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March round-up – news on the war against women, workers and welfare

This was meant to be an International Women’s Day post, but my computer crashes a lot. Nevermind, if this stuff is worth thinking about on March 8th, then it’s worth thinking about on March 9th. This post doesn’t really have … Continue reading

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Self-organised claimant resistance to Atos: a success story for our time

This week saw an important and encouraging development in the ongoing resistance to welfare reforms and austerity: a national day of action, largely organised by claimants themselves with little input from any larger permanent organisation, was successful in provoking Atos, … Continue reading

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Ongoing struggles: Atos, Shetland Gas, Focus E15 Mothers

Just a quick round-up of a few recent/ongoing struggles that don’t seem to have attracted much attention: First, there’s been a call-out for a national day of demos against Atos on February 19th. The organisers have been very ambitious in … Continue reading

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Welfare, workplace and repression news: Mid-January round-up.

Just a quick overview of a few recent developments: in welfare news, claimants have won a notable victory over Atos by pressuring the Co-op into not renewing their contract with the company. Claimants are also currently fighting Atos in the … Continue reading

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Early November round-up

Just a few quick links to things I’ve seen or read recently that’re of interest: While Rome Burns has a really good piece on anti-fascism and the decline of the EDL, and the newly-launched Plan C website has a few … Continue reading

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Action against Atos, and other late August adventures.

So, the big thing that’s been happening this week, at least if you’re interested in claimants’ issues, is the week of action against Atos called by Disabled People Against Cuts and Uk Uncut. It seems to have gone pretty well: … 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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Write to your MP today: Thoughts on anarchists and mass movements

So, in contrast to a lot of my posts, this one definitely doesn’t claim to have any answers, it’s just raising some questions that I think need to be thought about. To give a bit of personal context, from the … Continue reading

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Camping it up

So, it’s pretty obvious that the most exciting thing happening at the moment is the wave of huge protests that started off in Spain, but now seems to have spread to France and Greece, among other places (not least the … Continue reading

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