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Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer and dub poet, United Kingdom, 2017. (Photo by Richard Ecclestone/Redferns)

It is 42 years since Benjamin Zephaniah wrote the poem Dis Policeman Keeps on Kicking Me to Death, and it has never felt more resonant. Although, to b(...)

Police advance on protesters outside the White House in Washington, June 1st 2020. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

A global pandemic couldn’t stop the S&P 500 from registering its biggest 50-day rally in history, so perhaps it’s not surprising that markets cont(...)

Four-year-old Cole Cronin cycles past a mural of George Floyd by artist Emmalene Blake in Kingswood, south Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

By now we were three days in and already dying for the bloody thing to end. Anyone who started their Leaving Cert this first week of June in 1990 will(...)

Protesters demonstrate the death of George Floyd near the White House on Wednesday.   Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP   via Getty Images

Former US President Barack Obama has urged those protesting in the United States to seize on the momentum created by the recent demonstrations, as he (...)

Tiger Woods has given his opinion on the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man died while in police custody. Photograph: Getty Images

Tiger Woods said on Monday he has always respected US law enforcement but that their use of force on George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American ma(...)

A demonstrator walks in front of a row of military police members wearing riot gear outside the White House on Monday evening. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would use federal troops to end unrest that has erupted following the death of George Floyd, an unar(...)

Police detain a protester in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Photograph:   Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

As the sun rose on the city of Atlanta, the empty streets contained hints of the devastation that unfolded the night before.  Burned-out trash c(...)

 Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

An officer involved in the death of Minnesota man George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, as protests over Mr Floyd’s(...)

In this file still image taken on May 25th shows Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd. Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty

US police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis(...)

'Of course, women whose cervical smear examinations wrongly failed to detect pre-cancerous signs should have been told.' Above, a demonstration at Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Policies adopted in response to a public outcry can prove counterproductive in practice. Poor design of incentives for the actors concerned can delive(...)

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