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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests in Britain

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests in Britain Protests across Britain show there is still anger more than a month after the Black Lives Matter movement erupted over the murder of George Floyd by police.

US ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing

US  ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing A coalition of trade unions and campaign groups in the US is organising a “strike for black lives,” set for Monday 20 July.

Protests continue to say that Black Lives Matter and refugee lives matter

Protests continue to say that Black Lives Matter and refugee lives matter Anti-racist protests took place in many parts of Britain on Wednesday

‘Dehumanised’ by racist system

‘Dehumanised’ by racist system A mother of two women who were murdered says revelations of cops’ misconduct “speaks volumes of the ethos” that runs through the Metropolitan police force.

Protests challenge the racist system

Protests challenge the racist system The scale and radicalism of the month of Black Lives Matter protests continues to shake those in power.

‘The anti-racist momentum should not be lost, we cannot be silenced’—protests across Britain

‘The anti-racist momentum should not be lost, we cannot be silenced’—protests across Britain Anti-racists “took the knee” for Black Lives Matter in towns and cities on Wednesday.

Fight capitalism to smash racist system

23 June 2020
Right wingers are trying to create a backlash against the fantastic Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity

23 June 2020
Consultation with Unison union members on a 2.75 percent pay offer to local government workers in England and Wales is underway.

Anti-racist rage boils over in protests across the US

23 June 2020
Protests are continuing to rage across the US over the racist murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin a month ago. 

Structural racism is behind high coronavirus death rate for black and asian people

22 June 2020
A new report has provided further proof of how racism is behind the disproportionate deaths of black and Asian people from coronavirus

Oxford activists want to make sure Rhodes falls

22 June 2020
Student activists have vowed to keep fighting until the front of Oriel College, Oxford, no longer features a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes

Thousands more join fresh round of Black Lives Matter protests

20 June 2020
Some of the biggest mobilisations took place outside London

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

20 June 2020
In 1921 racists wanted to put black people down, and break workers' unity

This movement must try to fight all forms of racism

20 June 2020
Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad  

Rising up against racism terrifies our rulers

16 June 2020
Boris Johnson has announced a new government commission to look into racism in Britain. 

We’re proud to be revolutionary

16 June 2020
Right wing newspapers have attacked the Black Lives Matter movement on the grounds that revolutionary socialists are involved in it.

Letters: Solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement in Ireland

16 June 2020
Almost 70 Black Lives Matter protesters have been issued with fines for attending the socially-distanced rallies in Derry and Belfast on Saturday 6 June. 

How blood of slavery fed profit system

16 June 2020
Defenders of slavers’ statues warn that ­tearing them down amounts to an attempt to “erase” Britain’s history. On the surface of it, many of them pretend this is about keeping the legacy of slavery visible, not hiding it away. 

Protest says black lives matter at work

16 June 2020
Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

Atlanta rises up to fight the killer police

15 June 2020
Rage at the police killing of another black man has exploded onto the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. 

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