General Rights & Justice

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This section covers topics such as human & civil rights, race & society, history, law, race, personal accounts and much more.


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And Still I Rise
(Doreen Lawrence)
If ever the judicial system, our government, and the general attitude of the majority white community has ever been challenged, then it is thanks to the determination of Doreen Lawrence and her family.

A ‘Bleak House’ for Our Times
(Tim Cleary)
In true Dickensian fashion, a new report reveals the appalling treatment of society’s forgotten victims, namely female rape survivors and torture victims held at Yarl’s Wood Removal Centre.

Name/TitlePublication Summary
Bring on the ApocalypseIn this series on money, religion, war, power, culture and nature, Monbiot explains why we are heading into an uncertain future in which peace and sound politics are paramount to our survival.
By Any Means NecessaryBy Any Means Necessary consists of lectures (including responses to audience questions) as well as interviews by reporters both hostile and friendly. Malcolm’s revolutionary strategy for confronting and overcoming the oppression of African-Americans in the 1960s is applicable today for the working class and oppressed people everywhere.
Catching History on the WingThis book is part of Pluto’s 21st birthday series ‘Get Political’, which brings essential political writing by Marx, Lenin, Fanon et al to a new audience.
Foreigners: Three English LivesThe stories of Francis Barber, Randolph Turpin and David Oluwale are told in a different, perfectly realized voice. Each illuminates the complexity and drama that lie behind the tragedy of their lives.
Freedom Next Time‘Freedom Next Time’ was published on 5 June 2006 .
This is John Pilger’s first major collection since ‘The New Rulers of the World’ and includes chapters on Afghanistan, Palestine, South Africa and India.
The InfidelAyaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West.
The 'Invisible Man' : in the age of Trayvon and JordanWith his widely read novel “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison ignited a conversation and an awareness of racial alienation in America that had the potential to help bridge the gap between the nation’s races.
I Write What I LikeI Write What I Like contains a selection of Biko’s writings from 1969, when he became the president of the South African Students’ Organization, to 1972, when he was prohibited from publishing.
Introducing the Commission (CCRC) (pdf)This publication is provided by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Includes background to the commission and its purpose, and advice relating to taking out a complaint or request for a case review.
Investigated or Ignored?The Institute of Race Relations publishes a report that shows serious deficiencies in the criminal justice system’s response to race-related killings. Since the publication of the Macpherson report in 1999, at least ninety-three people have lost their lives as a result of racially motivated attacks in the UK.
Just LawHelena Kennedy challenges the record of modern governments, even, or especially, ‘benign’ democracies.
Legal Representation (CCRC) (pdf)This publication is provided by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Includes advice and information about your legal rights and access to legal representation when applying to the CCRC. You can download the booklet here.
No SmokeA shocking, but true, discovery. Innocent people are being locked up in our prisons, convicted of the most horrific crimes, on a regular basis. These are not one-off, tragic mistakes, but rather, an outline, everyday occurrence.
Rebel, Rebel: The Protestor’s HandbookStep by step, journalist and activist Bibi van der Zee reveals just how easy it is to launch, publicise and fund a campaign and to organise everything from boycotts, protest marches and direct action.
Refugee Children in the UKExplores the diverse situations of refugee and asylum-seeking children in the UK and the hostile reception that very often creates barriers to their educational success.
Review of Sections 135 & 136 of the Mental Health ActSection 135 of the Act gives police powers to enter private premises with a warrant to remove a persons in need of a mental health assessment. Section 136 gives them powers to remove someone from a public place to a 'place of safety'.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.This is definitely the best biography on Dr. King in bookstores. Covers his life very well and without much opinion, Clayborne Carson gives you a very clear picture of his life. Having transcripts of telegraphs, letters, and speeches added a lot to this book. If you are looking for a way to find out about Dr. King, this is the book to read.
The Wretched of the EarthThose reviews that castigate Fanon for “glorifying violence” ought to be ignored. Fanon is writing, among other things, a phenomenology of anti-colonialism. It is meant neither as a recommendation nor a condemnation but as a description of the objective truth of a historical condition.
Unpeople: Britain's Secret Human Rights AbusesBritain is complicit in the deaths of ten million people. Those whose lives are seen as expendable in the pursuit of Britain ‘s economic and political goals.
We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther PartyAward-winning journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal provides a compelling insider’s account of one of America’s most renown radical organizations, the Black Panther Party.
Women, Punishment and Social JusticeThe prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the use of community-based responses to women in conflict with the law.
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