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Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright describe the collective’s encounter Tuesday with D.C. police, who refrained from evacuating the embassy. By Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright Codepink An extraordinary set of events has been unfolding at the Venezuela embassy in Washington, D.C., since April 11, when the Embassy Protection Collective began living at the embassy with […]

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For the past week, thousands of environmental activists and community members have poured into the streets to create grid-lock in Central London, blocking some of the city’s busiest locations, including Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Parliament Square, and Waterloo Bridge. Their mission: force the government to do more to tackle climate change. The protests are part […]

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London Police Fire Shots After Person Rams Car Into Ukrainian Embassy Vehicle

April 13, 2019           |                                       

London police have fired gunshots at a man who rammed into a diplomatic car parked outside Ukraine’s Embassy, and then tried to drive into officers. Metropolitan Police said on April 13 that officers also fired Taser stun guns at the man, who was then arrested without injury. Police said the incident was not considered terrorist-related, […]

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Far right attacks on UK Muslims following New Zealand massacre By Paul Mitchell 21 March 2019 Several right-wing assaults have taken place in Britain since the horrific killing of 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand March 15, Within hours, a 27-year-old man was attacked with a “hammer” and a “batten,” causing injuries to his […]

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Rod Charles at St Pancras Coroner’s Court on Day One of the inquest, 4 June 2018 (Family) One Saturday last summer, in the early hours, a young black man called Rashan Charles died on the floor of a Hackney convenience store. The police claimed that Rashan had been “taken ill” after “trying to swallow an […]

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British Woman Dies in Latest Nerve Agent Poisoning Case

July 8, 2018           |                                       

LONDON — A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after police think she touched a contaminated item that has not been found. London’s Metropolitan Police force said detectives had become a homicide investigation with 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess’s death at a hospital in Salisbury. She and […]

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Another Mystery Illness Rocks England After Spy’s Poisoning

July 4, 2018           |                                       

AMESBURY, England—Four months after a quiet corner of England was plunged into a Cold War-style saga of spies, chemical weapons and international tensions, residents wondered Wednesday whether it was happening all over again. Counterterrorism detectives and local police were investigating after a couple in their 40s fell critically ill from exposure to an unknown substance […]

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BX47 restrains Rashan Charles at around 01.40 Saturday 22 July 2017 An inquest jury found today that the death of young black Londoner Rashan Charles was an accident caused by deliberate human action by Rashan himself, a police officer and a civilian bystander. Their actions unexpectedly and inadvertently led to Rashan’s death, the jury said. […]

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