Berlin: Protest against gentrification and rent hikes draws 25,000

April 20th: 25,000 people demonstrated in Berlin last Saturday against rising rent prices and the lack of housing.

Spycop Inquiry: six more cover names released

April 18th: Yesterday, the public inquiry into undercover policing published the cover names of six more officers from Britain’s political secret police units.

London: Week of protest to abolish all anti – LGBT+ Commonwealth Laws begins

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

Bookfair dumps academy venue over military massacre links

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.

Mexico: teachers strike against education reform

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.

Canada: police crackdown on Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair organisers

April 9th: On early hours of last Friday, Hamilton police raided a house associated with some of the people involved in organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair.  In a statement released by Hamilton anarchists, they report: The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full swat team entered.

Amsterdam: asylum seekers squat 12 buildings

April 4th: Last weekend a group of asylum seekers squatted 11 homes and a shop on Rudolf Dieselstraat in Amsterdam Oost.

Ten Top Radical Grassroots Football Clubs

April 15th: Most football clubs start as grassroots clubs.

How the peace symbol came to be

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

Interview: scott crow — Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense

April 5th: As street confrontations continue to escalate between self-appointed guardians of American Fascism and various anti-fascist factions, PM Press released author scott crow’s collection Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense.

Priced out by the law: The precarious position of radical housing co-ops

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.

The ‘anti-imperialism’ of idiots

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.

Plan C: On the university pensions struggle

April 10th: Elio Di Muccio writes on the encouraging strength of recent strike action and the potential for a more radical attack against the long programme of marketisation which has afflicted higher education.