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  • Jan 20 2017

    Racist Bristol police Taser their own race relations adviser

    Police in Bristol Tasered their own race equality adviser, 63-year-old Judah Adunbi. Racism runs deep in the British police force, as it does in the racist Tory government. Adunbi,was walking his dog near his Bristol home on Saturday when he was ‘mistaken’ by police for a wanted man. He argued with officers who demanded he give […]

  • Jan 03 2017

    Huddersfield man Mohammed Yassar Yaqoob shot and killed by police

    From the Guardian – An investigation is under way after a man was shot and killed by police during a pre-planned operation on the M62 motorway in Huddersfield. Police said the incident was not terrorism-related, adding that there had been five arrests: three at the scene and two in a “related stop” of another vehicle […]

  • Dec 14 2016

    Middle Tennessee State University Talented Tenth Say “Enough” To Racism

    Last week (first week November 2016), a group of Middle Tennessee State University students, who call themselves the Talented Tenth, organized a week of silent protesting on campus to bring awareness to racism against minorities. From the campus naming a building after a KKK Grand Wizard, to students making careless and discriminating remarks about minorities, […]

  • Nov 30 2016

    Charlotte cop walks free after shooting to death Keith Lamont Scott

    From the Charlotte Observer – No charges will be brought against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Brentley Vinson in the September shooting death of a man in University City, District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday. Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot Sept. 20 in a confrontation with officers outside his apartment. Murray said that evidence in the […]

  • Oct 29 2016

    Marchers demand justice over deaths in police custody

    Four hundred people marched on Saturday  29th October to remember those who have died at the hands of the police and to fight for justice. The march, which went down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street, was organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign.   Many of the families fighting for their loved ones […]

  • Oct 12 2016

    Kingsley Burrell: 3 cops charged following custody death

    (Pic: Burrell family) From the BBC Three police officers have been charged with perjury following the death of a student in custody five years ago. Kingsley Burrell, 29, died from cardiac arrest after being arrested following a disturbance in Birmingham in 2011. more

  • Oct 10 2016

    Black Lives Matter Movement at huge Stand Up To Racism conference

    Over two hundred people crammed into the overflowing Black Lives Matter workshop at the 1,600-strong national conference of Stand up to Racism. The organisation is being relaunched to step up the fight against the rise in racism. Kadisha Burrell (Kingsley Burrell Justice Campaign), Capres Turner (Black lives matter summer protest organiser), Gary McFarlane (Black Lives Matter […]

  • Sep 23 2016

    Charlotte: Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

      From Democracy Now Meanwhile, in Charlotte, North Carolina, protests continue for a third day to demand police release video of the shooting of African-American father Keith Lamont Scott. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard. The Charlotte mayor has also imposed a midnight curfew, amid […]

  • Aug 10 2016

    Black Lives Matter coming to Carnival

    Seventy BLM activists met last night and have agreed initial steps to take the movement forward. Central to our work will be building for a lively intervention around Notting Hill Carnival this year, where we have now been allocated space by Carnival organisers. Activists discussed issues ranging from economics to trade unions and have now […]

  • Aug 02 2016

    Slavery reparations sought in first Black Lives Matter agenda

      Reuters – A coalition affiliated with the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement called for criminal justice reforms and reparations for slavery in the United States among other demands in its first policy platform released on Monday. The six demands and roughly 40 policy recommendations touch on topics ranging from reducing U.S. military spending to […]