Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th: The Transgender Day of Remembrance, held annually since November 20, 1999, is a day of remembrance to commemorate the world’s average of about 300 trans people killed each year due to anti- trans hatred and violence.

News

Spycop inquiry preliminary hearing opens

November 20th: Anger was rising as the Undercover Policing Inquiry began its preliminary hearing today, with spycop victims left incredulous over introductory notes by chair John Mitting which they said were effectively him “choosing to fail”.

New Law Makes Refusal to Disclose Nationality an Offence

November 19th: Since 13th November, courts have been ordered under section 162 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 to ascertain defendants’ personal details, including nationality, when they attend at the start of a case.  The new law can be seen as yet another measure introduced by the Tory government to make the lives of migrants in

Yarl’s Wood and Dungavel detention centres besieged

November 18th: Two migrant removal centres were surrounded by crowds today demanding that the facilities, which have repeatedly been exposed as substandard and dangerous, be shut down and proper support offered to the often vulnerable people inside.

France: Rally attacked by police as lacklustre unions face criticism

November 17th: Protests in Paris were attacked by police yesterday, with marchers under the CGT banner being tear-gassed as they rallied against labour laws being introduced by the Macron government stripping away labour rights.

Indymedia Nantes and Grenoble Threatened With Closure

November 14th: Following the publication of the statement claiming responsibility for arson in a Gendarmerie barracks in Grenoble, Indymedia Grenoble and Nantes were requested by the authorities to either remove the statement, or face the possibility of the government blocking access to their websites.

Notes from the US: Oil and the law

November 13th: Freedom Columnist Louis Further rounds up some lesser-known happenings on the other side of the Atlantic.

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.

Imagine all our rulers, at each others’ throats

November 11th: Jon Bigger looks at the fault lines which have been opening in the ruling classes’ united front, and has a suggestion to help them with their woes…

At the anarchist bookfair: Freedom’s new site, books, journal and archive!

October 27th: Many regular Freedom readers will be aware that the last few years have been tumultuous at the Press, with the near-catastrophic fire in 2013, closing the paper as a regular production in 2014, the reorganising of our publishing enterprise in 2015, a survey in 2016 which suggested we would need to raise a whopping £40,000

‘£10 billion to worsen the housing crisis’

October 5th: The Radical Housing Network has responded to Prime Minister Theresa May’s conference announcement on housing with a scathing review: May is pumping £10 billion into a housing policy that worsens the housing crisis: Help to Buy has kept house prices high, provides subsidies to a small number of people, and does nothing to address the