BLM UK gains legal status and renames as Black Liberation Movement UK

Black Lives Matter (BLM) No Racism Notessource: The Guardian (World)
published: 23 October 2020

Activists from the Black Lives Matter UK campaign group have placed their organisation on an official footing, marking it with a change of name. The group, which received £1.2m in donations following widespread protests in June, has registered as a community benefit society under the name Black Liberation Movement UK.

The registration of the group, hitherto a loose collection of activists, was required before it could receive the donations, which had been collected via a GoFundMe appeal.

Continue reading

Call to block the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (SpyCops) Bill

Block the SpyCops Bill bannerall credits: UNITE, The Union
published: September 2020

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (CHIS), otherwise known as the SpyCops Bill, is currently being rushed through parliament. Its purpose is to provide the legal basis for the conduct of undercover agents such as police officers, but in reality, it will go much further.

There has been a well-documented history of state surveillance of lawful trade union activity and justice campaigns in recent years, including links with the criminal blacklisting of trade union members.

Continue reading

UFFC members online invitation & questionnaire

UFFC Members Invitation & Questionnaire 2020source: United Families & Friends Campaign
published: 20 October 2020

Would you or your family like to become a member of the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC)?

This Invitation & Questionnaire is aimed at all families across the UK whose loved ones have died at the hands of the state.

Only complete this questionnaire if you or your family would like to be part of a national campaign collective.

Take the survey here >
(It is available until 20 December – may be extended thereafter)

Continue reading