Category Archives: Activism

“From shambles to farce”: CPS jokers get “a slap in the face”

Back in April, eight people who had blocked the road to prevent people getting into the DSEI arms fair, and defended their actions by saying they were attempting to prevent weapons sold at DSEI from being used in war, torture … Continue reading

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The Heathrow 13 stay free, and other odds and ends

It’s always good to be able to share some positive news, even if it’s only of the “things not being quite as bad as they could be” kind, so I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the news that … Continue reading

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Enjoy hipsterphobia as part of a balanced diet

As the somewhat improbable level of fallout from the Fuck Parade rolls on, Cava Sundays has offered a more radical critique than the standard “what kind of a monster targets small businesses?” platitudes. I don’t think that their critique of … Continue reading

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A myth is born: on paper tigers and shaggy dog stories

It’s been fascinating to watch the way that the media narrative of the Fuck Parade has been created. To recap, the estate agent Marsh & Parsons got its windows put through, while the worst the cereal cafe got was a … Continue reading

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Hey student! You’re still not saying anything.

The round of articles, replies, and further replies about Kurdistan continues to roll on and on. We now have Stefan Bertram-Lee’s “Dear Mr. Anarchist, you aren’t listening”, which (for those who haven’t been paying attention) is a reply to Peter … Continue reading

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Dear people writing articles on the internet, how would you feel about maybe having a chat about practice?

As the social experiment in Rojava continues, so the mountain of statements, counter-statements, and counter-counter-statements from Western radicals analysing the situation continues to grow higher. One of the latest offerings is Petar Stanchev’s “Mr. Anarchist, we need to have a … Continue reading

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We are alone, and not actually anywhere near Kobane: a response to Rabble

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on the situation in Rojava, and what we can, or indeed can’t, do to affect things there, in response to an article from the Anarkismo group, which in turn was a response … Continue reading

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Ferguson round two: solidarity with the rebels everywhere, against all managers of revolt

To start off with, a round-up of useful sources for trying to keep on top of what’s been going on in Ferguson and elsewhere: Mask Magazine published this guide to the situation in the run-up to the Wilson verdict, and … Continue reading

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A tale of two black flags: some confused thoughts on anti-state resistance to the Islamic State

Over the last few weeks, people across the UK have been taking to the streets to voice their anger at massacres happening in the Middle East. Some of these people have been protesting against Israel’s slaughter in Gaza, a relatively … Continue reading

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Emergency! Woolwich and the politics of urgency

Perhaps this is a terrible thing to admit, but when I first heard about what had happened in Woolwich – and, more to the point, when I began to realise the effect it would have on the wider political climate … Continue reading

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