Tag Archives: Activism

Start fighting it now, for the next general election may be Britain’s last

“We are in hell right now, gentlemen.” So says Al Pacino’s character in Oliver Stone’s bombastic NFL flick ‘Any Given Sunday.’ As a Worcester Labour member (specifically, Social Media & Comms Officer), I feel those words bearing down on me every day. For Pacino, it was an unfavourable scoreboard at half time. For progressives, it’s a government gleefully persecuting migrants;

Read more

“When I Heard” ~ Poem by Latisha Chantelle from the Black Lives Matter protest.

Published on behalf of Latisha Chantelle. Performed at the Worcester #BlackLivesMatter protest at age 16, which took place on the 13th of June 2020. “Her face looks like poo” “Haha Brown Face” “Why can’t I say the n-word, it’s not fair” “It’s alright if I say it in a song” “Why are black people so weird” ~~~~~~ “Her face looks

Read more

“Growing Up Black” Poem and Speech by Tanya Mariga from #BlackLivesMatter Protest

All credit goes to Tanya Mariga ~ the author and performer of this poem and speaker of these words at the Black Lives Matter Protest in Worcester on the 13th June, 2020. Growing up black was not having a Disney princess to identify with until 2010. Growing up black up was picking up dolls and seeing only a white barbie

Read more