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Anti-racist rage boils over in protests across the US

23 June 2020
Protests are continuing to rage across the US over the racist murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin a month ago. 

Structural racism is behind high coronavirus death rate for black and asian people

22 June 2020
A new report has provided further proof of how racism is behind the disproportionate deaths of black and Asian people from coronavirus

Oxford activists want to make sure Rhodes falls

22 June 2020
Student activists have vowed to keep fighting until the front of Oriel College, Oxford, no longer features a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes

Thousands more join fresh round of Black Lives Matter protests

20 June 2020
Some of the biggest mobilisations took place outside London

Tulsa: the city of Trump’s rally is the site of a racist massacre

20 June 2020
In 1921 racists wanted to put black people down, and break workers' unity

This movement must try to fight all forms of racism

20 June 2020
Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad  

Rising up against racism terrifies our rulers

16 June 2020
Boris Johnson has announced a new government commission to look into racism in Britain. 

We’re proud to be revolutionary

16 June 2020
Right wing newspapers have attacked the Black Lives Matter movement on the grounds that revolutionary socialists are involved in it.

Letters: Solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement in Ireland

16 June 2020
Almost 70 Black Lives Matter protesters have been issued with fines for attending the socially-distanced rallies in Derry and Belfast on Saturday 6 June. 

How blood of slavery fed profit system

16 June 2020
Defenders of slavers’ statues warn that ­tearing them down amounts to an attempt to “erase” Britain’s history. On the surface of it, many of them pretend this is about keeping the legacy of slavery visible, not hiding it away. 

Protest says black lives matter at work

16 June 2020
Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

Atlanta rises up to fight the killer police

15 June 2020
Rage at the police killing of another black man has exploded onto the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. 

This uprising has won gains—keep fighting

15 June 2020
The great Black Lives Matter uprising is far from over. But already it has made history.

Fannie Lou Hamer: ‘I am sick and tired of being sick and tired’

15 June 2020
The indomitable political activist Fannie Lou Hamer was one of the most urgent and important voices of the US civil rights movement.

Huge support as south London anti-racists take to streets

14 June 2020
An inspiring protest against racism took place in Southwark, south London, on Sunday.

Are all white people racist?

14 June 2020
Is there a role for white people in the movement against racism? And what should it be?

Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Britain

13 June 2020
Thousands of people across Britain have joined another wave of protests as part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Nazis and racists stage protest to attack Black Lives Matter

13 June 2020
The British far right is hoping to initiate a right wing backlash against the BLM movement.

Use US funding debates to push for an end to the police

13 June 2020
Demands to ‘defund the police’ are opening a wider argument

Thousands march for Black Lives Matter ahead of weekend protests

12 June 2020
Anti-racists are gearing up for Black Lives Matter protests this weekend in the face of a Tory attempt to stoke a right wing backlash.

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