London: Far-right bookfair cancelled after local pressure

January 26th: An event touted as the “bookfair of the right” has been cancelled the morning before it was due to take place, after activists pressed the venue over its hosting of a fascist-filled event on International Holocaust Memorial Day.

Emergency callout as government sneaks in megaprison consultation

January 25th: Yorkshire Campaign Against Prisons (YCAP) has caught the state slipping through a late-notice “consultation” over its massive new East Yorkshire project.

Police ‘extremism database’ ruled illegal by human rights court

January 24th: Campaigners have welcomed today’s victory by veteran peace campaigner John Catt against the misuse of personal data collected via police surveillance.

Hundreds turn out in solidarity with Russian anti-fascists

January 19th: Hundreds of people turned out today for a solidarity demo organised by a coalition of London groups in aid of Russian anti-fascists who have been facing a brutal wave of repression by the Kremlin — which saw four new arrests occur earlier today.

Squatter’s Digest: A hard-hitting start

January 19th: What a start to 2019 — some of the news that has kicked off the year has been so big it will already be familiar to many readers.

Conferences ditch UoL as lecturers show solidarity with cleaners’ struggle

January 18th: The University of London (UoL)’s dispute with IWGB members over bringing cleaning contracts back in-house ratcheted up a notch today as a major history conference dropped plans to hold the event at UoL’s Senate House in solidarity with an ongoing boycott.

IWW: Raids targeting couriers are indefensible

January 17th: The syndicalist union has hit out at recent Home Office focus on vulnerable casualised workers already heavily pressured by a new ‘substitution’ ploy from firms like Deliveroo.

Labour council threatens bin workers with Tory union laws

January 17th: Birmingham bin workers imposing a piss strike and work to rule over alleged secret no-strike payments made to members of the GMB union have been told they’ll now get redacted information on the scheme — but have also been threatened with Tory anti union laws by the Labour-run council.

Climate protectors gather as frack runs into trouble

January 12th: Green and anti-fracking groups are getting themselves in gear for a renewed Spring of activity over the next few weeks, with Reclaim the Power mobilising for its next round of anti-frack action and anarcho-greens Earth First!

Manchester union picket attacked by fascists

January 6th: Far-right thugs imitating the French yellow-vest movement launched a racist attack on an RMT picket yesterday, reports the Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network: Striking transport workers were attacked on their picket line at Manchester Victoria by a bunch of yellow vest fascists.