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More stop and search can’t cut knife crime

21 August 2017
London police are exploiting recent horrific knife crimes to demand more powers. At the same time, the annual crackdown in the run up to Notting Hill Carnival looks set to involve sinister new surveillance techniques. Alistair Farrow spoke to people in London who bear the brunt of police racism

Cops accused of ‘dragging out’ the wait for justice for Edson Da Costa

14 August 2017
Relatives of Edson Da Costa are still waiting for answers over why the 25 year old father died after being stopped by police.

Abuse survivor slams police for paying convicted child rapist in Newcastle case

11 August 2017
A survivor of child sexual exploitation has spoken out against the use of a convicted child rapist as a police informant in the Newcastle abuse case.

Sexist attitudes behind police failings in Newcastle abuse case

10 August 2017
Sexual abuse and sexist attitudes aren’t the preserve of Asian men. They are at the heart of capitalist society. And this explains police failings.

Keep the health department off the contaminated blood inquiry

08 August 2017
A former bishop brought in to save the contaminated blood scandal inquiry has said the Department of Health (DoH) should be removed from the inquiry.

Lewisham 1977 - forty years on from when we smashed the Nazi National Front

08 August 2017
Forty years ago this week thousands of protesters blocked a Nazi march in south east London—and made history.

Families speak out on anniversary of police killing of Mark Duggan

05 August 2017
The mothers of Mark Duggan and Jermaine Baker demanded an end to police killings on the sixth anniversary of Mark's death in Tottenham yesterday, Friday.

Police account unravels as IPCC confirms Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs

03 August 2017
The cops’ pet watchdog, the IPCC, confirmed yesterday, Wednesday, that Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs before he died.

Birmingham man in critical condition after cops shoot him

01 August 2017
Sharif Cousins was shot in the chest in Hereford Close, Birmingham, by police last Wednesday.

Exclusive: witnesses speak out on how Darren Cumberbatch died

30 July 2017
Speakers at a rally and other witnesses have given their accounts of how Darren Cumberbatch died

‘We will fight for justice for Darren Cumberbatch’

30 July 2017
Over 350 people have attended a march in Nuneaton, Warwickshire over the death of Darren Cumberbatch after contact with the police

Protest demands justice for black men killed after contact with police

29 July 2017
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke to protesters outside Stoke Newington police station in Hackney today, Saturday.

Fury and barricades in Hackney after death of Rashan Charles

28 July 2017
Anger against the police and racism bursts on to the the streets of Hackney, east London

Did police tasering cause Darren Cumberbatch to die?

26 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

24 July 2017
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’

24 July 2017
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

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