Update 16/09/20 – Shortly after the article below was published, the government reduced the maximum size of (most) legal gatherings from 30 to 6. Nonetheless, the guidance it offers remains sound (so long as you remember to replace all references to “more than 30 people” with “more than 6”). That said, anyone seeking information on
“That’s just your perception” is a phrase I heard a lot as a trade union activist.
The so-called “Independence Day” U.K. is taking place on the 4 July while the virus is still claiming lives and no vaccine or effective treatment yet exists. To add sweetener the government has reinstated the national “clap” for the NHS on the day following. Once again the valse triste of happy clappers is enacted at
The following text was contributed to Freedom by a person involved in Goose Green Solidarity Fund: a newly formed organisation for people who live in SE22 and are struggling financially as a result of COVID-19. What is a solidarity fund? It’s a pot of money that in our case comes from the community and sometimes
On 25 May George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This immediately resulted in protests on the streets in half a dozen cities in the United States. By the end of that week, every city in the United States – and many around the world – saw vocal, determined, well-attended demonstrations to make
Conservative government policy on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was summarised by Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings as “herd immunity, protect the economy, and if that means some pensioners die, too bad.” (Source: senior member of the Tory party present at the above meeting). Despite warnings from Public Health England not to prematurely discharge elderly parents with Covid-19
Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. There are two significant ongoing series of events in the United States this last month, of course. The still-spreading and still as deadly as ever Covid-19 with its deniers. And the
Below is an account of someone arrested on a Black Lives Matter demonstration in London on their experiences in police custody. I just wanted to share my experience of how the police are not taking the pandemic seriously and seem to be intentionally denying arrestees the right to use precautions against coronavirus. This won’t be
Being ideologically opposed to government, or the very least top-down imposed upon us government, we can sometimes just criticise government action on that ideological line. It shouldn’t exist so what it does is wrong. The pandemic though is helping us see things in a different light. It was anarchists who led the way in terms
Police are questioning a 57-year-old man accused of spitting on two members of staff at London Victoria train station while shouting that he had the coronavirus. Both subsequently caught COVID-19. Belly Mujinga, a 47-year-old mother with an 11-year-old daughter, died two weeks later. Belly started her shift at Victoria Station booking office on March 22.