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Uptick of struggle reflects a political crisis in the US

12 July 2016
Alistair Farrow spoke to activists from the US about the growing movement against racist attacks—and for a better system

Fury at police killings in the US sparks Black Lives Matter protests across Britain

12 July 2016
The racist killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in the United States last week has sparked an eruption of anger.

GALLERY - Pictures of Black Lives Matter protest in Brixton, London

10 July 2016
People in Brixton, south London, protested on Saturday after the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by US police

Outrage after US police murder black people

10 July 2016
The racist killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in the United States have sparked an eruption of anger in that country but also more widely.

Henry Hicks died in police chase, jury rules

28 June 2016
North London teenager Henry Hicks knew he was being chased by police before he was killed in a crash, a jury has decided today, Tuesday.

Police cars had ‘no regard for safety’, hears inquest into death of Henry Hicks

21 June 2016
The inquest into the death of north London teenager Henry Hicks heard evidence from four police officers on Monday.

Ombudsman slams cops over Loughinisland murders in Northern Ireland

14 June 2016
Police informants were involved in planning and executing a sectarian attack in which six people were shot dead in a bar in Northern Ireland as they watched a World Cup match in 1994. 

The Tory expenses on the bus go round and round

17 May 2016
While many an MP likes an expense to claim, it seems a few are less keen on declaring them.

Same cops involved in Orgreave and Hillsborough are named

17 May 2016
The senior police officers and solicitor involved in South Yorkshire Police’s (SYP) response to the Hillsborough disaster and the Battle of Orgreave have been named.

South Yorkshire Police stumble from crisis to crisis

10 May 2016
The acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) has called for an “independent assessment of Orgreave”.

Hillsborough campaigners call for cops to be punished

03 May 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) is in crisis following the Hillsborough inquests. A jury last week found that 96 fans who died as a result of the 1989 football disaster were unlawfully killed. Former SYP chief superintendent David Duckenfield could face prosecution.

Hillsborough QC - can the cops offer justice for the 96?

03 May 2016
Mark George QC represented families at the Hillsborough Inquests. He told Sadie Robinson that the police’s role is hostile to the working class, but that it can also be resisted

Hillsborough: How police and Tories conspired to blame fans

26 April 2016
The cover-up over the cops’ role in the Hillsborough disaster began the same day—and it went straight to the top of South Yorkshire Police

Hillsborough: The police pushed fans back in pens

26 April 2016
Establishment and police contempt for supporters had deep roots

Hillsborough campaigner on inquest results - 'I'm elated with the result, but angry at the system'

26 April 2016
Ninety six Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough football disaster were unlawfully killed.

How police harassed Barton Moss anti-fracking protesters

22 April 2016
 A new report formally launched at the House of Lords on Wednesday of last week exposes the police treatment of anti-fracking protesters.

Jury retires to consider its decisions in Hillsborough inquests

06 April 2016
The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has retired today, Wednesday, to consider its decisions. The jury will consider the medical cause and time of death of the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough cops amended statements ‘significantly’

05 April 2016
Coroner Sir John Goldring is continuing to sum up evidence given to fresh inquests relating to the Hillsborough football disaster.

Make the spy cops probe transparent

22 March 2016
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has demanded that Lord Justice Pitchford must conduct an “open and transparent inquiry” into undercover police.

News round-up

15 March 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) was accused of letting down victims of child sexual exploitation last week.

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