Tag Archives: solidarity

Principles, priorities, popularity, pasties and power – thinking about an anarchist strategy

At around this time last year, I wrote a piece looking at some of the tensions between class unity and the need for specific groups to control their own autonomous struggles – not arguing for one over the other, but … Continue reading

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2011 in review: some forgotten highlights of the year

It’s that time of year when everyone’s making end-of-year lists, and, just as predictably, pretty much is everyone is going to be enraged by the fact that everyone else’s list misses off something that they consider to be vitally important. … Continue reading

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The media vs. the union leaders – don’t take sides, make sides!

To briefly summarise developments over the last few days: the struggle in Greece continues to escalate (as ever, Occupied London is the best source for updates, and contra-info is also worth a look), China may be on the verge of … Continue reading

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Nothing succeeds like success: ATOS and Office Angels

So, on the whole it’s been a fairly quiet week or so, with not much to report on. There’s been a demo in defence of the NHS, and one by disabled people speaking out against the cuts, the ALARM group … Continue reading

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Mind your own business! – Thoughts on selfishness, selflessness, and winning

To begin with, the usual round-up of recent events: Locked-out workers in Hull are continuing to use direct action to disrupt the economy and put pressure on their employer, causing huge traffic jams and threatening to attend BP’s annual general … Continue reading

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The English Defence League – Blair’s children?

To start off with, a quick disclaimer: in case anyone’s worrying, this isn’t going to be a crass piece of meaningless lefty name-calling along the lines of “Blair said nasty things about muslims, therefore he’s the same as the EDL, … Continue reading

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Not all coppers are bastards

The title of this post isn’t really a view I ever expected to find myself expressing. To put it mildly, I am really not a fan of the fucking filth. But I have to admit that I am genuinely impressed … Continue reading

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