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Activists in the US speak out—why our fight for justice isn’t over

Activists in the US speak out—why our fight for justice isn’t over There are big questions and debates opening up about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement

Derek Chauvin is guilty, and so is the whole rotten system

Derek Chauvin is guilty, and so is the whole rotten system If tens of millions of people had not taken to the streets and defied the cops then Floyd’s case would have been just another scandal covered up by a corrupt system

Fight killer cops after Floyd trial

Fight killer cops after Floyd trial Rage at a racist system and killer cops continued to burn as closing statements were heard on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

US protesters face down cops after killing of Daunte Wright

US protesters face down cops after killing of Daunte Wright More than 60 people were arrested at angry protests in and around Minneapolis on Tuesday after US police shot dead Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center just outside the city.

Furious protests after cops kill black man Daunte Wright near Minneapolis

Furious protests after cops kill black man Daunte Wright near Minneapolis Protesters raged on the streets of Brooklyn Center just outside Minneapolis on Sunday after cops murdered a black man.

Racist police system killed George Floyd—not just one bad cop

Racist police system killed George Floyd—not just one bad cop Chauvin could be sacrificed in an effort to save the institution of the police as a whole. He has to be found guilty, but that won’t change the nature of the cops

Sewell report denies institutional racism to obscure how the system works

31 March 2021
The Tory-commissioned report ignores the patterns of prejudice that are repeated throughout society

Pimlico Academy school students revolt over racism

31 March 2021
Hundreds of school students at Pimlico Academy protested against racism and sexism on Wednesday morning

Report finds NHS has a problem with institutional racism

19 March 2021
Ask people which British institution most embodies the ideas of multiculturalism and a great many will reply—the NHS.

We need ‘serious disruption’ to kill Tory police bill

17 March 2021
MPs have taken another step towards making it much harder for people to protest in Britain.

Police arrests follow anti-racist protests in Cardiff

11 March 2021
Those facing charges or potential charges took part in demonstrations after the death of Mohamud Hassan

Rage at racism as trial of cop involved in George Floyd killing begins

08 March 2021
US authorities were braced for protests as the jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a cop involved in the death of George Floyd.

Blood money—how wealth created by slavery bankrolled capitalist Britain

06 March 2021
The rich who gained from slavery hope talking up their charitable investments will help them escape people’s anger. But as Isabel Ringrose argues, they grabbed obscene amounts of money through the slave trade and in compensation—and they should be forced to pay for it

The Black Panthers and the revenge of the revolution

21 February 2021
In a packed hall in downtown Chicago in 1969 Black Panther founder Bobby Seale stood alongside local leader Fred Hampton. He was making a speech to a newly established district of the party.

‘Free speech’ campaign is designed to aid the right

16 February 2021
In the middle of a pandemic the Tories have decided to launch further attacks on the left and anti-racists, while also claiming they want to protect free speech.

Vigil marks month since death of Mohamud Hassan after contact with 52 cops

10 February 2021
'I didn’t know there were even 52 officers at the station, how on Earth does that happen?' asks a Cardiff activist

Investigation aims to label the left and protest movements ‘extremist’

08 February 2021
The government has chosen a former Labour MP turned Lord to lead an investigation into “extremism on the far left”.

Tory vaccine rollout fails black and Asian people despite higher risk of death

27 January 2021
Black and Asian people have died from coronavirus in disproportionate numbers because of disastrous Tory policies and systematic racism. And now it’s emerged that NHS England hadn’t even been counting how many had have been vaccinated. 

Cop to face probe over the death of Kevin Clarke

25 January 2021
A new disciplinary hearing is set to go ahead over the death in London, while campaigners in Cardiff keep fighting for Mohamud Hassan

The social media bosses are not on our side

17 January 2021
With Donald Trump banned from social media Sarah Bates asks what are the implications of such measures for the left

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