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Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

Adults, crime, International, News, Opinion, protest, Racism, UK news, Uncategorized
CC: Bob Harvey Gathering for the vigil for the victims of the Manchester Bombing Yahya Werfalli was sentenced to community service for his connection with the Manchester bombing.  Leading up to the tragic event, Werfalli’s supplied his debit card details to the bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi. His account was then used to purchase hydrogen peroxide, which was the main ingredient, for the bombing. Court documents reveal that this was so the purchase wouldn’t be immediately linked to the bomber, Hashem Abedi.  A few days after the bombing, Werfalli was arrested in his home at gunpoint. Over the course of several police interviews, he claimed he was told the brothers were running two fraud schemes similar to something he has done in the past. He believed they were supposed
What will the Biden/Harris administration mean for BLM?

What will the Biden/Harris administration mean for BLM?

Politics, protest, Racism
Simon Daoudi The African American vote helped Biden win the 2020 election. Pew Research’s exit polls show that 90% voted for the President-elect.  Now that Biden is due to take the White House he has some division to heal, namely the relationship between police and black communities. This was the spark that ignited Black Lives Matter protests over the summer.  BLM was reignited in May, while many states and other countries were in lockdown, a video circulated the internet of a police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds until he died. A movement that started in 2013, is still going strong thanks to activists across the globe. BLM came as a response to the Acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012
Figures show a link between birth rates and ethnicity

Figures show a link between birth rates and ethnicity

children, Data Journalism, Education, Health, Housing, Medical, NHS, Racism
In contrast with previous studies, the recent figures show that socio-economic factors are more relevant than biological ones   Babies born from Pakistani and Black African parents had the highest infant mortality rates. Meanwhile, those from white mothers and fathers have the lowest in England and Wales, according to 2013 figures provided by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The white community (British and Irish) suffered only 2.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, the figure is quite different for other minorities. Pakistani babies had a mortality rate of 6.7, Black Caribbean of 6.6, and Black African of 6.3. These ethnic groups showed the most worrying probabilities of babies’ survival. The figures displayed a scary face of how inequality works even in t
SEA SOULS

SEA SOULS

Racism, Radio, Student, Uncategorized
Refugee crisis is a pressing problem for modern society, 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR), among them there are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported in March that deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes have already reached 311 individuals. However, numbers do not always shock, they can cause instead unexpected reactions. It's the case of the refugee memorial in Liverpool, a list of more than 30,000 names of people who have died at sea attempting to reach Europe. The list, created by the artist Banu Cennetoğlu to increase a sense of sympathy for these victims, has instead att
Sterling Speaks Out

Sterling Speaks Out

Instagram, News, Racism, Sport, Sports, TV
Raheem Sterling speaks out against media representation of black footballers following his recent match against Chelsea FC where he was subject to racist abuse. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrKYvF3gH9e/ In an instagram post Sterling addresses the verbal abuse, highlighting that he is not usually the one to speak on such things but when he thinks his points needs to be heard – he will speak up. In a passionate paragraph he calls out media outlets and makes an example of The Daily Mail’s portrayal of a story about Phil Forden and Tosin Adarabioyo. Both stories discuss how the young players spend their lucrative salary. Sterling wrote: “you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for the