Smash IPP hits out at scandal of UK’s “death sentence” prisoners

March will see the first major series of events in a year-long campaign against the hidden scandal of people serving indefinite sentences in UK jails under legislation that breaks human rights law and was formally repealed five years ago. Nearly 4,000 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons and Smash

Electric shock is our way of doing things: investigation into Russian antifascist political prisoners

Between October 2017 and February 2018, the Russian security services tortured several Russian anarchists and anti-fascists as part of an investigation into alleged terrorism offences. As a result, eleven people in St Petersburg and Penza have been arrested and charged in the “Network” case. They are being detained awaiting trial in 2019. Those tortured have

Campaigners condemn far-right recruitment attempts among IPP families

Campaigners against indefinite IPP prison sentences publicly denounced efforts being made by far-right activist Tommy Robinson (pictured waving brick) to infiltrate and recruit from among the prisoners’ families of using his “media reach” as a lure today. Smash IPP said in a statement: We are sad and angry to announce that Tommy Robinson, founder of

The Freedom 2018 roundup

Over the last year Freedom News has covered, and in many cases broken, hundreds of stories, run a wide range of feature and analysis pieces and backed anarchist activity worldwide — below is just some of the news from around Britain that we picked up. Happy New Year everyone! Anti-fascism The rise of the alt-right

Interviews with anarchists concerning the Yellow Vests movement

What follows is an edited version of a brochure written in French and translated into several languages. The brochure is available here.  To aid readability in web format I have changed the structure somewhat but the words and ideas remain the same. The text is comprised of a series of interviews conducted mainly by email

The Anarchist Big Issue

If you know, then you know. They be slanging DOPE in Angel Alley. Sliding up past Whitechapel Gallery like a needle to a vein, people come for two kinds. One of them they smoke in foil wraps with dragon flame lighters.   The other they give out at the anarchist bookshop, targeting kids, prisoners and homeless

Johnson Prorogues Parliament: A Very British Coup?

Johnson has prorogued parliament, stripping parliamentary oversight at a key moment in order to force through his damaging no-deal Brexit plan. People across the country are responding to this with anger, and rightly so, it is an affront to the notion of British democracy that our legislature should be suspended at a point like this,

Notes from the US

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. Racism Trump’s and his administration’s hatred of (non-white) immigrants is fanatical. But it is not so fanatical that Trump’s business won’t employ what are commonly called ‘illegals’ by the racist right: