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Don’t hate the media, use the media.

EDIT: In light of recent events, I have to admit that this piece comes across as very naive and one-sided. I would still stand behind some of the ideas expressed in it, and still feel that many anarchists have an … Continue reading

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Day X3, 9th December: They won the vote, but who won the riot?

Something really good has happened. I can’t say about anywhere else, but where I live the ice is starting to melt. This is nice in and of itself, because it means you can walk up the street without risking falling … Continue reading

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What next? What can we do? What about the unemployed?

So, to start off with: looks like I was totally wrong to say the Camden protest this week looked like “one to watch”, since I’ve seen nothing to suggest it was anything other than a totally standard, business as usual … Continue reading

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Day X2, version 2: It was all great (except the 150 arrests)

So, it seems my previous round-up of the day’s events was a wee bit too optimistic, missing as it did the mass arrest right at the end of the day. Oops. That’s the danger of trying to write things up … Continue reading

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Day X2: Today Lewisham, tomorrow the world!

One of the downsides to living through such exciting times is that it becomes totally impossible to keep track of everything that’s going on. Trying to provide some kind of round-up of all the different actions, and still find time … Continue reading

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Make one, two, three, many Day Xs!

So, the day before the next day of action, currently being dubbed as Day X2. What’s been happening in the meantime? The Edinburgh uni occupation’s started a valiant attempt to keep track of the various occupations here, complete with contact … Continue reading

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Cautiously optimistic: Walkouts and occupations everywhere

So, what to make of Wednesday’s walkouts? Obviously, they were fantastic. No-one really seems sure how many universities were occupied, but it seems to have been at least 29. (Count ‘em: University of West England, Manchester Met, SOAS, Plymouth, Royal … Continue reading

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No more heroes: against the myth of the anarchist hardcore

It took me a while to get around to it, but I finally got around to doing that more analytical piece I’d been meaning to write. In the week following the Millbank occupation, one theme that has been repeated in … Continue reading

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Beating police repression after the student occupation/beating police censorship of the internet

Sorry about the silence of late, I intend to do a proper thinky piece later today, but it might end up being tomorrow or something, depending on how useless I end up being. First, a quick round-up of good anarcho … Continue reading

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Millbank riots aftermath – day 2

So, 2 days after the smashing of tory HQ, what else is there to say? The first really encouraging development to come out of it has been the occupation of Manchester uni against fees. Although it’s now over, it does … Continue reading

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