Tag Archives: direct action

Not guilty! – Court finds in favour of direct action against the arms trade

A cheering piece of news comes from Burnley Magistrate’s Court, where two people have just been acquitted of criminal damage charges arising from their attempts to destroy BAe fighter jets that were due to be sold to Saudi Arabia. Sam … Continue reading

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Direct action blocks eviction in Sheffield!

This week, members of the tenants’ union ACORN took to the streets in Sheffield to prevent a landlord from carrying out an eviction, as reported in Evolve Politics and the Sheffield Star. They have now entered into negotiations with the … Continue reading

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More direct action victories: against workfare in Dorset, jobcentre repression in Edinburgh, and crap landlords in Seattle

A few notable direct action victories recently: First, the comrades of Dorset IWW report that they’ve successfully pressured a Bournemouth branch of the Co-Op into giving up their involvement with workfare. Secondly, the always-inspirational Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty report how, … Continue reading

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The Sweets taste of victory: bailiffs seen off at Sweets Way Estate

Great news from the Sweets Way estate in North London, where direct action and solidarity prevented an eviction today. There doesn’t seem to be a full write-up available yet, but the Sweets Way Resists facebook page have reported: MOSTAFA REMAINS … Continue reading

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The fast and the furious: rank-and-file action wins reinstatement for sacked worker in under an hour

Construction is one of the last industries left in the UK with a strong, well-organised rank-and-file presence, and construction workers have been responsible for some of the most impressive workplace victories in this country in recent years. Today saw another … Continue reading

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Practical resistance: direct action and campaign victories from London, Brighton, Dorset and Liverpool

As you may have seen, the New Era tenants have declared victory after the investors who wanted to buy their estate and raise rents gave up, and they’ve been promised no rent increases in 2015 and a “living rent” policy … Continue reading

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Mid-August round-up: direct action and strikes in London, Brighton, Barnsley and Doncaster

The action against unpaid wages at a temp agency in London this week was a success, with the organisers reporting that “They saw that we were talking to other people who had come to register with the agency, that there … Continue reading

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