Category Archives: Racism

To Kill the Truth: exactly how thick and cynical is Jonathan Freedland?

About two years ago, responding to the controversies around the London Anarchist Bookfair in late 2017, I mentioned my worry that people throwing around unsubstantiated charges of antisemitism could lead to a “boy who cried wolf” effect that would undermine … Continue reading

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Call to action against fascism & anti-semitism: 25 October – 9 November

From the Outlive Them Network: In the year since our first call to action, we have lost over one hundred lives to white terror. But we have also found each other. And we are many more than we first thought. … Continue reading

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UK prisoner/legal support updates: Extinction Rebellion prisoners, Kevan Thackrar and the JCB 5

The Activist Court Aid Brigade has an update on the Extinction Rebellion prisoners who’ve been held in remand for the Docklands Light Railway action: one has been released on bail, while Mark Ovland is being held at Mark OVLAND A0671EJ … Continue reading

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Wherever we stand, we stand against fascism: March 16 call to action from the Outlive Them Jewish antifascist network

Outlive Them, the Jewish antifascist network, have put out a new international call to action for March 16th. As with their previous call, I want to add a quick note on the UK context: Here in the UK, Jewish antifascists … Continue reading

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Deliveroo couriers to strike in Bristol and London on February 1st, and events diary for February

On Friday 1st February, Deliveroo couriers in Bristol will be striking for a range of demands. They’ve said that couriers in at least 5 cities will be taking part in the action, so far the only other one I’ve seen … Continue reading

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You can’t polish a turd, but you can stick a yellow vest on it: solidarity with striking railway workers facing fascist attacks

In a feeble attempt to magic a social movement into being by adopting some symbols associated with the revolt in France, a small amount of fascists took to the streets on Saturday wearing yellow vests, and, in at least one … Continue reading

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Late October round-up of UK work and social struggles and international repression news

In UK workplace-related news, the 30th of October saw simultaneous precarious workers’ demos in London and Glasgow, while security guards at the Ministry of Justice, organising through the grassroots UVW union, have just voted to strike for a living wage. … Continue reading

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