An illustrated history of the birth of the Metropolitan Police

June 4th: The brutal murder of George Floyd has once again forced police violence and racism into the public spotlight.

What happened at the Black Lives Matter protest in London, June 1st 2020

June 3rd: I was part of a group of people who attended the assembly at Windrush Square, Brixton yesterday.  It initially started with around 200 people who gathered together for the Black Lives Matter protest.

Summer, green resistance and the Covid situation

May 31st: Earth First UK updates on coronavirus's impact on the fight against capitalist climate devastation, the EF Summer Gathering and plans for its upcoming journal.

Financial support for the protests in Minneapolis

May 28th: As many readers will be aware, today marks the third day of protest in the US city of Minneapolis following the brutal murder of George Floyd by white police officer.

No Justice, No Peace

May 28th: On Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota an unarmed black man called George Floyd was murdered by white police officer Derek Chauvin as three others stood and watched.

Germany: Seasonal workers force farm bosses to pay up

May 21st: Creditors who had taken over the Spargel Ritter asparagus farm in Bornheim, Bonn, thought they could get away without paying what they owed to low-waged workers, but a solid campaign organised with the FAU syndicalist union soon disabused them of that notion.

On Crimean Tatar remembrance day, Russia is using Covid-19 as a weapon

May 18th: Banned from wearing the most basic PPE in public, detained on false counter-extremism charges, threatened with evictions, and prevented from accessing healthcare: the latest tactics by Russian occupying forces to repress and threaten Crimean Tatars.

Organise or Starve: Life under lockdown in South Africa’s shackdweller movements

May 26th: Abahlali baseMojondolo write on the solidarity being shown in the face of State and capital’s violence against impoverished South Africans.

A chronology of pogroms in Lesvos

May 19th: The situation on the island of Lesvos was escalating towards the freezing of all transfers of refugees to the inland, after a government decision around September 2019, while in January 2020 a new law (4636/2019) regarding the political asylum and reception conditions was put into force, changing the essence of who is entitled to a

Virtual Panopticon: Prison video calls and family support during the pandemic and beyond

May 18th: The following text was kindly contributed to Freedom by Lisa Selby @bluebaglife (follow them on Instagram and Twitter), UK Prison Wives and the UK Prison Support Group.

Special Notes from the US: May and June protests

June 2nd: “If you can tell me something better for me to do…

Let’s Get Rooted – For a New Working Class Strategy!

June 1st: The following statement was originally posted on the Let’s Get Rooted blog on 25.05.20 Dear friends, Over recent weeks Croydon Solidarity, AngryWorkers and other comrades have started a debate about how to intensify our collaboration and make it open for others (1).

From Minneapolis to London: who polices the police?

May 30th: Many of us have been following recent events in Minneapolis where a community is resisting police terror following the murder of George Floyd, with outpourings of solidarity from across the world.