Resist the Legal Attacks

In Britain we are facing three simultaneous attacks in Parliament

  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
  • Nationality and Borders Bill
  • Repeal of the Human Rights Act.

Caribbean Labour Solidarity sees these as a linked offensive that needs to be resisted.

We shall have three speakers

  • Nadine Finch – an expert in children’s rights and human trafficking
  • Jacqueline McKenzie – leads a team of lawyers who specialise in immigration and civil rights cases
  • Nicola Harries – legal adviser to Extinction Rebellion

Cop Out 26 – A response from the Global South

December CLS Zoom Meeting
originally broadcast Sunday, 5th December, 2021 

International lawyer Melinda Janki will discuss COP26 in relation to the Global South, with particular reference to impacts on the Caribbean.

Melinda is currently challenging dangerous deep water petroleum production offshore Guyana. Last year she won a case cutting Exxon’s environmental permits from 23 years to 5 years. In May she filed the biggest climate change case in the world challenging over 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution of behalf of a university dean and indigenous youth. Melinda has drafted legislation for environmental protection,protected areas, water management and conservation, and land rights for Amerindian peoples. She is politically independent.
https://melindajanki.org/

Reparations – Meeting Bristol’s Responsibilities

A webinar contextualising Bristol’s response to its role in the transatlantic slave trade
University of Bristol and Caribbean Labour Solidarity
Thu, 14 October 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reparations-meeting-bristols-responsibilities-tickets-177062407427

ChairJessica Moody, Centre for Black Humanities, University of Bristol, and author of ‘Off the Pedestal: The Fall of Edward Colston‘.

IntroductionBridget Anderson, Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol, University of Bristol.

Keynote speaker: His Excellency David Comissiong, Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM and author of It’s the Healing of the Nation: The Case for Reparations in an Era of Recession and Re-colonisation.

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