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Kensal Rise library barricaded to keep council in!


Yesterday morning the community at Kensal Rise library in Brent, blocked the front doors of the library, preventing the council from removing their books. Fifty local residents heard the council were taking the books away, they amassed quickly in solidarity at the entrance and formed a human barracade to keep the removers inside while the police arrived on the scene at midday.

London Free Concert this weekend

May 19, 2012 12:00

This weekend the people of London are taking back our spaces with a great free concert on Clapham Common London.  Located next to the Long Pond our stage will be the grass, our entry policy - "All Welcome"

12M Global Day of Action – Meet the 1%


As part of the 12M Global Day of Action that occurred in over 350 cities, around 700 protesters gathered at St Pauls to take a tour [map | pics] of the financial institutions responsible for much of the crisis. Throughout the march, City of London police repeatedly tried to slow and halt the march and there were clashes as people pushed through police lines. The tour concluded at the Bank of E…

Invisible Forces

June 16, 2012 14:00


Furtherfield Gallery & Social Space

McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park

London, N4 2NQ

T: +44 (0) 208 802 2827

E: info@ furtherfield.org

W: www.furtherfield.org/gallery

If the elections could overturn this barbarism… th

An English translation of anarchist analysis of the elctorial process in greece with links to the many texts coming from the various Anarchist collectives, groups and assemblies down the bottom.


If the elections could overturn this barbarism… they'd be illegal!

Spirit of May Day Flickers Back to Life


Anti-workfare protesters brought chaos to London’s West End yesterday after the annual Trade Union May Day march and demonstration. A roving mob of around 350 people successfully shut down countless shops and businesses who use forced labour under the Government’s workfare schemes.

Big 6 Bash Roundup


A roundup of the Big 6 Bash mass action at the UK Energy Summit, targetting the big corporations and government who are pulling in profits while people suffer from fuel poverty, climate change and cuts.

Big 6 Bash - shutting down the UK Energy Summit


Today is the Big 6 Energy Bash- an action against the Big 6 energy companies and the government raking in billions of pounds while people suffer from fuel poverty, climate change and the cuts. Over 300 people are trying to shut down the UK Energy Summit.

Big Six Energy Bash targets Energy Summit


Around 300 people took part in the Big Six Energy Bash climate and cuts protest targeting the UK Energy Summit in London [pics].

Setting off in four blocks from different locations people converged on the summit and there were several attempts to get inside the hotel venue.

By 12.30 there had been at least two arrests with one person reported to be unconscious (unconfirmed). At 1.30pm the protes…

ROARmag: Mayhem 2012: gearing up for a global spring

Quick article roundup and some links about the global spring protests around the world...

Mayday - 3M - 12M - 15M - 16M - 18M - 20M

In May, the 99 percent will open up new avenues of resistance as activists around the world gear up for the intensification of popular protest and direct action.

For the realization is slowly beginning to dawn upon the people that nothing less will do than a revolu…

London Stock Exchange: Paternoster Square Occupied


The original intended occupation site of Occupy London - Paternoster Square - adjacent to the stock exchange, has been occupied by Occupy London on Mayday since around 6.45pm

They're calling for people to get down there as soon as possible and intend to hold a generral meeting.

A City of London police (chief?) inspector has been informing people that the injunction (against protest/camping) is s…

Occupy give out hope to commuters on the tube


Occupy celebrate MayDay this morning giving out roses to communters on the tube and at Liverpool Street station. Each rose has a small message attached saying "There is something better out there" and links to their website. Further events continue later in the day with a march around the London Stock Exchange and actions against Workfare.

Occupy Mayday celebration at Liverpool Street St


One of the early Mayday protests and celebrations has been taking place at Liverpool St station, with people from Occupy London and supporters spreading their mayday message with roses, informing people about the workfare protests and the global protests happening throughout the month of may.

Guardian: Occupy Wall Street: what is to be done next?

What to do in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street movement, when the protests that started far away – in the Middle East, Greece, Spain, UK – reached the centre, and are now reinforced and rolling out all around the world?

In a San Francisco echo of the OWS movement on 16 October 2011, a guy addressed the crowd with an invitation to participate in it as if it were a happening in the h…

Jury at Alfie Meadows trial fail to reach verdict


Alfie Meadows, who was beaten up by the police and forced to have emergency brain surgery at the student demonstrations in December 2010, is now forced to have a retrial after the jury failed to reach a unaminous conclusion.  Three other defendants in the case had their charges dropped. This could go to a retrial in November or December leaving Alfie with another year of stress, a decision will b…

12M / Meet the 1% / Global Spring

May 12, 2012 13:00


Meet 1pm: St Paul's Cathedral BRING A TENT!

Starting at 1pm, St Paul's Cathedral, with a teach-out organised by the Tent City University before we visit those who:

- Gambled with our pensions and savings,

- Created financial nonsense to make money out of thin air,

- Brought the global economy to the brink of ruin and forced ordinary people to pay for their mess,

- Paid hundreds of thousands to wine…

Occupy London - May Day - A day for all

May 01, 2012 07:00


At noon Occupy London will be joining the thousands coming together for the May Day March in London. Assemble at Clerkenwell Green from noon, then at 1pm moving off to Traflagar Square where there will be a rally. More info at http://www.londonmayday.org/.

Disarm the National Gallery: Launch Action 2012


On 31st March 2012, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) & Stop the Arms Fair (STAF) launched a campaign to ‘Disarm the National Gallery' in Trafalgar Square, London. A video of this action including never seen before footage of protests & discussions inside the National Gallery and an interview with BBC correspondent & Channel 4 reporter Paraic O'Brien at Stop the Arms Fair 2011 can be viewed …

Disabled protest halts traffic in the pouring rain


Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) called for an action to keep the effect of the cuts on diabled people in the spotlight. Disabled people came from different parts of the country and assembled at Leicester Square and moved off towards Trafalgar Square They brought parts of central London to a stand still after a successful protest blocked two roads at a major junction on the South side of Tra…

Mass Protest against Disablist Cuts

April 18, 2012 13:30

Meet outside McDonalds in Leicester Square at 1.30pm - Wednesday 18th April

A Global Women’s Strike Conference

April 28, 2012 11:00

Crossroads Women's Centre

25 Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town

London NW5 2DX

UK Uncut's Great British Street Party

May 26, 2012 12:30


Let’s go on a journey back in time to the year 1948…

Britain was emerging from a World War and had a huge national debt. Much bigger than the one we face today. Did we see painful cut backs and austerity measures?

No, quite the opposite. We saw the birth of our National Health Service and the Welfare State. The UK was the first country to make health care, social care and financial security ac…

Occupy LFS (London Finsbury Square) - Feb 12, 2012


http://OccupyLFS.org + http://OccupyLSX.org + http://OccupyOil.co.uk

Alternative Video link (YouTube) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAyb0tPI9fQ


London Finsbury Square (LFS)

February 12, 2012

globaluprisings.org: Barcelona March 29th: General Strike

By Marianne Maeckelbergh and Brandon Jourdan

On 29 March 2012, millions of people across Spain went on strike. The strike, which was the first general strike since September 2010, brought the country to a near halt. The situation in Spain has grown increasingly difficult with 1 in 4 people out of work and many struggling to make rent or mortgage payments.

See a video summary of the general s…

Dissident Island Radio: show 101 - UK Uncut, Corporate Watch, NHS demo...

Dissident Island Radio - April 6 2012 - On episode 101 we heard from:

- Dan from UK Uncut talking their impending legal action against HMRC and Goldman Sachs in a bid to recoup £20 million in tax revenue.

- Corporate Watch in Part 1 of a discussion of tax avoidance by companies involved in private healthcare & privatisation.

- Nick from Housman's bookshop telling us about the entrants to thi…

Holland&Barrett picket to stop workfare in Catford


As part of the national day of action against workfare and the IWA days of action, South London SolFed picketed the health food shop; Holland & Barrett along with 20 other locals in solidarity with a day of action around the country. This was a protest against workfare and the way the government is forcing people into work for no or little pay.

Media Lens: When Populism Is Dangerous For Democracy

To The Media Gallows With 'Controversial' George Galloway

George Galloway’s stunning victory in last week’s Bradford West by-election afforded a rare opportunity to witness naked imbalance, establishment scorn of any challenges, and blatant anti-Muslim propaganda in the corporate British media.

The excellent News Sniffer website exposed how the Guardian hurriedly fixed political editor Pa…

Whose Olympics? Action Planning Day

April 14, 2012 11:00

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate London EC2M 4QH

Ed Greens: ‘Screaming Revolution' & Palestine


Ed Greens, 21 year old musical artist & poet from Camden Town, London performed at the Hackney Picture House on 29th March 2012. The show premiered the music video to ‘Screaming Revolution' by Empdy x Ed Greens. I caught up with Ed to ask a few questions, particularly, how he came to start making ‘active' music and why Palestine is a common thread in his music.

The Independent: Police to protest over cuts


Rank-and file police officers are to stage a protest over proposed changes to their pay and conditions.


The Police Federation, which would not confirm what its plans will involve, said it is planning to hold an event in central London on May 10.

It comes as the federation's 135,000 members across England and Wales are being balloted on whether they want the right to strike.

Along with…