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Up in flames—ten years after the 2011 riots

Up in flames—ten years after the 2011 riots Austerity and police racism is an explosive mix

Almost 200 people died after contact with cops last year

Almost 200 people died after contact with cops last year At least 190 people died after contact with the police in England and Wales last year.

New police powers will mean more bullying cops

New police powers will mean more bullying cops 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

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

Sarah Everard’s killer pleads guilty—questions remain The cop who killed Sarah Everard pleaded guilty to her murder last week.

Now ramp up the fight against Tory repression

Now ramp up the fight against Tory repression 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.

Morgan verdict as damning ‘as the Macpherson report’

15 June 2021
 The Metropolitan Police is “institutionally corrupt”. That is the condemning conclusion of an eight-year inquiry into a notorious murder case.

Priti Patel contacted top cops during XR media protests

15 June 2021
Home secretary Priti Patel personally contacted the police as Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists blocked the production of right-wing newspapers last September.

Cover-up! How the state helped hide the truth about the murder of Daniel Morgan

13 June 2021
Daniel Morgan was ­murdered beside his car at the back of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south east London, in 1987. He had met his business partner Jonathan Rees for a drink.

Cop pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard

08 June 2021
A Met police officer has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping Sarah Everard, who disappeared while walking home in south London in March.

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax

07 June 2021
Finance ministers from G7 countries gathered in London on Saturday to declare victory over corporate tax avoidance.

The NHS will allow businesses full access to your health data

29 May 2021
NHS England is opening up patients’ medical records for sale to corporations—including Big Pharma. Sam Ord looks at how our data is being collated and shared for reasons of profit

Daniel Morgan murder report censored

25 May 2021
Daniel Morgan was killed with an axe in 1987. Socialist Worker has long argued that the murder and its cover-up lies at the heart of the phone hacking scandal and much more. The police admitted to corruption in the first of the investigations into the murder.

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