Monthly Archives: June 2020

Police to discuss ‘community tensions’ after Black Lives Matter......

Waltham Forest police will discuss tensions following the national Black Lives Matter protests at a meeting tonight.  Click here to read more.

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Racism row at art gallery......

Waltham Forest Council has said it will conduct a full investigation into allegations from a former art gallery employee that her career was held back by “systemic racism”.  Click here to read more.

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Discourse around 1m/2m distancing rule ‘has been overly politicised’......

More transparency of evidence is needed, argue scientists.  Click here to read more.

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PSC: Women Resist the Occupation: For Justice and Equality in Palestine......

Tuesday 23rd June, 6pm 

A PSC webinar looking at ways women are leading the resistance to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. The speakers include women activists in Palestine, Israel and the UK. They will talk about the many ways women are standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine, to achieve and end of the Israeli military occupation, for peace, justice and equality for everyone.
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What can a small Caribbean island teach the world about health care and equity?......

Mon, June 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST – free event

xperts from the US, Canada and Britain compare Cuba’s response to Covid-19 in the context of the island’s commitment to public health care, preventative medicine and international humanitarianism.  Click here to read more.

 

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Use of face masks designated KN95......

A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of KN95 standards, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. These face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators.  Click here to read more.

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Racist structures must fall – graffiti on canal side Hackney......

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Grenfell ACM cladding still on more than 150 London towers......

More than 150 buildings in London are still wrapped in highly flammable Grenfell-style cladding – almost three years on from the fire, Government figures reveal.

Ministers pledged to strip aluminium composite material (ACM) from tower blocks across the country in the wake of the devastating blaze.

The Grenfell Tower disaster claimed the lives of 72 residents, when fire spread rapidly from a single flat through the cladding of the North Kensington block, engulfing it in flames.

But with the third anniversary of the fire on Sunday, 163 buildings in the capital are still covered in the flammable casing.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: Racism ‘could play a part in BAME Covid deaths’......

Factors such as racism and social inequality may have contributed to increased risks of black, Asian and minority communities catching and dying from Covid-19, a leaked report says.

Historic racism may mean that people are less likely to seek care or to demand better personal protective equipment, it says.  Click here to read more.

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“Dangerous disparity” between regions’ high-rise fire response after Grenfell......

Three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, a third of fire and rescue services still would not send sufficient resources to high-rise fires, new data from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) can reveal.

Residents still face a “postcode lottery” of fire and rescue response, the union has warned, with huge variation between brigades’ pre-determined attendance (PDA) levels, the number of fire engines initially sent to a high rise fire.  Click here to read more.

 

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