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Rape conviction figures show how the system fails women

18 June 2021
The Tories have been forced to apologise for “failing” rape victims after the number of convictions for rape plummeted.

Inquiry urged to uncover truth about police shooting of Jermaine Baker

16 June 2021
Jermaine Baker was killed by a Metropolitan police officer in 2015—despite being unarmed.

Morgan verdict as damning ‘as the Macpherson report’

15 June 2021
 The Metropolitan Police is “institutionally corrupt”. That is the condemning conclusion of an eight-year inquiry into a notorious murder case.

Priti Patel contacted top cops during XR media protests

15 June 2021
Home secretary Priti Patel personally contacted the police as Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists blocked the production of right-wing newspapers last September.

Cover-up! How the state helped hide the truth about the murder of Daniel Morgan

13 June 2021
Daniel Morgan was ­murdered beside his car at the back of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south east London, in 1987. He had met his business partner Jonathan Rees for a drink.

Cop pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard

08 June 2021
A Met police officer has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping Sarah Everard, who disappeared while walking home in south London in March.

G7 deal will not make big businesses pay their tax

07 June 2021
Finance ministers from G7 countries gathered in London on Saturday to declare victory over corporate tax avoidance.

The NHS will allow businesses full access to your health data

29 May 2021
NHS England is opening up patients’ medical records for sale to corporations—including Big Pharma. Sam Ord looks at how our data is being collated and shared for reasons of profit

Daniel Morgan murder report censored

25 May 2021
Daniel Morgan was killed with an axe in 1987. Socialist Worker has long argued that the murder and its cover-up lies at the heart of the phone hacking scandal and much more. The police admitted to corruption in the first of the investigations into the murder.

BLM and Palestine—united in struggle

25 May 2021
One year ago the police murder of George Floyd sparked waves of anger and resistance around the world.

Don’t stop protest against the G7 gathering

24 May 2021
The leaders of some of the most powerful states in the world will gather in June in Carbis Bay, Cornwall for the G7 summit.

Police use mental distress claims to target Muslims

24 May 2021
A new report has found that counter-terrorism police are using claims of mental distress to lock up and intimidate people, writes Isabel Ringrose

Met cops investigated for reading Sarah Everard files

18 May 2021
More than 30 Metropolitan police officers could be facing disciplinary action for looking up details of the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard

Israeli police back right wing settler violence

17 May 2021
Israeli police have stood by as armed, right wing Jewish settlers run riot through Palestinian towns and neighbourhoods inside Israel’s borders.

Cops in Dalian Atkinson case ‘colluded’, court hears

11 May 2021
The two West Mercia police officers, on trial over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson in August 2016, have been accused of “collusion”.

Nazi cop jailed under terror law

04 May 2021
A British police officer has been jailed for four years and four months for being a neo‑Nazi.

LETTERS—How medical monopolies wreck the lives of millions

04 May 2021
The vaccine rollout is a cause for celebration for many, but it also shines a spotlight on Western domination over the Global South.

Thousands join marches against Tory police bill across Britain

01 May 2021
Around 4,000 people marched against the Tories’ protest-smashing police bill in London on International Workers’ Day, Saturday.

Police officer beat black woman 34 times—but he isn’t facing assault charges

01 May 2021
'Rather than helping her as he should have done, he violently assaulted her,' says the victim's cousin

Join the Kill The Bill protests on 1 May

27 April 2021
Here are details of protests that have been advertised for Saturday 1 May and Monday 3 May against the police bill. Socialist Worker urges all its readers to take part.

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