EXCLUSIVE: Criminalising homelessness is a cruel use of the law

In an exclusive for Media Diversified, Samir Jeraj from the Museum of Homelessness reveals for the first time the findings of an FOI request from last year that indicated one in three people sleeping rough in London are being issued with warning notices – a disproportionate number and a misuse of police powers. Last week… Read More

“UK prisoners serving inhumane indefinite sentences may have lost appeals for their freedom because non-existent offences had been wrongly included in their files”

Founder of Media Diversified Samantha Asumadu has been moonlighting for openDemocracy. We know It’s hard for some to care about prisoners, but we should all care about a prison system used to effectively torture individual prisoners. This article is the first in our series about indeterminate sentences for public protection My latest investigative story for… Read More

Is It Even A Protest If Your Oppressor Gave You Permission?

Joshua Idehen makes a welcome return to Media Diversified with his unique take on London life and protest under the eye of the oppressor What’s the point of a protest? If mummy sat back and let you have a tantrum in Westfields, are you really threatening her power? Lemme rephrase: What’s the point of a… Read More

A Valentine Letter to Rt Hon Sir Keir Rodney Starmer MP

In a blazing return to Media Diversified Ahmed Olayinka Sule describes his cradle to grave support for the Labour Party and asks the Rt Hon Sir Keir Rodney Starmer MP what is it that HE stands for? Happy Valentine’s day. I trust you and the family are doing fine. I have taken an interest in… Read More

Call for Immediate Parliamentary Debate on 300,000 signature parliamentary petition on draconian #NationalityAndBordersBill

Use this template to write to your MP calling for an immediate arliamentary Debate on 300,000 signature parliamentary petition on draconian #NationalityAndBordersBill Read More

Is Knife Crime really a national emergency?

Is knife crime a moral panic or a social epidemic? @KojoRTE argues that instead of the current opportunistic consensus between both major parties we need a wide-ranging public discussion on the main indicators of youth violence which include household poverty, inequality and drugs policy. Knife violence is highly emotive and traumatic, whether it’s the images… Read More

We need to address the racialisation of crime and deviance | AN ALTERNATIVE LENS

With recent reports showing that half of young prison inmates are from a black and minority ethnic background, Basit Mahmood argues that it’s time for a new approach other than criminalisation without addressing underlying causes A report cited by the Voice newspaper in 2011 revealed that black boys made up 40% of the prison population,… Read More

When calling the police is weaponised against Black people

Calling the police often has very different connotations for Black Americans than it does for their white counterparts: fear of death. However, as LeRon L. Barton writes, it’s control, not fear that drives that call to 911 to people who are simply “Living While Black” It’s happened yet again. When I read the story of… Read More

Is Drill Music Killing Teenagers In London?

The recent moral panic about the deaths of teenagers in London being blamed on Drill music has led to groups being banned from making music, and appearing in a video can lead to a listing in the Metropolitan police’s notorious gangs matrix. Angelo Irving asks where the blame really lies. At the start of the… Read More