Announcement of the UFFC Annual Rally & Procession 2019

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source: United Families & Friends
published: 1 October 2019

Join us for this years annual remembrance procession which takes place in Central London on Saturday 26 October 2019.

The United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a national coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Watch Migrant Media’s groundbreaking documentary ‘INJUSTICE’ about the struggles for justice by the victims families and the formation of the UFFC.

Assemble at 12Noon at Trafalgar Square for a silent procession along Whitehall followed by a noisy protest at Downing Street.

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News updates put on hold!

News network iconssource: 4WardEver UK
published: 1 April 2017

From April 2017 there will be no more regular news items posted on the Mikey Powell Campaign website. There may however be the occasional updates related to Mikey’s case or any major national developments.

Tippa Naphtali (cousin of Mikey Powell and founder of 4WardEver UK) said;

“We have taken this decision due to workloads on a very small team of volunteers that manage our online resources. The 4WardEver UK website is the main source for news, resources and information in relation to deaths and abuses in detention, and we therefore need to focus our limited human resources into maintaining that commitment.”

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How to decolonise mental health services

David 'Rocky' Bennett
David ‘Rocky’ Bennett

source: openDemocracy
published: 5 April 2016

Before David ‘Rocky’ Bennett’s death in a psychiatric unit 18 years ago, he sent a letter to the nurse director, pointing out there were no black staff members. He wrote:

“There are over half a dozen black boys in this clinic. I don’t know if you have realised that there are no Africans on your staff at the moment”.

Bennett died while being held down by four staff members at a psychiatric unit after a violent altercation with another patient and a nurse. Looking at the circumstances around his untimely death, it’s clear his blackness was threatening to staff members. He had been using the mental health for at least a decade, yet his needs as a black Rastafarian were not being met.

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