How we all guffawed at Banksy’s jolly japes at Sotheby’s last week. On the face of it shredding a work of art in front of the person who had just spent £1m gaining it in auction was quite funny. An act of direct action against the stupidity of the art world. An act of subversion
Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova is facing criminal charges for posting body-positive and LGBT+ friendly art on social media. She has been accused of distributing pornography with criminal intent, and expects to be sentenced for up to 6 years in prison.
It may be an odd headline for an anarchist to write about a Labour leader, but hear me out.
The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is taking a legal battle against Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s decision to introduce a congestion charge on minicab drivers to the Court of Appeal, on the grounds that it discriminates against the sector’s overwhelmingly BAME workforce.
The current protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA have brought forward worldwide the problem of racism, with a strength and clarity that has made it impossible for most of us to ignore the racial issues that are still present in most countries and communities around the world.
Three young people were sentenced to death by Teheran’s “Revolutionary Court”.