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Student strikes rock Quebec and Chile

Students in Québec, Canada have been on strike for three months against the government’s attempts to raise university tuition fees, while Chilean students are protesting for reforms in the public…

Police are becoming more racist, not less

Only token changes have been made since the 1999 Macpherson report concluded that the police were “institutionally racist”, after an inquiry into the Stephen Lawrence murder case exposed rampant police…

Police racism crisis is a chance to fight back

In the last week, the London Metropolitan Police have become swamped by a series of exposes of police racism dating back to the London riots.  The allegations expose the way…

Riot panel whitewashes racist police

By Andy Yorke The media and Tory ministers have jumped on this week’s report on the August riots to cover up police repression and blame the poorest youth and their…

IT’S TIME FOR REAL OPPOSITION

No Cuts – No War – No Privatisation Left winger George Galloway stormed to victory in the Bradford West by-election with 18,000 votes and a huge 37 per cent swing…

Youth: at the sharp end of Tory Britain

Two years of Tory Britain has taken its toll on young people. Unemployment stands at 20 per cent and rising; for Black youth the figure is pushing 50 per cent.…

Alfie Meadows: drop the charges, put the police in the dock

Sally Turner Monday 26 March was the first day of Alfie Meadows’ trial for ‘violent disorder’ after police beat him into a near-fatal coma – a crime for which no…

The Jarrow March – for jobs and dignity

The Socialist Party organised Jarrow March ended in London in early November, inspired by the 1936 Jarrow crusade, Joy Macready and Dave Stockton look at the historical lessons and what…

Education not for sale

Public education is under attack. Greedy corporations are hell bent on getting their hands on schools, colleges and universities – desperate to make a profit out of education and knowledge.…

‘Fuck the police!’ Working-class youth and the routine abuse of power

This article gives a stark insight into the day-to-day experience of police brutality and racism in our inner city communities that fuelled the recent riots. Although we don’t agree with…