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2016-03-30 13:07

Black South West Network and Up Our Street have organized a Mayoral Question Time in Bristol, focussing on Race Equality in the city. It aims to allow residents to engage with the candidates about the growing inequality between BAME groups (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and the White British population of Bristol.

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2016-03-16 17:40

The first high profile debate of the EU referendum campaign kicked off in style last night, as senior inners and outers fought it out in front of 2000 people at the London Palladium.

 

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2016-02-22 21:00

Many of you will be aware of the government’s plans to insert an anti-advocacy clause into all new and renewed grant agreements from May this year. This means that charities who receive Government grants will be banned from using those funds to lobby for changes in Government policy. Many charities have voiced concerns about this. The heads of 130 charities wrote a letter to the Prime Minister earlier this month urging him to reconsider the policy.

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2016-02-08 19:22

George Galloway spoke to Voice4Change today as part of our interview series with London Mayoral candidates.

Communications Officer Ben Andrew asked Galloway about the story on the front of today's Metro - linking his aid convoy in 2009 to ISIS executioner Alexanda Kotey travelling to Syria. 

Galloway denounces the story. "If MI5 and MI6 didn't know that he was a potential terrorist," he said, "how am I meant to know?"

You can listen to the clip here:

https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-andrew-374339183/galloway-on-kotey

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2016-02-08 15:09

Voice4Change director Kunle Olulode and Yvonne Field of UBELE held a Webinar last month discussing the key issues affecting BME groups regarding community asset transfer.

A recently published report "A Place to Call Home" (2015) suggests that local authorities and other key stakeholders need to do more to make the Community Rights agenda more inclusive. 

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2016-01-28 19:47

Voice4Change's director Kunle Olulode featured in a lively debate at the Battle of Ideas festival late last year. It focussed on racism in the US police force, how prevelant it is, and whether the US is unique in this regard.

The debate has now been uploaded by WORLDwrite's citizen TV station and is available to watch at the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFEccM_E0jI

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2016-01-24 20:42

The election for the next London Mayor will take place on the 5th of May, and the campaigns are already underway.

Labour’s Sadiq Kahn and the Conservative’s Zac Goldsmith are widely considered to be the front runners. But Caroline Pidgeon of the Liberal Democrats, Peter Whittle of UKIP and Sian Berry of the Greens will all hope to perform well.

 

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2015-10-29 19:33

Politics is a funny world. The 2015 election saw some of the most flagrant bashing of immigrants that this country has seen in a long time. UKIP rose to widespread popularity on a strongly anti-immigration platform, and both the Conservatives and Labour clamoured to follow their lead.

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2015-08-06 19:06

Today we remember one of the most horrific incidents in modern history: the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Much will be said about the necessity of the action to bring about the end of the war. Little concern will be shown for the 200,000 people instantly vaporised into oblivion. Or the hundred and the thousands of Japanese survivors affected by radiation sickness for decades after.

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2015-08-06 15:39

We at Voice4Change were saddened to hear the news that Kids Company is being forced to close after nineteen years of good work. This will be a real blow for the vulnerable children and young people who were helped by Kids Company, and who will now have one less place to turn to get the support that they need. The fate of Kids Company shows that no charity is immune from the impact of the economic climate and the increase in demand due to public sector cuts.

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