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Dissident Island Radio: Cuts Cafe interview, Porn & Capitalism and more...

This 109th Dissident Island Radio features some lovely people running London’s Cuts Cafe, a radical space in the belly of the beast designed to allow for movement building in the run-up to the TUC demo on October 20th. We also hear about porn, capitalism and sexual desire. Does one lead to the other? Could you have anarcho-porn? And as always the show features rabble rousing, tunes, an…

Defend the Right to Protest National Conference

October 14, 2012 11:30

Conference-flyer-213x300-thumb AUSTERITY, INJUSTICE & THE POWER OF PROTEST  Sunday 14th October, 2012, 11:30am – 5:30pm, University of London Union, Mallet Street. 

Waged £6, Unwaged £3 See timetable


LoveMusic HateRacism - Racism, Police & Solidarity


London Criminal Barrister, Brian Richardson and a UEL Student, Arnie Joahill, discuss Racism, the IPCC, Stop & Search Policty, Police and solidarity action at love Music Hate Racism Celebrations on 15th September 2012 - http://youtu.be/FfLEOjGciTI

Police officer who beat Ian Tomlinson in court


The family of Ian Tomlinson arrived in court today to hear the case against the police officer, PC Simon Harwood, who was seen to attack him face charges for no reason. THis all happened during the demonstartion against the G20 who were meeting in London in April 2009. The court heard the excuses the police made for why they were hitting people over the head so often which would have been laughabl…

Dissident Island Radio: Occupy LFS, Take the flour back, Free Association

- Refections from participants in the Finsbury Square Occupy camp, which is due for eviction in the near future

- A discussion about the social impacts of default, specifically looking at the parallels between contemporary Greece and the Argentina of 10 years ago

- An interview on 'take the flour back', an upcoming mass action against genetically modified wheat in the UK happening on 27 M…

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…

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…

BETTER THIS WORLD+debate on counter-terrorism

March 15, 2012 20:30


Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR 

visionOntv: Diaz - up in the water tower

The trail of blood led up the stairs. Bits of skin and clumps of hair stuck to the walls. Following the broken doors and hasty barricades, looking in cupboards and under desks, everywhere someone could have hidden there was blood and broken skin, the bashing of heads against walls, the smearing of blood stained hands. There was a smell in the building. The Carabinieri had left their mark.

Dissident Island Radio: Listen to #98! SQUASH, M31, No Borders and more...

Episode 98 promises to be an action packed adventure for all the family. This time round we've got:

  • Members of the SQUASH campaign discussing the legal aid bill, political motivations and tactics.
  • Some nice people over from Germany to talk about the global M31 mobilisation against capitalism, discussing their plan to link radical campaigns, and potential actions against neoliberal austerity…

DMTX Alex Milan Tracy: ACPO Judicial Review challenges extremist database

John Catt and his daughter Linda have brought a case against ACPO and the Metropolitan police to challenge the legality of the publicly funded, secret 'domestic extremist' intelligence database run by the NPOIU. Since 2005 they have been recorded over 80 times in the database for exercising their democratic right to protest. London, UK, 09/02/2012.

Dissident Island: Download episode 95!

Dissident Island Radio - 16 December 2011 - episode 95:

- A former Foxconn employee speaks about the dirty secrets behind our techno-goodies

- Traveler Solidarity Network on moving beyond Dale Farm

- Some words about the upcoming ALARM conference (Jan 7)

- Prisoner info for comrades behind bars over the holidays throughout

You're guaranteed to hear some banter, bollocks, 'choons, announcements and the …

Dissident Island: Dissident Island - download episode 94 now...

Dissident Island Radio - 02 December 2011 - Epsiode 94:

This fantastic show features lots of bits n pieces from this week in radical political developments and beyond...

  • We'll be hearing a multitude of voices from Wednesday's public sector strike in London
  • Marty, with a full and frank discussion on Occupy London
  • Richard Minns, with the ins and outs of pensions and financial markets

All t…

Protest Against Arrests in Hackney

November 30, 2011 20:00

Outside Stoke Newington Police Station

Granted: Pre-emptive Royal Wedding Arrests Judicial Review



For anyone wanting to know what happened next about the Royal Wedding/Starbucks Zombie arrests, here it is: we got organised; we found more people who’d suffered the same treatment; we found some brilliant lawyers and we’re going to have a Judicial Review into the Metropolitan Police’s …

What happened at Holborn Circus?


At the road block on Fleet Street the march was moved up Fetter Lane and repeatedly stopped and held for no obvious reason before getting to Holborn Circus. In spite of road blocks on all streets leading off Holborn Circus, except for one exit for the march, the police suddenly seemed to get very confused. A young woman describes what happened.

Don't be intimidated! See you on the streets!


Following on from today's news that MET police have sent letters out to people who were arrested at previous 'austerity related' demonstrations and the much publicised statement that plastic bullet baton rounds have been authorised for use if needed, Fitwatch have published the article below.

The letters [pic] were sent out to people who had even had all charges against them dropped including you…

F&M Defendants Solidarity Demo

November 10, 2011 12:00


10th November

12 - 2pm

City Of Westminster Magistrates Court

181 Marylebone Road, NW1 5HB

Demotix: At least 4 arrests outisde Parliament under SOCPA


City police explained to me that protesters were being arrested under Section 152 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act of 2005. This was incorrect as this section is for the 'Power to seize etc. vehicles driven without licence or insurance'.

Sections 132 to 138 of SOCPA restrict the right to demonstrate within a "designated area" of up to one kilometre from any point in Parliament Sq…

Arbolioto: Tracking #occupylsx kettle Day1 at St Pauls

Good attempt to record the stages of the police operation against Occupy the London Stock Exchange, which saw repeated cordons, kettles, pushing, shoving, arrests, police dogs, surveillance, and provocation on the first day of the occupation.

Text:  Arbolioto Twitter and Arbolioto Blog  in association with Newsreel Democracy joined forces to produce a team of 10 photographers, videographers and o…

Dissident Island: Listen to Occupy Wall St, UK Uncut and more...

Episode 90 of Dissident Island brings you:

* UK uncut live in the studio telling us about why they've been so quiet and what their next moves are

* Words from Occupy Wall Street - quite possibly the U.S. Left's answer to the Tea Party

* A trip down memory lane, looking at Dissident Island's previous homes in social centres past

* Little Sh*t on the decks spinning some dubstep goodness

* The u…

Dissident Island Radio tonight - Episode 90

October 07, 2011 21:00


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Dale Farm locks on against eviction


Update Fri Sept 23rd: Dale Farm clearance delayed again, high court cannot conclude today so the injunction remains in place until at least monday. More legal challenges are racking up including requests for judicial review.

Mon Sept 19th: Hundreds of people are gathered to resist the eviction of part of the Dale Farm traveller site which is due to begin today.

Defences that have been built ov…

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 88 ready for download

Episode 88 of Dissident Island sees some of the crew crawl back after their summer hiatus to bring you the latest from the streets of London and beyond.

We had a bit of a look back at the month of August - with riots and multiple deaths at the hands of the police it's been a busy one.

There were words from Tower Hamlets ALARM about what to expect from September 3rd's EDL demonstration in Tower Ha…

Dissident Island Radio tonight - Episode 88

September 02, 2011 21:00


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TDOS: Paul Gilroy speaks on the riots


[Winston Silcott in his introduction, remarked that if London had a better welfare state like Sweden, the riots may not have occurred] 

Gilroy: I don't want us to get too romantic about Scandinavia...[applause]. The last time I was in Malmö there was a laser sniper shooting at people of colour in the streets. 

I want to say a few things in solidarity with the people who have suffered, the…

Emergency solidarity march and noise demo

August 21, 2011 15:00


Meet outside Brixton police station (367 Brixton Road) at 3pm on Sunday 21st August to march to Brixton prison.

grassroots/utube: Video: Interview about riot background

Amidst the looting, the violence and the clashes with the police at the London Riots in Hackney... has this guy hit the nail on the head?




Is the EDL's Alan Lake Behind Anti-Black Hate Blog

Is multi-millionairre murder-loving genocidal racist EDL supremo Alan Lake the white supremacist blogger "Tottenhamlad", which this weekend, delighted itself in the gunning-down of Mark Duggan at the hands of the Metropolitan Police, writing a sick diatribe celebrating the deaths of Black Britons, entitled "Mark Duggan: One down, many more to go"?  

An Open Letter To City of Westminster Police


Dear Sir/Madam, 

I am writing in response to recent communication from your 'counter-terrorism desk', which asked people to share information about anarchists. According to your info - which I note you cut and pasted from the first line of the 'Anarchism' Wikipedia entry - "Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a s…