Financial support for the protests in Minneapolis

May 28th: As many readers will be aware, today marks the third day of protest in the US city of Minneapolis following the brutal murder of George Floyd by white police officer.

No Justice, No Peace

May 28th: On Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota an unarmed black man called George Floyd was murdered by white police officer Derek Chauvin as three others stood and watched.

COVID-19 couriers vote to strike following victimisation by NHS contractor TDL

May 28th: Medical couriers transporting Covid-19 samples on behalf of NHS pathology contractor The Doctors Laboratory (TDL)  have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, in response to the company’s decision to make redundancies during the pandemic, and its failure to address health and safety concerns.

Sorry to go all class war on you but fucking hell, class war!: Rupture Zine Lockdown Special is here

May 20th: Our friends from Rupture Zine: a publication on squats, social centres, art, activism and free parties; have produced an online lockdown special and it is full of joys.

Germany: Seasonal workers force farm bosses to pay up

May 21st: Creditors who had taken over the Spargel Ritter asparagus farm in Bornheim, Bonn, thought they could get away without paying what they owed to low-waged workers, but a solid campaign organised with the FAU syndicalist union soon disabused them of that notion.

On Crimean Tatar remembrance day, Russia is using Covid-19 as a weapon

May 18th: Banned from wearing the most basic PPE in public, detained on false counter-extremism charges, threatened with evictions, and prevented from accessing healthcare: the latest tactics by Russian occupying forces to repress and threaten Crimean Tatars.

Notes from the US

May 14th: 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.

Organise or Starve: Life under lockdown in South Africa’s shackdweller movements

May 26th: Abahlali baseMojondolo write on the solidarity being shown in the face of State and capital’s violence against impoverished South Africans.

A chronology of pogroms in Lesvos

May 19th: The situation on the island of Lesvos was escalating towards the freezing of all transfers of refugees to the inland, after a government decision around September 2019, while in January 2020 a new law (4636/2019) regarding the political asylum and reception conditions was put into force, changing the essence of who is entitled to a

Virtual Panopticon: Prison video calls and family support during the pandemic and beyond

May 18th: The following text was kindly contributed to Freedom by Lisa Selby @bluebaglife (follow them on Instagram and Twitter), UK Prison Wives and the UK Prison Support Group.

Reflections on the incompetence of the Johnson government

May 27th: Being ideologically opposed to government, or the very least top-down imposed upon us government, we can sometimes just criticise government action on that ideological line.

Schools Out! Make it Happen.

May 26th: Primary schools across England have been instructed to open their reception, year One and year Six classes on June 1st — the number of voices raised against this criminally insane plan is building among parents and teachers alike.

Johnson, Cummings and the spectacle of scandal

May 24th: We’ve finally gotten to the end of a road which has been decades in the making, in which politicians have slowly realised something that the direct action left has known for a very long time — noise is not a threat.