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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.

When war criminals fall out— Trump vs the generals

11 June 2020
For retired US Marine general James Mattis to publicly condemn the US president as a threat to the constitution is unprecedented. 

Anti-racists across Britain take the knee

10 June 2020
Thousands of people “took the knee” to protest against racism and remember George Floyd

Thousands in Oxford call for Rhodes statue to be torn down

10 June 2020
Around 4,000 people gathered on Tuesday to call for the removal of the statue of the racist and imperialist Cecil Rhodes that fronts Oriel College in central Oxford.

Only our collective power can end oppression

09 June 2020
When politicians start fretting about “mob rule” and “law and order” it’s often a racist dog whistle. But it’s also about fear of the power of ordinary people.

Protesters rally around call to defund the police

08 June 2020
Across protests in the US a furious call is going out to “defund the police”. 

The revolt runs deep—take it to its most radical conclusions

08 June 2020
The power is in the streets. It’s not enough to write to your congressman or circulate a petition anymore

System is shaken by a storm of anti-racism

08 June 2020
The Black Lives Matter ­movement has sparked a wave of mass protests in countries across the world.

Historic US rebellion is an inspiring challenge to the system

08 June 2020
The magnificent uprising taking place across the US is historic. Mass demonstrations following the police murder of George Floyd have now continued for more than two weeks. The rebellion is the most significant in decades.

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