Monthly Archives: January 2015

Have you heard the one about the politician and the tea lady?

As a general rule, for a “political” blogger, I don’t really write that much about what politicians say or do. I usually find it’s simplest to just start off assuming that whoever’s in power is going to try and screw … Continue reading

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We intend to win: Support Jason Hammond!

In May 2012, a group of white supremacists attempted to hold a meeting in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, but were disrupted by anti-fascists taking direct action against their “white nationalist economic summit”. Following the action, five antifascists, known … Continue reading


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Fighting back at home and at work: late January round-up

Just a short post this time, I mainly wanted to share two stories. First, from Nottingham, is the news that the second attempt at evicting the Crawfords has once again been blocked by a huge crowd of hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Ironic comments

So far, I’ve not written much about the recent terrorist atrocities in France, or the various controversies that have sprung up in their wake. Given the huge amount of words that have been spent on these events and issues already, … Continue reading

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Urgent call-out: help block the bailiffs in Nottingham this Friday

Last year, a huge crowd gathered in Nottingham to stop Sue and Tom Crawford from being evicted from their home. Now, a second eviction attempt is scheduled for Friday 23rd January. The write-up below is by their son, and is … Continue reading

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Mid-January round-up: redundancies, repression and resistance

Just notes on a few bits and pieces of interest: In workplace news, the Angry Language Brigade and London Industrial Workers of the World are supporting a group of English language teachers who’ve been left unpaid after shady businessman Craig … Continue reading

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Black lives still matter: more reading recommendations

For anyone trying to keep up with the movement against racist police murders in the US, a few suggestions: Peter Gelderloos has run a great three-part series in Counterpunch, covering the nature of the police and the role of the … Continue reading

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Dates for your diary, addresses for your address book

A look at a few upcoming events over the next week or so: Two court dates: D, a young black man who was assaulted by the police and then charged with obstructing them, will be in court in London on … Continue reading

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