The coroner in the Sean Rigg inquest is expected to take a decision tomorrow on whether or not the death of Rigg, who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, could be seen to be due to police neglect.
On Monday the coroner already ruled out the familyâ€™s submission for the jury to return a […]
With the storm over the not guilty verdict for PC Simon Harwood still raging, it’s time to ask some crucial questions and put the case into context. The following questions have been picked from Guardian articles (credit to Paul Lewis) and other internet sources.
Serious questions about the investigation and the trial remain:
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By Mhairi McAlpine / @mhairi_mcalpine
On Saturday, a solidarity demo with refugees facing eviction, destitution and deportation was held in Glasgow.
By Judith Amanthis
A couple of miles west of Accraâ€™s beach hotels is sweet smelling Lavender Hill. Itâ€™s where the cityâ€™s raw sewage is dumped into the Gulf of Guinea and itâ€™s next to some of the poorest areas in town.
By Matilda MacAttram
Black Mental Health UKâ€™s campaign calling for the removal of innocent DNA from the criminal database brought to the nationâ€™s attention that 42% of the entire black male population and 77% of all young black men are profiled on the database, even though people from this group are less likely to commit a […]
Last night’s event at a packed out Friend’s Meeting House in Euston, entitled Resistance: the Best Olympic Spirit, was truly inspiring. We are glad to be able to post the audio of the speeches made by John Carlos and Janet Alder below.
A full report from last night’s event can be found on the TUSC Independent […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
With the Olympics 70 days away, ‘regeneration’ is a spectre that has been haunting east London residents for a number of years now. Unfortunately, most of the London and national media outlets have uncritically thrown their weight behind the Olympic craze, neglecting their duty of holding London politicians to account, and leaving it […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
Days after it emerged that the organisation responsible for investigating police misconduct are unable to interview police officers who were involved in the shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham last year, campaigners are calling for the abolition of the Independent Police Complaints Comission (IPCC) and for a proper, citizen-led organisation to replace it.
A month after the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in the town of Sanford, Florida, his killer, George Zimmerman, is still a free man. Zimmerman has told local police he was attacked from behind and acted in self-defence but there is overwhelming evidence, both from witness accounts and recordings of 911 calls, that […]Read more →
“[Mzonke Poni is the] face of an ANC nightmare – an angry activist mobilising the township masses to protest at what he calls the government’s failure to create a better life for the poor.”
– Sunday Times (South Africa)
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