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Anti-racism


Outrage at south London incident

01 June 2020
Anti-racists in south east London were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after footage showed a woman shouting, “I can’t breathe” as she was restrained by police in Lewisham.

Trump banks on racial polarisation

01 June 2020
The protests against the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police are swelling into an uprising of national proportions.

‘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.

10,000 protesters take on far right Slovenian government

31 May 2020
There have been six weeks of protests against the prime minister

Rebellion against police murder tears through United States

30 May 2020
A rebellion against police brutality and institutional racism is gaining momentum as it roars across the United States. It is driven by anger at a system filled by inequality and racism.

Uprising grows against racist killings by US police

29 May 2020
A great revolt is taking place in the US. It is against police murders but also about the whole way black people are treated

‘Horrific’ new terror laws will mean that more lives are ‘ripped to shreds’

26 May 2020
Tory home secretary Priti Patel wants to grab more powers for the state with a draconian terror bill.

Letters—Why are the press ignoring the Covid-19 gender gap? 

22 May 2020
I was struck this week by the mainstream media’s lack of interest in the latest report from the Fawcett Society.The differential impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities has been widely reported but little attention has been given to the issue of women and the pandemic. 

Defend migrants against racist Tory bill

19 May 2020
The vote for the racist Immigration Bill underlines the need for a movement that defends all migrants. MPs supported the Tories’ proposed legislation by 351 to 252 votes on Monday night.

Protests over racist attacks

19 May 2020
Supporters of Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) in Leicester and Lowestoft have organised socially-distanced protests after racist attacks.

Media feast on tiny turnouts of right wingers on protests

19 May 2020
Very small numbers of right wing protesters came out last weekend—and achieved massive publicity from the media.

Damning evidence of scale of black and Asian virus deaths

11 May 2020
Black people are four times more likely to die from coronavirus than whites, according to the Office for National Statistic (ONS).Fresh figures, published last week, showed black women are 4.3 times more likely to die and black men are 4.2 times more likely

Starvation and racism – life for Britain’s international students under lockdown

08 May 2020
Some international students are “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, a charity has warned. And new research published this week shows that Asian students have also suffered an increase in racism.

Racism, not genetics, explains why Covid-19 hits black and Asian people harder

10 April 2020
The front page of Socialist Worker last week featured faces of some of the many workers in Britain who have died from coronavirus. Of the eight people pictured, six were black or Asian.

Cook’s tour drenched in blood

07 April 2020
British explorer James Cook arrived on the east coast of Australia 250 years ago. His incursion was part of a horrific imperialist expansion, writes Charlie Kimber

Windrush report slams government, but pulls back from fundamental change

19 March 2020
The Tories’ treatment of the Windrush generation of migrants was “consistent with some elements” of institutional racism, according to an official report.

Demand to open detention centres over coronavirus sickness fears

17 March 2020
Detainee rights organisations have said the Tories should “immediately release all immigration detainees”.

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations

07 March 2020
People marched against deportations, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to take to the streets to “show our opposition to the rise of racism”

New protests planned over vicious Tory deportation regime

05 March 2020
Campaigners have been boosted by the release—at least temporarily—of one person who had been readied for deportation.

‘Bring in all the refugees —give them asylum now’

03 March 2020
As European border forces prepare to beat back thousands of refugees, the call needs to go out to let them in.

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