Welcome to Partisan

Manchester has been struggling along without a stable radical social centre since 2007, when The Basement was ruined by flooding, but that all changed in 2017. When Partisan Collective announced they had secured space for progressive events and projects it caused quite a stir. Below, collective member Madeline FJ writes about their efforts so far.

Social Centres update: Common house in trouble, Partisan nears opening

Radical social centres across Britain have run into financial issues recently, with business rates rises causing trouble for Larc in east London and the Cowley Club in Brighton this year. For the Common House however cash problems have followed on from the loss of their major funding grant — and they’re in dire need of

Football: Ten Top Antifa Ultras

Football terraces and stadiums have long been contested spaces politically for working class youth, with the far-right often coming out on top. But still, anti-fascists/Antifa rule many football grounds. 
Here is Freedom’s Top Ten Antifa Football Ultras! 1. FC St Pauli — St Pauli’s ground the Millerntor is almost in the middle of Hamburg, minutes

Argentina: Macri’s conservative policies won’t pass

Federico Abal writes on the broad repression of progressives which is being carried out by the Macri government, and how people are fighting back including with a mass march on December 18th. In Argentina, Mauricio Macri`s government repeats the old reasons of conservatism: cut spending to balance the budget, balance the budget to reduce inflation.

From Acorns grow mighty tenants’ unions

Tenants’ union ACORN has been making a splash with a string of wins over rogue landlords and a striking growth rate, which has inspired Plan C Manchester to get involved. The group explains why in the post below, originally written for Plan C. Manchester Plan C is embarking on a year-long project to set up

Manchester anarchists announce December bookfair

One last anarchist bookfair has been announced for 2017 with the Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday December 2nd. The event, which is being sponsored by well-loved absurdist libertarian publication The Cunningham Amendment, is taking advantage of new digs available at radical social centre Partisan, located at 19 Cheetham Hill Road, M4 4FY not far from

Fight against toxic prisons tour starts this week

Following a highly successful callout last month, the Empty Cages Collective has announced the details of a ten-day run around Britain for its Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (CFTP) tour, talking about the fight against the social and ecological impact of the United States prison-industrial complex. The topic is of particular interest in Britain, which as in

The social centres roundup

For all its small size and general impoverishment the libertarian socialist movement actually runs a surprisingly large amount of real estate around Britain, all on non-hierarchical lines, by and for the people of the cities and towns we’re in. Housing co-ops, bookshops, bike collectives, archives, distros, printers and the like are all part of the

France: Fighting under the state of emergency

There have been a range of conversations in recent months regarding the situation in France — for example the consequences of jihadist attacks, in particular in repressive terms, as France certainly is one of the antiterrorist and security laboratories of Europe. But discussions also and foremost turned to the climate of social upheaval, marked by opposition