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Leicester unites against racist EDL

24 January 2012
People from across Leicester joined a public meeting to organise opposition to the English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.

Keeping racism off the terraces

17 January 2012
The issue of racism in football has once again come to the fore, following incidents involving high profile Premier League players.

LSE racism scandal

17 January 2012
The London School of Economics (LSE) is investigating claims that students took part in a Nazi-themed game on a skiing trip.

SWP conference 2012: Organising resistance to racism

10 January 2012
Weyman Bennett from the central committee introduced a session on riots, racism and anti-fascism.

EDL members sent to prison for attack on socialist meeting

06 December 2011
Alan Spence, the north east organiser for the English Defence League (EDL), was jailed last week after attacking a Socialist Workers Party meeting in Newcastle.

30 years after the New Cross fire: challenging racism today

06 December 2011
For 30 years, there has been some activity on the anniversary of the New Cross Fire of 18 January 1981. This year saw more interest than I can remember for many years. It included the unveiling of a plaque at the south London address where the tragedy occurred.

Race bias in court sentencing

06 December 2011
People from ethnic minorities who face court are more likely to be sentenced to prison than their white counterparts for certain categories of crime.

Racism and the ‘beautiful game’

22 November 2011
A row over racism has engulfed international football.

Life in ruins after Dale Farm eviction

15 November 2011
Residents at the Dale Farm Traveller site in Essex have been seriously injured after bailiffs cleared the site.

Liverpool's unions stand up to EDL attack

15 November 2011
Trade unionists in Liverpool chased off ten thugs from the racist English Defence League (EDL) last week.

Workers celebrate victory in anti-deportation campaign

15 November 2011
NUT members at Sowerby Bridge High in West Yorkshire are celebrating victory in their campaign to win asylum status for the Zaouche family.

More than 100,000 sign petition to stop extradition of Babar Ahmad

08 November 2011
Babar Ahmad’s campaign has achieved its aim of getting over 100,000 people to sign an e-petition against his extradition. More than 120,000 have now signed the petition calling for a parliamentary debate on Babar’s case.

Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: A militant fight against racism brought to life

08 November 2011
Brian Richardson says the film Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 offers a unique look at the Black Panther Party

Travellers: Brighton jumps on eviction bandwagon

01 November 2011
Brighton and Hove city council evicted up to 25 Travellers from a site in the city on Tuesday of last week. The Green Party leads the council.

A history of racism against travelling people

25 October 2011
Travellers have faced racism for centuries. As early as the 16th century, laws were passed in England expelling so called "Egyptians" or Gypsies.

Last stand at Dale Farm as police evict residents

25 October 2011
There were brutal scenes at Dale Farm in Essex last week as police evicted Travellers from their homes.

Travellers forced from Dale Farm

25 October 2011
Bailiffs and police began a brutal eviction of Travellers at the Dale Farm site in Essex last week.

Defiant march off Dale Farm Travellers' site

20 October 2011
A dramatic day at the Dale Farm Traveller site in Essex today, Thursday, ended with Travellers leading a defiant march off the site.

Travellers injured in Dale Farm eviction speak out

19 October 2011
Nora Egan returned to the Dale Farm traveller site in Essex this afternoon, Wednesday, in a wheelchair. She woke up this morning perfectly healthy. Now she has a fractured spine.

Dale Farm Travellers say: 'Help us fight eviction'

18 October 2011
Some 400 Travellers at Dale Farm were preparing to resist eviction from their homes as Socialist Worker went to press.

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