Chris Cole on class and peace activism

January 9th: Chris Cole is most famous for his involvement in raids on warplanes in the 1990s, has been active at the heart of British peace activism for 30 years, and currently writes on drone warfare.

Fortress Europe: a View From Its Eastern Border

January 3rd: European attention to the ongoing crisis of migration is mostly focused on the Mediterranean.

Wealth blinds our rulers to the truth about homelessness

December 29th: Recently the National Audit Office (NAO) published a study which was of surprise to no-one — notwithstanding the blustering pretend humbug of neoliberals and Tories — showing that welfare cuts cause homelessness to rise.

It’s International Pizza Punk Day’s 20th anniversary!

December 26th: One Freedom writer looks into the origins of the long-running DIY vegan alternative to Boxing Day — and we talk to one of the people who came up with it.

Frestonia and Me

December 15th: A former resident writes on their experience of the Free and Independent State of Frestonia, a unique 1977 rebellion in Kensington and Chelsea by a community which today is under threat from London’s rampant gentrification monster.

Stopping the Haringey Development Vehicle

December 8th: In common with estates and boroughs in city and town centres all over Britain, Haringey is facing a major redevelopment drive which threatens to gut its local community.

Welcome to Partisan

November 29th: 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.

A year through anarchist eyes: 1950

November 16th: Rob Ray takes a unique run through the pages of Freedom in 1950, a time when anarchism was in a pretty dire state, but was starting to gain traction via a focus fighting issues such as capital punishment, nuclear weapons and militarism, which would characterise some of anarchism’s biggest campaigns later in the decade.

Brazil: Neoliberal drift and repression of popular movements

November 15th: José Luis Carretero Miramar writes on recent Brazilian state crackdowns against anarchists amid increasing fascist confidence, and how social movements are rising to meet it.

The positive self-organisation of South Essex

November 14th: Positive stories celebrating community self-organisation are a relative rarity in our modern cynical era, while Essex is often the butt of London jokes about self-interested Tory jingoism, something the following blog aims to rectify.