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'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.

Cops face anger at Tottenham meeting on shooting of Jermaine Baker

05 January 2016
More than 250 people filled Tottenham Town Hall last month for a meeting to demand answers following another fatal police shooting in north London.

Historic documents reveal bigotry at the heart of Thatcher’s government

05 January 2016
Newly released 30 year old government documents reveal a world of racism and scheming from Cameron’s pals. Simon Basketter unearths the facts

Cops won’t be prosecuted for spying on Janet Alder

01 December 2015
Police officers who ran a surveillance operation on Janet Alder will not be prosecuted, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has told her.

United Families and Friends march in London builds links with US activists

31 October 2015
Some 200 people joined the United Family and Friends Campaign procession in central London today, Saturday.

Police Scotland may face criminal charges over Sheku Bayoh killing

27 October 2015
Police Scotland may face criminal charges over the killing of Sheku Bayoh in May.

Scottish top cop House’s downfall follows years of scandalous policing

01 September 2015
Scotland’s chief cop announced last week he is to resign by the end of the year, almost a year earlier than planned. His resignation was prompted by a huge backlash over repeated scandals.

Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund launched to help those affected by deaths in custody

01 September 2015
A new permanent fund has been set up to help people affected by deaths in police custody.

Police Scotland chief met with officers before they gave evidence over death

11 August 2015
Calls for the chief of Police Scotland Stephen House to resign after it was found he had met officers being probed over Shaku Bayoh's death in custody weeks before they gave statements to independent investigators.

Why did no one save Jack Susianta?

04 August 2015
Police officers refused to enter a canal to help a drowning 17-year old, it has been alleged.

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