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Claude McKay, a poet, activist and communist

Claude McKay, a poet, activist and communist “If we must die, O let us nobly die/So that our precious blood may not be shed/In vain,” is perhaps another way of saying that black lives matter.

Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US

Trump’s drive to end lockdown is behind growing catastrophe in US The death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 128,000 in the US on Monday

W.E.B Du Bois—a pioneer of anti-racist theory and struggle

W.E.B Du Bois—a pioneer of anti-racist theory and struggle Du Bois was one of the most prolific and popular sociologists, academics and civil rights activists of the first half of the 20th century

Tulsa: the city of Trump’s rally is the site of a racist massacre

Tulsa: the city of Trump’s rally is the site of a racist massacre In 1921 racists wanted to put black people down, and break workers' unity

When war criminals fall out— Trump vs the generals

When war criminals fall out— Trump vs the generals For retired US Marine general James Mattis to publicly condemn the US president as a threat to the constitution is unprecedented. 

The revolt runs deep—take it to its most radical conclusions

The revolt runs deep—take it to its most radical conclusions The power is in the streets. It’s not enough to write to your congressman or circulate a petition anymore

Historic US rebellion is an inspiring challenge to the system

08 June 2020
The magnificent uprising taking place across the US is historic. Mass demonstrations following the police murder of George Floyd have now continued for more than two weeks. The rebellion is the most significant in decades.

Trump opens a rift with US ruling class

08 June 2020
Many in the US ruling class may be beginning to wonder whether Trump is worth the trouble

United States—a history of revolts against racism

08 June 2020
Alongside a terrible history of vicious racism in the US, there is a tradition of militant anti-racism. Yuri Prasad looks back at when black and white people have fought back together against the system

Rage against racism fills streets of London

06 June 2020
“Black Lives Matter” was the urgent call to arms ricocheting off government buildings in Whitehall, central London, on Saturday. 

Ten days that may have changed the world

06 June 2020
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, gives his analysis of the momentous US events

‘We are rebelling against the system that allows racism to exist,’ say US protesters

04 June 2020
As repression and resistance rage on the streets of US cities more than a week after George Floyd’s murder, Socialist Worker spoke to eyewitnesses on the protests

Thousands across Britain take the knee in solidarity with George Floyd

03 June 2020
People across Britain “took the knee” at 6pm on Wednesday to protest against the police murder of George Floyd.

This militant movement shows we can fight back

02 June 2020
An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them. 

‘My son was murdered’—two decades of racist killings

02 June 2020
 A revolt is exploding over George Floyd’s racist murder at the hands of the cops. Socialist Worker looks at a horrific history of killings in the United States—and the inspiring resistance to them

US cops use racist violence to protect racist, violent system

01 June 2020
The police form a racist, violent institution that works to crush ordinary people and uphold the interests of the powerful.

Riots are an act of rage against an unequal and oppressive society

01 June 2020
Those in power denounce riots and looting, and the media is quick to seek out and blame a fringe minority of “extremists”.

‘We can’t wait—we need to fight now’ say Black Lives Matter protesters in London

31 May 2020
The movement against police brutality burst onto the streets of Britain on Sunday, as at least 5,000 people marched through central London declaring that Black Lives Matter.

‘People want justice, it feels like a revolution is coming’

31 May 2020
Tanner Herndon was one of a group of people who blocked a freeway in Houston on Saturday during a protest after the killing of George Floyd. He told Socialist Worker what happened.

Racism and revolution in the United States

31 May 2020
Why 'black faces in high places' has failed to bring change, and what's the alternative

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