Monthly Archives: December 2014

12 months that mostly didn’t really shake the world that much: 2014 in review

So, another year has come and gone. To be honest, it’s not really been a great one, overall: on an international level, the wave of revolt that rolled around the world in 2010-12 feels like it’s still rolling back, with … Continue reading

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Practical resistance: direct action and campaign victories from London, Brighton, Dorset and Liverpool

As you may have seen, the New Era tenants have declared victory after the investors who wanted to buy their estate and raise rents gave up, and they’ve been promised no rent increases in 2015 and a “living rent” policy … Continue reading

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New kids on the blockade: thoughts on the new anti-racist, anti-police revolt

As in previous weeks, I’ve spent a fair amount of time this week trying to keep up with the ongoing revolt against racism and police brutality in the US. As always, the Ferguson Fighting Fear With Fire page is worth … Continue reading

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Mid-December round-up

The last week or so has seen some inspiring international news. In Greece, a big victory has been won by the mass movement in support of anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos, as a wave of struggle has won the right … Continue reading

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We are alone, and not actually anywhere near Kobane: a response to Rabble

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on the situation in Rojava, and what we can, or indeed can’t, do to affect things there, in response to an article from the Anarkismo group, which in turn was a response … Continue reading

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Housing, education, police brutality and more: Early December round-up

The last few weeks have seen impressive action on two different fronts, as struggles over both housing and education have been heating up recently. On the housing front, there seems to be an increasing willingness to resist evictions, as direct … Continue reading

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