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50th Anniversary: How Ruth Ellis helped abolish capital punishment in Britain

50th Anniversary: How Ruth Ellis helped abolish capital punishment in Britain

Fifty years ago today [13 August], two convicted murderers were escorted from their cells to the gallows with their arms strapped to their backs. Ellis' death sentence sparked…

Cameron Willingham’s ghost won’t stop haunting Rick Perry

Cameron Willingham’s ghost won’t stop haunting Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s Cameron Todd Willingham problem won’t go away. In fact, it got worse this week. No doubt the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham was a miscarriage of…

Custody Deaths & Abuse

20 Year Old ‘executed’ by police [was] unable to hear orders

20 Year Old ‘executed’ by police [was] unable to hear orders

Dillon Taylor, 20 years old, was executed by the Salt Lake City Police around 7pm,…

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters

Heavily armed police have fired teargas and rubber bullets at 100's of protesters demonstrating over…

Outrage: police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown

Outrage: police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown

Eyewitnesses to the shooting report that Brown was killed while attempting to surrender, but police…

NYPD chokehold death a homicide, medical examiner rules

NYPD chokehold death a homicide, medical examiner rules

The death of a Staten Island man who was put into an apparent choke hold…

Breaking News & Digests

Body cameras for all Met officers within two years

Body cameras for all Met officers within two years

All frontline officers in the country's biggest police force will routinely use body-worn cameras within the next two years. The cameras are being introduced in the wake of…

Edge Fund calling for new applications

Edge Fund calling for new applications

The Edge Fund is inviting new applications from individuals and grassroots groups, in order to support projects which are relevant to communities campaigning on discrimination and injustice.…

Parents of Darius Simmons shot by neighbor win $1.5m judgement

Parents of Darius Simmons shot by neighbor win $1.5m judgement

The parents of a 13-year-old Milwaukee boy who was fatally shot by an elderly neighbor have won a $1.5 million civil judgment against the convicted killer.…

Appeals, Petitions

Petition: British government must protect citizens from death penalty

Petition: British government must protect citizens from death penalty

A competent lawyer is key to avoiding a death sentence. One of the greatest challenges we face in our work is…

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Civil Protest

Ferguson: 31 arrested as huge show of [police] force fails to quell unrest

Police arrested 31 as they clashed with protesters in another night of gunfire, teargas and chaos in Ferguson 10 days after the shooting of Michael Brown.…

Human Rights

Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives

Almost 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since the launch of Israel's Operation Protective Edge at the beginning of July.…

Race & Society

Jay Abatan family demand inquiry

The family of Jay Abatan, having learned that a serving police officer was with a group of people who fatally attacked Jay fifteen years ago, have met…

Prison Deaths

Assault, suicide, neglect: Reality of children behind bars

At night, the shouting starts. When the lights go out at Hindley, the young offenders institute, you can hear the intimidating shout-outs, the insults and threats from…

Research & Reports

4WardEver research & reports archive

The 4WardEver UK volunteer team have archived all articles dealing with research or reports making it easier for our visitors to find the information they are looking…

Refugees & Asylum

When children are ‘the enemy’

Mumia Abu-Jamal: "I’ve been watching for days now, as media reports display the growing hatreds at the arrival of Central American children across the Mexican-U.S. border".…

Print & Film

Events : Screenings of Riots Reframed

Riots Reframed was catapulted into the public arena in 2013 with a spectacular launch night and a remarkable series of screenings, hosted locally, nationally and internationally. From…

What's On Events

Britons mark death anniversary of Duggan

They assembled in the shadows of Mark Duggan’s old neighborhood to march to the spot where the father-of-six was killed on August 4, 2011.…

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