Monthly Archives: February 2018

All out for seven days at Picturehouse cinemas, escalating action at unis, and more on Universal Credit and Women’s Aid

A few notes on ongoing struggles and upcoming events: After the postponement of their previous strike action, workers at Picturehouse Cinemas will now be walking out for a full seven days to demand a living wage, and in defiance of … Continue reading

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Syria seen from the Viewpoint of imperial purity: the crushing narcissism of empire

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they … Continue reading

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Call for solidarity with Russian anarchists and antifascists facing state repression

Via insurrection news: Days from the 5th till 12th of February are the days of solidarity with repressed Russian anarchists.  In October of 2017 in Penza six anarchists and antifascists were arrested by officers of Federal Security Service on a … Continue reading

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Ramsey Orta, imprisoned copwatcher who filmed Eric Garner’s death, moved to solitary

Ramsey Orta, the copwatcher who filmed the police killing of his friend Eric Garner, went on to become the only person present at that scene to go to prison, after he pled guilty to drug and weapon charges following a … Continue reading

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Global resistance to app capitalism and the gig economy

Across the world, workers are finding our jobs and lives reshaped by the new precarious forms of employment associated with app companies like Uber and Deliveroo, and wherever these new conditions arrive, people are fighting back. Since the start of … Continue reading

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UK class struggle updates: cleaners win in the City, action against Universal Credit, new workers’ and renters’ bulletins

A few scattered updates: In the City of London, cleaners organised through the militant grassroots UVW union have called off a planned strike at Lee Hecht Harrison, after the bosses caved in and agreed to raise their wages from £7.50 … Continue reading

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Antifa (2018): New documentary available to watch online

Not to be confused with last year’s similarly-titled The Antifascists, Antifa is a half-hour film, mainly focused on recent antifascist struggles in the US, but with a brief look at the UK and Germany for some historical context. As a … Continue reading

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