The current protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA have brought forward worldwide the problem of racism, with a strength and clarity that has made it impossible for most of us to ignore the racial issues that are still present in most countries and communities around the world. We are all
In a new article for Freedom written following anti-racist protests which have reverberated around the globe, Peter Gelderloos considers how history acts to inflect today’s racism in the US, UK and settler colonial states worldwide. As many people have pointed out in the weeks of international revolt that have spread outwards from Minneapolis since the
Ok, so I want to talk about a particular type of white guy. A guy I have unfortunately met time and time again in the Left.
CW: Police brutality, racism The case of the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011 by Metropolitan police officers shows how the actual institutions of the British state, the IPCC, the ‘legal’ inquest and the jury itself were complicit in the ensuing miscarriage of justice: given that the police evidence was contradictory, absurdly unrealistic and constantly
I wanted to talk about the oppression of black people, the racism I have faced here but I realize the narrative is already out there if you have been listening
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. In the UK, however, we hear a common refrain from progressives about how police here are not as violent as in the US. As
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. In yet another example of the institutional racist brutality of the police. They came after George because he was accused of using a fake ID at a nearby deli.
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
Why supporting Extinction Rebellion in a spirit of cooperation and friendship has, at times, been extraordinarily difficult. My work as coordinator of the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) has kept me busy for some months now supporting the rights of Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners to exercise their freedom of assembly. XR activists have been out
Postal workers in Merseyside walked out on a wildcat strike on Wednesday after a manager allegedly made a racist comment to a Muslim employee. The female manager is said to have asked the worker “do you like women?” after giving him work instructions. This remark was, understandably, badly received as it refers to negative stereotypes