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Is Akon City Black Power forever?

06 September 2020
Rapper Akon plans to build a new city where black people can escape racism. But, as Yuri Prasad writes, any system based on riches for a few means oppression will remain

Donald Trump’s shooter comments show how racism comes from the top

01 September 2020
President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of two anti-racist protesters was to support the killer.

Notting Hill protest calls for justice and equality

31 August 2020
The Black Lives Matter that burst onto the streets in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd has not gone away

Cop who told of Lawrence case corruption in perjury probe

31 August 2020
A corrupt detective turned supergrass whose claims against Scotland Yard led to the second Stephen Lawrence inquiry is being probed for perjury.

Black Lives Matter protests in US demand justice

29 August 2020
The Black Lives Matter movement continues to inspire millions of Americans to take action. Thousands of marchers descended on Washington’s National Mall on Friday to demand racial justice and to mourn black Americans killed by racist police.

Protests rage across US following shootings

27 August 2020
Protests have swept Kenosha, Wisconsin, after a far right gunman shot down protesters against police violence.

Challenge the system to fight for black lives

25 August 2020
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement forced institutional racism onto the political agenda and shook the establishment.

William Cuffay - a fighter to the end against the rich ‘vermin’

16 August 2020
William Cuffay was one of the most prominent leaders of the working class movement in 19th century Britain.

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.

Protests take fight to Trump

03 August 2020
Donald Trump is ­stepping up his right wing threats as he tries to secure his presidency.

US federal forces rampage to put down BLM risings

28 July 2020
Protesters in Portland, Oregon, have night after night fought back against repression by Donald Trump’s federal troops.

Black Lives strike hits 160 cities across US

21 July 2020
Workers’ action on Monday showed the anger at racism and poor conditions, says Sophie Squire

Boris year zero—a year of lies, cuts, corruption,  racism and ‘getting it done’

21 July 2020
There were those who thought a year of Boris Johnson as prime minister would spell disaster. 

Carmarthen protest says Picton monument must fall

21 July 2020
Around 100 people gathered in Carmarthen in west Wales last Saturday to demand the toppling of the town’s Picton monument.

Movements will mean trouble for Trump

13 July 2020
Donald Trump’s reaction to the two major crises in US politics has been to play to the most racist, reactionary sections of society. But it doesn’t look like it’s working for him.

Ida B Wells, a writer who exposed the racist terror of lynching

12 July 2020
'Tell the world the facts,' said Wells as she unmasked US racism

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests in Britain

11 July 2020
Protests across Britain show there is still anger more than a month after the Black Lives Matter movement erupted over the murder of George Floyd by police.

US ‘Strike for black lives’ called as details emerge of George Floyd’s killing

09 July 2020
A coalition of trade unions and campaign groups in the US is organising a “strike for black lives,” set for Monday 20 July.

Protests continue to say that Black Lives Matter and refugee lives matter

01 July 2020
Anti-racist protests took place in many parts of Britain on Wednesday

‘Dehumanised’ by racist system

29 June 2020
A mother of two women who were murdered says revelations of cops’ misconduct “speaks volumes of the ethos” that runs through the Metropolitan police force.

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