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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

Family and friends of Edson Da Costa appeal for support with fundraiser

18 July 2017
The family and friends of Edson Da Costa have organised a fundraiser to help with funeral and legal costs.

Detroit 1967 - five days of riots against the cops when the motorcity was burning

17 July 2017
Fifty years ago Detroit, the Motorcity, exploded in five days of rioting. The uprising marked the end of the Civil Rights era and the birth of Black Power

Father of Edson Da Costa speaks out - killer cops need to be stopped

11 July 2017
The father of a man who died after being stopped by police in east London has spoken to Socialist Worker about the battle for justice.

Police officers repeatedly ‘failed’ Bijan Ebrahimi in the run-up to his murder

05 July 2017
An Iranian refugee who was murdered by his neighbour in Bristol was “failed over a number of years”. That’s the damning finding of a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the cop’s own pet watchdog.

Family demand truth and justice after death of Edson Da Costa who was stopped by cops

27 June 2017
A fight for truth and justice is underway after a man died after being arrested in Newham, east London.

Theresa May promises new terror clampdown

13 June 2017
New terror legislation is reported to be a dead cert in the Tories’ plan for a minority government, whatever else is dropped.

More powers for the cops won’t make us more safe

06 June 2017
Theresa May has said that the Tories will bring in new terror legislation.

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