Activism

After G20, the repression: Tips and solidarity for the chased

Linksunten Indymedia issued a summary piece yesterday in support of people facing the upcoming crackdown against participants in the G20 protests in Hamburg earlier this month. We reproduce it in English here for broader uptake. Please note that legally this advice is aimed at people in Germany, but the security tips are applicable worldwide. Separately, Enough is Enough has updated with current solidarity activities in Germany here. Pic above… Continue reading

#Staygrounded at Heathrow – Reclaim the Power action at Heathrow

RTP action at Heathrow

Hundreds of activists took part in a day of mass action on October 1st 2016 at Heathrow and its surrounds to protest against aviation expansion and to tax frequent flyers to encourage other means of transport that is more environmentally friendly.

The mass day of action against airport expansion was organised by Reclaim the Power [RTP] – a grassroots direct action group for social and environmental… Continue reading

New Whitechapel Anti-Raids group starts organising in the East End

New posters seen around Brick Lane

The border regime manifests itself in our everyday lives. Home Office “Immigration Enforcement” teams – working hand-in-hand with the police and local authorities – attack us on our streets, in our homes and workplaces.

Whitechapel – and Tower Hamlets more generally – is one of London’s most racially diverse areas, with large Bangladeshi and Somali communities. This working-class neighbourhood has not escaped the growing… Continue reading

Book Spotlight: Abolish Restaurants

Abolish Restaurants cover: prole.info

Author: prole.info

Originally published:2006

Anyone who has ever worked in the food service industry know that restaurants are, generally, dens of misery. Abolish Restaurants doesn’t shy away from this. The short book is riddled with personal experience and it is the uncompromising vision it presents which makes its arguments so compelling. The work is split in two, the first half dealing with the operation of the… Continue reading

CNT create an anarchist version of WhatsApp

The IT branch of CNT has created an app called “SinGuasa”, the name is a pun using the slang term guasa “joking”, which combined with the negative preposition “sin” (without) sounds similar to the Spanish pronunciation of the famous messaging application WhatsApp. The new app is completely independent and DIY, designed and developed by IT workers without any external labour or funding. Using an XMP/Jabber client, you can now access secure messaging on Android phones and tablets as well as Windows and Linux computers. As an encrypted opensource service it offers much more security against online surveillance, however the developers warn that security would be breached if there is malware on your device, recommending the use on alternative operating systems like Debian, Tails and Freepto. Online encryption services are an essential tool for activists, with many long running services like Riseup and the Guardian Project offering similar solutions to the ever growing worldwide online surveillance. Continue reading

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Interview with The Restarts

Our Music editor Tim Forster brings us another great interview, this time with left-wing punk band The Restarts!

Photo by Joschi Herczeg

Where would you place The Restarts politically? You started in the mid 1990s, has your politics changed over time?
Restarts have always sat firmly left of centre, anti racist, non nationalist and pro equality. Basically anything that is pro human rights and against bigotry. We have had several… Continue reading