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The Troublemaker—Top Met cop defends targeting ‘black lads’ for stop and search  

The Troublemaker—Top Met cop defends targeting ‘black lads’ for stop and search   London top cop Cressida Dick has claimed that stop and search tactics are saving the lives of young black men in London. This is because they are more likely to carry knives apparently. 

Small Axe—Red, White and Blue shows truth of racist police

Small Axe—Red, White and Blue shows truth of racist police The third film in Steve McQueen’s series takes on the institutional racism that exists in the police

Why using ‘coloured’ turns back the clock on progress

Why using ‘coloured’ turns back the clock on progress Greg Clarke’s forced resignation as chair of the Football Association last week for describing black players as “coloured” will have stirred uncomfortable memories for many.

Rosa Parks—A radical civil rights activist who fought tirelessly

Rosa Parks—A radical civil rights activist who fought tirelessly In a testimonial to other activists, Rosa Parks wrote, “freedom fighters never retire”. And for her, this proved to be true.

Tories’ racist immigration rules will punish migrant workers

Tories’ racist immigration rules will punish migrant workers The Tories have pushed through legal changes to make Britain’s immigration system even more racist.

Met’s body cam decision hides cops’ racist record

Met’s body cam decision hides cops’ racist record London’s Met Police has decided that evidence captured by cops’ body ¬cameras will not be routinely released—because the evidence is too damning.

People really don’t trust the government, says attitudes survey

08 October 2020
The latest British Social Attitudes survey has found “record lows” in the level of trust and confidence in the government.

Damning report exposes racist school discipline measures

03 October 2020
An Institute of Race Relations report published last week showed how school sets up poorer black boys in particular for a life of exclusion.

The crimes of Captain Kimber

13 September 2020
In 1791 an atrocity so hideous occurred on a slave ship in the Atlantic that its captain was brought to a British court. The verdict was a damning indictment of both the ruling class and the way it got its riches

Cruel Britannia—the bloody truth about the British Empire

29 August 2020
Isabel Ringrose tells the terrible truth about the British Empire that Boris Johnson expects us to salute

Hundreds demand justice for victims of police brutality in north London

09 August 2020
Over 700 people gathered in Tottenham, north London, to protest against police brutality on Saturday.

Black coronavirus rates result of social and economic factors, not biology

06 August 2020
Early in Britain’s Covid-19 crisis, when figures revealed that black people were dying at a disproportional rate, right wingers rushed to explain this as a biological trait. It was proof, they said, of inherent racial differences.

Reports expose racism in police and schools

03 August 2020
Cops are more likely to use force against black people, and schools are more likely to exclude them

Racist legacy to blame for Blackburn Covid-19 spike

18 July 2020
A sharp increase in coronavirus cases has taken Blackburn back to the brink of lockdown, and some have a racist solution.

Cops reflect racism from the top of society

10 July 2020
The police are to face a review into allegations of racial profiling. They must be found guilty

Stop and search shows reality of cops’ racism

06 July 2020
Accounts from those unfairly targeted by police reveal widespread racism

Anti-racist rage boils over in protests across the US

23 June 2020
Protests are continuing to rage across the US over the racist murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin a month ago. 

Anti-racist rebellion grows in Britain

15 June 2020
Thousands of people across Britain joined another wave of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests over the weekend. Socialist Worker reports

The revolt runs deep—take it to its most radical conclusions

08 June 2020
The power is in the streets. It’s not enough to write to your congressman or circulate a petition anymore

System is shaken by a storm of anti-racism

08 June 2020
The Black Lives Matter ­movement has sparked a wave of mass protests in countries across the world.

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