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The Brixton Uprising—when rage burned on the streets

06 April 2021
Riots in Brixton 40 years ago this month turned the tables on racist cops. Alex Wheatle and Cecil Gutzmore spoke to Socialist Worker about their experiences of the riots and why the anger that caused them still exists today

Support riots and fight for a revolution to uproot racism

06 April 2021
Riots are a period of energised fury that see oppressed people express their anger at the system. They give a voice to those who have had theirs taken away and can expose injustices in society.

The Troublemaker —Open the books of Tory MP who made cash off slavery

06 April 2021
A Tory MP whose family made millions through slavery has amended his accounts and ­financial declaration-—again.

To kill the bill, protests must continue to grow

05 April 2021
The police are taking their revenge on people who have joined Kill The Bill protests.

Protests at new level as thousands march across Britain against police bill

03 April 2021
From London to Glasgow, from Weymouth to Newcastle, protesters poured on to the streets

Why are Travellers, Roma and Gypsies oppressed?

03 April 2021
While the Tories are ramming through a police bill that will make life harder for Travellers, Roma and Gypsies, Labour are scapegoating them ahead of local elections.

Anger as police action at Clapham Common is deemed to have been ‘justified’

30 March 2021
A "watchdog"—in truth a tame servant—has found the Metropolitan Police “acted appropriately” at the vigil held for Sarah Everard in Clapham Common earlier this month.

How to join the Kill The Bill protests on 2, 3, 4 April

30 March 2021
A list of some of the protests set for the Easter holiday

Key issues in the fight against the police bill

29 March 2021
With protests growing around Britain, Isabel Ringrose looks at what’s at stake—and what we can do

Thousands protest across Britain after third night of police violence in Bristol

27 March 2021
Big marches against the Tories' police bill took place in towns and cities across Britain.

Tories’ new clampdowns go beyond threat to protests

27 March 2021
The easing of lockdown measures will be met with the Tories ramping up repression. Home secretary Priti Patel is ready to unleash a raft of measures that scapegoat the most oppressed and clampdown on opposition

Letters—The police put us in danger at protests in Newcastle

26 March 2021
Our demonstration in Newcastle against the police bill and violence against women wasn’t as dramatic as the one in Bristol. But the police made us less safe.

Bristol police on the rampage against protesters for the second time in three days

24 March 2021
Riot cops attacked a peaceful protest on College Green in the centre of the city

Unite to smash the system of the real thugs

23 March 2021
There is a minority group of thugs in Britain that spread violence and misery. It consists of the Tories and the police.

Anger towards the police continues in Cardiff

23 March 2021
Protests in Cardiff, South Wales, continue to demand justice for Mohamud Hassan who died following contact with police.

Could longer sentences help to protect women? 

22 March 2021
A new movement has brought to the fore questions about how we beat sexism. Sadie Robinson argues liberation won’t come through the current justice system

Pepper spray, dogs, batons and horses—police were the real thugs in Bristol

22 March 2021
The establishment has reacted with horror to the furious protest that erupted in Bristol on Sunday. Around 5,000 people joined a demonstration against the new Tory police bill that would make it much harder for people to protest.

‘We’ll unite to kill Tory police bill,’ vow activists from across movements

18 March 2021
A call to unite and resist the Tories’ protest-smashing Police Bill went out from an online meeting

We need ‘serious disruption’ to kill Tory police bill

17 March 2021
MPs have taken another step towards making it much harder for people to protest in Britain.

Thousands take to streets as MPs clear way for protest-smashing Police Bill

16 March 2021
Chants of “Kill the Bill” rang out in Parliament Square on Tuesday night. Thousands of people took to the streets against a new assault on the right to protest—as well as sexism and the police.

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