Monthly Archives: December 2010

They hold the scissors, we hold the rock

So, continuing my run of bad timing, I managed to write that piece about how we should engage with the media more just before that Jody McIntyre “rolling towards the police” interview happened. Having said that, I would still claim … Continue reading

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Don’t hate the media, use the media.

EDIT: In light of recent events, I have to admit that this piece comes across as very naive and one-sided. I would still stand behind some of the ideas expressed in it, and still feel that many anarchists have an … Continue reading

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Day X3, 9th December: They won the vote, but who won the riot?

Something really good has happened. I can’t say about anywhere else, but where I live the ice is starting to melt. This is nice in and of itself, because it means you can walk up the street without risking falling … Continue reading

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Looking for power in Topshop

So, to start with, it’s worth repeating a few of the basics for anyone going on the various protests this week: get a reasonable-sized group together beforehand (ideally, more than two, but not so many that you’re likely to get … Continue reading

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What next? What can we do? What about the unemployed?

So, to start off with: looks like I was totally wrong to say the Camden protest this week looked like “one to watch”, since I’ve seen nothing to suggest it was anything other than a totally standard, business as usual … Continue reading

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Day X2, version 2: It was all great (except the 150 arrests)

So, it seems my previous round-up of the day’s events was a wee bit too optimistic, missing as it did the mass arrest right at the end of the day. Oops. That’s the danger of trying to write things up … Continue reading

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