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Sickle Cell Disease exposes racial health inequalities

Sickle Cell Disease exposes racial health inequalities The announcement of the first new treatment for Sickle Cell Disease for 20 years is good news. But it also tells us a lot about systemic racism in healthcare

Why struggle is more important than parliament

Why struggle is more important than parliament For the Labour left the movements outside of parliament are important but always secondary. Nick Clark explains why the party holds even its most militant members back

Don’t let Black History Month be tamed

Don’t let Black History Month be tamed Has Black History Month become a pale reflection of what it should be?

School exclusions hit Traveller and black students

School exclusions hit Traveller and black students  Exclusions are a product of a broken education system obsessed with exams and directed towards a single model of 'success'

Hurricane Katrina—class, race and climate change

Hurricane Katrina—class, race and climate change As flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-east United States, Sophie Squire looks at the lessons from Hurricane Katrina in 2005

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.

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

Anti-racists demand Tory MP Drax hands back family’s old slave plantation to people of Barbados

23 June 2021
Anti-racists in Dorset have told their Tory MP—whose family fortune comes from the slave trade—that “it’s time” for justice.

Letters—Why sexual harassment of young women is normalised

15 June 2021
I wasn’t surprised by the latest report describing the scale of sexual harassment faced by young women. No young woman would have been.

Protesters demand that racist statue must fall

14 June 2021
More than 200 ­protesters demanded the removal of a statue of 17th century slaver Robert Geffrye at the Museum of the Home in east London, last Saturday.

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.

A city in revolt, seen through the eyes of its Labour mayor

08 June 2021
This BBC documentary follows mayor Marvin Rees as he faces up to the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s interesting—and infuriating

Resistance gives hope of break from Tory ‘normal’

01 June 2021
Everyone wants to get back to normal. But what does that mean? For most people it means being able to go about daily life without restrictions and without fear of picking up and passing on the virus.

LETTERS—Spirit of anti-racism grows—and my hospital is proof

29 May 2021
Sometimes years of patient work as anti-racists and trade unionists pays off.

Anti-racists take the knee across Britain on anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

25 May 2021
Anti-racists took the knee in workplaces and local areas across Britain on the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd.

LETTERS—Halting deportations means keeping up militant response

25 May 2021
We won a massive victory over immigration deportations last week on the streets of Pollokshields in Glasgow.

Who is working class?

17 May 2021
A debate is raging about the attributes that make us working class to try and understand why some are losing faith in the Labour Party. Isabel Ringrose explores what really defines class.

Activists in the US speak out—why our fight for justice isn’t over

24 April 2021
There are big questions and debates opening up about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement

Derek Chauvin is guilty, and so is the whole rotten system

20 April 2021
If tens of millions of people had not taken to the streets and defied the cops then Floyd’s case would have been just another scandal covered up by a corrupt system

Fight killer cops after Floyd trial

19 April 2021
Rage at a racist system and killer cops continued to burn as closing statements were heard on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

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