Archive | November, 2011

Justice for Stephen Lawrence

29 Nov
two men are being tried for murder in the Stephen Lawrence case

Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence case is in The News again 

 

 

 

I was watching the news and there was a story about a horrible thing that happened. The story was about the Stephen Lawrence case which happened 18 years ago.

 

A white gang beat Stephen to the ground

We wrote about this in our Blog in June. Stephen was on his way home with his friend Duwayne when they were attacked by a group of white lads.

Then someone stabbed Stephen to death

 

 

Stephen was stabbed and died in this racist attack.

 

 

The Police did a bad job investigating at the time. Was this because Stephen was black?

The police didn’t do a good job so the bullies got away with it. This has been in the news a lot because it made everyone realise that we have to do something about racism.

 

Let's hope the judge can find the truth amongst the lies being told in court

There is a new court case about this murder. Two men called Gary Dobson and David Norris are in court because people say they were in the gang who attacked Stephen.

 

 

traces of Stephen's blood has been found on the defendant's clothing

The police have found out new things about what happened. They found small pieces from Stephen’s clothes and some of his blood on Gary Dobson’s jacket.

 

 

Kick Ass Maracas is pissed off

I’m very angry about what happened to Stephen because it was wrong and racist!

 

 

Malak is angry

I like a bit of a joke – but this is not funny!

 

 

Ace is angry and upset about Stephen Lawrence

I feel mad and upset about it too!

 

 

 

We pray for peace and justice for Stephen's grieving family

I feel sorry for his family to go through such awful times. We all hope the court case will lead to justice for Stephen, Duwayne and their families.

 

 

The Hardest Hit – thousands march against disability benefit cuts

7 Nov

KA Maracas has been on a demonstration

KA says:

On Saturday 22nd October I went to a march in Leeds.

 

Leeds Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Leeds

 Ace

 Ace says:

What was it about?

 

Kick Ass Maracas

KA says:

It was about the disability benefit cuts.  It was a big success – over 400 people came. The speakers were Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Susan Hanley, Robyn Brockie, Paul Williams, Sheila Banks, Andy Smith, Steve Winyard and Tim McSharry. They all did a great job.

 

Malak was on holiday at the time

Malak says:

I was on holiday in Portugal but I saw it in the papers. I thought what a good job they did and I felt inspired that people with learning disabilities were speaking up for our rights.

KA

 

KA says:

It was widely reported on local TV, radio, in the papers and on the internet.

 Across the country over 5,500 people went to the 12 marches, sending a strong message to the government about cuts to disability benefits and services

Annabel says:

Across the country over 5,500 people went to the 12 marches, sending the strongest message to the government about cuts to disability benefits and services. I went to the one in Manchester, it was great! There were speeches and music. Cherylee Houston who is a disabled actress who plays Izzy in The Street was also there.

To find out more go to www.hardesthit.org.uk

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Here are some more photos from The Hardest Hit demonstrations around the country:

Bristol Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Bristol

Cardiff Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Cardiff

Edinburgh Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Edinburgh

Manchester Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Manchester

Norwich Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Norwich

 

Brighton Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Brighton

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newcastle Hardest Hit demonstration 22nd October 2011

Newcastle

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