Many could be forgiven for thinking it was a belated April Fools prank when, at the beginning of the month, Freedom Press released a statement reading that close to their premises in Whitechapel and out with their knowledge, the colossal Hilton hotel group had opened an upmarket cocktail bar bearing the name ‘Freedom Café’. Marketed
Last year saw the first tentative efforts to restart physical anarchist bookfairs amid the Covid crisis, with some success in places like Bradford, London, Manchester and even Stonehenge, and this year it looks like the revival is in full swing. Doing this feature in March, when enough bookfairs have been announced to make a proper
The eviction of the winter shelter on Gray’s Inn Road on April 7th and 2 other longer-lasting squats in London have lead to approximately 5 more locations being opened and brought back into use by houseless and precarious persons to provide food, clothes and shelter within our community. The disused buildings were occupied and activated
Around 30 people have been evicted from an autonomously organised shelter in North London.
The anarchist-squatter group that temporarily liberated a Belgravia mansion owned by Oleg Deripaska on March 14th, 2022 have released the following statement.
Women’s cycling campaigners, local business owners, councillors, cyclists, and cycling instructors across London have signed an open letter calling for Sadiq Khan to immediately cancel proposed 100% cuts to in-person cycling training. Amidst the cost of living crisis, the proposed cuts would mean an end to cycling instructors’ main source of income. Cycling instructors also
The Autonomous Winter Shelter in North London is celebrating more than 3 months of self-organised direct action that has facilitated the continued safe housing of dozens of houseless people, the service of 100s of hot meals, and the distribution of clothing, medicine and hygiene products. It was seized in response to the failure of state and 3rd-sector lackeys that feed and sustain the misery of those who are reduced to the status of refugees in their own country.
Today marks the third day of student occupation of SOAS university management offices in solidarity with worker strikes and to demand free and liberated education. The occupation begun on the morning of the 23rd of February and is now comprising of over 30 students who, in the past three days, have been subjected to security
A Black migrant cleaner from Colombia, who was sacked from his job cleaning the Daily Mail offices over three years ago, has won £38,000 in compensation from his employer. Javier Sánchez Ortiz took his bosses from Mitie, the cleaning contractor employed by the Daily Mail, to the Tribunal after he was repeatedly punished and then
Dalston couriers working for app-based firms Deliveroo, UberEats, and JustEat are protesting tomorrow, 20th January, after being forced to wait for orders in all weather at Bentley Road car park, a current COVID testing centre with no shelter or toilets. The riders will assemble on Ashwin Street E8 3DL at 4pm and from there ride