We taught them a lesson: Beating a deposit deduction

Below is the write-up of a successful campaign organised by a tenant and Brighton SolFed against a deduction to that tenant’s deposit. The three month public campaign concluded in April 2018 with a £450 payment to the tenant, who had had £390 deducted from her deposit. Please note that the article contains brief discussion of

Manchester: A reality check for Corbynism

Cuddly Jeremy’s fight to turn the Labour Party into a red blooded socialist party has some way to go, if Manchester is anything to go by. The city is virtually a one party mini-state with Labour holding 95 of the 96 council seats, so the perfect place, you would have thought, to start the Labour

Freedom exclusive: 1,312 undercover anarchists discovered within Metropolitan Police

Last week the Undercover Policing Inquiry revealed that, since at least the 1970s, anarchists have been infiltrating London Metropolitan Police. An estimated 1,312 undercover anarchists were discovered within the Met’s ranks so far, with some still active. AFed, SolFed, Freedom Collective and The Wombles refused to disclose the names of infiltrators, instead providing the Inquiry

The Alarming Rise of Virgin Care – and Branson’s threat to the NHS

Manchester SolFed analyses the career of billionaire railway subsidies junkie Richard Branson and the ways he’s expanding into the British healthcare system, with potentially fatal results. Good old Sir Richard Branson has once again managed to get himself to the front of the queue for state handouts. Having spent years channeling public money into massive

First Balkan IWA Congress takes place in Belgrade

Having split in 2015-16 [1][2][3], a much smaller International Workers Association (IWA) gathered in Belgrade last month, a country which as recently as last year was still trying to jail the organisation’s members on spurious terror charges. Below is the anarcho-syndicalist international’s statement from the congress. The IWA is pleased to announce the success of

An open letter to Plan C on Corbyn’s Labour

Plan C recently ran a series of articles about the libertarian left and the Labour Party under Corbyn, including three which were very pro engagement. In this rebuttal piece from longstanding Anarchist Federation members Nick Heath and Bonnie VandeSteeg they make the counter-argument that Corbyn offers nothing new to revolutionaries, and indeed presents a threat to living

A History of Freedom Press

An edited amalgamation of several different accounts, this essay only really skims the surface of Freedom Press’s long and storied history, and a much fuller account can be found in A Beautiful Idea: History of the Freedom Press Anarchists by Rob Ray. More about its early period can be found in John Quail’s book The

Catalonia: Calls for solidarity as general strike looms

Anarchists in Catalonia are backing a region-wide general strike for October 3rd and are calling for solidarity actions against the Spanish government as it brutally represses Catalan independence activists. The CNT anarcho-syndicalist union has agreed to join the strike as anarchists nationwide put up statements condemning Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s decision to send thousands