Monthly Archives: February 2013

Voting intention for Guild Council 21/2/2013


Here are my voting intentions the February Guild Council, being held today (6pm in Guild Council Chambers and open to all – also being streamed live).

Let me know below if you have any input/concerns/questions.

Notice #1 – General Meeting of the Guild is being held on Monday the 26th at 6pm in the Vaughan Jeffreys Lecture Theatre in the Education building, and all members of the Guild are welcome to attend and vote.

Notice #2 – Love Talent: Hate Racism on a week from now, come come.

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Voting record for Guild Council 31/1/2013


Apologies for delay in posting this up, the committee and I got caught up working for Imperialism Awareness week.

Below is how I voted on behalf of BEMA members at the January Guild Council.

The most significant successes for us at this Council were the passing of motions that set aside £2,000 grant for BEMA to fund Black History Month events, and a system allowing for the deferral of motions to Liberation Associations where the motion of the content pertains to/concerns/affects mostly members of that Association – which is a another step towards further autonomy for Liberation Associations.

(Although as always, all motions passed here are subject to the whims of the Trustee Board so i’m not getting overly hype just yet.)

On unrelated note, the deadline for applications to our Love Talent: Hate Racism talent show is this Wednesday (13th), and tickets will be on sale soon time.

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Imperialism Awareness week begins today!


BEMA’s Imperialism Awareness week begins today until Friday;
all welcome to come down and (re-)analyse the effects of Imperial colonialism on the formation and instability of the contemporary world, as well as the forms Imperialism takes on in the modern day.

Imperialism Awareness Week

Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th February
Facebook event page.
5/2 The Case Against Empire – (4-7pm, Learning Centre UG05): Talk by Professor Kehinde Andrews and screening of The Battle of Algiers
6/2 The Scars of Empire – (6-9pm, Arts Main LT): Panel on legacy of empire in Palestine and Kashmir. Featuring speakers from the World Kashmir Freedom Movement, Al-Shabaka Palestinian policy Network and Islamic Human Rights Commission.
In collaboration with Students for Justice in Palestine and Kashmir Awareness society.
8/2 The New Empire – (Arts LR5, 4pm – 7pm): Talk/Q&A on neoimperialism; how empire manifests itself in the modern day.
Speaker is Assed Baig, journalist and reporter who has experience in Pakistan, Kashmir, Somalia, Libya and Palestine.
Topics covered include the recent events in Libya and Mali, neoimperialism in South East Asia and mental colonialism.