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Pandemic was ‘golden ticket’ for cops to harass black people

Pandemic was ‘golden ticket’ for cops to harass black people Black people were more likely to be stopped by cops, threatened or subject to police violence and falsely accused of rule-breaking and wrong-doing during the pandemic.

Two more years for Met’s top rotten cop

Two more years for Met’s top rotten cop Dame Cressida Dick’s ­contract to lead the Metropolitan Police is to be extended for another two years, home secretary Priti Patel, confirmed last week.

Rebel against police powers

Rebel against police powers After a week of the “Impossible Rebellion” organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the police stepped up their repression to crush the climate protests.

The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses 

The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses  London’s golf courses make up an area larger than the borough of Brent and there is enough space on publicly owned courses to house 300,000 people, according to new research.

State tried to derail Black Lives Matter

State tried to derail Black Lives Matter Something of an echo of the establishment panic of the late 1960s is reverberating around the seats of power in Britain and the US.

Day of action called to Kill the Bill

Day of action called to Kill the Bill A day of action against the Tories’ protest-smashing police bill has been called for Saturday. Demonstrations are set to take place in London and other cities to resist the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill.

Will we discover who the Tories put in ‘VIP lane’?

17 August 2021
The government has been forced to say it will publish all the names of companies that received PPE contracts after being referred into a fast-track “VIP lane” by ministers.

Up in flames—ten years after the 2011 riots

03 August 2021
Austerity and police racism is an explosive mix

Almost 200 people died after contact with cops last year

29 July 2021
At least 190 people died after contact with the police in England and Wales last year.

New police powers will mean more bullying cops

27 July 2021
After pushing their racist borders and nationality bill, the Tories have moved on to increasing state repression

Border crossings, asylum and migration—the truth behind the headlines

25 July 2021
The Tories are stepping up their attacks on people who cross the Channel to seek safety of a better life. Some 8,461 migrants made the crossing in 2020—a figure that has already been reached this year.

Sarah Everard’s killer pleads guilty—questions remain

13 July 2021
The cop who killed Sarah Everard pleaded guilty to her murder last week.

Now ramp up the fight against Tory repression

06 July 2021
The Tories are ramming home a multi-pronged assault on basic rights.

Travellers organise resistance to Tory police bill

29 June 2021
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller campaigners from across Britain are uniting in a grassroots-led campaign.

More action needed as Tories’ hated anti-protest bill is back in Commons

29 June 2021
The Tories’ protest-smashing bill is due back in the House of Commons next week for discussion on amendments following the committee stage.

Ultraviolence—giving voice to victims of killer cops

27 June 2021
Director Ken Fero talks to Socialist Worker about injustice and his new film Ultraviolence

Activists target a museum over links with Shell

22 June 2021
Climate fighters protested at London’s Science Museum last week. Meanwhile the Tories are failing to act on climate change, reports Sophie Squire

Why the cops are corrupt to the core

19 June 2021
The inquiry into the investigations into the murder of Daniel Morgan declared last week that the Metropolitan Police is ‘institutionally corrupt’. Simon Basketter explains why fraud is built into the police

Rape conviction figures show how the system fails women

18 June 2021
The Tories have been forced to apologise for “failing” rape victims after the number of convictions for rape plummeted.

Inquiry urged to uncover truth about police shooting of Jermaine Baker

16 June 2021
Jermaine Baker was killed by a Metropolitan police officer in 2015—despite being unarmed.

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