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Philadelphia revolts against racism after police killing of black man

Philadelphia revolts against racism after police killing of black man The city of Philadelphia has seen two days of militant mass protests after the police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27 year old black man on Monday.

Scottish miners could be pardoned, but fight for justice continues

Scottish miners could be pardoned, but fight for justice continues Hundreds of miners in Scotland who were convicted of crimes during the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike might be pardoned  

Revolt in Nigeria continues after massacre of protesters

Revolt in Nigeria continues after massacre of protesters The government of Nigeria in west Africa sent soldiers firing live ammunition to massacre protesters in the capital, Lagos, on Tuesday. Members of the Socialist Workers and Youth League write from Nigeria.

Met’s body cam decision hides cops’ racist record

Met’s body cam decision hides cops’ racist record London’s Met Police has decided that evidence captured by cops’ body ¬cameras will not be routinely released—because the evidence is too damning.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims Child sex abuse victims of Greville Janner have been barred from giving live evidence to the public inquiry into the former Labour MP.

Inappropriate police restraint contributed to the death of Kevin Clarke

11 October 2020
Two years before George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Kevin Clarke—a 35 year old black man—died after contact with police in Catford, south London.

Church covered up child abuse and protected perpetrators

07 October 2020
The Church of England created a culture that allowed child sexual abuse to fester, a report has found

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment

06 October 2020
Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.

Frank Crichlow— taking an inspiring stand against the establishment

02 October 2020
Frank Crichlow “first came into contact with Notting Hill police station” after he opened a cafe in west London in 1959. He was to become an icon of ­resistance to the cops’ repression for the rest of his life.

New law to give police and spooks a new licence to kill

29 September 2020
Undercover cops and MI5 spooks will be given explicit permission in law to commit criminal offences under new law introduced by the Tories.

Anger in the streets as killer cops in US let off

29 September 2020
US Black Lives Matter ­protesters continue to take to the streets over the decision not to charge the cops with the murder of Breonna Taylor. 

US state threatens to shoot anti-racists in Washington

21 September 2020
The US state prepared to use live fire against anti‑­racist protesters in Washington, a ­congressional inquiry has heard

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France

14 September 2020
Demonstrators continued their fight this weekend despite police repression

XR climate rebellion ends with rage at financial system

10 September 2020
Extinction Rebellion finished ten days of protests in London with a lively march through the heart of the City financial district.

LGBT+ protests cancelled after police threats

04 September 2020
LGBT+ campaigners have warned that the “right to protest is being curtailed” after police threats forced the cancellation of two protests in London.

Tories hope rave fines will shift the blame for the rise in virus cases

31 August 2020
Fines of up to £10,000 have been issued to people organising raves in England and Wales.

Cop who told of Lawrence case corruption in perjury probe

31 August 2020
A corrupt detective turned supergrass whose claims against Scotland Yard led to the second Stephen Lawrence inquiry is being probed for perjury.

Challenge the system to fight for black lives

25 August 2020
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement forced institutional racism onto the political agenda and shook the establishment.

Hundreds demand justice for victims of police brutality in north London

09 August 2020
Over 700 people gathered in Tottenham, north London, to protest against police brutality on Saturday.

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