Protest

France: March against police killings unites the left

Over a hundred organisations from around the world, including a number of anarchist groups and British organisations, are backing the callout for a massive march in Paris to take place on March 13th against police brutality. Led by the families of people who have died at the hands of police and following on from weeks of protests and clashes in the streets, organisers say that, as the law is… Continue reading

Crimethinc: A History of Anarchist Counter-Inaugural Protest

Thousands of protesters will stream into the streets of Washington, DC on January 20 to oppose the incoming presidency of Donald Trump. As they march, chant, unfurl their banners, and attempt to disrupt the inauguration, they step into a decades-long history of protests against the presidential spectacle.

 

 

What follows is a history of anarchist counter-inaugural activity from its first stirrings in 1969 to the high point of the… Continue reading

Rallies kick off fortnight of action against mass deportations

A march through Brixton, South London today following on from Wednesday’s demonstration at the Nigerian High Commimssion has kicked off a two-week campaign by the Movement For Justice By Any Means Necessary against British charter flight deportations, used to forcibly expel migrants en masse.

The campaign is part of an international action in Nigeria, Jamaica and Britain to end the British government’s mass deportation charter flights to Nigeria, Ghana,… Continue reading

IWW picket against White and Case and outsourcing company Mitie against sacking of union official latest in actions against harassment of organisers

IWW Picket of White and Chase Source @LondonIWW

The London branch of the Industrial Workers of the World today staged a picket of the offices of law firm White and Case LLP against the sacking of Yolanda, a shop steward for the IWW. Mitie, the outsourcing company, claims that Yolanda’s conduct was the reason for her firing however she had never received any complaints against her from Mite’s client.… Continue reading

Avoiding Police Facilitation – promoting state unsanctioned protests

PLOs Source: Netpol

Police forces are big fans of peaceful protests. That is, protests that are led by organisers who do what they’re told, who stick to a pre agreed route and work with police liaison officers to identify those engaging in behaviour deemed unacceptable by the state. Needless to say the police version of protests are only effective to a certain degree. As seen by the recent People’s Assembly… Continue reading

Only working-class self-organisation will kill the housing bill

The Aylesbury Estate

With the Housing Bill about to come into effect, conditions are looking bleak for the working class. The Bill follows a plethora of attacks on poor people, the most notable of which are the benefit cap and the bedroom tax, not to mention the 2012 ban of residential squatting. Last year saw a record number of tenant evictions (averaging  170 per day), unprecedented numbers of people… Continue reading

Fuck Parade: Inspired and Agenda Setting

The estate agents survived fuck parade 3 and lives on to sell more expensive property

I have to admit I was extremely cool about the idea of the Fuck Parade when I first heard about. Class War were engaged in a general election campaign, and as one of the “oxymoronic” candidates I was self centered enough to think it was a total distraction. The idea of focusing on a street… Continue reading

An alternative account of Ami Ayalon’s visit to Kings College

 

This article was originally published here and is reproduced with kind permission form the author.

I am a Jew. I feel that it is important to state this at the outset because, for some reason, my identity allows others to take my criticism of Zionism more seriously. It also helps cast doubt over dubious claims that being anti-Zionist is synonymous with Anti-Semitism.

Being open about my views risks ostracism.… Continue reading

The #grantsnotdebt demonstration shows a way forward for the free education movement

Since the wrecking of Millbank in 2010 the free education movement has seen few instances of struggle, resistance and action. Protests such as Cops off Campus and the occupations of universities like Birmingham and the London School of Economics have been encouraging but ultimately these events either capitalised on a wave of general outrage from the wider student movement (for example the response the the violent eviction of Senate House)… Continue reading

Call out to counter fascists in Dover – Jan 30th

On Saturday, January the 30th, fascists from the Nazi National Front (NF), the South East Alliance (SEA) and other affiliated groups are descending once again on the coastal town of Dover. Their aim is to protest for the closure of the borders to migrants, particularly those arriving from the war-torn areas of the Middle East and Africa. Dover is a significant focus for fascist activity, being the site of the… Continue reading