George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood watch co-ordinator who shot and murdered an unarmed black teenager, has walked free from a Florida courtroom. The jury - five out of six of whom were white - took 16 hours to deliberate and return a unanimous 'not guilty' verdict. It is with disgust - but not surprise - that … Continue reading George Zimmerman's not-guilty verdict is abhorrent and symptomatic of a racist, unjust political system.
Back in 1965, a matter of days before his murder, Malcolm X visited Smethwick in the West Midlands and toured the area alongside local marxist leninists. A number of comrades had been instrumental in organising the visit, but one individual prominent among them was the legendary Jagmohan Joshi, leader of the Indian Workers Association (GB) … Continue reading Malcolm X remembered in Smethwick