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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

‘People want justice, it feels like a revolution is coming’

31 May 2020
Tanner Herndon was one of a group of people who blocked a freeway in Houston on Saturday during a protest after the killing of George Floyd. He told Socialist Worker what happened.

Racism and revolution in the United States

31 May 2020
Why 'black faces in high places' has failed to bring change, and what's the alternative

Rebellion against police murder tears through United States

30 May 2020
A rebellion against police brutality and institutional racism is gaining momentum as it roars across the United States. It is driven by anger at a system filled by inequality and racism.

Uprising grows against racist killings by US police

29 May 2020
A great revolt is taking place in the US. It is against police murders but also about the whole way black people are treated

Protesters demand justice for George Floyd

27 May 2020
Over a thousand furious people have taken to the streets of Minnesota to demand justice over the violent police murder of George Floyd.

Fury after racists assault black man in London pub

24 February 2020
Fury erupted outside the Duke of Wellington in west London last Saturday after racists assaulted a black man at the pub.

Six reasons to march against Trump

27 May 2019
The world’s most infamous racist, sexist climate denier is heading to Britain next month. Alistair Farrow looks at the impact of US president Donald Trump’s nasty policies in the US—and explains why you should join protests against him

Anger in Missouri after verdict ‘lets cop get away with murder’

18 September 2017
Cop walks free despite evidence that suggests he planted a gun—leading thousands to join angry protests, reports Mark Longden in St Louis

New TV drama Guerrilla celebrates a hidden history of united anti-racist struggle

11 April 2017
The show portrays the Black Power movement in Britain and the state’s quest to crush it—and it’s well worth watching, writes Moyra Samuels

Get Out - a film that taps into the horror of life in a racist society

21 March 2017
This genre-straddling US blockbuster hones in on racism—casual and overt, writes Ken Olende. Also: reviews of Man Down and The Salesman

How do we beat Trump?

31 January 2017
After huge protests against Donald Trump, activists from across the United States told Socialist Worker about how they’re organising to bring down the monster in the White House

Behind the American nightmare—an interview with Gary Younge

08 November 2016
Journalist and author Gary Younge spoke to Socialist Worker about racism, class, violence and the turmoil in US society—and what the election campaign means

Big Stand Up To Racism meetings around the country aim to build mass movement

04 November 2016
Around 350 people attended Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) meetings in Bristol, Birmingham and Huddersfield this week. They were part of a nationwide series of rallies on Confronting the Rise of Racism.

Boyz n the Hood re-release couldn’t be more relevant

01 November 2016
Back in the early 1990s anyone who followed black American culture could sense a coming explosion. A series of black films were omens of a new era.

'White Lives Matter' Nazis are booed, jeered and outnumbered in Margate

25 October 2016
A “White Lives Matter” (WLM) march took place in Margate in Kent last Saturday.

Brutality lives on in US as prisons replace plantations

11 October 2016
Black people in the US make up 5 percent of the total population—but 25 percent of the prison population. This insightful documentary film exposes the reality behind the statistic.

Black Lives Matter protesters won’t accept a whitewash after more killings

04 October 2016
Protests took place across the US over the weekend as the police’s killing spree continued apace.

Protesters in US face ‘barbaric oppressor’ after cops kill again

20 September 2016
Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday of last week after police shot dead black man Keith Scott.

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