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Tories’ measures are not enough to beat back virus

Tories’ measures are not enough to beat back virus Boris Johnson announced lockdown conditions for Britain in a televised address on Monday of this week.

New laws give dangerous powers to the state

New laws give dangerous powers to the state The Tories rushed through new laws to ‘deal’ with coronavirus—but parts of them are a threat to us all

Met police forced to pay out damages to Muslim woman

Met police forced to pay out damages to Muslim woman A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab under terror laws at London Heathrow Airport has won a “substantial damage payment” from the police.

Cops go free after black man dies

Cops go free after black man dies The family of a black man who died in police custody is “devastated and outraged” that five police officers will not face disciplinary action.

Thanks from super-rich criminals as Donald Trump hands them pardons

Thanks from super-rich criminals as Donald Trump hands them pardons US President Donald Trump pardoned a clutch of super-rich criminals last week including “junk-bond king” Michael Milken.

Systematic hypocrisy and the death of Caroline Flack

Systematic hypocrisy and the death of Caroline Flack The suicide of Caroline Flack has opened up debate about the media, reality TV and mental distress. But jumping to simplistic explanations or solutions will not help vulnerable people, says Sarah Bates

Strikes defy French cops as union leaders seek shoddy deals

04 February 2020
Another day of national strikes and demonstrations was set for Thursday this week in France.

The right use abuse scandals to feed racism

21 January 2020
A new report shows politicians and the media use abuse to whip up Islamophobia, says Sadie Robinson

As cop hearing begins, Alfie Meadows demands justice

10 December 2019
A police officer who allegedly hit a student in the head with a baton during protests in December 2010 faces a disciplinary hearing.

Tories use London Bridge killings to reinforce right wing policy

03 December 2019
Right wingers are using the horrific killing of two people near London Bridge last week to bolster a reactionary agenda

The Troublemaker—Academy heads make vast fortunes for failing children

12 November 2019
Head teachers and academy trust leaders in the state sector are collecting “fat cat” pay packages with some pocketing nearly half a million pounds a year.

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson

07 November 2019
A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Victory for Extinction Rebellion as court rules that police ban on protest was ‘illegal’

06 November 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) was vindicated in the High Court on Wednesday as judges ruled that a police order banning its International Rebellion was unlawful.

Extinction Rebellion activists defy police ban on protests

16 October 2019
Activists took to the streets despite a police crackdown

Cops launch major attack on International Rebellion

09 October 2019
Chaotic scenes filled the streets of central London as police fought to throw Extinction Rebellion protesters off the streets

The cops aren’t on our side

08 October 2019
Police actions against Extinction Rebellion (XR) show their job is to ensure business as usual under capitalism.

Dublin Murders—more than just another detective show?

08 October 2019
There are some hard bitten cliches in this hard bitten BBC cop drama, writes Simon Basketter, but the character-driven storyline has depth and potential

Cops clamp down on climate activists ahead of International Rebellion

06 October 2019
A brutal show of force from the Metropolitan police on Saturday saw cops swoop in on one of Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) warehouses, confiscate equipment and arrest activists.

The Troublemaker—Police officers caught stealing and abusing

03 September 2019
A detective who stole £9,000 related to murder cases from a police safe has been jailed.

Crime drama tale of good cops, or something darker?

27 August 2019
New TV drama, A Confession, seemingly casts the police in a good light, but grows more sinister and promises troubling questions, says Sadie Robinson

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