Back on the Line: Remembering Grunwick 40 Years On
40 years later, workers, writers and politicians remember the historic 2 year strike led primarily by South-Asian film processing workers at the Grunwick Lab in Dollis Hill, North-west London. How did Grunwick pave the way for further suppression of trade unions and independent worker organisation?
UK Black Lives Matter Activists #Shutdown the M4
This morning, UK Black Lives Matter activists blocked off the M4 towards Heathrow airport in protest at deaths in police custody and the racism of borders. Ash Sarkar reports.
5 Years on: Police Violence and August 2011
On this week’s show Ash Sarkar and Aaron Bastani are joined by Wail Qasim as they discuss police violence and racism within the context of the forthcoming five year anniversary of the 2011 riots.
‘They kill us because they see that we were never alive anyway’ – Black Lives Matter in the UK
Wail Qasim on why the Black Lives Matter movement, which began in North America, has a lot to add to ongoing struggles on the other side of the Atlantic.
‘They Don’t Keep the Peace, They Keep the Chaos’ – “Light Touch” Policing at Peaceful Protests
Aaron Bastani reports from the latest NCAFC demonstration for free education, directly challenging the police about their role in creating disruptions at peaceful gatherings and damaging the Met's reputation.
Sex Work: Decriminalisation, Policing and Fighting for a Better Future
Eleanor Penny talks to a range of sex workers and sex work advocates to discuss how different legal models affect workers and what additional measures are needed to ensure their safety and wellbeing.