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I study crowds – that’s why I know the police and crime bill will make us less safe | Stephen Reicher
Priti Patel’s crackdown on peaceful protesters ignores all the evidence about how to handle large demonstrations, says psychologist Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher

18, Jan, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Curbs on ‘noisy protests’ may return to Commons after Lords defeat
Peers rejected measures in police, crime, sentencing and courts bill targeted at activists

Rajeev Syal and Matthew Taylor

18, Jan, 2022 @12:19 PM

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In an era of rightwing populism, we cannot destroy democracy in order to save it | Jeff Sparrow
Democracy isn’t an institution – it’s a practice that becomes stronger through use. The key to defeating Trump lies in mobilising ordinary people to articulate their real needs

Jeff Sparrow

18, Jan, 2022 @1:28 AM

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‘Kill the bill’ protests: new legislation is proportionate, says Buckland
Former justice secretary defends police and crime bill as it reaches final stages in parliament

Caroline Davies and Damien Gayle

17, Jan, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Man seeks to change name to ‘Kill the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill’
Nick Newman applies to high court to change name in protest at legislation going through parliament

Damien Gayle

17, Jan, 2022 @1:19 PM

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Kazakhstan authorities raise death toll from unrest to 225
Prosecutor says dead include security forces and ‘armed bandits’, with toll dramatically increased from previous figures

Guardian staff and agencies

16, Jan, 2022 @2:57 AM

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Rosie Holt: the satirist whose ‘Tory MP’ video had so many fooled
She began creating them as an outlet during the first lockdown, now the actress’s spoof sketches are a massive internet hit

James Tapper

15, Jan, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Protesters rally across UK against police and crime bill
Bill condemned by activists as an attack on the right to protest will be voted on in Lords on Monday

Clea Skopeliti

15, Jan, 2022 @4:48 PM

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‘Dangerous’ new UK policing bill would crush protests like ours, Gurkhas warn
Veterans say ‘arbitrary’ powers contained in proposals going before the Lords would have silenced their pensions campaign

Mark Townsend

15, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Psychiatrists warn of police and crime bill’s impact on young people
Academics and clinicians say bill ‘will have a profound negative impact on young people’s mental health’

Damien Gayle

15, Jan, 2022 @10:09 AM

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‘They want to make an example’: Cuba protesters hit with severe sentences
Six months after demonstrations, courts have quietly started imposing harsh sentences such as sedition

Ed Augustin in Havana

15, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Scepticism in uneasy Kazakhstan as president promises reform
Thousands of people still in jail after protests while behind-the-scenes power struggle continues

Shaun Walker

15, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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