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US cops use racist violence to protect racist, violent system

01 June 2020
The police form a racist, violent institution that works to crush ordinary people and uphold the interests of the powerful.

Riots are an act of rage against an unequal and oppressive society

01 June 2020
Those in power denounce riots and looting, and the media is quick to seek out and blame a fringe minority of “extremists”.

‘We can’t wait—we need to fight now’ say Black Lives Matter protesters in London

31 May 2020
The movement against police brutality burst onto the streets of Britain on Sunday, as at least 5,000 people marched through central London declaring that Black Lives Matter.

‘People want justice, it feels like a revolution is coming’

31 May 2020
Tanner Herndon was one of a group of people who blocked a freeway in Houston on Saturday during a protest after the killing of George Floyd. He told Socialist Worker what happened.

Racism and revolution in the United States

31 May 2020
Why 'black faces in high places' has failed to bring change, and what's the alternative

Rebellion against police murder tears through United States

30 May 2020
A rebellion against police brutality and institutional racism is gaining momentum as it roars across the United States. It is driven by anger at a system filled by inequality and racism.

Uprising grows against racist killings by US police

29 May 2020
A great revolt is taking place in the US. It is against police murders but also about the whole way black people are treated

Protesters demand justice for George Floyd

27 May 2020
Over a thousand furious people have taken to the streets of Minnesota to demand justice over the violent police murder of George Floyd.

Migrants are at the forefront of unofficial safety strikes in the US

18 May 2020
Unofficial strikes have spread across the US as a result of unsafe conditions and unfair dismissals during the coronavirus outbreak

More die at home from other illnesses due to virus crisis

11 May 2020
More than 8,000 more people have died at home since the start of the coronavirus crisis than would have done in normal times.

Vietnam War student massacre—50 years on

10 May 2020
In May 1970 cops opened fire at black students resisting US imperialism. Socialist Worker looks at the forgotten killings at Jackson State

Imperialist rivalries heighten the crisis

05 May 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic represents a crisis that is simultaneously biological, economic, and political

Inspiring US housing campaigns could launch rent strikes

30 April 2020
Covid-19 has laid bare the US’s massive housing crisis—but it’s also highlighted inspiring grassroots campaigns

Trump wants speedy and deadly return to work

28 April 2020
Donald Trump is pushing for the US to get back to work as soon as possible

New government in Israel poses a fresh threat to Palestinians

22 April 2020
After more than a year of political deadlock, Israel is set for a new government committed to annexing huge chunks of the Palestinian West Bank.

Trump piles on pressure to end the US lockdown

20 April 2020
US president Donald Trump is ramping up attempts to force people back to work even as coronavirus sweeps the country and deaths mount.

Mass graves in United States

13 April 2020
US president Donald Trump last week said that he wants to kickstart the economy with a “big bang”.

US workers on strike as Trump backs big bosses

06 April 2020
Fresh walkouts launched across the US as Trump says that hundreds of thousands should die for profit

US workers stage walkouts and protests over coronavirus safety

26 March 2020
Workers’ action is spreading across the US to stop bosses putting profit ahead of health in the coronavirus crisis. 

Donald Trump’s corona crisis measures are handout for the rich

24 March 2020
Trillions of dollars for a coronavirus aid package in the United States is mainly about protecting profits, writes Gabby Thorpe

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