April 18th: Yesterday, the public inquiry into undercover policing published the cover names of six more officers from Britain’s political secret police units.
April 14th: A coalition of high-profile UK and global LGBTQI+ rights movements are coalescing this week in a series of protests while The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that is taking place in the UK next week to demand that they put LGBTQIA+ rights at the top of the agenda. CHOGM leaders have previously always refused to
April 11th: Organisers with the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair have announced they will refuse to hold this year’s event at secondary school the City Academy following revelations that its parent Trust is sponsored by arms-merchant Rolls Royce.
April 21st: European neo- nazis are gathering in Ostritz: a sleepy German town of 2,300 people near Polish and Czech borders, to celebrate 129th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birthday.
April 20th: 25,000 people demonstrated in Berlin last Saturday against rising rent prices and the lack of housing.
April 13th: The CNTE teachers’ union called a 48-hour strike in southeastern Mexico, paralyzing traffic for hours in the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
April 21st: Based in Nottingham, the Sparrows’ Nest is a key archiving project for the literature of the British anarchist movement.
April 15th: Most football clubs start as grassroots clubs.
April 12th: Peace News writes about its role in creating the globally-recognised icon. ‘Without you (Hugh Brock), Michael Randel (sic) and Pat (Arrowsmith) there would have been no symbol.’ So wrote the artist and designer of the nuclear disarmament symbol, Gerald Holtom, in a letter dated 29 September 1973 to Hugh Brock, PN editor 1955–1964, and the chair of
The Great Pension Dispute of 2018: How the Bosses and the Union Officials Hoodwinked the Rank and File
April 22nd: In any trade union dispute but particularly in high profile large trade union disputes, the rank and file have two enemies to defeat, one external and one internal.
April 19th: A new housing co-op for low-income activists in Oxford (one of the least affordable cities in the UK) is facing huge difficulties after being asked for an additional £50,000 in stamp duty by the tax authorities, under rules brought in in 2012 and 2014.
April 16th: This text was written by Leila Al Shami: a British Syrian whose been involved in human rights and social justice struggles in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East since 2000.