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3 November 2020
Around 1,000 organisations were spied on by the SDS
10 October 2018
In 1993 a mass protest demanded the HQ of the far-right BNP be shut down - with Militant, predecessot of the Socialist Party, playing a central role
28 September 2016
Socialist Party members from Tyneside defied an outrageous ban imposed by Newcastle Unites (NU) to join a counter-demo against the far-right English Defence league on 24 September. With our Socialist Party banner and placards held high we were the most distinct group on the march.
18 May 2016
On 14 May far-right groups organised a rabble of 50, from as far afield as Scotland, for a demo and rally in Byker, the east end of Newcastle, writes Norman Hall, Gateshead Socialist Party.
5 August 2015
This inquiry will give an opportunity to expose the extent of political policing and step up campaigns for the right to organise and protest, free from state interference.
2 October 2013
Many of us involved in the movement in the 1990s to drive back the far-right racist British National Party (BNP) were angered but not surprised to find out the Metropolitan Police's Special Branch infiltrated our ranks, writes Lois Austin, former chair, Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE).
4 September 2013
Hannah Sell examines the role and the background to police spy Peter Francis as revealed in the book Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police.
4 September 2013
Twenty years ago, on Sunday 19 September 1993, 1,000 people gathered on Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets, east London, to stop the racist, far-right British National Party (BNP) from having its regular paper sale.
9 July 2013
Youth against Racism in Europe supporters protested outside Scotland Yard today against the recent 'infiltration' scandal
3 July 2013
Following the recent exposť of police spying on the family of Stephen Lawrence and infiltration of the YRE a lobby of Scotland Yard has been called
26 June 2013
The revelations that an undercover police officer was asked to dig for 'dirt' that could discredit the family and friends of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has caused mass revulsion.
24 June 2013
The news that an undercover police officer tried to find out information that could discredit Stephen Lawrence's family is terrible and shocking, but unfortunately not surprising
24 April 2013
When mass action and class unity beat back the fascists: Twenty years ago, the black teenager Stephen Lawrence was brutally murdered by five thugs in a racist attack in Eltham, south east London...
11 January 2012
On 3 January 2012 Gary Dobson and David Norris were found guilty of the horrific murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence and sentenced to life imprisonment...
6 January 2012
After 18 years two men have finally been convicted of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. Here we republish an article from the Socialist in 2003, written on the 10th anniversary of Stephen's death
21 September 2011
On Saturday 3 September, Youth Fight For Jobs participated in the counter-demonstration against the English Defence League's (EDL) plan to intimidate the community of Tower Hamlets, writes Matt Gordon, Bristol.
1 June 2011
We still need to fight racism... and cuts: Two men are now to stand trial for the murder of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager who had ambitions to become an architect but was killed in a vicious racist attack in 1993, writes Onay Kasab.
16 June 2010
A victory has been scored in East London as the racist and hooligan English Defence League (EDL) has called off its plan to "hit" Tower Hamlets on Sunday 20 June, writes Paula Mitchell and Naomi Byron.
17 March 2010
Last Sunday's Observer (14 March 2010) led with a scurrilous 'exposť' of how "an officer from a secretive unit of the Metropolitan police" was "working undercover among anti-racist groups in Britain, during which he routinely engaged in violence against members of the public and uniformed policemen... "
14 March 2010
The disgraceful article in the Observer (14 March 2010) claims to 'expose' how "an officer from a secretive unit of the Metropolitan police" was "working undercover among anti-racist groups". Lois Austin and Hannah Sell reply...
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