France: Lyon squat evicted in 7am raid

September 17th: After months of threats from oil supergiant TotalEnergies, the abandoned school on Jean Bouin street was cleared out by a huge police operation yesterday, sparking alarm over the use of disproportionate force.

COP26: Day of action locations map launched

September 16th: With preparations ramping up for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November, a coalition of campaigns has launched a map of events taking place across Britain aiming to pressure for more radical change.

IWGB launches #ShameOnOcado campaign as BAME key worker jobs threatened after whistleblowing on outsourcing and poverty pay

September 9th: Ocado workers represented by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) at the corporation’s West London depot have voted to launch a campaign against Ocado, promising to escalate protests and strike action as long as Ocado refuses to engage.

ADCU condemns Uber’s dishonest PR campaign on worker rights

August 27th: The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) is concerned and distressed by comments from Uber managers to the media in conjunction with the GMB that it is now respecting the worker rights of drivers and calls on other private hire operators to do the same.

Notes from the US: Disinformed and dying

September 13th: This month’s missive again concentrates on the worsening situation in the country as a result of resistance and refusal to follow public health guidelines mostly inspired by disinformation and partisan lies in response to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic.

East German anti-fascist conspiracy trial to start this week

September 6th: In Saxony, East Germany, a state governed by the hard right faction of the conservatives (CDU) since the state rejoined the federal republic again in 1990, for over a year the police have been investigating attacks on Nazis and their structures.

Russia: two anarchists facing six years in prison for a banner drop

September 2nd: Two young anarchists, Dmitry Tsibukovsky and Anastasia Safonova, are facing six years in prison for (allegedely) hanging a banner in solidarity with the defendants in the “Network” case.

Notes from the US (August edition part 2)

August 30th: The last ‘Notes from the US’ dealt with the latest developments in the pandemic in detail.

32 people from Afghanistan are currently imprisoned by armed guards on Poland-Belarus border

August 22nd: In this episode of Freedom’s informal series “The Fuckeries of Poland“, we will discuss the plight of a group of people from Afghanistan currently stuck on the Polish-Belarusian border.

The Met spychief who infiltrated Freedom Press: a memory

August 21st: Freedom, among many other left organisations, was targeted by the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) multiple times over the years, most notably by senior officer Roger “Thorley” Pearce.

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: the new tax rise

September 11th: Boris Johnson has recently announced a 1.25% tax increase on national insurance in order to ‘help provide greater funding for health and social care.’ This specific increase is advertised as being ‘legally ring fenced’ and will only be allocated to health and social care.

It ain’t liberation until it’s total liberation

September 10th: The Total Liberation Club reflects on Do or Die Magazine, Earth First!

75 years since ‘the luxury squatters’ seized properties in West London

September 8th: On September 8th 1946, some 1500 men, women and children occupied properties in Kensington and Chelsea as part of the largest single direct action of trespass in a year marked by the squatting of military camps and empty residences across the UK