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“Bring the fire here!”

No Borders activists work in solidarity with migrants who struggle against the border regime. We want to strengthen links between this resistance and the wider discontent seen on Britain’s streets against commodification and police harassment.

99% of what?

The Occupy movement under the spotlight The wave of occupations that has rolled around the world from Madison, Wisconsin to Tahrir Square in Cairo, from the Spanish M15 movement and onward via Occupy Wall Street has been deeply inspiring to us, and deeply challenging to the system we live under. While it is reaction to [...]

Second Wave of Crisis

The real cost of keeping us poor Bank of England chairman Mervin King now openly admits that this might be the worst economic crisis in the history of capitalism. Those in positions of power and responsibility are supposed to play it cool. They are supposed to understate bad news and overstate good ones. But doing [...]

Defendants need your help

Witness appeal by legal support groups Anarchists, perhaps more than any other political grouping, have always excelled in solidarity and support work. It is because we challenge the authority of government and the legitimacy of the state that we often face the severest hostility and repression from them, and we understand what is required in [...]

Staying in Afghanistan

Ross Eventon makes the argument against the continued US presence in the region Reports that the US is determined to maintain a presence in Afghanistan will surprise no one except 99% of foreign policy analysts. Responding to the announcement that the US is in negotiations to maintain a presence until 2024, Mahdi Hassan, senior editor [...]

Staying in Afghanistan

Ross Eventon makes the argument against the continued US presence in the region Reports that the US is determined to maintain a presence in Afghanistan will surprise no one except 99% of foreign policy analysts.  Responding to the announcement that the US is in negotiations to maintain a presence until 2024, Mahdi Hassan, senior editor [...]

London Anarchist Bookfair 2011

The anarchist movement under one roof Since the last London bookfair, the UK’s biggest and one of the world’s best known anarchist gatherings, no one could have really predicted events unfolding the way they have. From the belligerent student protests and occupations to the anti-cuts movement and European-style black bloc erupting across the streets on [...]

June 30th: An anarchist teacher’s perspective

As an anarchist, I was not initially impressed by the idea of a one day strike. It didn’t sound very militant- going out on strike at the end of term after the exams were over when the students were about to finish in any case; there wasn’t going to be much impact. However, having now [...]

Andy Hayman and the CIB

Andy Hayman was in charge of Complaints Investigation Bureau – the Met police’s internal anti-corruption group. It turns out they were more corrupt than the coppers they were investigating. MPs demand inquiry into the Met’s ‘Untouchables’, accused of using the same illegal police tactics they are sworn to fight Corruption Squad under fire ‘Untouchables’of the [...]

You only love us when we strike

In the defence of trade unionism The anarchist (broadly speaking) critique of mainstream trade unions is well known, and valid. Big unions are arbiters and enforcers of social peace, supporters of the Labour Party, which is part of the system of electoral liberal democracy, and as such a reinforcement of business as usual. They are [...]