I was present on Monday for a second meeting of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, the London network that has invited John Carlos to speak at Friends Meeting House in London on 21 May. There were a number of campaigns represented at the meeting including the Institute of Race Relations, Unite Against Fascism, Defend the Right to Protest, the RMT union etc.
Several other unions including the FBU are now backing the meeting as well as other campaigns such as the United Friends and Families Campaign. The socialist sports writer and Carlos’ co-author is now speaking on the 21, will be Doreen Lawrence, and Janet Alder among others.
Carlos and Zirin will also be speaking under the banner of “John Carlos in Conversation”. The following is their timetable: