Police have conducted 6 raids on activists opposing the AOC 2021 Liverpool Arms Fair, according to direct action and solidarity group Palestine Action. The police action was part of a series of reprisals and seemed to be designed to intimidate activists and deter further opposition. Four of the raids were conducted at night, some with
Wendover Active Resistance camp, part of the ongoing direct action campaign against white elephant and eco-atrocity HS2, was surrounded by around a hundred bailiffs, HS2 security and specialist eviction teams in the early hours of Sunday morning (10th October). The defenders are well dug in but would really appreciate ground support outside the perimeter. The
On September 8th 1946, some 1500 men, women and children occupied properties in Kensington and Chelsea as part of the largest single direct action of trespass in a year marked by the squatting of military camps and empty residences across the UK
As the Stop The Arms Fair week of action gets into full swing, Carl Spender and Kat Hobbs take a look the story of a 4 year legal battle over a classic activist charge: wilful obstruction of the public highway. The Ziegler case has set a legal precedent which will affect many of our movements
Over 4,000 dogs are killed every year in laboratories in the U.K, often after long and painful toxicology experiments. 2,000 of those dogs are bred at Marshall Bio Resources, a compound containing industrial units in Cambridgeshire. At 16 weeks old this company ships beagles that have never seen the light of day off to laboratories.
Freedom Newspaper received the following communique from squatters occupying the former Camberwell police station in South London.
A new project against the HS2 development has launched today. Below, Freedom publishes what the people behind it would like you to know. Rage Against HS2 is an outreach campaign that aims to spread awareness of the destructive HS2 project. We aim to create outreach by giving a voice to the campaigners and activists about
Friends and family of Kevan Thakrar came together today to demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Justice in what is another escalation in the fight for justice for Kevan. Kevan Thakrar is a prisoner that had been held in long-term solitary confinement in the Close Supervision Centre (CSC) system of high security prisons. His
Last month I suggested that there was good reason to believe that we were witnessing the birth of the ‘mutual millennium’. Austerity, socio-economic polarisation and the shuffling incompetence of the zombified neoliberal economy had already seen a slow and steady stream of grassroots community innovation as the wages and social securities of the poorest were
The activists who blocked a deportation flight on Stansted Airport in 2017 had their convictions quashed today in the Court of Appeal. The appeal judgement states that ‘The appellants should not have been prosecuted for the extremely serious offence under section 1(2)(b) of the 1990 Act because their conduct did not satisfy the various elements