How cheap are lives?

Al Jazeera reports (28/3/2007) of the mass killing of Africans who were pushed from a smugglers’ boat. People were beaten if they resisted, women were raped by the smugglers.
The commemoration of the ending of slavery is somewhat premature, but even that is being questioned with the main focus being on white abolitionists. As Gus John points out the writing of black people out of history continues apace.


Gus John has long-standing associations with Handsworth and revisited the area when there was intercommunal violence in the Lozells area.

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