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Baltimore cops are charged over Freddie Gray death

05 May 2015
Protesters cheered when they heard that the six police officers who arrested Freddie Gray in Baltimore are being charged over his death. 

Baltimore - how poverty and police racism ignited a city

05 May 2015
When cops in Baltimore arrested Freddie Gray and threw him screaming in pain into the back of their van, they thought no one would question their actions. When Freddie died in that same truck, they thought they’d get away with it. Not this time, writes Ken Olende

Detroit '67—‘Motown was always about more than just love songs’

28 April 2015
Music journalist Stuart Cosgrove talks about his book Detroit ’67, the first of a trilogy exploring US soul music’s links to radical struggles against racism

Baltimore rises up after death of Freddie Gray

28 April 2015
The US city of Baltimore has erupted in riots following the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray

Striking fast food workers in New Orleans say ‘Make our wages supersize’

21 April 2015
Workers shut down a McDonald’s outlet in New Orleans on Wednesday of last week.

International round-up

14 April 2015
French workers join mass demos | Climate march held in Quebec | US cop charged with murder

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

West backs Saudi Arabia in launching attacks on Yemen

31 March 2015
The attacks on Yemen highlight the problems US imperialism faces as it tries to reassert its control over the region, writes Ken Olende

International round-up

24 March 2015
Water charges demo in Dublin | Breakthrough for Spanish left | US oil workers return to work

International round-up

17 March 2015
US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.

Rage after black teenager Tony Robinson killed by cop in Wisconsin

10 March 2015
Protests erupted in Madison, Wisconsin, last weekend following the police killing of another unarmed black man.

Fury as cops kill homeless man in Los Angeles

03 March 2015
Killing of an unarmed black man in US is the latest police atrocity to be filmed, Annette Mackin reports

International round-up

24 February 2015
Israeli army opens floodgates | Activists jailed by Egyptian court | Thousands join US oil strike

Ukraine crisis deepens on anniversary of Maidan protests

24 February 2015
A blast ripped through a demonstration in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv last Sunday, killing two and injuring ten people. 

North Carolina killings reveal double standards when victims are Muslims

17 February 2015
Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, last week for one reason—they were Muslims.

When we invited Malcolm X to Smethwick

17 February 2015
Avtar Singh Jouhl invited Malcolm X to Smethwick days before his assassination fifty years ago. He spoke to Ken Olende about the visit’s impact on the fight against racism

Nationwide refinery strike hits big US oil companies

10 February 2015
Oil refinery workers in the United States have walked out in their first national strike in 35 years.

Selma: politically astute portrait brings a movement to life

03 February 2015
The film Selma depicts the events leading up to Dr Martin Luther King’s historic march from Selma, Alabama, to the capital Montgomery.

The civil rights struggle in Selma

03 February 2015
A protest for voting rights shows how the Civil Rights movement radicalised and spread even after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, as a new film celebrates, writes Ken Olende

The fight to save Rodney Reed from death row

03 February 2015
The state of Texas plans to execute Rodney Reed despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. His brother Rodrick Reed spoke to Annette Mackin about the fight to grant him clemency

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