Freedom’s annual roundup of events from radical booksellers around Britain and Ireland.
Last week, an attempted eviction in Whalley Range, Manchester, was blocked by collective action. When bailiffs turned up to evict a tenant on Thursday 28th July, she immediately responded by contacting Greater Manchester Tenants Union, who were quickly able to mobilise around ten people to attend the scene. After a stand-off that continued for several
Persons Unknown Festival returned after a 3-year break to the same venue it used for it’s inauguration back in 2019.
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 following interview with a housing officer from Manchester by Let’s Get Rooted reveals the impact of the lockdown on both workers and working class tenants. I’ve worked as a housing officer for a housing association (in the greater Manchester area) for nine years. The housing association is the biggest employer in the town. My
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
One of the reasons I love Manchester is that it’s always had an attitude of looking out for each other that comes with being broke. It’s written into the life and breath of the city and something I’d always grown up with, a sort of “In the shit together solidarity“, as a mate once said
When two thousand people turned out yesterday to support the far-right media personality’s big show against a State/BBC conspiracy to destroy him he talked about his wedding, his campaign against muslims and much more – but actual threats to free speech? Not so much. If Tommy really cared about protecting Britain from a shutting down
Having very efficiently attacked political squatting in the early days of its tenure in 2017-18, Andy Burnham’s administration is currently in the process of fulfilling his “ending rough sleeping” pledge by potentially banning it in the city centre — and offering unsuitable accommodation. Below, a group of homeless people in Eccles describe their experience of
Far-right thugs imitating the French yellow-vest movement launched a racist attack on an RMT picket yesterday, reports the Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network: Striking transport workers were attacked on their picket line at Manchester Victoria by a bunch of yellow vest fascists. The picketers, who have been campaigning over cuts to safety-important train guard roles, were attacked