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Here are the Kill The Bill protests this weekend

Here are the Kill The Bill protests this weekend These are protests that have been advertised for Saturday and Sunday against the police bill.

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

Protests at new level as thousands march across Britain against police bill From London to Glasgow, from Weymouth to Newcastle, protesters poured on to the streets

Why are Travellers, Roma and Gypsies oppressed?

Why are Travellers, Roma and Gypsies oppressed? 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.

Key issues in the fight against the police bill

Key issues in the fight against the police bill With protests growing around Britain, Isabel Ringrose looks at what’s at stake—and what we can do

Tories’ new clampdowns go beyond threat to protests

Tories’ new clampdowns go beyond threat to protests 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

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

Bristol police on the rampage against protesters for the second time in three days Riot cops attacked a peaceful protest on College Green in the centre of the city

Letters—Catalan political prisoners and the fight for independence

09 March 2021
Catalonian struggles + International Working Women's Day + Trans rights + Anti-Traveller racism

The Troublemaker—Tories criminalise Travellers who have no place to go

18 January 2021
Travellers will bear the brunt of a new discriminatory law from the Tories.

LETTERS—Anti-trans court ruling is an attack on autonomy for all

15 December 2020
A high Court judicial review earlier this month outlawed the use of puberty blockers for young trans people unless they can persuade doctors to go to court on their behalf.

Anti-racist solidarity in West Wales

28 September 2020
Anti-racists are organising to show solidarity with refugees housed in a former military camp in Penally, near Tenby in West Wales.

A pack of racist lies over Travellers in Cromer

22 August 2017
Travellers did not run amok in a Norfolk seaside town last weekend—and the town was not put on “lockdown”

Housing workers resist pay imposition as activists vow to fight new Tory law

24 May 2016
Housing workers in the Unite union struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week over pay. Housing campaigners also met to plan resistance to the new Housing and Planning Act. Travellers also protested against the impact of the law

Tories try to rush through housing bill

10 May 2016
The Tories are desperately trying to get their Housing and Planning Bill passed before Friday of this week, when the parliamentary session ends. The bill will make thousands of people homeless.

Travellers fight back as Tories try to redefine away their rights

11 November 2014
Travellers and their supporters are fighting government plans to attack Travellers’ rights.

Solidarity action in support of Harlow Travellers’ site

26 August 2014
Around 20 people attended a Travellers’ site at Harlow in Essex last Saturday to show solidarity with the residents.

Return to Dale Farm - 'Two years later, we’ve got nothing'

17 December 2013
Travellers living in Dale Farm face a bleak winter. It is just over two years since Basildon council evicted them from their land and demolished their homes, reports Sadie Robinson

Roma under attack in Greece speak out - 'We are human and we want justice'

29 October 2013
More than 50 police came into our camp at 6am. They broke into homes and threw clothes and furniture outside.

After attacks, Roma speak out - 'This racist bullshit must stop'

29 October 2013
The Daily Mirror ran a disgraceful story claiming that gypsies see blonde children as a “prize catch”.

Cops break up families in search of racist Roma myth

29 October 2013
The scare about ‘child-snatching’ Roma people was based on nothing but racism, says Sadie Robinson

Dale Farm eviction pushed families onto a toxic wasteland

15 October 2013
Two years after Travellers were evicted from Dale Farm, Grattan Puxon tells Sadie Robinson about the human cost of being denied the right to a home

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