Category Archives: Internet

KONY 2012: Stop offering simplistic solutions to complicated problems. In 2012.

By this point, it’s probably safe to say that awareness of Joseph Kony has been well and truly raised. Admittedly, the Kony 2012 video hasn’t yet spread quite as widely as Rebecca Black’s heroic efforts to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Two down, six to go: Direct action gets results for tenants, cleaners and electricians

As the class war rages on – and, let’s face it, our rulers generally continue to win it most of the time – a few examples from recent weeks have demonstrated the kind of tactics that can get real results. … Continue reading

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2011 in review: some forgotten highlights of the year

It’s that time of year when everyone’s making end-of-year lists, and, just as predictably, pretty much is everyone is going to be enraged by the fact that everyone else’s list misses off something that they consider to be vitally important. … Continue reading

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ATOS kills – the words that sank a website.

As reported on the Void recently, ATOS have been trying to censor websites carrying content that criticised them. Here’s the article that they don’t want you to read: Atos Macht Frei – Atos Origin Team Up With Gas Chamber Firm! Atos … Continue reading

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Hate-filled thugs in violent rampage

Once again, I don’t really have anything particularly new or interesting to say, so here’s a collection of stories that’ve caught my eye over the last week or so. The main theme tying a lot of this stuff together is … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Pig bites man

The Metropolitan Police’s request for information on anarchists seems to be getting a fair bit of media attention. SolFed and Freedom Press have both managed to skillfully get some free publicity out of it, proving that it’s possible to engage … Continue reading

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No alarms and no surprises – first thoughts on J30

So, the first co-ordinated strike against the cuts has come and gone. Without wanting to speak too soon, it looks like the overall situation is still roughly what it was before the strike: the government and police are still bastards, … Continue reading

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The media vs. the union leaders – don’t take sides, make sides!

To briefly summarise developments over the last few days: the struggle in Greece continues to escalate (as ever, Occupied London is the best source for updates, and contra-info is also worth a look), China may be on the verge of … Continue reading

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A few recent events, and the words Paul Dacre doesn’t want you to read…

Last week, the peace campaigner Brian Haw died. This fact got a bit of attention in the mainstream press. Meanwhile, unnoticed by the media, another thorn in the side of the state passed away: Bob from Manchester Anarchist Federation. I … Continue reading

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A bunch of links, and then some rambling about the US.

I still don’t really have any particularly original thoughts on recent events, but here’s a big list of various events and articles that’ve caught my eye over the last week or so: First of all, last week I complained that … Continue reading

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