Racism & anti-racism

Resisting the new far right in Ireland

The recent riot in Dublin dramatically shone a new light on the activities of Ireland’s emerging far right.

Bernie McAdam  ·  16 January 2024

Oppose France’s new racist laws

On 19 December the French parliament adopted yet another immigration law.

Marc Lasalle  ·  14 January 2024

Review: The Last Colony by Philippe Sands

By Jeremy Dewar Between 1969 and 1973, Britain deported 1,500 islanders from their homes on the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Many of them were descendants of African slaves, brought to the islands to work on coconut plantations, first by the Portuguese, then by the French. Twice removed from their homes, on both occasions […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  16 October 2023

After officer charged with Chris Kaba’s murder, Police demand impunity

Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak have rushed to reassure the police.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  13 October 2023

Refugee prison hulk plumbs new depths of mistreatment

The government wants to ‘house’ asylum seekers on the 220-bed accommodation barge.

Millie Collins  ·  16 September 2023

Rap lyrics ‘evidence of bad character’ in racist prosecutions

Courts use participation in rap music used as evidence of ‘bad character’.

Rob Schofield  ·  15 September 2023

Oppressed French youth demand justice for Nahel!

27 June, Nanterre (a banlieue of Paris): two policemen stop a car, one shouting, ‘Open or I put a bullet in your head!’. Seconds later, a shot. 17-year-old Nahel M is dead.

Marc Lasalle  ·  05 July 2023

Why Shamima Begum must return

By Alex Rutherford SHAMIMA BEGUM has lost her latest appeal to regain British citizenship after this was stripped from her on supposed ‘national security grounds’ after she travelled to Syria to join ISIL in 2015, when she was just 15 years old. She is now being held at the al-Roj detention camp in north-east Syria. […]

Rob Schofield  ·  21 March 2023

‘You caan’ mek we shut up’ – Review of Claude McKay: The Making of a Black Bolshevik

Jeremy Dewar reviews Claude McKay: The Making of a Black Bolshevik

Jeremy Dewar  ·  18 December 2022

‘Touch one, touch all’: The murder of Chris Kaba

By Jeremy Dewar TWO TO three thousand people turned out in central London on Saturday 10 September to protest the killing of Chris Kaba by the police the previous Monday. The large response clearly surprised the police and organisers, just as it lifted the spirits of the grieving family. Another police murder Chris was the […]

KD Tait  ·  13 September 2022

Child Q scandal: cops out of schools now!

We need working class self-organisation to stop police harassment in schools and on the streets

Jeremy Dewar  ·  21 March 2022

Colston 4 acquitted – now kill the bill

The PCSC Bill must be defeated.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  09 February 2022

Racism in Yorkshire County Cricket Club

The recent revelations by Azeem Rafiq have illuminated the deep rooted racism faced by many cricket players.

Sarah Barden  ·  08 December 2021

Met boss keeps top job – for now

Despite a career of abuse, cover-up and racism, Cressida Dick will be reappointed as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Marcel Rajecky  ·  07 October 2021

How Black and Asian workers fought bosses and unions in the 20th century

Jeremy Dewar reviews The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain by Ron Ramdin

Jeremy Dewar  ·  07 October 2021

Glasgow shows we need a mass movement to resist the “hostile environment”

When a Home Office van appeared on Kenmure Street in Glasgow southside early in the morning of 13 May and bundled two men out of their homes, the community responded immediately.

Urte March  ·  03 June 2021

USA: Daunte Wright’s murder shows police cannot be reformed

Wright’s murder, and the sheer number of such killings over many years, proves the inherently racist character of the police force. Quite simply, they cannot be reformed.

Tom Burns  ·  14 April 2021

Kids in Cages: Biden’s immigration policy is a return to the status quo

Kids in cages are kids in cages, no matter which party puts them there.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  13 April 2021

Government report twisted data to obscure Britain’s institutional racism

Racism in the UK report highly controversial.

Reginald Banks and Jeremy Dewar  ·  12 April 2021

Macron declares war on ‘Islamic separatism’

New law is an attack on France's Muslim population.

Kady Tait and Dave Stockton  ·  09 February 2021

Nationalism and the working class

The working class is an international class.

Mel Astbury  ·  26 January 2021

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