Bristol: around 100 people block road in solidarity with deportation victim

Around 100 people blocked a street in Bristol’s Easton neighbourhood trying to stop UK Border Agency deportation attempt last night. The stand-off, lasting through-out the night to the chants of “let him out”, “deport Theresa May”, “no hostile environment in Easton”, and “cops go home”, aimed at preventing the police from taking away and eventually deporting

BREAKING: Anti-fracking ‘lorry surfers’ receive custodial sentences

Four anti-fracking activists today received harsh sentences following a guilty verdict for public nuisance for direct action they have taken nearby Preston New Road fracking site. Three activists were sentenced to custodial sentences: two received 16 months, and one 15 months, while the forth protester  received 12-month suspended sentence. The three are the first environmental

Berlin: activists occupy site of planned Google Campus

Yesterday campaigners have occupied the former electric substation in Berlin’s Kreuzberg: a planned site of the new Google Campus. The activists took action in protest against the gentrification of the area,  skyrocketing rents in Germany’s capital,  and to open up the space for something better and community-oriented. “The Google Campus is intended to be a

Jury finds three guilty over lorry surfing protest near Preston New Road fracking site

After a seven-day trial, three anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a lorry surfing protest near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road have been found guilty of public nuisance. It is the first public nuisance guilty verdict for anti-fracking movement and potentially could mean very bad news for any future direct action planning in the

Dutch peace campaigner faces up to a month in jail following a peaceful protest at the Faslane nuclear submarine base

Dutch peace campaigner Willemien H faces up to a month in jail following a peaceful protest at the Faslane nuclear submarine base near Helensburgh on Wednesday morning. The retired sonar engineer, a resident of the nearby Faslane Peace Camp, was arrested and charged with Breach of the Peace when she chained herself to others to

Canada: police and military to be banned from future events after protesters block Edmonton Pride Festival

Last Saturday Edmonton’s annual Pride Festival march was successfully blocked by protesters unhappy that  the police and military are allowed to join. The blockade, organized by a coalition of queer and trans people of colour and allies, lasted for more than half and hour after around 30 protesters formed a human chain at a road junction