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Did police tasering cause Darren Cumberbatch to die?

Did police tasering cause Darren Cumberbatch to die? The family of Darren Cumberbatch, who died after being arrested by police in Nuneaton want answers over his death.

GALLERY - March for justice for Rashan Charles

March for justice for Rashan Charles Hundreds of angry protesters marched through Hackney, east London, on 24 July demanding justice for Rashan Charles.

Why we won’t get an anti-racist police force

Why we won’t get an anti-racist police force Police officers in England have killed three black men in a month. Edson Da Costa died after being stopped by police in Newham, east London, on 15 June. His life support was switched off on 21 June.

Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha

Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Iraq with chemical weapons after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, declassified documents show.

Anger on the streets as march demands justice for Rashan Charles

Anger on the streets as march demands justice for Rashan Charles Hundreds of angry protesters marched through east London this evening, Monday, demanding justice for Rashan Charles.

Rashan Charles’ father says ‘I am heartbroken, this has to stop’

Rashan Charles’  father says ‘I am heartbroken, this has to stop’ The father of Rashan Charles, who died on Saturday after being stopped by police, has spoken to Socialist Worker about his loss

Anger as 20 year old dies after he is hauled to ground by police officer

23 July 2017
Rashan Charles, a young black man, died in Hackney, east London

Family and friends of Edson Da Costa appeal for support with fundraiser

18 July 2017
The family and friends of Edson Da Costa have organised a fundraiser to help with funeral and legal costs.

Detroit 1967 - five days of riots against the cops when the motorcity was burning

17 July 2017
Fifty years ago Detroit, the Motorcity, exploded in five days of rioting. The uprising marked the end of the Civil Rights era and the birth of Black Power

Father of Edson Da Costa speaks out - killer cops need to be stopped

11 July 2017
The father of a man who died after being stopped by police in east London has spoken to Socialist Worker about the battle for justice.

Police officers repeatedly ‘failed’ Bijan Ebrahimi in the run-up to his murder

05 July 2017
An Iranian refugee who was murdered by his neighbour in Bristol was “failed over a number of years”. That’s the damning finding of a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the cop’s own pet watchdog.

Family demand truth and justice after death of Edson Da Costa who was stopped by cops

27 June 2017
A fight for truth and justice is underway after a man died after being arrested in Newham, east London.

Theresa May promises new terror clampdown

13 June 2017
New terror legislation is reported to be a dead cert in the Tories’ plan for a minority government, whatever else is dropped.

More powers for the cops won’t make us more safe

06 June 2017
Theresa May has said that the Tories will bring in new terror legislation.

Police raids sow fear in Manchester

30 May 2017
The cops’ heavy-handed response to the Manchester attack has chilling echoes of the state’s deadly clampdown that followed the 7/7 bombings in 2005, writes Dave Sewell

The Liar’s Quartet—a history of cops, spies and struggle in new publication

23 May 2017
Comedian Mark Thomas’ new book brings together three plays with stories that should be heard but are rarely told, writes Jasmine Francis

As London stabbings highlight knife crime - police stop and search is no answer

23 May 2017
A series of tragic deaths from stabbings has highlighted the issue of “knife crime” in London.

Who killed Daniel Morgan? Corrupt cops, journalists and a south London murder

23 May 2017
Daniel Morgan was murdered on 10 March 1987. His body was found in a car park in south London.

Anthony Grainger inquiry hears final submissions

23 May 2017
Last week closing submissions were made to the public inquiry into the shooting of Anthony Grainger by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in March 2012.

Video of alleged police assault brings the racists out of the woodwork

16 May 2017
A video of three people allegedly being assaulted by police in High Wycombe on Friday 5 May after the stop and search of a vehicle has now received 135,000 views.

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