Serbia: Anarchists keep pressure up against damaging ‘micro-dams’

New protests took place this week pushing the government on its promises to halt a boom in environmentally-damaging projects across the region. The region’s extensive network of waterways have been eyed for years as having hydroelectric potential, which originally led to plans for nearly 3,000 plants, around a third in environmentally-protected areas. Critics have warned

Brighton and London rally for Stansted 15

Following on from a rally outside the Home Office on Tuesday which drew thousands of people, hundreds more took to the streets of Brighton last night to show their support for the Stansted 15. Organised by a collective including the Devils Dyke Network and Brighton Against Borders, the demonstration attracted over 300 people angry at

Iraq: 831 dead or injuried in anti-government protests

According to the Baghdad-based war monitor Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, mass protests in Iraq had left 831 protesters killed and injured over the past 10 days. Mostafa Saadon, the spokesman for the monitor said that the Iraqi government is currently launching “a wide-scale security campaign in search of the activists who took part in

Fresh Bread in Jordan

Here we share the reflections of a Jordanian anarchist on the ongoing popular mobilizations that have gripped Jordan beginning on May 30, 2018, as a response to tax-reform measures proposed by the State in accordance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands. As soon as authority was born, it developed its most dangerous habit: creating scenarios

Gallery: The 1979 Women’s March

The gallery below consists of a set of slowly disintegrating photos of a huge abortion rights march which took place in 1979, rescued from the Freedom Press archive. It’s unclear who took the shots, but we wanted to capture them before their condition got any worse. If you know whose they are please do get

Gallery: Luxury autonomous Tory bashing

Yesterday saw a large protest organised by the Labour-supporting People’s Assembly to “get the Tories out.” While the anarchist movement doesn’t tend to focus on party-based politics, autonomist-inspired Plan C called an Autonomous bloc for the day which saw libertarian-linked groups including Class War and Lover Activists get involved. In a report back from the

Anti-austerity campaigns kick off week of action in Scotland

Anti-cuts groups linked to Scottish campaign Action Against Austerity has launched a week of action calling on the Scottish government to end its participation in damaging disability benefit re-assessment programmes. The network argues that the process of switching claimants people over from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payments (PIP), which involves reassessing all claimants, even

Venezuela: State Power — when the Left is the problem

As protests rise once again on the streets of Caracas, we are witnessing a struggle between the conservative Venezuelan bourgeoisie removed from control of the State apparatus and an emerging middle class which uses the State as a lever of accumulation, writes Raúl Zibechi. What is happening in Venezuela has no connection with a “revolution” or “socialism”

Chile: Women and the pensions backlash

Following a new wave of protests against Chile’s Pinochet-era privatised pensions system, María Carrasco of libertarian communist journal Solidaridad looks at why women have particular reason to stand up for a new way. Major rallies have been ongoing since last year against the six private for-profit funds which currently hold Chile’s £122 billion in assets but pay just