Monthly Archives: July 2017

Direct action blocks eviction in Sheffield!

This week, members of the tenants’ union ACORN took to the streets in Sheffield to prevent a landlord from carrying out an eviction, as reported in Evolve Politics and the Sheffield Star. They have now entered into negotiations with the … Continue reading

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Democratic confederalism and state counter-revolution: the example of Sheikh Maqsoud

An article recently appeared in Reuters examining Sheikh Maqsoud, the YPG-controlled district inside Aleppo. While the article itself is certainly not concerned with any kind of radical critique, I think it’s still worth circulating and discussing, just as a reminder … Continue reading

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Manslaughter on the Crossrail Express: reactions to the Rene Tkacik verdict

A post from the Blacklist Support Group which seems like it deserves to be seen more widely: “Anguish at insulting fine for Crossrail death The family of Rene Tkacik, the construction worker killed when a tonne of cement fell on … Continue reading

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Justice for Daz: March against police killing in Nuneaton, Saturday 29th July

Friends and family of Darren “Daz” Cumberbatch, a young black man who died after coming into contact with Nuneaton police, will be marching on Nuneaton police station at 1pm on Saturday 29th July. They state: “1pm We meet outside Nuneaton … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the Hamburg G20 defendants!

The G20 summit in Hamburg earlier this month saw fierce, determined resistance in the streets, as chronicled by CrimethInc, Mark Bray on the Final Straw, …umz Ganze! and Plan C, among others. It sounds like the police tactics were based … Continue reading

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July 29th: national day of action against union-busting at Picturehouse

A call-out has gone out for Saturday 29th July to be a national day of action against Picturehouse/Cineworld, the cinema chain that recently suspended four workers for being involved in an organising campaign to demand the living wage. The organisers … Continue reading

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One less barrier for workers: tribunal fees struck down in court!

An unexpected piece of good news from the courts today, as the introduction of fees for workplace tribunals, a move that discouraged countless workers from attempting to challenge unjust treatement, was struck down. Of course, the tribunal system as a … Continue reading

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