Police Brutality

Local MP Absent at Vigil for Young Man Shot by Police

Rebecca Novick | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Novick

Community leaders expressed their disappointment that Tottenham MP, David Lammy, who had called the jury's verdict in the Duggan case "perplexing and seemingly contradictory," had not attended the vigil despite being invited by Duggan's family.

What Is Britain Tolerating?

Gabriel Webber | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Every time something goes wrong, every time there is an injustice, and we tolerate it, that is shaping our society, and in the worst way possible. When the state stops playing by the rules, we all have a duty to make it start again.

Police Brutality at Student Protests Proves London Students Need Their Union and Are Right To Tell Police to Get Off Their Campuses

Charlotte England | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte England

The University of London needs to start supporting its students and protecting their interests. However, the trajectory of events last week demonstrates that management are unwilling to do this. Until this changes we need our union to stay open, so that we can support each other and campaign to protect students' interests ourselves.

Big Pay-Off For Police Officer Caught Pepper-Spraying Peaceful Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The notorious police officer who pepper-sprayed peaceful student protesters from just several feet away has been awarded £25,000. The now iconic i...

Two Years On: Has the Left Done Enough to Engage the Voices of the Riots Generation?

Holly Rigby | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Rigby

The Left is also in desperate need of cultural renewal. The riots community has an impressive counter-cultural scene to accompany its voices of resistance, and its spoken word poets, hip hop artists, graphic designers, film-makers and performers should play a leading role in shaping a new Left in London and throughout the UK.

There Is Real Anger at Erdogan's Authoritarianism, But a Turkish Spring Is Unlikely

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci

Could this lead to a Turkish Spring? Unlikely. Turkey is a politically polarised country. Public discontent and frustration with AKP policies is growing but yet unlikely to become the majority. Erdogan and his party still believes they have the conservative majority behind them...

Growing Police Brutality in Greece: The Hidden Face of the Crisis

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Fragkiska Megaloudi

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class.

Bahrain Protests Grow After Video Shows Alleged Police Brutality (PICTURES, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Bahrain authorities have launched an investigation into alleged police brutality after officers were secretly filmed beating up an unarmed man. The...

Innocent Electrician Tasered For Carrying A Screwdriver

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Electrician Chris Thomas walked into a shop with two screwdrivers in his pocket and sparked a drastic response - he was tasered by armed police. Mr...

Scandalous Police Misbehaviour is Nothing New - Something Needs to Change

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

The sickening racism that appears to have been directed at a young black man arrested by police in London, recorded on his mobile phone and published by the Guardian days ago should have rocked the British media.

Police, Protests and Government Fealty

Ben Abrams | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Abrams

If we take the example of the United Kingdom, we find that the government possesses power over police leadership appointments, job security, pay, pensions and dismissal. In return, British police are denied the right to strike.

Libya, Police Brutality and Dadaab

Jonty Langley | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

Christians may be inconsistent and hypocritical, but a look at Libya, East and Central Africa and even British policing suggests that they are not exa...

Addressing Race Relations in the UK After the Riots

Minna Salami | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Minna Salami

On the second day of the UK riots I boarded a flight from Finland to London where I live. Before take off I went through tweets containing the #londonriots hash tag.