Tag Archives: Racism

US: George Floyd killing was racist state murder

By Harper Cleves  On Monday, the 25 May, George Floyd was tragically murdered by a Minneapolis policeman. Police arrived in response to a call from a shopkeeper about someone attempting to use a counterfeit bill and arrested Floyd. Security cameras demonstrate that Floyd willingly went with the officers, despite claims of violent resistance.  Witnesses recording the incident later show an ...

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Covid-19: Direct Provision system putting lives in danger

By Shane Finnan The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the surface existing inequalities and oppression within our society, and has indeed exacerbated them. An important case in point is the open-air prison system that is Direct Provision. Direct Provision (DP) is a system that was designed not to meet the needs of asylum seekers but to facilitate easier deportations. It ...

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Five reasons to demonstrate against the far right on Saturday

This Saturday, an important counter-demonstration has been called against the far-right and racist forces who will be gathering outside the Dáil at 1pm. Here are five reasons you should join this counter-protest, which has the backing of a number of trade unions, migrant and anti-racist organisations.  We cannot allow the far right and organised racist forces to gain a foothold ...

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Review: When They See Us

Directed by Ava DuVernay Netflix (2019) Reviewed by Lucy Marron In the spring of 1989, a scandal gripped New York: the case of the “Central Park Five.” After the brutal rape of a female jogger in Central Park, five black and Latino teenagers from working-class Harlem were arrested and forced into false confessions by police that promised this would guarantee ...

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Sri Lanka: No to terrorist bombing-For workers unity to defeat racism and division

Statement from United Socialist Party (our sister organisation in Sri Lanka)  The United Socialist Party in Sri Lanka, the Tamil Solidarity campaign, the Socialist Party in England and Wales and the Socialist Party in Ireland strongly condemn the atrocious attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (21-04-2019). Well-coordinated attacks took place in eight places, including three churches which ...

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Islamophobia, Racism & the Terror Attack in New Zealand

The horrific murder of 50 Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand in March once again shone a spotlight on the poisonous ideas of the far right. Conor Payne looks at the wider context surrounding this atrocity and how the forces of fascism and the far right can be defeated. On Friday March 15, 50 people were killed and 50 ...

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Horrific terror attack in Christchurch

By Meredith Jacka, member of the Socialist Party in Australia On March 15 a brutal terror attack was carried out on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. 50 people were killed with dozens more wounded. Already thousands of people have attended solidarity events and vigils in sympathy with the victims. These acts of standing together against racism ...

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Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Directed by Barry Jenkins Reviewed by Emily Belton If Beale Street Could Talk is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. The film is set in New York City in the early 1970s and centres around 19-year-old Tish Rivers and 22-year-old Fonny Hunt. The two have been friends since they were young children and their friendship evolves ...

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Review: Sorry To Bother You

By Rob Rooke, Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US) “This is Telemarketing – Stick to the Script!” is the message shot at Lakekeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) who plays Cassius Green in Boots’ Riley’s toboggan ride of a first movie. However, Sorry To Bother You does not stick to the typically sanctioned Hollywood script. Boots Riley, the ...

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