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LETTERS—Spirit of anti-racism grows—and my hospital is proof

29 May 2021
Sometimes years of patient work as anti-racists and trade unionists pays off.

Anti-racists take the knee across Britain on anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

25 May 2021
Anti-racists took the knee in workplaces and local areas across Britain on the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd.

LETTERS—Halting deportations means keeping up militant response

25 May 2021
We won a massive victory over immigration deportations last week on the streets of Pollokshields in Glasgow.

Who is working class?

17 May 2021
A debate is raging about the attributes that make us working class to try and understand why some are losing faith in the Labour Party. Isabel Ringrose explores what really defines class.

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

24 April 2021
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

20 April 2021
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

19 April 2021
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

14 April 2021
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

13 April 2021
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

06 April 2021
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

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