Yesterday hundreds of Glaswegians descended on Kenmure Street to defend two men swept up in one of the Home Office’s controversial early-morning immigration raids. The power of this mass mobilisation inflicted a humiliating defeat on Priti Patel and the Tory Government’s racist “hostile environment” policy.Continue reading Glasgow Defeats the Home Office — End All Immigration Raids!
By Clara McGill, Glasgow Marxists
Almost five years after the suspicious death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody the Scottish Government has agreed to hold a public inquiry. Sheku Bayoh, a black trainee gas engineer from Fife, died in 2015 of suffocation after being brutally attacked by several police officers ‘restraining’ him using CS gas and batons. They had been called to the scene looking for a man with a knife, yet Sheku was completely unarmed. After the brutal beating, which left him with over 50 injuries including head wounds, a fractured rib, facial injuries and bruises all over his body he never regained consciousness and 90 minutes later was pronounced dead.Continue reading Public Inquiry Finally Called on Sheku Bayoh
Sarah Taylor, Newcastle and Harvey Dodds, Edinburgh
On 19th of August, at Glasgow Pride, 5 activists were arrested. This allegedly fell under discrimination laws, as one protester was brandishing a sign with the slogan ‘Faggots Fight Fascism’. This arrest occurred, whilst allowing the homophobic Christian group across the road to shout mantras condemning queer people to hell.