Well, where would rock’n’roll be?
Without ya immigration or migration
Where would rock’n’roll be?
Well, there may not have been no country
May not have been no blues
No melting pot down in New Orleans
Well, that’s a hell of a thing to lose.
US athletes led a series of protests and strikes against racism and police violence on 28 August 2020, the scale and militancy of which has no historic parallels in US history. The fact that a wave of protests broke out on the date that was marking Jackie Robinson Day seemed apt.
Saturday 13 June was disastrous for the far right. We look at how the racists’ Westminster demo – ostensibly to “defend” war memorials from Black Lives Matter protestors – went wrong, despite its size
“As a true picture of British history, with its imperial connections stretching back hundreds of years, this country’s statuary is beyond inadequate – it’s downright offensive…”
When I was in prison, I read an article – don’t be shocked when I say I was in prison. You’re still in prison. That’s what America means: prison.
–– Malcolm X
On 27 August 1963 Ledger Smith set off from Chicago and made his way to join Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. He didn’t take a bus or a train and he didn’t drive – he made his way on rollerskates.