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Stats reveal institutional racism in punishment of young people

02 February 2021
Government figures have revealed that a record-high number of children in youth custody are black

Vicious racist history feeds fear of Covid-19 vaccine

29 January 2021
There are fears that some black people will reject the Covid-19 vaccine. Socialist Worker looks at how abhorrent treatment at the hands of the state and doctors is to blame

Letters—Tory MP should pay for his wealth having slavery roots

24 January 2021
Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, is the richest parliamentarian in Britain.

End cops’ racist system

19 January 2021
A BBC Panorama programme this week shone a light on deaths in police custody. Just days before it was broadcast, Mohamud Hassan died after being held by police in Cardiff, south Wales.

Vaccine hesitancy a result of racism 

19 January 2021
Who’s to blame if black people refuse the jab?

Fascism is more than a racist movement

11 January 2021
A sinister collection of Trump supporters, far right conspiracy theorists and outright fascists were in the crowd that broke in the US Capitol building. There is no doubt Nazis were at the core.

Islamophobia—the hate the state made

01 January 2021
Rulers across the world are planning fresh assaults on Muslims in 2021

Protest calls for sacking of cop after attack on black teenager

19 December 2020
Anti-racists rallied on the road outside Tottenham police station on Saturday after fresh footage emerged of a violent assault on a black teenager.

New report proves inequality has made the pandemic worse 

18 December 2020
Austerity and racism combined with Covid-19 to cause many thousands of deaths, says a health expert’s new analysis. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

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.

Windrush scandal payouts are an ‘insult’

14 December 2020
Tory home secretary Priti Patel has been forced to fast track money to victims of the Windrush scandal. 

Surge of anger after cops attack a black teenager

14 December 2020
The cops are facing a backlash after a violent assault on a black teenager in north London last week. 

Don’t let the Tories define anti-racism

08 December 2020
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Black Lives Matter (BLM) made great advances in the struggle against racism, and what it means to be an anti-racist.

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

30 November 2020
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

29 November 2020
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

13 November 2020
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

27 October 2020
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

26 October 2020
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

20 October 2020
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.

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