Monthly Archives: September 2018

Stansted 15 trial starts, and other repression news

On October 1st, the Stansted 15, people who blocked a deportation flight and are now facing terror charges that could lead to life imprisonment, will be facing trial at Chelmsford Crown Court. Support is requested throughout the trial. You can … Continue reading

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Spread the Spoons Strike – new bulletin out now!

Ahead of the Wetherspoons strike on October 4th, a new bulletin for Wetherspoons workers is being published. You can contact the authors at spoonstrike@gmail.com. Meanwhile, people in London can also pick up leaflets about the IWW call for a couriers’ … Continue reading

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Anti-fracking ‘lorry surfers’ receive custodial sentences/Writing to #FrackFreeFour Prisoners

Reposting these two articles from Freedom/Netpol together: “Four anti-fracking activists today received harsh sentences following a guilty verdict for public nuisance for direct action they have taken nearby Preston New Road fracking site. Three activists were sentenced to custodial sentences: … Continue reading

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Fast food shutdown! Call for national couriers strike on October 4th

To coincide with the joint McDonalds/Wetherspoons/TGI Fridays strike on October 4th, the IWW couriers network are calling for UberEats and Deliveroo couriers to join the action: “Calling all couriers! The last month has seen coordinated work stoppages and protests in … Continue reading

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Ubereats wildcat continues and spreads to Plymouth: workplace round-up for mid-September

An attempt at a slightly fuller round-up of recent and ongoing struggles, mainly workplace-focused: Notes from Below have published a more indepth write-up of the Ubereats wildcat, and the latest news is that the strike seems to have spread to … Continue reading

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Ubereats riders react to pay cut with wildcat strike, and Wetherspoons/TGI Fridays/McDonald’s strike set for early October

Ubereats couriers in London have now been on strike for two days in a row after their rates were slashed from £4.26 to £3.50 per delivery. I’ve not been able to find a full report from movement sources anywhere, but … Continue reading

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New court support group, Activist Court Aid Brigade, forms after closure of LDMG

Reposting this announcement from Freedom News – between this and the not-bookfair, it’s really good to see people stepping up to fill some of the gaps in our movement’s infrastructure: The demise of the Legal Defence Monitoring Group (LDMG) – … Continue reading

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