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Deaths in Custody


Father of Edson Da Costa speaks out - killer cops need to be stopped

11 July 2017
The father of a man who died after being stopped by police in east London has spoken to Socialist Worker about the battle for justice.

New play pulls no punches about deaths in custody

11 April 2017
Custody is a powerful piece of theatre, which examines the impact on an ordinary family whose innocent son dies at the hands of the police in a “routine stop and search”. Meanwhile a Rock Against Racism posters exhibition is on tour

Reports round up—Protests force Ineos bosses to frack off

07 February 2017
Workers at the posh Harrods department store celebrated another victory in the wake of their successful campaign to retain their tips.

Inquiry into police killing of Anthony Grainger opens

24 January 2017
A public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, a mechanic and father of two from Bolton, began last Tuesday.

New protests as activists demand justice for man murdered by police, Yassar Yaqub

10 January 2017
Angry protesters blocked the M62 motorway on Monday evening to mark a week since police shot and killed Yassar Yaqub.

After Yassar Yaqub’s funeral, protest called in Bradford over police ‘assassination’

06 January 2017
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yassar Yaqub

05 January 2017
People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.

Big Stand Up To Racism meetings around the country aim to build mass movement

04 November 2016
Around 350 people attended Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) meetings in Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield this week. They were part of a nationwide series of rallies on Confronting the Rise of Racism.

Hundreds join rally over deaths in police custody

01 November 2016
Some 400 people joined a procession last Saturday to commemorate those who have died in police custody.

'White Lives Matter' Nazis are booed, jeered and outnumbered in Margate

25 October 2016
A “White Lives Matter” (WLM) march took place in Margate in Kent last Saturday.

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

Protesters occupy CPS lobby demanding justice for Kingsley Burrell

26 August 2016
The Justice for Kingsley Burrell campaign occupied the building that houses Birmingham’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offices today,Friday.

Deadly force - cops and their lethal weapons

23 August 2016
Cops love their “non-lethal” Tasers so much that their use is rocketing. But they are an ideological tool in the hands of our rulers—and there’s no way of making them safe, argues Dave Sewell. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Angry over deaths in France? You’re banned

02 August 2016
French cops kettled 1,000 people in Paris last Saturday to stop them marching for justice for a black man who died in police custody.

2011 rioters were rising up against injustice

02 August 2016
Five years after the summer riots, Alistair Farrow takes aim at claims that they were just ‘mindless’

Our fury matters - black activists speak out

19 July 2016
Thousands of people protested across Britain in recent weeks to insist that “Black Lives Matter”. Called in response to a series of police killings in the US, the protests have struck a chord with many young people angry at racism in Britain too. Black activists in London told Socialist Worker about why they are marching—and how to win

New Black Lives Matter protests take on police racism and violence

19 July 2016
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in Britain widened and deepened over the last week. Demonstrations and vigils for victims of police violence took place across the country.

Black Lives Matter protests continue in Britain - here's how you can get involved

13 July 2016
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests that burst onto the streets of Britain over last weekend continue throughout this week. They are showing solidarity with the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were killed by police in the US earlier this month.

Hillsborough QC - can the cops offer justice for the 96?

03 May 2016
Mark George QC represented families at the Hillsborough Inquests. He told Sadie Robinson that the police’s role is hostile to the working class, but that it can also be resisted

A cover up by Paris cops?

12 January 2016
French police shot a man dead in Paris on Thursday of last week. Their version of events rapidly went around the world’s media.

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