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About nothingiseverlost

"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."

Edgelords with thin skins: on the difficulty of free speech absolutism and “the right to discuss ideas”

A brief tale that might illustrate some of the difficulties of free speech absolutism as an ideology: A few years back, a gallery called LD50 invited a range of far/alt-right and anti-immigrant speakers to address a conference. This drew protests … Continue reading

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Anarchist political prisoner Eric King facing false charges that could lead to another 20 years in prison

The following report is reproduced, with some minor edits, from the Support Eric King site: For folks who are unaware, Eric is an anarchist and anti-fascist prisoner who was sentenced to 10 years for an attempted arson, an action in … Continue reading

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In the trans-exclusionary bathroom: a quick reply to Daphne Lawless on left transphobia

The Aoateroa/New Zealand-based group Fightback recently published a short article by Daphne Lawless, aiming to challenge the spread of trans-exclusionary/transphobic ideas on the New Zealand, and international, left. In general, I definitely welcome this article – I also see those … Continue reading

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Late August class struggle round-up and events listing

Recent events: it seems that there might be a positive end in sight for the occupation at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, as some buyers have now expressed interest in keeping the shipyard open. In Bradford, a proposed indefinite strike … Continue reading

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Mid-August antifascist and workplace round-up, and coming events

In antifascist news, Plan C, London Anarchist Federation and the Anti-Fascist Network all have posts up with reports and analysis from the last big “Free Tommy” mobilisation. On which note, if you can get down to central London on August … Continue reading

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Reinstate Micky: GMB union accused of attempting to persecute rank-and-file shop steward

A series of posts from “Red Tyneside” on twitter, reproduced here for reference: A GMB regional official, Northern’s Billy Coates, is waging a battle against a rank-and-file, fighting shop steward, Micky Hunnam. On what basis? Three years ago someone allegedly … Continue reading

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Workplace notes and class struggle events listings for early August

Workplace notes: At homelessness charity St Mungo’s, staff are balloting for strike action over a range of issues including a demand to stop sharing information on homeless migrants with the Home Office. Over in Belfast, workers are occupying the iconic … Continue reading

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