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Hundreds demand justice for victims of police brutality in north London

Hundreds demand justice for victims of police brutality in north London Over 700 people gathered in Tottenham, north London, to protest against police brutality on Saturday.

Reports expose racism in police and schools

Reports expose racism in police and schools Cops are more likely to use force against black people, and schools are more likely to exclude them

Why the right hate our parties

Why the right hate our parties Moral panic over ‘illegal raves’ is nothing new. Sarah Bates looks at how the state tries to police ordinary people come together—and says it’s our job to repetitively beat them back

New figures show ‘rape has been effectively decriminalised’, say campaigners

New figures show ‘rape has been effectively decriminalised’, say campaigners Rape convictions in England and Wales fell to a record low last year.  The number of prosecutions and convictions has been slashed by half in just three years.

Anti-racist protesters face repression in Portland - but refuse to be cowed

Anti-racist protesters face repression in Portland - but refuse to be cowed Anti-racist protesters in Portland, Oregon are continuing their battles against police and federal troops sent in by US president Donald Trump.

Cops reflect racism from the top of society

Cops reflect racism from the top of society The police are to face a review into allegations of racial profiling. They must be found guilty

Stop and search shows reality of cops’ racism

06 July 2020
Accounts from those unfairly targeted by police reveal widespread racism

‘Dehumanised’ by racist system

29 June 2020
A mother of two women who were murdered says revelations of cops’ misconduct “speaks volumes of the ethos” that runs through the Metropolitan police force.

This uprising has won gains—keep fighting

15 June 2020
The great Black Lives Matter uprising is far from over. But already it has made history.

Use US funding debates to push for an end to the police

13 June 2020
Demands to ‘defund the police’ are opening a wider argument

Protesters rally around call to defund the police

08 June 2020
Across protests in the US a furious call is going out to “defund the police”. 

Protesters defy state repression to ensure Black Lives message is heard

08 June 2020
Many of the international solidarity protests took aim at police racism and violence in their own countries—and many defied state repression and bans.

Tens of thousands across Britain join Black Lives Matter protests

06 June 2020
Tens of thousands of people joined Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests across Britain on Saturday.

Britain’s not innocent—a history of racist cops

06 June 2020
When David Oluwale drowned in the River Aire in Leeds in 1969, police wrote “Wog” on the nationality section of his death certificate. His killing was the first black death by cops in Britain—and shows that police racism, violence and cover-up are a very British problem.

Brazil’s murderous cops add to toll of coronavirus

06 June 2020
Police in Rio de Janeiro killed 177 people in April alone

This militant movement shows we can fight back

02 June 2020
An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them. 

‘My son was murdered’—two decades of racist killings

02 June 2020
 A revolt is exploding over George Floyd’s racist murder at the hands of the cops. Socialist Worker looks at a horrific history of killings in the United States—and the inspiring resistance to them

US revolt against a racist system must spread

02 June 2020
The United States has erupted into historic scenes of resistance in the last week. It has transformed the political landscape as huge protests—often led by young, black people—have risen up against the violence and hatred suffered at the hands of the racist police force.

US cops use racist violence to protect racist, violent system

01 June 2020
The police form a racist, violent institution that works to crush ordinary people and uphold the interests of the powerful.

‘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.

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