Local people in Brighton have blocked shipments from a Brighton arms factory EDO MBM Technology Ltd today in order to stop its ongoing supply of war crimes. EDO MBM is a subsidiary of the major US arms and technology corporation L3 Harris Technologies, an S&P 500 Index company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Protestors against prison expansion have disrupted the Kier AGM, hanging banners, chanting and releasing alarms attached to helium balloons. They say the company have shaky shares and shaky morals. The action was taken in response to a call out from Community Action on Prison Expansion (CAPE) to take action against the company who are contracted
Across Europe, autonomous spaces are fighting for survival in the face of mounting repression. Following the violent evictions of La Zad in 2018, ADM in January and Grow Heathrow in February of this year, the State is setting its sights on Poland’s oldest squat. After celebrating its 25th anniversary in October, the future of the
It is with absolutely no pleasure that we report that Britain’s poundshop Duterte, Priti Patel, is well and truly at it again. Our legal correspondent, Carl Spender, is here with the details. On Sunday 3rd November, the government announced it would launch a consultation on proposals to give the police new powers to remove and
The closed Red Lion pub in Reading was reopened and renamed ‘Kobanî House’ in solidarity with Rojava. The pub, located at Southampton Street, is currently occupied by a group of people and will be run as a social and political space. One of the occupiers said: “In solidarity with the Kurdish Freedom Movement we decided
Seven anti-militarist activists are due to attend Folkestone Magistrates Court tomorrow to enter their pleas in an aggravated trespass case relating to an action at Elbit-Instro arms factory. The alleged offence carries a maximum sentence of three months in prison. A number of the activists are locally connected to Kent. The activists were arrested last
This morning members of Community Action on Prison Expansion occupied the London office of Sodexo, the company which runs HMP Bronzefield, where a new-born baby tragically died after their mother was left to give birth alone in her cell on 27th September. Whilst the government has announced it will conduct investigations into the violent neglect
Extinction Rebellion South London warehouse has been raided by the police this morning. According to the reports, at least 20 police vans were seen parked outside, and dozens of officers were present. Police used battering rams to force entry to the property used to store XR’s equipment. Eight XR activists were arrested for conspiracy to
On Monday 23rd September 2019 the transphobic hate group WPUK (“Woman’s” Place UK) returned to Brighton to attempt to host another meeting under the cover of being a fringe event for the Labour Party Conference. WPUK claim to be a “feminist” group for the furthering of “women’s” rights. Their views are essentialist, discriminatory, and hateful.
In an age of rampant neoliberalism, society is ever more fractured and polarised. Precarious employment conditions are dumping more people on zero-hours and short term contracts. Solidarity in the workplace is under attack. An increase in buy to let and homes of multiple occupation means community solidarity in our neighbourhoods is crumbling as people move