that is to create the jobs that will take our graduates off the street, we must do something about education, am not saying it is bad for people to get educated at all cost,” he said.

Ondo state Governor recalled a discussion with the Minister in charge of education and welfare in the Nigeria high commission in UK saying there are 71,000 Nigerian students in Ghana, a figure he termed scary to be acceptable.

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Landmark case against police racism (Bunce and Field—Diverse magazine)

leonineantiheroine:

December marks the 40th anniversary of the start of Britain’s most influential black power trial, Mangrove Nine, itself a landmark event in the “irresistible rise of multiracial Britain”…

In 1970, a group of black radicals were committed to stand trial on charges arising from violent clashes between the police during a protest march. From the outset, this was a political trial in which the police, Special Branch and the Home Office sought to discredit the leadership of the growing British black power movement. After 55 days at the Old Bailey, the Mangrove Nine were acquitted and forced the first judicial acknowledgment that there was “evidence of racial hatred” in the Metropolitan police.

The nine’s campaign was part of a campaign to defend Notting Hill’s black community from police racism. At the end of the 1960s, Frank Crichlow’s Mangrove restaurant became the beating heart of the area’s West Indian community. At the same time, “the heavy mob”, a group of officers who patrolled the community like a colonial army, began a campaign to close the Mangrove, raiding the restaurant 12 times between January 1969 and July 1970. The police stuck to the story that the Mangrove was a drugs den, despite the fact that their repeated raids yielded not a shred of evidence.

Darcus Howe, who worked at the Mangrove, urged Crichlow to look to the community for support. Together with the Black Panther Movement, they organised a demonstration. On 9 August 1970, 150 protesters marched to local police stations demanding the police get their “hands off the Mangrove”. Police preparation for the march was extensive. More than 700 officers were available. Special Branch’s “black power desk” was also mobilised to monitor the protest. Heavy-handed policing prompted violence and the authorities started to build a case against the demonstration’s leaders. Home Office documents reveal this was a deliberate strategy to target and decapitate the emerging black power movement.

Senior civil servants discussed a variety of legal options in their reports to Reginald Maudling, the then Conservative home secretary, before settling on this approach. They could accuse the protesters of inciting racial hatred under the Race Relations Act, a tactic which had succeeded in the past. But this strategy was discounted for fear of turning the defendants into martyrs. Another possibility was to use the provisions of the Conservatives’ 1970 Immigration Act to deport Crichlow and other known black radicals. However, Crichlow’s residency in the UK since the early 1950s ruled this option out. Finally, the director of public prosecutions proceeded with the charge of incitement to riot.

The presiding magistrate viewed the case for what it was, and ruled that parts of the statements of 12 officers were inadmissible, as they clearly equated black radicalism with criminal intent. As a result, the judge threw out the charges of incitement. However, the authorities were not willing to admit defeat. The DPP took the unusual step of reinstating the incitement to riot charges and the defendants were rearrested in a series of dawn raids.

The nine decided on a radical legal strategy. Darcus Howe and Althea Jones Lecointe would defend themselves and in so doing expose the political nature of the trial and the brutality of policing in Notting Hill. Barbara Beese, another member of the nine, approached the radical barrister Ian McDonald who agreed to represent her and to perform the crucial role of mediating between the defendants who were defending themselves, and the barristers acting for the other defendants, to prevent any divisions.

The second part of their radical strategy was to demand an all-black jury. Howe, who had studied law, grounded this demand in the right to be tried by a jury of peers. Thus, Howe appealed to ancient rights enshrined in Magna Carta in the same way that the American Panthers cited the 14th Amendment as the constitutional basis of its call for black defendants to be tried by black juries.

McDonald’s application for an all-black jury lasted for two days. He cited old cases that allowed Welsh marchers to have a Welsh jury, Italian merchants to be tried by a jury of “the half-tongue”, or half-Italian. McDonald pointed out that the established practice for centuries thereafter had been to select the jury from the neighbourhood of the accused. The judge, a man who was known for his distaste for political radicalism, dismissed the application out of hand.

The defendants were prepared for this turn of events, and Howe and Lecointe-Jones began to vet potential jurors politically, asking them what they understood by terms “black power” and which newspapers they read. Again the judge intervened to stop this line of questioning. Nonetheless, the defence dismissed a total of 63 jurors, each defendant using their right to dismiss seven potential jurors. In so doing they ensured that two of the 12 jurors were black and, perhaps more importantly, stamped their authority on the proceedings.

Police witnesses justified their actions by labelling the Mangrove restaurant “a haunt of criminals, prostitutes and ponces”. The turning point came as Howe exposed problems with the police testimony and a police officer was ordered to leave the courtroom when he was seen signalling to other prosecution witnesses as they gave evidence.

In his closing submissions, McDonald reminded the jury that “this is not the court of star chamber. This is not Russia.” Nor, he continued, was it the US where a Chicago judge had recently ordered Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, to be bound and gagged in the dock to stop him speaking out. Despite this, MacDonald claimed that Judge Clarke had sought to subject the defendants to a form of “naked judicial tyranny”.

In his closing speech, prosecuting counsel Michael Hill said the issue was whether the jury accepted the evidence of police witnesses alleging a conspiracy by the nine to incite a riot.

Finally, the nine’s legal strategy triumphed: the jury believed the defendants rather than the police. All nine were acquitted of the principle charge of incitement to riot, while five of the nine, including Darcus Howe and Frank Crichlow, were acquitted of all other charges. Summing up, the judge concluded that the trial had “regrettably shown evidence of racial hatred on both sides”.

The judges’ words were electrifying. Horrified, the Met’s assistant commissioner wrote to the DPP seeking a retraction of the judge’s statement. The statement was never withdrawn.

The lessons of the trial were not lost on the government who moved to “modernise” the justice system by restricting the rights of future defendants seeking to influence jury selection. Nonetheless, the Mangrove Nine had turned the fight against police racism into a cause celebre. Across the country activists who had been caught up in the campaign were inspired, for the nine had shown that it was possible to take on the authorities in the name of racial justice and win.

Dr Robin Bunce is a director of studies for politics at Cambridge University and Paul Field is a lawyer, writer and human rights activist. They are co-writing a biography of political activist Darcus Howe”

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wildunicornherd:

liquornspice:

gaksdesigns:

The Singing Tree  is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire. Listen to it’s creepy noises Here 


This looks like something from The Neverending Story O_O

I thought this was a thing from Minecraft. I need new glasses.

wildunicornherd:

liquornspice:

gaksdesigns:

The Singing Tree  is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire. Listen to it’s creepy noises Here 

This looks like something from The Neverending Story O_O

I thought this was a thing from Minecraft. I need new glasses.

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b-sama:

Women for Africa presents ‘The Women For Africa Awards UK 2012’

For the 1st time ever! Women from Africa will be celebrated in London, at the first ever Women for Africa awards 2012.Women for Africa, is open to those who want to join us as we celebrate some of Africa’s unsung heroines.Nominations are now open for UK-based women of African origin to be nominated in one of the twenty-one categories with two categories opened up to non UK-based African women. It will seek to honour and celebrate a number of women who deserve to be recognised and celebrated.Check out the 21 categories, start nominating now!!www.women4africa.com  

b-sama:

Women for Africa presents ‘The Women For Africa Awards UK 2012’

For the 1st time ever! Women from Africa will be celebrated in London, at the first ever Women for Africa awards 2012.

Women for Africa, is open to those who want to join us as we celebrate some of Africa’s unsung heroines.

Nominations are now open for UK-based women of African origin to be nominated in one of the twenty-one categories with two categories opened up to non UK-based African women. It will seek to honour and celebrate a number of women who deserve to be recognised and celebrated.

Check out the 21 categories, start nominating now!!

www.women4africa.com
 

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