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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.

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

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. 

Ten days that may have changed the world

06 June 2020
Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, gives his analysis of the momentous US events

‘We are rebelling against the system that allows racism to exist,’ say US protesters

04 June 2020
As repression and resistance rage on the streets of US cities more than a week after George Floyd’s murder, Socialist Worker spoke to eyewitnesses on the protests

Thousands across Britain take the knee in solidarity with George Floyd

03 June 2020
People across Britain “took the knee” at 6pm on Wednesday to protest against the police murder of George Floyd.

Tens of thousands join angry anti-racist demonstration in London

03 June 2020
A big, young and angry protest filled the streets of central London on Wednesday to demand justice for George Floyd and Belly Mujinga

This militant movement shows we can fight back

02 June 2020
An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them. 

‘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

US revolt against a racist system must spread

02 June 2020
The United States has erupted into historic scenes of resistance in the last week. It has transformed the political landscape as huge protests—often led by young, black people—have risen up against the violence and hatred suffered at the hands of the racist police force.

US cops use racist violence to protect racist, violent system

01 June 2020
The police form a racist, violent institution that works to crush ordinary people and uphold the interests of the powerful.

‘We can’t wait—we need to fight now’ say Black Lives Matter protesters in London

31 May 2020
The movement against police brutality burst onto the streets of Britain on Sunday, as at least 5,000 people marched through central London declaring that Black Lives Matter.

‘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

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