Racism and anti-racism worldwide


George Floyd's niece, Brooke Williams, at George Floyd's funeral in the USA, AP photo

From CNN in the USA today:

George Floyd’s niece: “As long as I’m breathing, justice will be served”

[Brooke] Williams said that none of the four officers on the scene when Floyd was killed showed “heart or soul.”

“That officer showed no remorse while watching my uncle’s soul leave his body. He begged and pleaded many times just for you to get up, but you just pushed harder. Why must the system be corrupt and broken?” she asked.

“No more hate crimes, please,” she said. “Someone said ‘Make America Great Again”, but when has America ever been great?”

People kneeling during a minute silence during a rally at the Nelson Mandela statue in Parliament Square, London, to commemorate George Floyd as his funeral takes place in the US following his death on May 25 while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis

This photo shows people kneeling during a minute silence during a rally at the Nelson Mandela statue in Parliament Square, London, England to commemorate George Floyd as his funeral took place in the US following his death on May 25 while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain, 9 June 2020:

Anti-racists commemorate Gorge Floyd’s funeral with a vigil by Nelson Mandela statue

ANTI-RACISTS commemorated George Floyd’s funeral in the US today with a symbolic vigil at Nelson Mandela’s statue in London’s Parliament Square.

The alleged racist killing of Mr Floyd by a white police officer has led a wave of protests with millions of people globally taking a stand to say “black lives matter.”

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) said it was organising to turn the latest wave of anger against racism and injustice into an effective movement for change.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain, 9 June 2020:

George Floyd’s family demand UN intervention over humanitarian crisis in US

MORE than 600 organisations united with George Floyd’s family in demanding United Nations investigations into police violence and the racist oppression of protests currently sweeping the US.

Mr Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said: “I want people across the world and the leaders in the United Nations to see the video of my brother George Floyd, to listen to his cry for help, and I want them to answer his cry.”

He was joined by relatives of Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Michael Brown, black people also killed by police, in releasing a statement pleading for action from the international body to deal with a “human rights crisis” in the US.

A protest against the B ritish Conservative government's hostile environment policies outside the Home Office in London Photo: Global Justice Now

By Bethany Rielly in Britain, 9 June 2020:

Government’s ‘cruel’ immigration laws ‘disproportionately impacting Britain’s black community’

THE government’s “cruel” detention and deportation laws have “disproportionately impacted Britain’s black community,” a campaign group told MPs today.

Hearing evidence, ministers were told that the new immigration Bill still contains “every aspect” of the hostile environment policies that caused the Windrush scandal.

Detention Action director Bella Sankey said the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which passed its second reading in the Commons last month, will extend these policies to EU citizens.

By Bethany Rielly in Britain, 9 June 2020:

‘Systematic racism’ at London-based NHS unit prompts fresh calls to address discrimination

EVIDENCE of “systematic racism” and a “psychologically unsafe” environment has been found at an NHS unit in London, sparking fresh concerns over discrimination in the health service.

Leaked information reported by the Guardian from an internal investigation at the Colindale site of the NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) division in north London found that “recruitment is haphazard, based on race and class and whether a person’s ‘face fits’.”

The Globis Mediation Group report was prompted by a number of discrimination complaints from black and minority-ethnic (BAME) staff.

5 thoughts on “Racism and anti-racism worldwide

  1. I’m thankful you’ve been covering these protests out there. We need to have solidarity against racism and it’s amazing how much worldwide support there’s been. I do hope this leads to justice.

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