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Brutal police tactics lead to several injured at protests against nuclear waste landfill in Bure

On August 15th, several people protesting the project of nuclear waste landfill were seriously injured by police. Activists denounce a new level in police repression and detailed previous acts of violence.

Police out of Pride! 5 arrested at Glasgow Pride as Police Scotland lead the parade

A member of the IWW bloc was arrested before the march even began

Five LGBT+ activists have been arrested after protesting police involvement in Glasgow Pride.

16th August 1848 - the last attempted armed rising on English soil?

Seven Dials in 1836

A short history of the attempted armed uprising of Chartists at Seven Dials in London, which was foiled by police.

The Hilo massacre, 1938

One of the victims of the massacre

Detailed history of the Hilo massacre, Hawaii's Bloody Monday, when police opened fire at a crowd of unarmed striking longshoremen, injuring 50, written by William J. Puette in 1988.

Rioting or Protesting? Losing It or Finding It?

Reflections on the 1975 Chapeltown riot by Max Farrar. The author was arrested for threatening behaviour, assaulting a policeman, incitement to riot and affray, although acquitted after a six week trial.

From Oldham to Bradford: the violence of the violated

Bradford riots, 2001

From April to July 2001, the northern English towns of Oldham, Burnley and Bradford saw violent confrontations between young Asians and the police, culminating in the clashes of 7-9 July in Bradford in which 200 police officers were injured.

The Northern ‘race riots’ of the summer of 2001 – were they riots, were they racial?

Bradford riots, 2001

Max Farrar's draft study of the 2001 riots in Harehills, Leeds is one of very few serious examinations of the wave of riots that broke out across the North of the UK in 2001.

Justice for Rash - police kill a twenty year old black man in Hackney

Police chased Rash into a shop, then held him on the floor for several minutes. He stopped breathing and died.

What made large scale resistance possible at the G20 in Hamburg?

Police spray protester with pepper spray laced water cannons

An on-the-ground account from the G20 protests in Hamburg, Germany originally posted by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Similar to the impact of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, we may look back at the Hamburg G20 protests as a symbol of global discontent that ruling elites were not able to ignore or dismiss. Beyond the tear gas and street fights, we raise the question: What made this display of dissent possible?

Blood on their hands: the racist history of modern police unions

Protest by the New York police union

Against the background of the black lives matter movement, Flint Taylor takes a look at the racist history of American police "unions".