May Day round-up

I’ve not had time to write anything substantial on here in a while, and to be honest I don’t have enough time to do so right now, but I wanted to share a few links of interest. One story that I missed when it came out a few weeks back is that Grand Jury resister Maddy Pfeiffer is now free. I only found out about it now as a result of reading about the increased FBI harassment of anarchists in Olympia and Seattle in the run-up to May Day. I suppose in the next 24 hours we’ll have a clearer picture of how the last year of state repression has affected the Pacific North-West’s ability to throw lively May Day events. Closer to home, one form the fight against state repression has taken is in the solidarity shown to Steve Topley, a Nottinghamshire claimant who was imprisoned for comments made during an Atos interview, but has now been released on bail.

Finally, and this really is a brief round-up because I’m tired, the inspiring grassroots campaign against the bedroom tax on Merseyside continues, and this week they occupied the offices of a bailiff company that’d been looking to make money out of welfare reform.

That’s all for now, I hope to find the time to write more soon. Happy May Day, anyway.


About nothingiseverlost

"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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