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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.

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. 

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