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Monthly Archives: November, 2010

Review of “Beating the Fascists: The Untold History of Anti Fascist Action”

First part of a two part extended review of Beating The Fascists – its insights and implications “In the absence of class, race; in the absence of socialism, nationalism.” “We are on the landings and no one else is” Front National supporter in the early 1990s “If we agree the vacuum needs to be filled [...]

A brief history of kettling

The police tactic of “kettling” was first used at N30, the anti-WTO summit protest at Euston station, London, November 1999. It was introduced after the disastrous policing efforts during J18 (Carnival Against Capital) some months previously where anti-capitalists and anarchist demonstrators roamed free throughout the city of London causing mayhem as part of the global [...]

40 Years of Black Flag

2010 is a year of anniversaries. It is 170 years since Proudhon proclaimed himself an anarchist and that “property is theft!” It is twenty years since the poll-tax riot. It is 40 years since Black Flag first came out. Originally associated with the Anarchist Black Cross, Black Flag has been an independent magazine for some [...]

UPDATE: Students in occupation

A list of universties and colleges who occupied on November 24th (some remain in occupation – check the links for updated info): SOAS Manchester Metropolitan University University of West England Royal Holloway University of Birmingham University of Plymouth London South Bank University University of Warwick Essex University Newcastle University Sheffield University Cardiff University University College [...]

Student Occupation: A brief legal guide

This is intended as a useful guide only, as with any occupation there should be at least one person present or available with a working knowledge of the law. Trespass The act of trespass is a civil matter, not a criminal one, so no one should be threatened with arrest for simple trespass. Aggravated trespass [...]

Simon Chapman and The Thessaloniki Four

Interview with UK anarchist still facing 10 years in Greek prison for the EU Summit riots in 2003. The appeal trial is set for 14th January 2011. What was happening in Thessaloniki in 2003 and why did you go? In June 2003 there was going to be summit of the European Union heads of state. [...]

Radical History Tour 27th November

Saturday 27th November. A Radical History Tour around the East End, raising funds for the East End Howler- The radical voice of East London.
Meet 1pm Spitalfields Church. More…

Beating The Fascists: The Untold Story of Anti-Fascist Action

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The most controversial book of the year, a compelling account of the extraordinary activities of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) – by those who were there on the frontline. More…

What is the role of the ABC?

The Anarchist Black Cross has been around for over a century now and, like many other organisations, it role has changed over time. It started as the Anarchist or Political Red Cross sometime between 1900-05 to provide aid to comrades in Tsarist Russia and grew from there, changing its name to avoid confusion with the [...]

Women, War and Conscription

While the media celebrated last month the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – an act of heroism rather than an act of war, we reproduce a critical examination written during WW2 of the role women were forced to play in aiding ‘the war effort’. The last war ended just in time to save [...]