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Temporary halt to Glasgow refugee evictions won

By Matt Dobson After large scale protests, including activists preparing to occupy properties against evictions and lock changes and legal challenges, multinational SERCO has been forced to grant a temporary halt to plans to evict refugees in Glasgow.   SERCO now ...

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Stop the Serco evictions – Fight for refugee rights

Text of a Socialist Party Scotland leaflet  Defend Refugee Rights  For mass action against evictions  Fight for decent jobs and homes for all 300 refugees in Glasgow are facing eviction by the private anti-trade union company Serco. Change of lock ...

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EU lets refugees drown – Fight for jobs, homes and services for all

Tessa Warrington, Leicester West Socialist Party In the first three days of this month, 200 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean. This brings the total for 2018 so far to over 1,000, according to the UN. More than 34,000 migrants ...

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50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King jnr in Memphis

April Ashley, Unison national executive council, black members rep (female) (personal capacity) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King junior, who was shot and killed on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, while supporting ...

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Justice and truth demanded after the death of Sheku Bayoh

Sean Robertson reports. Fears have been voiced of a cover up by Police Scotland by the family of an unarmed black man, Sheku Bayoh, who was detained by nine police officers and later died in custody. The 31-year-old father-of-two lost ...

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From Ferguson to Staten Island: An Uprising Against Police Violence

Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced last week that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning ...

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Ferguson: Indict the killer of Michael Brown and spread the protests

  Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US) Text of a leaflet handed out by Socialist Alternative members in Ferguson and St. Louis The scenes in Ferguson have gripped the national spotlight and gathered massive international attention. In the richest, most powerful ...

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Dundee says No Pasaran to the SDL

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Reports from Jim McFarlane and Matt Dobson 2nd September 2012

The far right racist Scottish Defence League were sent packing from Dundee on 1st September. After months of hype from the SDL that they were coming to Dundee in big numbers along with their cohorts of the English Defence League & North West Infidels, they totalled a sorry mob of around 40. They were seen off after about 45 minutes from their tiny static protest outside the back of a shopping centre.

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SDL not wanted in Dundee

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Posted 27th August 2012

On September 1st, the Scottish Defence League plan to hold a protest in Dundee. The SDL have warned the people of Dundee to “be ready”. This message must be taken seriously. They must be met with a massive demonstration on September 1st to oppose their racist message. Alongside trade unionists and local communities Youth Fight For Jobs and Youth against Racism in Europe members will do everything they can to build for the Dundee Together event on the day. We will do this through campaigning in our schools, colleges, workplaces and communities.

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SDL humiliated again in Edinburgh

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By Jimmy Haddow - posted 14th September 2011

The Scottish Defence League sufered another defeat when they were unable to march or hold a static rally in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th October. The Scottish Defence League had planned to have a Rally and March from the American Embassy to the east end of Princes Street in Edinburgh. But Edinburgh Council banned the SDL from holding the march.  So the SDL, decided to have a static protest instead. Edinburgh United Against Racism and Unite Against Fascism held a counter demo.

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