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A history of repression and strike breaking

28 April 2009
From the working class demonstrations of the Chartists in the 19th century to the anti-war and anti-capitalist movements today one thing has remained a constant – police repression.

The police are an enemy of the people

28 April 2009
The death of Ian Tomlinson during protests against the G20 in London on 1 April has made thousands of people question the true nature of

Activists refuse to let police off hook

28 April 2009
The campaign to win justice for Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed by police at the G20 protests in London, sprang into action last week.

Infiltration tactics being used against protesters

28 April 2009
Shocking revelations about police monitoring and infiltration of protest groups emerged last week.

Miners recognise police tactics at G20: ‘These are old tactics’

28 April 2009
‘In 1984 and 1985 my husband was a striking miner. I was a member of a women’s support group, helping in the food kitchen and taking part in women’s picket lines and demonstrations.

Protecting the Nazis

28 April 2009
The police also have a long history of protecting Nazis while attacking anti-Nazi demonstrators – from Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts in the 1930s to the National Front in Lewisham in 1977. It continues to this day.

The police are the strong arm of the state

28 April 2009
The police have been integral in implementing New Labour’s "anti-terror" legislation – from extended stop and search, bungled house raids and the slaying of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Disband the riot squads

21 April 2009
The Territorial Support Group (TSG) police riot squad used its full might to crush protests in the City of London on 1 April, with tragic consequences.

Truth slowly trickles out about Ian Tomlinson death

21 April 2009
More state lies about the death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in London came unstuck last week as the second post-mortem, commissioned by the IPCC, returned a verdict that Ian died from an abdominal haemorrhage—internal bleeding.

Police under pressure as more lies over G20 revealed

21 April 2009
The police in Britain – and London’s Metropolitan Police in particular – are on the defensive over their handling of the G20 protests in London earlier this month.

It’s time to demand the truth behind police lies is uncovered

21 April 2009
The 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster has led to renewed calls for official documents relating to the day to be made public.

Blair Peach: killed by police

21 April 2009
Monday 23 April 1979 was a stormy day in west London. Schools were still on Easter holiday. Ealing’s arterial Uxbridge Road was strangely quiet because the buses were on strike, as were many food and textile factories.

G20 death: Ian Tomlinson’s second post-mortem reports ‘abdominal haemorrhage’

17 April 2009
Ian Tomlinson died not long after being hit and pushed by police at the G20 protest near the Bank of England on 1 April.

New evidence of police violence at G20 protest

17 April 2009
The sequence of images above paint yet another disturbing picture of the events surrounding the G20 protests. They were shot just after the police had regained control of the area around the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Don’t let police off the hook

14 April 2009
"No justice, No peace" was the rallying cry of campaigners last Saturday as they marched for justice for Ian Tomlinson.

Ian Blair denies reality of police racism

07 April 2009
Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen once asserted that no police officer had tended her dying son because they didn’t want to get "black" blood on their hands.

Quotes on police racism

03 March 2009
"I no longer believe the label of instutional racism to be either appropriate or useful to the Metropolitan Police."Scotland Yard Commisioner Sir Paul Stephenson

Jailings over Cardiff 3 case increase pressure on the police

06 January 2009
Three people who admitted lying in the Lynette White murder case have each been jailed for 18 months for perjury.

Tenth annual march for those who died in police custody

28 October 2008

De Menezes inquiry: officer admits to altering his notes

14 October 2008
A senior police officer has admitted that he tampered with his notes about the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian man shot seven times in the head by the police at Stockwell tube station in July 2005.

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