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BLACK LIVES MATTER  

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Author: LW Bristol (Age 16)


Black history and white history are entwined with white pillage. White domination, white supremacy, white power and white denial of atrocities against black bodies handed down by the white hand. The long-suffering trauma was no more highlighted - witnessed by billions of black, white, and brown people - than through the 8 minutes and 46 seconds it took to murder George Floyd on Monday 25th May 2020 in the USA. A white American police officer calmly knelt on the neck of a black American, another human being, until he was dead.

 

8 Minutes, 46 Seconds of Black History on Monday 25th June 2020 represents a mass of untold stories of murder of black bodies and injustices of black lives by white hands. The recorded murder of George Floyd shocked humanity to the core!

 

The past (silenced and hardly spoken of, or falsified and selectively highlighted) and current history of white power, supremacy and domination over black people and nations has to be reckoned with and reconciled. The action of making amends for wrongs and injuries has to be resolved to have any chance of ever moving forward.

Rhetoric and virtual signalling are not enough for the appalling and shameful period of British history. It is not sufficient to simply say "That was the past, let's move on", when the domination of black bodies continues to exist in modern times. These are the days of reckoning.

Past mistakes and misdeeds must be fully acknowledged. Action must be taken to dismantle systemic racism, systematic racial discrimination and social and criminal injustices to create fairer and just systems where all people are equal. We need more than just words written in policies, bills, criminal acts that are not worth the paper they are written on.

We cannot go back, we can only go forward, and however, black people do not and will not forget. It’s time to make amends.



Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with either Black Live Matter USA nor the political arm of the Black Lives Matter Activist Coalitions UK associated and affiliated with USA.


We work and stand with the common people demanding equality and social justice, our basic human rights operating as a non-partisan, not a member of or connected with a group or political party, non-violence unifying arm of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Britain, United Kingdom.


ABOUT US


The revolutionary, revolutionist is an architect of change. We are not committed to the same means as radical activists but we mean business nevertheless. The revolutionary wants to sweep away the bad institutions and social relations of the present. The black lives matter revolutionary has a vision of the new society which the black lives matter campaign and movement is aiming at creating. The need to reconstruct is not absent from reasonable discussion, the art of breaking silence is to break down the walls of racism.

The revolutionary is intellectually committed to the achievement of a new concrete social order that is better than the present; and this means we are committed to demonstrating the feasibility of the new order that eradicates systemic and systematic racism in our society, exposing, stripping and cleansing the racist mindset of individuals and societies which perpetuate the immoral belief that certain groups are superior to others.


Black Lives Matter campaign to send out a persistent message loud and clear that it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to anyone else. We stand with our allies to educate, break the silence and to stamp our racism for good.



Black Lives Matter had become a slogan, an expression of unity for people from all communities, ethnicities who believe it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to anyone else.

Our community supporters and allies are made up of ordinary people in Britain with support across the world
Of course we would never claim to speak for everyone and this why we give people a platform and voice to talk for themselves.

We take a non-partisan stance to support and further the cause that black lives matter. We promote no political position as black people, brown people, white people, and any other allies will hold a wide variety of views that are their own while still being ardent and strong supporters of black lives matter. Being a strong supporter of black lives matter should determine an anti-racists vote for an anti-racist party and stand against racism and will break their silence. Being non-racist isn’t enough to eradicate racism from our society.


Defunding the police


We get asked this a lot!


 

Not everyone understands what ‘defunding the police’ actually means and are extremely alarmed on hearing it through the media. The public often mistakes defunding the police for either abolishment or taking away all funding from the police service; this is not what defunding the police means.

 

We feel there may be merit in diverting police funding to other services in the community who are in a better position to understand and adequately support our youth, youth services, and mental health in the community. That said we do not hold any position on defunding the police without and until the wider sections of society understand what this all entails, so at this time we do not support defunding the police as a viable option.

 

We do and will work with all people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds who support black lives matter goal to eradicate racism.

 

Black people have the fundamental right to live, be educated, have equal opportunity to work, access to health care and services, and to be treated as equals within all societal systems, institutions and social settings. despite over 400 years of black residency in the UK the treatment of black people is not on par with white people, regardless of the laws of the land; race and equal rights acts created to protect from racial discrimination are hardly worth the paper they are written on.

 

We've found many come to this site to vent, shout, and make some noise for those hurting. Others quietly tell of enduring racism or admit to being complicit in supporting racism all their lives with white silence and no longer wish to remain silent, pledging to never to be silent or silenced again. Change is going to come.

 

We're attempting to work together to break the white silence that is the perpetrating vehicle that oils the spinning wheels that carries and supports and enables racists to thrive, rise and flourish keeping racism alive in Britain. Racism should never be driven by silence or have a comfortable home to reside. 

 

We work simultaneously with independent BLM activist’s coalitions groups across the UK and world. Some activists work covertly and overtly with ordinary people work campaigning, taking to the streets and straight to the heart of the people fighting racial, social and criminal injustice.

 

There are many independent activist groups across the UK who do and will not publicly identify themselves, nor having leadership or declare leadership, no office base or website to go to, having a small or for some a huge interest and following, preferring a profile status on social media platforms alone.

 

All connections for sponsorship, donations, and payments are direct from our websites listed below or a single paypal me link, this is a security so you know where to find us. All links should lead from or to our websites.


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Official Domains:

www.blacklivesmatter.uk

www.blacklivesmatter.org.uk

www.blacklivesmatter.co.uk

www.blm.org.uk


We do this so the upcoming and next generation of black children and black adults WILL NOT have to be told "you have to work twice as hard as a white person and for less". We do this so that they will be equal to white counterparts in all areas of society so black people WILL be able to fully participate in all levels of society that have previously been denied  to them because of the colour of skin. 

 

Black children need to be treated fairly in education. Black boys should no longer be easy targets for police. As soon as they reach 10-11 (the age of criminal responsibility) they become targets because of their black skin. Black people should no longer be brutalised by the police service and accept that as just “the way it is”. NO MORE. Black people have finally had enough.

 

Use our Contact Us page to touch base with us and help us break down racism that takes place in everyday life in the UK for every person with black and brown skin.

If you want to partner with us, sponsor us; promote a campaign, events or alike get in touch. This space is built for voices, let's break the silence. BLACK LIVES MATTER!

As the dust settles on recent world events and we settle back into our normal lives, spontaneous donations, interest, and support for a cause triggered as a result of a tragedy may soon dry up. This is when we will need your support more than ever to be able to continue the fight for black lives, to make black lives matter in Britain.

If you can afford a regular contribution - no matter how small - would be great. One off contributors is also appreciated and will help us to continue fighting the cause!




Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with either Black Lives Matter USA or political arm of the Black Lives Matter Coalition UK associated and purported to be affiliated with BLM USA.


We stand together in solidarity with all citizens in demanding equal human rights, racial equality, social and criminal justice for all people equally. We are operating as a non-partisan, non-political, non-violence, unifying arm of the Black Lives Matter Movement in Britain, United Kingdom. Not a member of nor connected with any political party,

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