History

History

Radical black publisher and pioneering social activist, Buzz Johnson, leaves lasting legacy

Radical black publisher and pioneering social activist, Buzz Johnson, leaves lasting legacy

A pioneering, radical Black publisher and social activist who challenged neo-colonialism, injustice and discrimination has suddenly passed away aged 62. Norris “Buzz” Johnson founded Karia Press in the 70s, which went on to publish Chris Searle’s Grenada Morning, about the Grenada Revolution, and A Blindfold Removed, about Ethiopian literacy, as […]

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History, Reports

The Broadwater farm uprising

The Broadwater farm uprising

Stafford Scott recounts the events surrounding the Broadwater Farm uprising, and the subsequent investigations, which ended with police officers facing criminal charges.  (You can download this information here – Broadwater Farm uprising   On 28 September 1985 mother of eight, Cherry Groce, was shot and paralysed by police officers in Brixton, […]

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Broadwater Farm, History

Broadwater Farm revisited – the police investigation

Broadwater Farm revisited – the police investigation

The police investigation The police investigation into the riots and murder of PC Blakelock was one of the largest police inquiries in this country. Here are some facts and figures from the investigation. Between 10 October 1985 and May 1986 the police raided 271 homes and arrested 362 people. 167 […]

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Broadwater Farm, History

Broadwater Farm revisited – Stafford Scott

Broadwater Farm revisited – Stafford Scott

Stafford Scott recent spoke at the ‘Nicky Jacobs is Innocent’ seminar about his recollection of the events which led to the Broadwater Farm ‘uprising’. Here is a summary of his statement “At around 1pm on the 5th October 1986, Floyd Jarrett a senior member of the Youth Association was stopped […]

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History, Videos

The Broadwater Farm story

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History, Videos

An audience with Clasford Stirling MBE

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History, Reports

Tottenham Rights – 6 months on

Tottenham Rights Advice & Campaign surgeries were launched on Monday 8 October last year. In the short space of time, the weekly sessions are proving to be a vital resource for individuals and local groups attempting to fight poverty, injustice, racism and neglect. The report summarises the context of the […]

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