UK

United Kingdom

Action and community groups (social justice):

Workers’ Climate Action is a direct action and solidarity network made up of socialistsanarchists and other class struggle activists involved in both theenvironmental and labour movements. workersclimateaction.wordpress.com

TRAPESE stands for ‘Taking Radical Action through Popular Education and Sustainable Everything!’ http://trapese.clearerchannel.org/resources.php

Ctrl Alt Shift We are a movement for a new generation fighting social and global injustice http://www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/

London Coalition Against Poverty is a coalition of groups which are based on the idea that through solidarity and direct action, ordinary people have the power to change our own lives. http://www.lcap.org.uk/

Daisy Street Law and Money Advice Centre is a free legal advice service as part of the Discrimination Project, seeking redress for individuals in South East Glasgow facing discrimination at work (no direct link).

Govanhill Law Centre is a charity offering free legal advice and representation on employment, housing, and migrant rights, based in Govanhill, Glasgow.http://www.govanhilllc.com/

Core promotes social justice through the development of community based initiatives in North Edinburgh. They offer confidential advice and information, run support groups and provide skills training for marginalized groups. http://community-organisation-for-race-equality.org.uk/

Positive Action in Housing is a Scottish-wide housing charity that provides advice to minority and refugee communities on housing rights, offering free and confidential casework for those suffering homelessness, poverty or racism, a hardship fund and providing emergency shelter for destitute asylum seekers. http://www.paih.org/

Hackney Unites is a community group founded in 2009 as a coalition for social justice, running recent campaigns against public sector cuts, and in defense of legal aid. They are also developing a Workers’ Advice Centre to offer information and advice on workers’ rights. http://www.hackneyunites.org.uk/

 

Action and community groups (environmental justice):

Remember SaroWiwa is a coalition of environmental justice activists, educationalists, and human rights campaigners, coordinated by Platform.http://www.platformlondon.org/remembersarowiwa/index.htm

African Biodiversity Network is a network of over 300 organisers in 12 countries across Africa, which aims to build solidarity though reflective learning at the grassroots level and focuses on key issues such as seed sovereignty, cultural biodiversity and community resilience to corporate threat.  http://www.africanbiodiversity.org/

Environmental Justice Foundation aims to expose environmental abuses in the global South by providing film and advocacy training to those most affected. Based in London. http://www.ejfoundation.org/

Black Environment Network works to encourage ethnic participation in the built and natural environment, integrating social, cultural and environmental concerns amongst black and minority communities. http://www.ben-network.org.uk/

London 21 is a network of environmental campaigners and community groups working for a green London. One of their projects includes community maps of green activities in the city. http://www.london21.org/

Platform London. PLATFORM’s work is driven by a commitment to social and ecological justice, and is carried out in an interdisciplinary manner, combining the skills of research and analysis, creative writing and performance, listening and dialogue. www.platformlondon.org/

Action and community groups (anti-racist):

Crossroads Womens Centre  is an anti-sexist, anti-racist community centre and home to a variety of grassroots organizations and campaigns for all women, including Legal Action for Women (LAW), the All Africans Women’s Group and WinVisible.  Based in North London. http://www.allwomencount.net/

Mosaic is a grassroots organisation based in Brighton working to empower black, Asian and mixed families and combat racism, with creative workshops, advocacy, and an anti-racist resource library with over 1000 children’s books.http://www.mosaicequalities.org.uk/

Southall Black Sisters has been challenging race and gender violence for over 20 years, and continues to campaign for the rights to justice and equality for black and Asian women, offering information, casework, counselling and self-help support services. Based on Southall, West London. http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/

The Monitoring Group is an anti-racist charity, working towards the eradication of racism, bigotry and religious hatred and their adverse impact on victims and their communities. They also have a helpline for victims of racial and religious violence and abuse. http://www.tmg-uk.org/

Newham Monitoring Project offers a 24-hour emergency helpline for victims of racist violence and police misconduct, providing advice and support for the black community of East London, as well as educational programmes and campaign work.http://www.nmp.org.uk/

SE1 United is a youth forum based at the Southbank Centre, London, running projects to assist school leavers, support young women and provide crime and safety sessions for young people to know their rights. http://www.se1united.org.uk/

JUST West Yorkshire is an initiative established to promote racial justice, civil liberties and human rights. Based in Bradford. http://www.justwestyorkshire.co.uk/

African Caribbean Network Scotland represents more than 10,000 people in Glasgow and the surrounding region, providing support services in housing, anti-poverty and employment for around 40 African and Caribbean community groups.http://acnglasgow.org/default.aspx

Remember SaroWiwa is a coalition of environmental justice activists, educationalists, and human rights campaigners, coordinated by Platform.http://www.platformlondon.org/remembersarowiwa/index.htm

African Biodiversity Network is a network of over 300 organisers in 12 countries across Africa, which aims to build solidarity though reflective learning at the grassroots level and focuses on key issues such as seed sovereignty, cultural biodiversity and community resilience to corporate threat.  http://www.africanbiodiversity.org/

Black Environment Network works to encourage ethnic participation in the built and natural environment, integrating social, cultural and environmental concerns amongst black and minority communities. http://www.ben-network.org.uk/

Lewisham Anti-racist Action group is part of UK-wide Unite Against Fascism, organizing campaigns, public meeting and events for the South East London area.http://www.naar.org.uk/larag/

Positive Action in Housing is a Scottish-wide housing charity that provides advice to minority and refugee communities on housing rights, offering free and confidential casework for those suffering homelessness, poverty or racism, a hardship fund and providing emergency shelter for destitute asylum seekers. http://www.paih.org/

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust works to develop educational anti-racist outreach programmes for schools and community groups, providing access to a range of resources based on the historic experience of black and ethnic minority communities in Britain. http://www.racearchive.org.uk/

Afiya Trust is a national charity that aims to reduce racial inequalities in health and social care through research, consultations and public events. http://www.afiya-trust.org/

Black and Minority Arts Network  is a community organization based in Hackney, East London, representing the local black and ethnic minority arts community.http://www.bemanetwork.org.uk/

Resources:

George Padmore Institute is a library and educational and research centre, home to a number of archives that document radical movements, campaigns and organizations relating to the black experience in the UK. Based in North London.http://www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/

Marcus Garvey Library is a local library based in Haringey, North London. It also runs a variety of activities children and young people.http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/community_and_leisure/libraries/findalibrary/marcusgarveylibrary.htm

CLR James Library is a local library in Dalston, North London, which will soon reopen in new premises in Dalston Square. http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cl-clr-james-main.htm

Black Cultural Archives is an archive of black history materials that have been collected by volunteers since the 1980’s. Soon to be re-housed in the Black Heritage Centre, Brixton, which is currently being built with the aid of the Heritage Lottery fund, London Development Agency and the London Borough of Lambeth.http://www.bcaheritage.org.uk/

Stephen Lawrence Centre is a centre for community learning and research, with spaces for meetings, education studios and mentoring rooms. Based in Deptford, South East London. http://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk/the-centre/

IRR Black History Collection is an archive based at the Institute of Race Relations in Kings Cross, central London, with an extensive collection of leaflets, posters, newspaper cuttings and campaign materials that document more than 40 years of grassroots anti-racist campaigning. http://www.irr.org.uk/bhccatalogue/

Ahmed Ullal Iqbal Centre is an open access library established to support the study of race and ethnic history, with several collections of local oral history interview transcripts that includes the original Roots Oral History Project based in Moss Side in 1986. At the University of Manchester.http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/ahmediqbal/

New Beacon Books was established in 1966 in Finsbury Park, London, as a publishing house, and soon after as a bookstore specializing in Caribbean literature. Selling a great variety of African American, black British, Caribbean and African books, the shop is as important for black Britain as the works on its shelves. Now selling online. http://www.newbeaconbooks.co.uk/

Injustice a film by Migrant Media about the struggles for justice by families whose loved ones have been killed in police custody. http://www.injusticefilm.co.uk/

Tackling Climate Change, Reducing Poverty is the first report produced by the Roundtable on Climate Change and Poverty in the UK, from 2009. Contributors include Friends of the Earth, the new economics foundation, Capacity Global and Oxfam UK.http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/climate_change/downloads/tackling_climate_reducing_poverty_uk.pdf

Research organisations:

Institute of Race Relations is an educational charity and research organization analyzing forms of institutional racism in the UK and Europe. Publishing frequent reports, their current research projects include deaths in custody, racist violence, anti-Muslim racism and Islamphobia and counterterrorism legislation. They also publish the quarterly journal, Race and Classhttp://www.irr.org.uk/

Runnymede Trust is a race equality think-tank, publishing research on the criminal justice system, education, financial inclusion and mixed-race identities, among many other projects. http://www.runnymedetrust.org/

Equanomics UK is a coalition of UK-based activists, working towards economic and social justice and against structural racism and inequality through research and consultations.  http://equanomicsuk.org/

Capacity Global is a niche NGO and social enterprise pioneering the way towards environmental and social justice. Linking communties to governmental and policy makers. A mouthpiece for local communities, an amplifier of the silent voices within communities and facilitator of public participation. http://www.capacity.org.uk/

Roots Research Centre is a research organisation working on various areas of race equality, including ethnicity and poverty, and unemployment. Part of the 1990 Trust. http://www.1990trust.org.uk/roots/about/roots

B.A.S.A Black and Asian Studies Association aims to foster research and information of the history of black and Asian people in Britain, publishing useful papers and holding events. http://www.blackandasianstudies.org/

News/Blogs:

4WardEver UK is an indispensible site for news and information on deaths in custody, and other cases of injustice in the UK and internationally. http://4wardeveruk.org/

Sons of Malcolm is a radical political blog from activist Sukant Chandan, bringing together news and insight into the global challenges of US imperialism, racism and neo-colonialism. http://sonsofmalcolm.blogspot.com

Remembering Olive Collective is a blog bringing together memories of Olive Morris, who campaigned with the Black Panther Movement in South London in the 1970’s, and was co-founder of the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD).http://rememberolivemorris.wordpress.com/

Regional racial equality councils:

Funded by local councils, race equality councils can be useful advocates in cases of discrimination, racial harassment or violence, but are currently high on the government’s cuts agenda. Here are some from around the UK.

Central Scotland

West of Scotland (Glasgow)

Northamptonshire

Plymouth and Devon

Somerset

Preston and West Lancs.

Leicester

Leeds

 

Sponsors:

Gaia Foundation ‘s mission is to work in partnership with those who are committed to ecological governance through restoring cultural and biological diversity, which we believe is the basis for building ecological and community resilience. When we understand the dynamics of the eco-system in which we live, we are more likely to respect the laws of the Earth in a mutually enhancing way.http://www.gaiafoundation.org/