Protest

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

COP21: the time of the counter-summit is over

With critical support, we went to the COP21 counter summit and found State repression, coercive pacifists and a lack of revolt.

State of Repression

The build-up to the COP21 set the tone for the entirety of the counter-summit.  Although the recent mobilisations against global summits have been met with ever increasing repression, the increased powers provided by the state of emergency allowed the French State to exercise its full… Continue reading

Stop the War won’t stop this war, but direct action might

The applause. The same old placards and distinguished speakers. The masses asking politely. Stop the War rallies might only be boring if their shortfalls didn’t have such serious implications.

Despite almost two million people marching against the war in Iraq, we did not stop it. The old leaders of the Left talk about “critical mass”. However this is not a question of mass but of tactics: To be effective, our… Continue reading

December 14th: Call for Solidarity from Calais

From Calais Migrant Solidarity

‘They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds’

Gas attack by police on the jungle

In recent months, from Ventimiglia to Calais, state violence has increased against those who travel without papers. We see this in the re-introduction of border controls in various states in the Schengen zone that (among other things) resulted in new jungles in places like Ventimiglia, to the… Continue reading