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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

Dissident Island Radio: Episode 106! Carnival of Dirt, Carbon Town Cryer..

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What a fantastic show! This is what features:

* Carnival of Dirt with is happening in London tonight, where more than 30 activist groups from London and around the world come together to highlight the illicit deeds of mining and extraction companies.

* a short introduction to 'non violent communication' by activist,

scholar and yoga teach…

Dissident Island Radio - Episode 106

June 15, 2012 21:00


hey hey hey

on tonights show we have lots of cool shizzle….enough for everybody!!!,

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island #105 - Download it now!

On our 105th show we've got lots of hot stuff to keep us in tune with the weather.

- Writer and researcher dizzyshambles with musings and reflections on the politics of the militant student uprising in Quebec

- Donal from the Dysophia zine discussing Anarchism, antisemitism, and ways of recognising / combating the covert and overt manifestations of racism in our solidarity struggles.

- A che…

parliament square being cleared for state opening


this morning, the high court lifted the injunction against westminster council preventing them from removing the last tent and the large 'peace strike' box from parliament square. police are now in parliament square to enforce the controversial new PASRA law and clear the square before the state opening of parliament next week. [additional pics]


Reel News: Free Pussy Riot! at Russian Embassy


On Monday, 23 April, about 100 people, many of whom wearing neon balaclavas, the trade mark of Pussy Riot, protested outside the Russian Embassy in London, demanding “Free Pussy Riot!”. See video.

In February, the feminist punk band Pussy Riot stormed into Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow and to perform their anti Putin song “Punk prayer”. Ekaterina Samusevich, Maria Alyokhina and …

bike-hating cop on critical mass


cop (CO4141) prevents critical mass cyclists from crossing goodge street even though lights are green. he seems to be making an arbitrary distinction that bicycles aren't traffic. according to his perverse theory, the cyclists were obstructing the traffic by being on the road. i wonder if he's ever used that line against a line of cars, buses, lorries, or taxis?

or perhaps it was just utter bulls…

UCU/NUT protest in london on strike day


several thousand lecturers and teachers were on strike today supported by many students and a delegation from the PCS  today on a protest march across london to the department for education in victoria. they are highlighting pension changes which will mean higher payments and much later retirement. thousands gathered in malet street this morning for the london march against pension changes. jeremy…

NHS Demo + Block the Builders Action

March 17, 2012 14:30


Department of Health, opposite the cenotaph (SW1A 2NS) 2:30pm until 4:30pm

Then seperate action after the main demo - see below

bikes alive bike blockade protest at king's cross


earlier this evening, a couple of dozen cyclists brought a little chaos to the junctions outside king's cross station in protest at new revelations over TfL's complicity in road deaths there. despite dozens of deaths and injuries to cyclists at the dangerous king's cross road intersections, it has recently come to light that between 2005 and 2009, TfL actually instructed its planners to ignore th…

Peace Strike takes on the Home Secretary in court


On Tuesday and Wednesday (6-7 March 2012), Maria Gallastegui of Peace Strike brought a Judicial Review of Part III of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 as it relates to a blanket ban on protest camps in Parliament Square.

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 99 ready for download

On this show before the party Dissident Island came at you from

every angle, wild and whacky, energetic and up-for-it - featuring a plethora of

politics to make you ponder and tunes that'll have you pumpin' up the volume to

eleven and a half. Look forward to hearing...

- the latest news from the ZAD, an autonomous zone airport expansion protest

and experiment in sustainable living located in France

- fo…

the show before the party - D*I - episode 99

March 02, 2012 21:00


pumpin out your stereo

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.

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 97 ready for download

On this show we've got all sorts of stuff and things from here there and

everywhere. We'll be hearing from La Quadrature du Net about ACTA, censorship

and the enclosure of the internet commons.

We'll be hearing from a member of the drive cooperative, discussing London's

newest housing coop. A person from No Borders will be in tonight too, talking

to us about the No Borders Convergence from 13-18…

report & pics from monday's 'bikes alive' protest


'bikes alive' is a new direct action campaigning group to counter the lethargy of transport for london, and its prioritising of london traffic flow over the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. tonight saw the first of a series of direct action traffic calming gatherings at king's cross designed to pressure TfL into more urgent action over the deadly junction [video]

'bikes alive' action at kings x tomorrow


in the absence of any timetable or genuine willingness from either the mayor or transport for london (tfl), bicycle activists will stage the first of several direct actions tomorrow evening at king's cross road junctions

report & pics on holloway prisoner solidarity demo


up to 100 people took part in tonight's new year's eve solidarity noise protest at holloway women's prison and young offenders' unit. their aim was to highlight the recent spate of draconian sentencing on protesters and others, and to contrast the injustice that police and bankers are allowed to go free despite committing much greater crimes.

remarkable media silence on congo protests


this evening there was a massive police operation in central london to control a passionate but mainly peaceful protest by up to 1000 congolese people which began in whitehall, spreading to trafalgar square, and with further breakaway groups marching through the west end. mainstream coverage has been minimal.

Livestream N30 Protests

November 30, 2011 10:00

Central London

A Real Victorian Christmas at Triton Square

December 16, 2011 14:00

Triton Square, London NW1

Protest Outside the Disabled Rights UK Conference

November 22, 2011 10:00

Taylor Wessing, 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW

Stop oppressing peaceful demonstrations

November 15, 2011 17:00


U.S embassy 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE 020 7499 9000

www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 92 ready for download

after a dark week for social justice, dissident island presents a less than happy show!

- the LAF debates on consensus design making recorded at this year's london anarchist bookfair.

- grow heathrow update on their impending eviction and resistance, as well as some discussion on their political goals and ongoing community oriented activities.

- we have squash in the house talking about the…

N9 guide on what to wear and bring on demo


Many anarchists, especially those on the internet, are concerned about what to wear for the N9 anarchist bloc. Most internet anarchists see protests as a fashion challenge and can spend days debating what they should or shoudn’t wear before deciding not to go to a demonstration anyway. To make things easier N9 have drawn up a catwalk list of essential items all anarchists, indeed all proteste…

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…

occupy lsx march to parliament - report & pics


several hundred people took part in a march to parliament this afternoon. but a huge police operation ensured they couldn't exercise their democratic duty to protest outside the democratic heart of the nation. however, with non-violent persistence the protestors got close, ending up outside the house of lords, a stone's throw (not that any were) from the square.

Video OccupyLSX discuss St Pauls Cathedral closure



Footage from just some of the groups feeding back to the OccupyLSX emergency general assembly on Fri 21st Oct, following the announcement of the unprecedented closure of St Paul's Cathedral, London.

There was overwhelming support for the camp to remain and to use the events planned over the weekend to highlight the issues behind the protest. There was consensus and a big cheer when they agree…

Video: #OccupyLSX reacting to closure of St Pauls


Following a presentation of the letter from the Dean of the cathedral where he set out his reasons for taking the unprecedented step of closing the Cathedral, and the reading of the OccupyLSX press release initial response, the assembly had discussed in small groups the course of action. Later there were passionate contributions during the report backs with many questioning the official line from …