I have a personal responsibility here - I didn't imagine anyone would actually elect Boris as mayor of London and I went on holiday without voting by proxy. My bad. Now, fellow "picaninnies" (and picanniny affiliates), as our charming mayor refers to us, it seems he's cancelled the Rise festival - the free anti-racism music festival that happens every year in Finsbury Park. This is because he lost the funding by removing the anti-racism theme. If you are proud to live in a city where we celebrate our diversity then SIGN THIS PETITION.

K'Naan performing Freedom at Rise in 2007

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