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Monthly Archives: December, 2010

Militant atheism – yes please

Pope Benedict XVIs visit to the UK is thankfully over and despite mainstream media blanket coverage, relatively small numbers of ordinary Catholics attended. The widespread anger felt at perpetration of child abuse by priests within the Catholic Church didn’t discourage the Queen however who greeted him on arrival in Scotland; nor the Archbishop of Canterbury, [...]

Precarious Workers United in Struggle: a perspective

This year witnessed numerous workplace struggles involving migrant workers best described as having precarious employment conditions compared to other unionised and relatively secure ‘native’ workers. The most notable of these precarious workers struggles this year were those of cleaners.

Going Underground

RMT London regional organiser Steve Hedley reports on the ongoing tube workers dispute The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has now had three very successful one day strikes in defence of jobs and safety on the underground. Management propose to do away with 800 frontline station jobs. These are in the [...]

Latest issue of Freedom out now

Latest edition of Freedom (Vol 71 No 23) A New Student Movement available to buy. Either direct from the shop or from any good radical bookshop or social centre. Freedom Bookshop Angel Alley 84b Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX Opening hours: Monday to Saturday Midday till 6pm, Sunday Midday till 4pm Christmas closing times [...]

New issue of Freedom out now

Latest edition of Freedom (Vol 71 No 23) A New Student Movement is now available to buy. Either direct from Freedom bookshop or any good radical bookstore. Alternatively take out a subscription. More…

Yuletide Opening

We will be open as usual until 6pm on Friday 24th December 2010 and then closed until noon on Monday 3rd January 2011 while we conduct rennovations and essential repairs and have a well deserved rest.

A New Student Movement

Protests, riots, occupations – the defiance of a new generation takes hold Wednesday 24th November was the National Walkout and Day of Protest Against Tuition Fees. The co-ordinated mobilisation, dubbed Day X, saw thousands upon thousands of students from cities across the UK walk out of class and attend demonstrations in the biggest wave of [...]

I am a Megaphone

Interview from 23rd May 1968 with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a then student radical, who was part of the massive student uprising in Paris that year against a repressive French government. Q: How do you describe your political position? Basically I am an anarchist… a Marxist-anarchist. Q: Some journalists have described you as the leader of the [...]

Revolting Students

Battle of Millbank ignites the anti-cuts movement There has been a flurry of media hype, discussion and now witch-hunts over the actions of thousands of students on Wednesday 10th November. It strikes me that the most important question to be asking, which is not being asked in the mainstream media, is: ‘if you want to [...]

Syndicalists and the new shop stewards movement

Clashing with this year’s anarchist bookfair was the TUC’s march against the cuts, coinciding with the Tory government’s “Comprehensive Spending Review.”  Several weeks before, the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), which lobbied the TUC at its conference, to take strong action against the cuts, met for its first scheduled national meeting since the AGM in [...]