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You’re talking a lot, but you’re not saying anything – more thoughts on March 26th and the “violent minority”

Since the media storm over March 26th hasn’t quite died down yet – my new favourite piece of journalism is the Evening Standard’s stunning revelation that anarchists sometimes take their masks off and wear normal clothes – I thought it … Continue reading

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Some signs of life.

News round-up: The class war continues to heat up in the US as Wisconsin slowly moves towards a general strike. A high school walkout on Friday got a response from around the country, firefighters managed to shut down a bank … Continue reading

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In defence of the Royal Wedding

I’d been meaning to write something about this for a few days now, but now that the Sun’s suddenly discovered the anarchist plot against the Royal Wedding (an article which has already been demolished by Rob Ray here), now seems … Continue reading

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Egypt, England, solidarity and selfishness

Obviously,  the ongoing Egyptian revolt’s pretty much the biggest story happening at the moment, but I really don’t have enough background knowledge of the situation to offer any kind of informed, original analysis of it, so if I tried to … Continue reading

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They hold the scissors, we hold the rock

So, continuing my run of bad timing, I managed to write that piece about how we should engage with the media more just before that Jody McIntyre “rolling towards the police” interview happened. Having said that, I would still claim … Continue reading

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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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Looking for power in Topshop

So, to start with, it’s worth repeating a few of the basics for anyone going on the various protests this week: get a reasonable-sized group together beforehand (ideally, more than two, but not so many that you’re likely to get … 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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