Notes from the US: Tear gas and lies at the border

January 14th: The Sinclair Broadcast Group is a notorious provider of right-wing propaganda.

Climate protectors gather as frack runs into trouble

January 12th: Green and anti-fracking groups are getting themselves in gear for a renewed Spring of activity over the next few weeks, with Reclaim the Power mobilising for its next round of anti-frack action and anarcho-greens Earth First!

Manchester union picket attacked by fascists

January 6th: Far-right thugs imitating the French yellow-vest movement launched a racist attack on an RMT picket yesterday, reports the Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network: Striking transport workers were attacked on their picket line at Manchester Victoria by a bunch of yellow vest fascists.

Activist legal update: Notorious ‘Common Assault’ penalty doubled

January 6th: From November 19th 2018 an new offence of “Assaulting an Emergency Worker” has been created, which doubles the maximum penalty for Common Assault (Section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988).

Czech Rep: Klinika social centre mounts eviction resistance

January 10th: After two years of back and forth, police and private security have been sent in to clear out the autonomous squatted centre, which has been an important cultural and community building since it opened in Prague in 2014.

Ukraine: arrests and repressions of anarchists

January 9th: This article was originally published in Ukrainian media outlet Zaborona.

ADM squatted centre evicted

January 7th: Dutch authorities ignored a UN ruling protecting the social centre today to brutally clear the area with riot police, private security and heavy machinery.

Podcast Review: Talking Shop

January 11th: In this first review-roundup, Fingers Malone picks out some of the best podcast listening for anarchists.

A-Infos: The original anarchist newswire

January 9th: At around the same time as Schnews was setting up its soon to be famous freesheet in 1994, before the advent of modern social media, a group of anarchist organisations across the world (including Freedom Press), took steps towards creating an anarchist newswire — a-infos.

Interview: The anarchists of Chile

January 8th: In a new initiative designed to give an overview of the balance of libertarian socialism in the Americas, the Black Rose Federation has conducted a series of round table interviews, the first of which sees them talk to Juan and Pablo about their involvement in anarchist group Solidaridad.

Universal Credit delayed, and the false dawn of basic income

January 14th: On the same weekend the BBC finally screened Ken Loach’s harrowing “I Daniel Blake”, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced she was reviewing the roll-out of Universal Credit, the government’s notorious new benefit system.

Radical media and the blurred lines of ‘red’ fascism

January 13th: Javier Sethness looks at the modern rise of “red-brown” politics and its infection of the left through the lens of a recent Indy Media on Air showing with prominent radical media figure Chris Burnett, which gave Assadist hardliner Vanessa Beeley a platform offering oddly softball questions.

Winter Editorial: Persuasive Pessimism

January 10th: It is a truism to say that we live in interesting and scary times.