Czech Rep: Klinika radical centre threatened with eviction

On Tuesday September 5th the municipal court in Prague opened the way for the eviction of Klinika, an autonomous social centre set up in one of the city’s old clinics. The State, which owns the site, successfully argued that it shouldn’t have to a extend a unique contract drawn up with the Klinika collective in 2015 which allows them to stay and self-manage the building.

The collective… Continue reading

A Stab with the Royal Chipolata

And you think you’re so clever and classless and free, But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see

~ John Lennon, Working Class Hero

 

Nothing says “you’re still fucking peasants” quite like the news of a new royal baby. A new blue blooded sprog is on the way. The newspapers have got excited and the TV news stations carried the story for hours and now we… Continue reading

DSEI arms fair struggles as peace protesters disruption enters fourth day

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Massive posters, Tube adverts and infiltration kicked off day four of the campaign against the DSEI weapons trade fair in London today following three days of direct actions and lock-ons which have held up goods from being transported and disrupted the business of flogging guns to killers.

The wide array of subvertising and undercover shots from the bomb jamboree — including a Union Jack tank up for sale to enthusiastic… Continue reading

Campaigners call for spycop inquiry to be opened EU-wide

Campaigners for justice in the spycop inquiry hammered home the international damage being done to human rights by undercover police officers at an EU Parliament hearing today, as members of disgraced British unit the National Public Order Intelligence Unit operated across the zone.

Speaking at the Accountability for state agent Protection Against Police Infiltration conference in Brussels, spycop victims’ solicitor Darragh Mackey (pictured) argued the government’s increasingly discredited official inquiry… Continue reading

Spain: Nazi given community service after explosives found at home

A hardcore Nazi who posed with heavy weaponry shooting anti-fascist signs and built up an arsenal of guns and explosives is a free man today having been handed a community service sentence — as opposed to the 11 years in jail for terror offences that had been requested by prosecutors.

Miguel Antonio Reguera González was given the slap on the wrist, reduced from his original, already lenient, four-year sentence after… Continue reading

Students who fought for school and ousted head are top of the class

In a lovely epilogue to a campaign to save their school from being converted into an academy, students at John Roan in Greenwich, London, have reported their best ever BTEC and A-Level results.

The John Roan Resists campaign was a particularly bruising result of Michael Gove’s stint as Education Minister, as his 19th-century ideas about how to bring out the best in 21st century children meshed catastrophically with modern-day… Continue reading

France: Fighting under the state of emergency

There have been a range of conversations in recent months regarding the situation in France — for example the consequences of jihadist attacks, in particular in repressive terms, as France certainly is one of the antiterrorist and security laboratories of Europe. But discussions also and foremost turned to the climate of social upheaval, marked by opposition movements or revolts, of which some echoes crossed the national borders. This article,… Continue reading

The struggle against Google in Berlin

Earlier this year Google rocked up to Kreuzberg district in Berlin with plans for a swanky new Google Campus. The idea immediately sparked a great deal of local anger, and a spiky anti-gentrification campaign. In the below article, writers for Avalanche dive into the anarchist offensive against corporate spread in the German capital — and argue for fights against the tech giant to go global.

In the end… Continue reading

Campaigners condemn far-right recruitment attempts among IPP families

Campaigners against indefinite IPP prison sentences publicly denounced efforts being made by far-right activist Tommy Robinson (pictured waving brick) to infiltrate and recruit from among the prisoners’ families of using his “media reach” as a lure today. Smash IPP said in a statement:

We are sad and angry to announce that Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defense League, has been trying to recruit IPP prisoner families.… Continue reading

Revealed: The hidden street homeless shoved onto Glasgow’s waiting lists

A Freedom of Information request from Homeless Scotland has turned up a phenomenon of rough sleepers being pushed into doing Housing Options assessments by Glasgow City Council — meaning that those in greatest need are being asked to “bid” for a home and then wait up to seven months for help rather than being offered adequate immediate assistance.

Homeless Scotland explains:

 

I want you to picture the… Continue reading