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Joint Enterprise: unjust and racist

Joint Enterprise article
  • published in Solidarity 564

British courts’ application of ‘joint enterprise’ is unjust, and criminalises black and working-class youth.

‘Joint enterprise’ is a common-law doctrine that allows courts to convict not only the person who carried out a crime, but others who helped them to do it. In principle, that sounds reasonable. But since 1984, British courts have used it to convict people who they think knew the crime was going to happen, even if they did not help carry it out.

Poeting for Lewes Foodbanks

Lewes Labour
26/09/2020 - 18:00

Saturday 26 sees the latest in a series of all-day, three-supermarket Lewes Food Banks collections. This time, the theme is 'the people's harvest vs food poverty'.

Between 6 and 7pm, Janine will be poeting along with other local poets in support of the collection at Waitrose. There will also be collections at Lewes Aldi and Tesco.

Free Osime Brown!

Osime Brown

Teenage, British, black, autistic
Prosecuted by the Crown
Against the evidence, convicted
- Free, oh free him: Osime Brown

From care to care, from place to place
Twenty-eight times moved around
Neglected, let down, failed, displaced
- Free, oh free him: Osime Brown

Fearing exile to Jamaica
Left at four, it's unknown ground
Prison cell a spirit breaker

Stop SEND cuts!

This is my proposing speech for TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee’s emergency motion calling for action to stop cuts to funding for kids with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Several trade unions’ delegates spoke in support of the motion, which was passed unanimously.

 

Conference, I am going to tell you:

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