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Date & Time: Wednesday 26th November at 7pm

Venue: US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1A 1LQ

Facebook event

Solidarity with Ferguson and Justice for Mike Brown vigil and rally has been called by London Black Revolutionaries and NUS Black Students Campaign.

Speakers include:

* Chair of  London Campaign Against State & Police Violence
* Malia Bouattia & Others (NUS Black Students Campaign)
* NUS Womens Campaign
* Kings College London Students Union
* BARAC
* United Friends and Families Campaign
* RMT Union Paddington No1 Branch Secretary
* Brent Anti-Racism
* Wail Qasim – (Defend The Right To Protest)
* Justice For Mark Duggan Campaign
* Sean Rigg Truth and Justice Campaign
* London Black Revs

We also link here the Open Letter from the Community of Ferguson.

No Justice No Peace

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A Communique from Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson from FitzGibbon Media on Vimeo.

#FergusonSpeaks

As law enforcement officials and national media gear up for a St Louis County Grand Jury’s announcement as to whether it will levy charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown Jr., activists have issued a 9 minute video communiqué providing an intimate look at the climate on the ground.

The video communiqué displays a cross section of the myriad groups activated in the region and includes exclusive footage of Vonderrit Meyers Sr., Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, celebrated artist and HandsUpUnited.org cofounder Tef Poe, Taurean Russell, Lost Voices organizer Low Key, Millennial Activists United co-creator Ashley Yates, activist and Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, Damon Davis — a volunteer with The Don’t Shoot Coalition, Canfield Watchmen founder David Whitt, as well as local Ferguson business managers.

Viewers are encouraged to tweet, share, and embed the video using the accompanying hashtag #FergusonSpeaks —extended raw clips of each of the video’s subjects are available upon request.

http://handsupunited.org

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Date: Saturday 22nd November 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 3pm
Location: outside Brixton Library, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1JQ
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/773524506046394/

March from Windrush Square to Brixton Police Station

Join Doreen Bishop, InPDUM and more to commemorate and demand Justice for Ricky Bishop, who died in custody at Brixton Police Station in 2001.

On the afternoon of Thursday 22nd November 2001, Ricky Bishop, a 25 year old man of African-Caribbean heritage, was arrested in whilst in a car and taken to Brixton Station. His mother, Doreen was informed several hours later that he was in hospital. Shortly after she arrived she was told that he had died. He had unexplained injuries to his mouth, wrists and legs.

The police issued a what the family describe as a misleading press release about the circumstances surrounding Ricky Bishop’s death. They also held grave concerns that they were not informed about the contents of the press release before it was issued.

An inquest was held but the family complain that vital evidence was withheld and the injuries on Ricky’s body have never been explained.

More details at 4WardEver

Called by International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM)

Friday 28 November 2014, 09.30am

Venue:
Stratford Magistrate’s Court
389-397 High St
London
E15 4SB
nearest station: Stratford or Stratford high st

FB event: G on trial for standing up to the Police

On 30th January 2014, G, a young asian male wearing a puffa jacket and other ordinary street clothing, observed the aftermath of a stop and search in Newham. As a concerned bystander, G monitored the stop and search, and protested when he saw the police officers’ conduct. This encounter resulted in G being charged with the following: one count of words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; two counts of assault/resist of a police officer; and two counts of obstruction of a police officer.

G strongly feels that these charges are malicious and represent an attempt to prevent the peaceful monitoring of police activities including stop and search, by concerned members of the community. It is not a criminal offence to monitor the police’s activities, nor is it a criminal offence to question the police’s conduct. LCAPSV is standing in solidarity with G and demanding these charges be dropped.

G would greatly appreciate your support at his trial, at Stratford Magistrate’s Court at 9.30am. We will meet outside the court with banners, and will be present in the public gallery during the hearing. We must let the police and Crown Prosecution Service know that we are watching them in G’s case, and in every other instance of police harassment in London.

G has requested that people dress smartly where possible, this is to support him in demonstrating that he is a man of ‘standing in the community’.