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Cardiff BLM activists defiant after fine for protests over Mohamud Hassan’s death

16 January 2021
Police have moved to fine a Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist in Cardiff, South Wales, after she was part of protests over the death of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan.

Protest calls for sacking of cop after attack on black teenager

19 December 2020
Anti-racists rallied on the road outside Tottenham police station on Saturday after fresh footage emerged of a violent assault on a black teenager.

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope

15 December 2020
This year has seen the horrors that flow from the capitalism system, but it’s also seen mass resistance. Coronavirus dominated the year, exposing and accelerating all the failings that already existed. 

Anger as Bristol activists who tore down slaver Colston’s statue are charged

09 December 2020
Four protesters have been charged with criminal damage for their part in toppling a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol in June. 

Don’t let the Tories define anti-racism

08 December 2020
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Black Lives Matter (BLM) made great advances in the struggle against racism, and what it means to be an anti-racist.

Defend those who back Black Lives Matter

07 December 2020
Tory minister George Eustice has given “shelter to racists” after he failed to condemn Millwall football fans who booed players “taking the knee” for Black Lives Matter.

The Troublemaker—Top Met cop defends targeting ‘black lads’ for stop and search  

30 November 2020
London top cop Cressida Dick has claimed that stop and search tactics are saving the lives of young black men in London. This is because they are more likely to carry knives apparently. 

Joe Biden refused to tap into the power that can win change

04 November 2020
Inspiring mass ­movements of struggle and resistance have sprung up repeatedly under Donald Trump’s reign.

Philadelphia revolts against racism after police killing of black man

29 October 2020
The city of Philadelphia has seen two days of militant mass protests after the police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27 year old black man on Monday.

High Storrs school says Black Lives Matter

27 October 2020
Outraged students of High Storrs school in Sheffield organised a protest last week against racism from a student in Year 11. 

Stand Up To Racism conference sends out message of resistance

17 October 2020
Anti-racists in Britain celebrated blows to fascist parties in Greece, Slovakia and Austria at an international conference that began on Saturday. 

Inappropriate police restraint contributed to the death of Kevin Clarke

11 October 2020
Two years before George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Kevin Clarke—a 35 year old black man—died after contact with police in Catford, south London.

Anger in the streets as killer cops in US let off

29 September 2020
US Black Lives Matter ­protesters continue to take to the streets over the decision not to charge the cops with the murder of Breonna Taylor. 

Anger on the streets after killers of Breonna Taylor not charged for her death

24 September 2020
Protests have erupted across the US after the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor in March were not charged for her death.

Audacious film about police brutality in French suburbs

07 September 2020
This impressive debut film of the black French filmmaker Ladj Ly, Les Miserables, is an incendiary provocative drama.

Republicans and Democrats compete to condemn anti-racists in the US

07 September 2020
All of Donald Trump’s November re-election hopes are pinned on a scaremongering, racist campaign against the Black Lives Matter movement

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.

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