Antiuniversity: Sonic corporeality, pubes and a bit of education

The programme for this year’s Antiuniversity jamboree was launched today with more than 140 workshops and seminars addressing everything from subverting estate agents’ signs to allotment activism. The week-long event, starting June 9th, aims to recreate the free-wheeling educational atmosphere of the 1968 antiuniversity of London, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Academics such

The misery of Generation Identity Conference

Last weekend fascists from alt- right group Generation Identity held the ‘European Reunion’ conference in London. The main purpose of the conference was to increase their presence in the UK. Generation Identity, Europe’s answer to  alt- right movement in the US, originates in France. In short, GI aims to make racism modern and fashionable: mostly

History: The Anarchist Ball of 1961

As the British anarchist movement got going after a long decade on the back foot, Freedom’s October Ball showcased a burgeoning powerhouse. The 1950s had been a relative low period for anarchism in Britain. Post war, Soviet dominance of left discourse had drawn most of the broader movement into forms of Leninism and the Communist

London Antifa shuts down alt-right talk

A group of student and anti-fascist activists successfully shut down an ‘alt-right’ talk at King’s College London last night. Demonstrators stormed the stage and reportedly set off smoke bombs and a fire alarm in order to disrupt the event. The venue had to be evacuated. The interrupted discussion was between Dr. Yaron Brook, chairman of

Building in central London occupied for homeless shelter

A building in Central London was squatted today in order to provide shelter for homeless people. The group who took this action writes: Since temperatures are so low and homelessness is still a big issue, some people came to an idea of opening a safe space shelter available to everyone! So the building is at

Your home is at risk…

Social housing is under attack from privatisation, gentrification, and straight up neglect. Thousands of people have found out they live in unsafe blocks which they had previously been told passed safety tests. Others are fighting privatisation and demolition. This article gives a short roundup of some struggles going on around social housing in London. In

London College of Communication in occupation again

Today the students from UAL London College of Communication re-occupied the LCC campus in Elephant and Castle. The action follows the campus occupation from 15th January. The students protest against UAL partnering with international development company Delancey to gentrify the campus, Elephant and Castle shopping centre, and surrounding areas. Despite of UAL workers, unions, academics

Victory for anti- gentrification campaigners in Elephant and Castle

Plans to regenerate Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre and surrounding areas by development firm Delancey were halted by the council Planning Committee late yesterday night. After 7 hours of discussion, Southwark Planning Committee voted 4 against 3 to reject application for redevelopment. Now committee will meet again on 30th January to vote again for the