Sterilisation: A Feminist Fight

The first time I tried to get sterilised, I was 21. After numerous contraceptives took their toll on my mental and physical health, and knowing I don’t want children, it was the only option left for me. This is the case for thousands of people with wombs across the country, with tubal ligation procedures happening

Over the Water, Sparks Fly

Following on from reports of pickets at Hinckley Point in Somerset against deskilling by construction firms, the Liverpool Anarchist newsletter looks further at that and linked protests which have been taking place 200 miles to the north. From March 24th to April 7th, up to 30 electricians (sparks) have gathered weekly outside Balfour Beatty’s in

The 2020 Anarchist Bookfairs List

With the recent announcements of dates for Liverpool and the Anti-University, our list of anarchist and radical bookfairs across Britain and Ireland is getting pretty full of events – including Bookfair 2020, the first anarchist showing of its kind in London for three years. It’s looking like a good crop this year with Dundee offering

Anti-Tory raves are back: Spontaneous Liverpool party

Just days into 2020 and Liverpudlians were out with defiance and dancing at an all-dayer in the city centre. The party outside Primark on Church Street last week has infuriated internet Tories with many writing in to have their traditional moan about crusties on local media, while video showed a mostly younger crowd committing the

Liverpool anarchists launch hospitality sector campaign

Anarcho-syndicalists in Liverpool linked to Liverpool Solfed have recently opened a new campaign to fight bad working conditions in the city’s hospitality sector, following on from similar successful efforts in Brighton. The group said in a launch statement: The hospitality industry, which includes workplaces like pubs, restaurants, hotels, canteens, etc. has an important presence in

Case study: A campaign over insecure work

Liverpool Solfed writes about its campaign against as the firm attempts to ape companies like Deliveroo and Uber in casualising jobs into a self-employed “gig economy” model At Easter, Liverpool-SolFed made a call out to protest against working conditions at Sandemans, a company which offers “Free Tours” in Liverpool and across Europe. “Free Tour” does not mean

Mooboo tea’s not-so-refreshing unpaid labour scam

Liverpool SolFed has signed up to the campaign against “bubble tea” specialist Mooboo ripping off free labour from hospitality workers. Here they explain the brouhaha. Unpaid trials in hospitality are often a way to get free labour in busy periods like weekends. It is too common to find restaurants offering unpaid trials every week or so. Mooboo, a company