Monthly Archives: June 2020

Repression news: three protesters sentenced to death in Iran, Eric King assaulted by guards

Two quick updates on repression/legal/prison news. From the Anarchist Union of Iran and Afghanistan: Three young people were sentenced to death by Teheran’s “Revolutionary Court”. Saeed Tamjidi, Amir Hossein Moradi and Mohammad Rajabi were charged, among others, with “participation in … Continue reading

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Health and safety dispute at Manchester airport, BLM legal defence, the history of the Syrian revolution and more

Reel News report that a dispute over health and safety and blacklisting has broken out at Manchester Airport. In their words: “Construction workers are picketing Manchester airport over the disgraceful treatment that 70 sparks and fitters have received from JCK … Continue reading

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Cleaners told to choose between PPE and their union, zoom debate on university struggle, and more

A few quick notes: On Saturday 20th, the Angry Workers/Let’s Get Rooted project are hosting a discussion with students and university workers from Edinburgh, London, New York and New Delhi. In their words, “Our focus will be to debate how … Continue reading

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Monday 15th June: Further day of action in support of sacked ESOL teacher

From the IWW: Promise Training Centre, an English academy with centres in Hayes, Harrow and Tottenham sacked Daniela at the beginning of the lockdown without any compensation, leaving her with no income at all. Promise is a subcontractor for Barnet … Continue reading

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Saturday June 13: A report from Trafalgar Square

Yesterday was an eventful day. For the sake of posterity, here’s a lightly-edited version of the report posted on twitter by the Malcolm X Movement:* “History was made today in Ldn: Militant independent black working class youth-led history, in the … Continue reading

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Prisoner support updates: Eric King placed on mail ban, copwatcher Ramsey Orta is free!

Obviously, there’s a lot else going on in the world right now, but just to share two quick prisoner support updates: Anarchist prisoner Eric King, who’s faced continued and intense harassment from staff ever since being imprisoned on an arson … Continue reading

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Whose identity is it anyway?: Some inconclusive thoughts on Labour antisemitism, identity, politics, and related matters

This is a somewhat messy and rambling piece of writing, so by way of an introduction: like a lot of people, I’d given a fair bit of thought over the last few years to questions around left/Labour antisemitism and “identity … Continue reading

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