Monthly Archives: June 2018

If saying it’s a bad idea to work with fascists makes you a pro-war neoliberal, then who was phone? More on red-brown alliances, smears and all that

The Winter Oak has now replied to my article criticising their smear jobs against antifascists. Since positions are fairly entrenched by this point, with both of us feeling that we’re being wildly misrepresented by the other, it’s not clear how … Continue reading

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Repression news and general upcoming events for late June and July

Following on from the workplace and antifascist roundups, here’s some other news and events that didn’t fit into those categories: In the UK, Picturehouse security guards recently physically assaulted strike supporters. The brave miners who stuck out the entire length … Continue reading

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Anti-fascist events diary for late June/early July

As anti-fascist commentators like When Rome Burns have noted, the far-right have seen a worrying boost as a result of the “Free Tommy” mobilisations. The next few weeks will see a number of important dates for anti-fascists. There will be … Continue reading

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Workplace round-up for mid-June

It’s been a long time since I’ve got around to doing a news round-up, so there’s a lot to catch up on. Here’s an update specifically about ongoing workplace disputes: Cleaners organising through the United Voices of the World union … Continue reading

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In defence of anarchism and antifascism: a reply to the Winter Oak

In recent months, the subject of the “red-brown” alliance between some leftists and parts of the far-right, especially around their shared fondness for Assad, has attracted increasing attention. As the anti-fascist critique of this alliance has become more prominent, it … Continue reading

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Trump inauguration trials continue to collapse, Corey Long jailed for defending Charlottesville: US prison/legal updates for early June

This week saw another big development in the “J20” trials targeting those involved in the protests against Trump’s inauguration, as the second trial group collapsed in a series of acquittals and mistrials. While the first group to be acquitted just … Continue reading

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Repression round-up: latest on J20, G20, and calls for support

A few recent developments: In the “J20” trials of protestors mass-arrested at Trump’s inauguration, one trial group is currently awaiting the jury’s findings, and a key part of the prosecution’s strategy seems to be collapsing due to the prosecution not … Continue reading

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