Tag: racism

Kill The Bill: the day of action

rs21 members took part in a social media campaign as part of the #KillTheBill day of action against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Saturday 21 August 2021,
Crowd on protest applauding

Germany’s Namibia Genocide Apology: the limits of decolonising the past

Heike Becker writes about the recent agreement between the German and Namibian governments to benefit the Ovaherero and Nama communities affected by colonial genocide.

The Good Lord Bird: John Brown’s militant abolitionism

Bill Crane looks at the life of militant US abolitionist John Brown and his portrayal in a recent TV adaptation of James McBride’s novel The Good Lord Bird.
Image shows a woman holding up a placard reading Power to the People Not the Police with a backdrop of other women in the crowd.

We Will Not Be Divided – Statement from Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut's statement against police and state violence and the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021, originally published on 23 March 2021. rs21 signed the statement alongside groups including Black Lives Matter UK, Jewish Solidarity Action and Docs Not Cops. 
An image showing a snowy street in Govanhill, Glasgow.

Govanhill: ghettoisation and exploitation in modern Glasgow

Slum housing, hyper-exploitation and racist demagoguery are alive and kicking in the Scotland of 2021 – along with the basis for internationalist solidarity and resistance.
Bristol police officers moving to suppress an occupation in 2011.

A criminal record: 10 times Bristol police abused local people

Bristol's police force – presented by the media as the victims of a 'mob' – are among the most violent, racist and abusive parts of Britain's police state.
An image of a cop chasing a silhouetted figure, while a police van burns in the background. Keywords; Bristol riot protesters protest peaceful violent police cops

In defence of the mob

After protesters in Bristol dared to fight back police violence, respectable opinion is rushing to condemn 'rioters'. But is it really true that riots 'don't achieve anything'?

2020 in photos: reviewing a year of turbulence

Photo gallery: 2020 was a year of political tumult, despite the constraints placed by the pandemic on popular protest.

The Trumpian afterlife

The incoming Biden administration may repeal a few of Trump's ugliest policies, but the revitalised far right is not going away.
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Video: Confronting the British state

Three activists speak on the Scottish independence movement, the Tory Party's right-wing populist strategy, and the political role of migrant solidarity.