Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fawley oil refinery: the fight for equal pay, the fight against national divisions

A planned strike at Fawley oil refinery has been called off after bosses agreed to a new pay deal that will put an end to the situation of foreign workers earning less than half the wages of British workers employed … Continue reading

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Taking part in the international day of solidarity with antifascist prisoners

July 25th has been designated an international day of solidarity with antifascist prisoners. If you’d like to join in, the simplest ways to show solidarity from the UK would probably be to write to Yusef, who was jailed for resisting … Continue reading

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100 Wood Street: the bosses start to crumble, the strike goes on

As the amazing cleaners’ strike at 100 Wood Street in the City of London goes on, the bosses are starting to back down, but the cleaners are determined not to settle for less than total victory. As their statement puts … Continue reading

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Repression round-up: court and prison news for July 20-25th

A few important notes on repression and resistance over the next few days: Aiden Aslin is due in court in Nottingham on Wednesday 20th to find out if he’ll be charged for allegedly helping the Kurdish resistance against ISIS. London … Continue reading

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Politics from below: Sisters Uncut set up occupied breakfast club

This weekend was a strong one for occupations. The Focus E15 campaign took over the balconies of East Ham police station: While Sisters Uncut in the East End occupied one of Hackney’s many empty council flats. They’ll be using the space … Continue reading


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Early July round-up: cleaners, disability assessments, carers and more…

First off, there’s a few upcoming events this week that look worthwhile: Throughout the whole week, the Universities and Colleges Union will be taking local actions as part of their ongoing pay dispute. The week of 11-15 July sees Edge … Continue reading

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God save us all: what would it actually mean to go beyond the nation?

Plan C Birmingham recently posted a call for an anti-nationalist initiative, “practical actions of solidarity and resistance that create an alternative to the nation”. The idea itself is fine as far as it goes, but much more is needed before … Continue reading

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Two suggestions for those joining the Labour Party

I’ve not had time to write much of late, but I just wanted to highlight this article that’s appeared in the Occupied Times, and particularly the practical suggestions it makes: I don’t want to do a whole “this is what … Continue reading

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