Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
9 August 2017
Over 200 came to the launch meeting of the #Justice4Daz campaign, set up after Coventry man Darren Cumberbatch died on 19 July following "contact" with the police. Hundreds also joined a march in Nuneaton on 29 July.
26 July 2017
The mayor of Peterborough postponed a council meeting due to protests in the public gallery against Tory councillor Andy Coles
26 July 2017
Pensioners and disabled people from South Yorkshire Freedom Riders are to travel by coach to York on 31 July to lobby a police misconduct hearing
5 April 2017
The 'Assembly for Justice' in Dublin was an inspiring display of working class solidarity with those facing trial for 'false imprisonment'
5 April 2017
It was difficult to tell, peering through the massive police protection they require in order to show their faces in public. But it looked like a motley crew of not much more than 100 mustered for the 1 April Britain First/EDL march in central London.
1 February 2017
Around 200 people crammed into a meeting in St Pauls, Bristol, on 28 January to discuss the horrendous tasering of a police race relations group member Judah Adunbi.
9 November 2016
Planned for Friday 4 November, the first of three days of open strike action by Gardai (police) in the history of the Irish state was only averted at the last minute following concessions from the government. But in making such concessions other workers are now determined to win back pay that was cut following the 2008 capitalist crisis. Conor Payne from the Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) reports on the gathering political storm.
21 September 2016
Comment - nightlife: London's most iconic night club, Fabric, has had its licence revoked. The council claims to be taking the decision with the safety of clubbers in mind. However, just eight months ago, a judge called Fabric a "beacon of best practice".
10 August 2016
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.
11 May 2016
"It's time for a public inquiry into the policing of the miners' strike, not just Orgreave and the role of the police, but also the role of politicians." Surprisingly this comment is from Sir Peter Fahy, former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police.
20 January 2016
The political role of the police - sending undercover officers into democratic socialist organisations - is back in the news, writes Chris Newby, Socialist Party London.
25 November 2015
The Metropolitan Police have finally apologised to seven women who undercover officers had intimate relationships with under false pretences.
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.
18 February 2015
"Call off the dogs of war on people in Jobstown." These were the words of Socialist Party TD (member of parliament) Ruth Coppinger when she challenged the Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Joan Burton in the Dáil (Irish parliament) on 12 February
22 October 2014
A massive new report on undercover policing from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary was published last week
27 February 2014
The concept expressed by right wingers Messrs Alan Johnson and Clarke of political independence for the police is breathtakingly naďve (Guardian Comment 14/2/14)
20 November 2013
The Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS) is a group of organisations, individuals and lawyers acting for or advising organisations and individuals who know - or have reason to suspect - they have been the targets of undercover policing
6 November 2013
We the undersigned are a mixture of individuals, organisations and lawyers affected by undercover police operations or representing people who believe that they have been the targets of undercover policing
13 March 2013
Alfie Meadows, who suffered brain injuries as a result of his treatment at the hands of the police during the 9 December 2010 student demonstration, has been cleared of violent disorder charges
21 March 2012
Football rivalry is common in Liverpool between Liverpool and Everton supporters, writes John Cosgrove.
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