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Cops’ horrific sexism meant victimisation for speaking out

Cops’ horrific sexism meant victimisation for speaking out A woman firearms officer was victimised by Police Scotland colleagues in a “horrific” workplace culture condemned as an “absolute boys’ club”, an employment tribunal found last week.

Don’t line up with those who will crush protest

Don’t line up with those who will crush protest Led by home secretary Priti Patel, the Tories want to prevent any effective form of protest that stands in the way of their racist, profit-driven leadership.

London’s top cop must go after new insult to women

London’s top cop must go after new insult to women Since Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens was sentenced for the murder of Sarah Everard, cops have given women ­disgraceful “advice” on how to stay safe.

Sarah Everard case shows deep sexism in the cops

Sarah Everard case shows deep sexism in the cops Sarah Everard’s murderer was known—and ignored—as a danger to women

Crackdown failures show police aren’t solution to knife crime

Crackdown failures show police aren’t solution to knife crime The cops’ crackdown on knife crime is failing—even on its own authoritarian terms.

Britain’s biggest tobacco companies bribed Mugabe

Britain’s biggest tobacco companies bribed Mugabe A BBC Panorama investigation has found evidence that suggests one of Britain’s biggest companies paid a bribe to the former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe.

Pandemic was ‘golden ticket’ for cops to harass black people

15 September 2021
Black people were more likely to be stopped by cops, threatened or subject to police violence and falsely accused of rule-breaking and wrong-doing during the pandemic.

Two more years for Met’s top rotten cop

13 September 2021
Dame Cressida Dick’s ­contract to lead the Metropolitan Police is to be extended for another two years, home secretary Priti Patel, confirmed last week.

Rebel against police powers

31 August 2021
After a week of the “Impossible Rebellion” organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the police stepped up their repression to crush the climate protests.

The Troublemaker —300,000 homes could be built on London golf courses 

31 August 2021
London’s golf courses make up an area larger than the borough of Brent and there is enough space on publicly owned courses to house 300,000 people, according to new research.

State tried to derail Black Lives Matter

24 August 2021
Something of an echo of the establishment panic of the late 1960s is reverberating around the seats of power in Britain and the US.

Day of action called to Kill the Bill

17 August 2021
A day of action against the Tories’ protest-smashing police bill has been called for Saturday. Demonstrations are set to take place in London and other cities to resist the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill.

Will we discover who the Tories put in ‘VIP lane’?

17 August 2021
The government has been forced to say it will publish all the names of companies that received PPE contracts after being referred into a fast-track “VIP lane” by ministers.

Up in flames—ten years after the 2011 riots

03 August 2021
Austerity and police racism is an explosive mix

Almost 200 people died after contact with cops last year

29 July 2021
At least 190 people died after contact with the police in England and Wales last year.

New police powers will mean more bullying cops

27 July 2021
After pushing their racist borders and nationality bill, the Tories have moved on to increasing state repression

Border crossings, asylum and migration—the truth behind the headlines

25 July 2021
The Tories are stepping up their attacks on people who cross the Channel to seek safety of a better life. Some 8,461 migrants made the crossing in 2020—a figure that has already been reached this year.

Sarah Everard’s killer pleads guilty—questions remain

13 July 2021
The cop who killed Sarah Everard pleaded guilty to her murder last week.

Now ramp up the fight against Tory repression

06 July 2021
The Tories are ramming home a multi-pronged assault on basic rights.

Travellers organise resistance to Tory police bill

29 June 2021
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller campaigners from across Britain are uniting in a grassroots-led campaign.

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