The brutal murder of George Floyd has once again forced police violence and racism into the public spotlight. On both sides of the Atlantic, people are starting to ask big, radical questions about the role of the police in white supremacist, capitalist societies. While much attention has focused on the US, the Black Lives Matter
I was part of a group of people who attended the assembly at Windrush Square, Brixton yesterday. It initially started with around 200 people who gathered together for the Black Lives Matter protest. We subsequently marched through South London, stopping at the house of Cherry Groce for one minute’s silence. Cherry Groce was the unarmed
Many of us have been following recent events in Minneapolis where a community is resisting police terror following the murder of George Floyd, with outpourings of solidarity from across the world. In the UK, however, we hear a common refrain from progressives about how police here are not as violent as in the US. As
Occupants removed from the building despite ongoing pandemic
The ban is a lie. Despite the UK government declaring a “complete ban on evictions” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in the last 24 hours an autonomous homeless shelter in Brighton and an occupied space in Peckham have been illegally evicted by people claiming to be bailiffs, allegedly with the full support and cooperation
London squatted cafe and social centre Pie ‘N’ Mash was evicted this morning. Freedom presents a report from one of the squat’s residents. As I write this, I should have actually been emailing another article to the Freedom editorial team, announcing the shutdown of the Pie ‘n’ Mash Autonomous Social Cafe, and its rebirth as
As we celebrate our ACAB day, let us disempower, disarm and disband the police and dare to dream of a world without cops.
Regardless of who is voted in, two aspects of the social order will remain almost unnoticed, untouched and untroubled by a change of colour in the ties of our rulers.
Capitalism and the human embodiment of its brutal ideology – the police – do not give a fuck about who wins the election.
The Met have kicked off week 2 of the XR autumn rebellion with an almighty bang, issuing a revised s14 order that effectively bans XR from protesting in London. Carl Spender of the Activist Court Aid Brigade is here with three things you ought to know about this latest salvo in the cops’ war against
In case you missed it: on Saturday, the Met’s Territorial Support Group (aka the riot squad) raided an XR warehouse in South London, confiscating a load of ‘infrastructure’ destined for the streets of London and arresting at least 8 people for conspiracy to commit public nuisance (the same charge for which Roger Hallam is currently