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Stephen Lawrence


Stephen Lawrence murder: How unions played a role in fighting for justice

10 January 2012
Within days of Stephen’s murder, people were out on the streets leafleting and petitioning. There were two demonstrations in the next ten days through Eltham.

Stephen Lawrence murder: The persecution of Duwayne Brooks

10 January 2012
Duwayne Brooks was Stephen Lawrence’s best friend and was with him when he was murdered. He was a victim of a racist attack and a witness to that attack.

Stephen Lawrence murder: How we shut down the Nazis in Welling

10 January 2012
In May 1993, just a few weeks after Stephen Lawrence’s murder, openly sieg-heiling BNP councillor Derek Beacon was elected on the Isle of Dogs.

Stephen Lawrence murder: Fighting against racism in south east London

10 January 2012
Activists in south east London remember how the racists were left to rampage for years—while the police turned their fire on them.

From the 1998 archive: Police let Lawrence killers get away with murder—Scum of the Earth

06 January 2012
Here we reproduce an archive Socialist Worker article from the 1998 Macpherson Inquiry which probed the police's failure to solve Stephen's murder. Police attacked a demonstration outside the inquiry as Stephen's killers came to give evidence

Stephen Lawrence: Socialist Worker reports from the 1998 Macpherson Inquiry

06 January 2012
Socialist Worker was one of the first newspapers to highlight the Stephen Lawrence case. We have been part of the campaign for justice for 19 years and have helped expose how police racism and corruption let the killers walk free for so long.

19 years fighting for justice: Socialist Worker's first reports on Stephen Lawrence

05 January 2012
Socialist Worker was one of the first newspapers to highlight the Stephen Lawrence case. We have been part of the campaign for justice for 19 years and have helped expose how police racism and corruption let the killers walk free for so long.

Dobson and Norris sentenced for Lawrence murder

04 January 2012
Gary Dobson and David Norris were sentenced today for the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993.

Racist rant by killers caught on film

03 January 2012
Footage of obscene racist rants by David Norris and Gary Dobson was shown to the jury during the trial.

Stephen's friend was treated like a criminal

03 January 2012
On the night of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, his friend Duwayne Brooks, who had been with him during the attack, was taken to Plumstead police station.

Campaigning exposed police racism

03 January 2012
When Doreen Lawrence asserted that no police officer had tended her dying son because they "did not want to get their hands dirty with a black man’s blood", the reverberations shook British society.

Police cover ups and corruption ran through investigations

03 January 2012
Police racism and corruption had helped to shield the killers of Stephen Lawrence from conviction.

Racism and corruption at heart of murder case

03 January 2012
Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager, was stabbed to death at a south east London bus stop in April 1993 by a racist gang. David Norris and Stephen Dobson were found guilty of his murder this week.

Guilty: Historic verdict in Stephen Lawrence case despite police racism

03 January 2012
Two men have finally been convicted of the notorious racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. A jury unanimously found David Norris and Gary Dobson guilty of his murder at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

Stephen Lawrence trial: Bloodstain on jacket “practically impossible” to be caused by contamination

13 December 2011
The theory that a bloodstain on the jacket of a man accused of murdering Stephen Lawrence was caused by contamination is "practically impossible", a court has heard.

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