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Anger in Missouri after verdict ‘lets cop get away with murder’

Anger in Missouri after verdict  ‘lets cop get away with murder’ Cop walks free despite evidence that suggests he planted a gun—leading thousands to join angry protests, reports Mark Longden in St Louis

New TV drama Guerrilla celebrates a hidden history of united anti-racist struggle

New TV drama Guerrilla celebrates a hidden history of united anti-racist struggle The show portrays the Black Power movement in Britain and the state’s quest to crush it—and it’s well worth watching, writes Moyra Samuels

Get Out - a film that taps into the horror of life in a racist society

Get Out - a film that taps into the horror of life in a racist society This genre-straddling US blockbuster hones in on racism—casual and overt, writes Ken Olende. Also: reviews of Man Down and The Salesman

How do we beat Trump?

How do we beat Trump? After huge protests against Donald Trump, activists from across the United States told Socialist Worker about how they’re organising to bring down the monster in the White House

Behind the American nightmare—an interview with Gary Younge

Behind the American nightmare—an interview with Gary Younge Journalist and author Gary Younge spoke to Socialist Worker about racism, class, violence and the turmoil in US society—and what the election campaign means

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

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

Boyz n the Hood re-release couldn’t be more relevant

01 November 2016
Back in the early 1990s anyone who followed black American culture could sense a coming explosion. A series of black films were omens of a new era.

'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.

Brutality lives on in US as prisons replace plantations

11 October 2016
Black people in the US make up 5 percent of the total population—but 25 percent of the prison population. This insightful documentary film exposes the reality behind the statistic.

Black Lives Matter protesters won’t accept a whitewash after more killings

04 October 2016
Protests took place across the US over the weekend as the police’s killing spree continued apace.

Protesters in US face ‘barbaric oppressor’ after cops kill again

20 September 2016
Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday of last week after police shot dead black man Keith Scott.

Black Lives Matter takes politics back into Carnival

30 August 2016
Notting Hill Carnival’s roots lie in fighting racism, but it’s become corporate and heavily policed. Alistair Farrow spoke to Carnival-goers and activists

Police killing of Dalian Atkinson was ‘legalised murder'

23 August 2016
Dalian Atkinson’s family faces a long fight for justice after his killing, writes Dave Sewell

Black—an insightful tale of racism, poverty and alienation

23 August 2016
Black is a film adaptation of books by author Dirk Bracke—influenced by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Laurents’ West Side Story,

Dalian Atkinson dies from cops’ taser

16 August 2016
Former Aston Villa football player Dalian Atkinson died in Telford on Monday after police tasered him outside his father’s house.

Activists protest across Britain against police racism

06 August 2016
Anti-racist campaigners have held rallies and protests across Britain. Some 200 people marched from the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London, to Tottenham police station today, Saturday. They were demanding justice for Mark Duggan and all other victims of police racism and violence. 

Black Lives Matter activists block central London streets

30 July 2016
Activists staged a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration outside Oxford Circus in central London yesterday, Friday. It came amid escalating police racism in Britain and the US.

You can’t change the cops

26 July 2016
The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the US, and Mzee Mohammed in Britain, have inspired a wave of protest.

Black Lives Matter activists meet to organise and discuss strategy

21 July 2016
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in Britain took another significant step forwards last night, Wednesday, as over 100 people met at Shacklewell Lane mosque in east London.

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