Spycops inquiry: Real name of ‘Bobby’ Lewis to be revealed

January 23rd: After more than six months of legal wrangling at the Undercover Policing Inquiry, chairman Roger Mitting has agreed to release the real name of officer Anthony ‘Bobby’ Lewis to the women he abused while working as a spycop infiltrating the Stephen Lawrence campaign.

Court upholds ‘enshrined freedom’ of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller right to roam

January 21st: In a rare moment of legal good fortune, the Court of Appeal today ruled that Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have an “enshrined freedom” to move from one place to another, and that an injunction to prevent camping on public land would breach the rights of the communities it targeted.

Met police threaten to arrest entire UVW strike picket (again!)

January 14th: For the second day in a row, officers from the Met threatened to arrest all those participating in a United Voices of the World (UVW) strike picket outside St.

Bookfair 2020 calls for artist contributions

January 8th: Since the announcement of the return of an anarchist bookfair to London, the Bookfair2020 collective has been busy preparing for the event to be held in October 2020.

Israel: co-founder of Anarchists Against the Wall arrested

January 23rd: Jonathan Pollak, a long-time anarchist, co-founder of Anarchists Against the Wall and Palestine solidarity activist, was arrested in Tel Aviv.

Poland criminalises hunt sabotage

January 22nd: The Polish parliament had voted through a new law effectively criminalising hunt sabotage.

Notes from the US

January 13th: Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.

Explainer: The activist legal support network

January 19th: A lot has changed in the world of activist legal support and many people have been left wondering who they should turn to for advice and support.

100 Days of Freedom: A new year’s message from Sarah Jane Baker

January 15th: Last week, Sarah Jane Baker celebrated her 100th day as a free woman, having served 30 years in men’s prisons.

Don’t despair, organise!: DIY Kodak Collective Squatted Night Shelter

January 14th: London Road in Brighton is a clear example of the austerity crisis in Britain.

On solidarity and strategy against Prevent

January 20th: The UK counter-terrorism police recently released an official 12-page guide to “Safeguarding young people and adults from ideological extremism”.

Class Traitors

January 16th: Since I published Chav Solidarity, plenty of people have either asked me what I think constitutes middle class, or suggested that, in targeting middle class activists so much, I am being divisive.

Disturbing alliances: The Christian right’s long march

January 11th: It has been more than two decades since Allan Carlson, a former member of the National Commission on Children during the Reagan administration, first met Russian scholars Anatoly Antonov and Victor Medkov.