Freedom News

Drone factory shut down trial begins

In April last year, two activists locked-on to the gates of the Leicester drone company UAV Tactical Systems (UTACS), a subsidiary of Israel’s largest weapons firm Elbit Systems. The activists fixed their bodies to the lock-on, rendering access to the site impossible. The activists were arrested later that day, having shut the factory down entirely

Vodafone’s cleaners storm Oxford Street store

Migrant workers who clean Vodafone’s head offices assembled at their flagship Oxford Street store on Saturday for a surprise protest demanding fair pay and proper sick pay. The action came from cleaners represented by the Independent Workers’ union of Great Britain, and marks an escalation in their ongoing campaign against Vodafone’s exploitation of outsourced workers. 

Celebrating victory and justice for South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo

Freedom continues its coverage of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African movement of shack dwellers who organise land occupations and communes: In 2019 the Abahlali baseMjondolo branch in Vusimuzi, Gauteng, resisted an imposed reblocking project by the Ekurhuleni Municipality. During the community resistance all lies and threats against Abahlali activists were masterminded by the local ANC

Palestine Action slam into Shenstone’s Israeli arms factory

Palestine Action activists have, this morning, pulled a van alongside Elbit Systems UAV Engines weapons factory. From inside the vehicle, they climbed on top to raise the Palestinian flag, whilst the driver locked on to the steering wheel to secure their position. Shortly after, they were confronted by scores of Elbit’s private security and police.

Anti-fascists confront white nationalist rally in Leeds

Anti-fascists from the Yorkshire branch of Football Lads and Lasses Against Fascism (FLAF) confronted a white nationalist demonstration in Leeds on Saturday, leading to chaotic infighting between the fascists. The demonstration, which began as an isolated callout and was rapidly piggybacked by fascist group Patriotic Alternative, was held outside the Britannia Hotel in Seacroft on

Toby Shone from Parc Prison – Declaration of solidarity with Alfredo Cospito

In light of Alfredo Cospito having been moved to another prison for medical care, Freedom reproduces Toby Shone‘s declaration of solidarity: “By observing the force of the rainfall, one can know the size of the dragon, and by observing the flourishing of the blossoms, one can know the depths of the pond.” – Traditional saying