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14 April 2021

Tensions escalate in Northern Ireland

Images of young people rioting in Belfast and elsewhere, countered by police using water cannon, conjured up scenes from the period of the 'Troubles'

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7 April 2021

1981 Brixton riots: Racism and poverty - the anger explodes

April 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the riots in Brixton, south London, against police racism, unemployment and poverty.

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3 June 2020

USA - another cop killing of unarmed black man sparks widespread protests

On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the NYPD killing of Eric Garner in 2014.

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16 October 2019

The Cameron Tory legacy

In the establishment's eyes David Cameron's claim to fame will be the EU referendum, triggering the current political crisis and disintegration of the Tory Party.

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3 July 2019

Stonewall riots' legacy shows need for socialist struggle to win LGBT+ liberation

The Stonewall riots 50 years ago have been widely seen as the birth of modern LGBT+ rights movements.

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21 September 2016

The Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors. Refugee rescue, Meadow Well riots, voter preventer, boot out Blairites, greedy grammars, Usdaw Activist.

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21 September 2016

Uncovering the class struggle behind the Rebecca Riots

Non-fiction - 'Petticoat Heroes': This is not only a modern, class analysis of the 19th century 'Rebecca riots' - but also looks at the subjects of gender and culture in relation to the riots for the first time, providing fascinating interpretations alongside meticulous research.

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10 August 2016

2011 riots: An outpouring of anger at the system

Five years on from the wave of riots that swept across cities in England, many of the underlying social problems are still there or have got worse. There is a real possibility of new upheavals breaking out today.

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23 September 2015

1985: police murder sparks Brixton riot

30 years ago, the police shot blameless mother Cherry Groce. We look back on the murder and ensuing riots.

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23 September 2015

Them & Us

Short dispatches on the different worlds of workers and the rich. 'Pig Gate', death caused by 'fit to work' assessment, hero cabin crew pay cut.

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23 September 2015

TV review: This is England '90

Rudi Abdallah, Waltham Forest Socialist Party, reviews the first episode of This is England '90.

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9 September 2015

Film Review: Stonewall

New film writes out major characters - people who led the Stonewall riots, and subsequent movement for LGBT liberation and equality, but are less palatable to whitewashed Hollywood.

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13 March 2014

Stop cuts and police repression in Tottenham!

The trial is currently taking place of Nicky Jacobs, one of those charged with the murder of PC Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985

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13 January 2014

Huge anger at inquest verdict on killing of Mark Duggan

Mark Duggan was not holding a gun and was not threatening the police, yet he was shot twice and killed [Updated 15 January 2014]

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20 March 2013

Riots Reframed - starting the debate

Around 1,000 young people patiently queued to watch a new documentary film, Riots Reframed, in Tower Hamlets, east London on Saturday 16 March, writes Emma Smith.

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22 August 2012

Tottenham: a year since the riots

A year after the riots in London, the promised money agreed by London Mayor Boris Johnson and local government minister Eric Pickles to regenerate the riot areas has not materialised, writes Jane James, Haringey and Enfield Socialist Party.

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1 May 2012

Summer's riots

31. This sense of alienation - combined with heavy-handed police harassment - was one of the factors in the riots of last summer...

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Riots: rioters and police in Tottenham during August 2011 disturbances , photo by Paul Mattsson

Riots: rioters and police in Tottenham during August 2011 disturbances , photo by Paul Mattsson

4 April 2012

After the Riots

Britain in 2012 is a ruthless 'them and us' society. Millionaire ministers dish out life-destroying cuts to working class and young people while doing the bidding of their super-rich pals in big business...

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