Women’s Strike: 50 activists occupy Ministry of Justice to protest against transphobic measures to segregate incarcerated trans women
March 8th: As part of international protests connected to the Women’s Strike, a group of 50 trans activists and their allies have occupied the Ministry of Justice on International Women’s Day to express grave concern about government plans to move trans women to men’s prison estates and to open segregated wings for trans women at HMP Downview.
February 27th: The rally yesterday afternoon in central London was drawing attention to private companies which are profiting from increased rates of policing and incarceration – part of the Americanisation of the British prisons sector.
February 26th: Hundreds of mostly migrant workers were involved in the actions, which saw The IWGB and UVW unions lead walkouts and rallies alongside RMT and PCS.
February 22nd: In this photo report London ABC records this year’s rally at HMP Bronzefield in Surrey.
February 19th: The EDO MBM factory in Brighton has produced weapons parts for countries including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey and the US, enabling human rights abuses in violation of international law.
February 18th: The squatted site, which was founded to oppose the nearby airport’s destructive expansion project, is facing a bailiff assault either tomorrow or on Wednesday.
February 15th: Following on from today’s school walkouts, next weekend will see the start of this year’s spring offensive against the unpopular gas extraction method, with Bristol being the latest to confirm an action.
February 6th: Sentences have been confirmed for the activists who halted a major deportation flight out of Stansted.
February 5th: Part of a year-long campaign aimed at pressing the government to switch away from its plans to build several mega-prisons, March will see both a global day of solidarity with Kevan Thakrar and a month of activity.