Riots

Brazil: A letter to anarchists in the wake of the general strike

In this analysis of recent Brazilian protests, which culminated in a general strike and a riot which shook Rio, Vantiê Clínio Carvalho de Oliveira calls for anarchists to remember — this isn’t about left vs right.

Falling into this false dichotomy “left” vs “right” is a big mistake, historical and current, which anarchists can commit and, strange as it may seem, this is a trend to play the game now:… Continue reading

As Syriza ponders an “accommodation” with Golden Dawn, anarchists fight back

In the aftermath of recent clashes in Athens, Greece, on the anniversary of the police murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos on December 8th 2008, fascist party Golden Dawn has attempted to get itself back into the news through attacking journalists. But in Patras at least they aren’t having it all their own way.

On December 10th MPs and hangers-on of Golden Dawn rushed the third floor of… Continue reading

It’s hard to care about litter whilst the government cuts the legs out from underneath deprived communities

The #cleanforthequeen campaign is disgusting. Whilst communities across the country suffer from long term deprivation,  austerity and gentrification, the campaign – backed by Country Life and Keep Britain Tidy –  expects people to do hours of unpaid labour to honour a woman who’s leeched off the rest of us for decades.

Royalist Gove looking smug at a photoshoot

These anti-litter drives are mostly exercises in ideology –… Continue reading

Hackney Safer Neighbourhood MPS station attacked during Million Mask March

Editors note: Whilst the Million Mask March was shutting down Central London (as well as being kettled and arrested), it appears an autonomous group of anarchists took matters into their own hands and protested the recent actions of the police in a direct way. The below statement has appeared on the 325 website along with a picture of a smashed window and ‘ACAB’ graffiti. This has been confirmed by our… Continue reading

Ferguson Legal Defence Fund Smashes Target

The slogan ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ has become emblematic of the protests.

A CROWD funding campaign to get legal reps for people detained during disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri, USA has more than doubled it’s target, reaching as high as $57,000 mark after a surge of donations. The huge boost to the Ferguson Defense Fund on Indiegogo was sparked as rioting broke out over the exoneration of killer cop Darren Wilson by a Grand Jury yesterday. Viral film stills showed Wilson, who sparked national unrest when he gunned down unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, smiling as he walked free from court. Violence broke out just hours later as heavily-armed police clashed with protesters who are calling the result a whitewash.The amount would double the campaign’s original target of $25,000, set last month by Javotti hip-hop label manager Donna Dragotta and firebrand music star Talib Kweli. In a statement yesterday Dragotta said: “The response to our defense fund is honestly astounding me right now … donations are pouring in.”In their campaign statement, the pair wrote: “These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms.

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Nothing ‘mindless’ about rioters

Although riots are complex social phenomenon, the recent unrest in England has inescapably political roots. Continue reading