Poetry in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

LOSRAS newsletter November 2022

Two of the poems I performed at the Annual General Meeting of Lewes Organisation in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (LOSRAS) are included in its November 2022 newsletter. The two poems are: Heroes and Hordes Babyface    

Poetry and Settled Status for All

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Janine’s sonnet, Another Country, is included in the anthology Poetry and Settled Status for All, published by Civic Leicester. It is reviewed in Cambridge University’s Varsity.

Solidarity with Ukraine!

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Artillery rounds and a barrage of shellfire It looks and it sounds like extending an empire Bombing and shooting civilians slain Expansionist Putin invading Ukraine Threatening nukes and rain hell from the skies Dismissing rebukes with chauvinist lies Conscripts uprooting … Read more

Video: Babyface

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Janine performs her poem ‘Babyface’ in Cambridge in 2016.  

RMT Members Help Win Justice for Osime

Osime Brown article in RMT News

Published in RMT News, July/August 2021 RMT members have helped to win justice for Osime Brown, a young, black, autistic, learning-disabled man. The union saw this as an issue that deserved our support and solidarity. Janine Booth, Secretary of RMT’s Disabled Members’ … Read more

How Transport Workers Beat the Colour Bar

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A version of this was published in Solidarity 568: This story of colour bars in the UK railway and bus industries begins after the Second World War, when Britain had a labour shortage and people moved to Britain in increasing numbers … Read more

Joint Enterprise: unjust and racist

Joint Enterprise article

published in Solidarity 564 British courts’ application of ‘joint enterprise’ is unjust, and criminalises black and working-class youth. ‘Joint enterprise’ is a common-law doctrine that allows courts to convict not only the person who carried out a crime, but others … Read more

Video: Speaking Up for Osime Brown

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Janine addresses the protest in support of Osime Brown outside the Home Office on Friday 4 September – includes the poems Free Osime Brown and Bearing Down. Please sign Osime’s petition here.

Stop this deportation!

Osime Brown

Published in Solidarity 562:   Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Home Office on Friday 4 September to demand that Osime Brown not be deported to Jamaica. Led by Osime’s family, the protest was supported by Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM), … Read more