Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) co-ordinator Kevin Blowe explains why the organisation encourages activists to mask up.
In June 2015 Netpol launched a campaign to try to encourage activists to start covering their faces when taking part in demonstrations and marches.
We saw this initiative as one of the few remaining ways of resisting the growth of intrusive surveillance on the streets, which sees police monitoring social media… Continue reading
In this comment article the Network for Police Monitoring argues that the appointment of Cressida Dick, the officer who oversaw the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, to the top job in the Metropolitan Police shows the Met’s total disinterest in either justice or the hurt caused by its actions
The word “impunity” – exemption from any possibility of punishment or harm – comes up again and again when… Continue reading
January saw Theresa May launch her vision of a “shared society” with a focus on mental health and reducing the stigma attached to it. The Prime Minister pledged new initiatives for schools and employers to provide mental health support, as well as plans for new alternatives to hospital treatment, however barely any extra funding was promised to improve already struggling mental health services, only a… Continue reading
For this edition of his monthly column Jon Bigger writes on what’s happening with the forthcoming relaunch of notorious anarchist paper Class War and looks over some of the encouraging signs of people getting spiky in recent weeks.
Britain’s most unruly tabloid is making a comeback. First off though I should explain that I’m involved with this and will likely write something for the publication. So with that disclaimer… Continue reading
In this statement originally posted to the website of anarcho-syndicalist organisation Rocinante on February 2nd, the Greek group is calling for solidarity with refugees who have been dying at camps on the border with Turkey.
A barbarity against human existence itself is evolving in Greece. A serial crime, brought about by the racist policies of the Greek government. Refugee camps located throughout the country are structurally linked to… Continue reading
There is more than one way to resist the industrial capitalist system.
One is to stay put where you are and ferociously defend its onslaught.
Another way, which can of course be combined with local resistance, is to take the fight to the system itself and to come together to attack the symbols of its authority.
July 7th-8th in Hamburg presents an excellent opportunity to put this second option… Continue reading
In the last 48 hours it’s emerged that Theresa May has continued the Conservative party tradition of cover-up and lying in relation to nuclear weapons.
Following her refusal to answer a direct question four times in a row from Andrew Marr on Sunday, the office of the Prime Minister has finally admitted that she was informed about a failed Trident missile test at the centre of cover-up allegations, prior… Continue reading
In this article originally written for South African anarchist group Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), Leroy Maisiri talks about his experience returning to the crisis-beset State. Maisiri previously wrote about rising working-class rebellion in the country in Where to now, Zimbabwe?
I have been home for exactly 13 days. For the sake of finding a fitting analogy I have always understood Zimbabwe to be like the story… Continue reading
Protests were held across Ireland against Housing Minister Simon Coveney today after he backed out of pledges to provide accommodation for Dublin’s homeless population in exchange for the ending of a popular occupation of Apollo House.
Irish anarchist organisation the Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) hit out at “the landlord’s TD” as rallies took place in Dublin and seven other towns and cities over Coveney’s failure to properly rehouse… Continue reading
Jon Bigger writes on direct and effective alternatives to the opportunism and whining of the liberal left
Since the Brexit and Trump results one thing that’s been glaringly obvious about any mainstream response is that it amounts to nothing but liberal bedwetting.
Article after article in the UK liberal press, day upon day has focused on what the terrible conservative forces will be getting up to and how… Continue reading