Solidarity

Greece: anarchist refugee squats prepare for State onslaught

A new spate of recent evictions and interventions by the Greek State against refugee solidarity occupations run by the anarchist movement in Athens has prompted callouts for a major emergency gathering this Friday.

The callout and associated international day of action comes in the wake of a series of crackdowns and repression [1][2] against the solidarity movement, which has helped thousands of refugees self-organise to house… Continue reading

A Radical 2017 – All We Need To Do Is Join In

Jon Bigger writes on direct and effective alternatives to the opportunism and whining of the liberal left 

Since the Brexit and Trump results one thing that’s been glaringly obvious about any mainstream response is that it amounts to nothing but liberal bedwetting.

Article after article in the UK liberal press, day upon day has focused on what the terrible conservative forces will be getting up to and how… Continue reading

Fight the extradition of Lauri Love

On the 16th of September 2016 at Westminster Magistrates Court the extradition proceedings of Lauri Love (a computer scientist accused of hacking) were approved with leave to appeal. Lauri is being extradited to face charges of hacking to government websites and stealing data from three states in the U.S He faces a sentence of up to 99 years according to his U.S. lawyer Tor Eckland.

A group of… Continue reading

Northants Direct Action (NDA) Update

Solidarity – Direct Action – Mutual Support and anarchism in Northants

Northants Direct Action is happy to update and report that following its launch last November 2015, and constituting ourselves this March 2016; NDA has continued to hold monthly organising meetings and more importantly to express resistance in Northampton itself and enable members to support activities beyond.

We have an active core of around 10 – 15 people, another 20… Continue reading

Dover sentencing and anti-fascist organising

The Dover demonstration in January was the most violent anti-fascist action in Britain for many years. 70 people have been arrested and more are being searched for. See appeals on Kent Police site for details.

So far there have been 15 concluded cases. 10 people have received custodial sentences totalling 209 months. 7 People have been sentenced for violent disorder (s2 public order act 1986) and received between 2 years… Continue reading

Guest Post from Bristol IWW: VOYAGE TO THE 1970’S – OUR ENCOUNTER WITH A MACHO BOSS

This is a guest post from the Bristol branch of the IWW. Find the original article here. For more information on action you can take in this case see the bottom of this article.

What follows is an account of the astonishing events that unfolded when a member of Bristol IWW branch, accompanied by two fellow members, went to the head office of a “care” (lols!) company to demand… Continue reading

February 27th: Call-out against the eviction of the ZAD

As the British state clamps down on anti-aviation struggle with the recent Heathrow 13 convictions, in France the fight against the airport has intensified. Since the decision by a Nantes court to continue with the eviction of the ZAD (Zone to Defend) in Notre-Dame-Des-Landes, people worldwide have responded with mass demonstrations and a range of solidarity actions.

On January 26th  in Limoges, seven trucks belonging to the… Continue reading

This Black December

Banners are dropped across the first and fourth wings of the Korydallos Prison in Greece. Weeks earlier, prisoners, including hunger-striker Nikos Romanos, called for a “detonator for the restart of anarchist insurgency, inside and outside the prisons” in the stirring insurrectionist communique ‘For a Black December’. The banners ring true: “Insurrection is always timely”, as is proven by this Black December’s recent revolts. People have been hitting back at… Continue reading

Silhan Ozcelik’s imprisonment is another vicious example of today’s counter-insurgency

Silhan Ozcelik, an eighteen-year-old Kurdish woman from London, was sentenced to 21 months at the Old Bailey two days ago. Silhan’s conviction is the first in the UK against someone for attempting to fight alongside Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The verdict comes within the wave of patriotism engulfing Europe after the Paris attacks on 13th November. State criminalisation and street violence against Asian people and migrants has disturbingly and unsurprisingly… Continue reading

Charitable Disempowerment: The Sock Exchange

The sock exchange

A homeless man is crying during a television interview. The man is Wes Hall, former spokesman of the Sock Exchange, “a hub for Manchester’s homeless”squatted by Hall and others a few days previously. Footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs allowed the group to stay in the building until February.

To a grinning liberal Left, the footballers confirmed their images as working-class lads done good who would never… Continue reading