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Black Lives matter


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

‘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

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