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Black Lives matter


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.

Protesters defy state repression to ensure Black Lives message is heard

08 June 2020
Many of the international solidarity protests took aim at police racism and violence in their own countries—and many defied state repression and bans.

Trump opens a rift with US ruling class

08 June 2020
Many in the US ruling class may be beginning to wonder whether Trump is worth the trouble

United States—a history of revolts against racism

08 June 2020
Alongside a terrible history of vicious racism in the US, there is a tradition of militant anti-racism. Yuri Prasad looks back at when black and white people have fought back together against the system

Militant marches demand Black Lives Matter across Britain

07 June 2020
A monster march snaked through London on Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested to say Black Lives Matter. 

Tens of thousands across Britain join Black Lives Matter protests

06 June 2020
Tens of thousands of people joined Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests across Britain on Saturday.

Rage against racism fills streets of London

06 June 2020
“Black Lives Matter” was the urgent call to arms ricocheting off government buildings in Whitehall, central London, on Saturday. 

Wave of protests in Britain say Black Lives Matter

05 June 2020
Anti-racists are gearing up for a weekend of Black Lives Matter protests in London and others towns and cities in Britain.

‘My son was murdered’—two decades of racist killings

02 June 2020
 A revolt is exploding over George Floyd’s racist murder at the hands of the cops. Socialist Worker looks at a horrific history of killings in the United States—and the inspiring resistance to them

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