Freedom News

Prison Column: From an environmental prisoner

Freedom continues its regular prison column with an update from Jan Goodey who is currently serving a six-month sentence for blocking the M25 with Just Stop Oil. Seems to me I’m banged up for stating the bleeding obvious. The Financial Times article entitled “UK needs ‘war effort’ to cut energy bills and carbon emissions, say

A village to be evicted for coal – the defense of Luetzerath in Germany

Freedom provides a transcript of an interview on A-Radio Berlin with an activist of Radio Aalpunk from Luetzerath on January 7, 2023. The interview has been edited for clarity. 2023 arrived only a couple of days ago, and we already have to deal with the first eviction of a radical space in 2023, what a

You are the good cause

Freedom starts the year with an anti-burnout perspective: I keep on having the same conversation over and over again with various activists and people trying to evolve society. ‘What can I do? Am I doing enough?’ ‘I do this and it doesn’t fit in with my ideas.’ ‘I have to do things to survive in

Justice delayed and denied for Abahlali baseMjondolo

Freedom continues its coverage of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African movement of shack dwellers who organise land occupations and communes: The attempt by the local ANC – working with the police, private security, the anti-land invasion unit and forces within the prosecuting authority – to destroy the eKhenana Commune has been relentless. The attacks on

Police return rescued beagle puppies to animal testing facility

2 Beagle puppies, affectionately named ‘Love’ and ‘Libby’, have been returned to MBR Acres by Cambridgeshire police after they were seized on Tuesday morning as Animal Rebellion rescued a further 18 dogs from the facility. This has caused outrage as it is widely believed the dogs will be euthanised or sent for painful testing and

Students occupy Lancaster University in protest against collusion with the arms trade

Wednesday night, students protesting the University’s deep ties with arms companies occupied the Margaret Fell building, which contains the largest lecture theatre on campus with a capacity of 400 people. Earlier this year, Lancaster University signed a strategic agreement with BAE Systems, Europe’s largest arms manufacturer, to share research. In 2021, Lancaster University announced that,