Tag Archives: Jock Palfreeman

Electricians take de-skilling fight to Royal Opera House, and other news and events for mid-March

There’s been a fair few events over the last week that it’d be wrong or impossible to ignore. Rather than try to summarise them myself, here’s a few relevant articles: Sisters Uncut declare victory at halting police powers bill in … Continue reading

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The end of the affair: some reflections on 2019

The party’s over I always try to do a little end-of-year round-up thing, and had been toying with the idea of an end-of-decade one, but (as the lateness of this probably shows) I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed to even … Continue reading

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Big post strike on the way, victories for tenants and railway cleaners, and much more: mid-October round-up

Rounding up a few recent developments: In workplace news, one of the big stories is that Royal Mail staff organised through the CWU voted to strike against the running down of the service by 97%, on an amazing turnout of … Continue reading

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Emergency action required to defend antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman!

from Antifa International: Jock Palfreeman is an Australian antifascist currently imprisoned in Bulgaria. While traveling through Bulgaria in 2007, Jock witnessed a gang of nazis assaulting two Roma boys and intervened.  When the gang turned on Jock, he defended himself … Continue reading

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Extra late May notes on workplace disputes, prisoner updates and more

A few further notes I didn’t manage to fit into the last update: In radical/anarcho news, a new issue of London’s anarchist paper, Rebel City, is out now, along with the latest issue of the Anarchist Communist Group paper, Jackdaw. … Continue reading

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International repression news: Bulgaria, Belarus, Indonesia, the US and more

In Bulgaria, antifascist prisoner and prison organiser Jock Palfreeman continues his hunger strike, which has now gone on for a month. The Bulgarian families and friends of prisoners group write: “Jock Palfreeman’s hunger strike is in its 30th day today, … Continue reading

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Antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike, and last-minute callouts for this weekend

Jock Palfreeman, antifascist prisoner and chair of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association, has launched a hunger strike “as a protest against the corruption and abuse of power by the management of Sofia Prison, and in particular, the chief of staff, Desilav … Continue reading

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Repression and resistance round-up for early July: Cardiff, Bulgaria and beyond…

A quick round-up of repression-related news: In Cardiff, three defendants facing charges related to an attempted disruption of an arms fair have just been acquitted. In Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association have put out an urgent call for solidarity actions, … Continue reading

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Florida prisoners launch “Operation PUSH” strike, and other prison news from Texas, NY, Bulgaria and Hungary

As of January 15th, Florida prisoners have begun a work stoppage, called “Operation PUSH”. You can find more information via the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, Fight Toxic Prisons, or the SPARC facebook page. The action’s already attracted write-ups in Newsweek, … Continue reading

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Call for international solidarity with the inmates of Sofia prison, Bulgaria

A call from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association: Immediate call for international solidarity! In a similar statement circulated amongst prisoners in Sofia Prison, we outline the problems we have faced in the last year with the appointment of the Director Peter … Continue reading

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