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Protest Against State Terrorism

About 70 people attended a the protest at Wood Green, gathering at 2pm. The crowd was shouting slogans in English, Kurdish and Greek.

Another Greek Solidarity Protest

Another protest in Solidarity with the Greek Uprising.

No Solidarity Protest at Greek Embassy on Thursday

The protest in solidarity with the Greek uprising on Thursday, December 11, that had been called for in a posting on Indymedia UK, was well attended - by police. Hardly a protester was to be seen. The first police van was placed right outside Holland Park Station, and in front of the Greek Embassy there were more police cars of both the Met and diplomatic police and fencing had been set up, with w…

Greece Uprising - London Solidarity

After police shot and killed a teenage boy last Saturday, protests have errupted all over Greece. The international community has responded with solidarity actions all over Europe, to get updates about what's going on in Greece check out the Occupied London blog.

On Monday protesters successfully shut the Greek Embassy down. Photos: 1 | Report on Indymedia UK: 1 | 2 | At this protest, journalists…

Journalist obstructed at embassy protests

The NUJ has today (10/12/08) criticised the Metropolitan Police for their handling of the media at protests outside the Greek embassy in London earlier this week.

New blog on the Greek riots - updates in English

In memory of Alexandros Georgopoulos.

The struggle of humanity against authority, as always, continues.

Greek Embassy Shut Down

After police shot and killed a teenage boy last Saturday, protests have errupted all over Greece. The international community has responded with solidarity actions all over Europe. Today the Greek Embassy in London has been blockaded since the early morning hours. Clerks were sent home, and police closed off the road.

There have been reports of some arrests and police violence, one officer being …

DAN blocks Whitehall against Welfare Reform Act

On Wednesday 3rd December, the International Day of Disabled People 2008, activists from the UK Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) and London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP) blocked traffic both ways on Whitehall, directly outside Downing Street, for over 45 minutes in protest against the new Welfare Reform Act, which replaces Incapacity Benefit with a much more punitive "Employment Su…

Freelance Journalist

London cops friends and supporters of the defendants, Hyrbyair Marri and Faiz Baloch, staged a protest outside the Woolwich Crown Court on Monday. the protestors were calling for the trial to be halted and the charges dropped. Marri is a younger brother of Nawabzada Bala'ach Marri, member of the Baluchistan state assembly, who was assassinated by the Pakistan army on November 20 last year.

BNP Threatens Free Media

This is a repost of the current Indymedia UK Feature, even though it does not relate to London, it does relate to Indymedia.

Indymedia is yet again facing legal threats to prevent the free flow of communication, this time from a political movement known for its hostility to free speech. On the 21st November 08 Indymedia UK received an email from someone claiming to be a legal representative for t…

Critical Mass Victory at the House of Lords

Since 1994, London cyclists have been gathering every single month to cycle, party and assert their right to the road - the famous Critical Mass.?

Amidst other police tactics aiming to break the d.i.y spirit of the event, the Police attempted to ban the ride in September 2005. The court case and obligatory appeals that ensued lasted for 3 years until the 26th of November 2008 when the Law Lords r…

Picket at Border Agency to protest of ID Cards

Activists picket UK Border Agency in London to protest the launch of ID Cards

Activists from NoBorders, No2ID and other Initiatives demonstrated today at the headquarter of the UK Border Agency (Lunar House) in Croydon, London to protest against the introduction of ID Cards for non-EU citizens applying for, or renewing visas for study or marriage.

The protest was part of a UK wide protest of NoB…

Form 696: Policing live music

Venues must supply police with personal info. of performers and likely audience (inc. ethnic background) for event license.

Hope in Common

From one of the bellies of financial capitalism reaches us David Graeber's analysis of the current crisis, a look at the recent past of our movement and the lack of organised resistance to capitalism.

We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. Organized resistance appe…

International day of Solidarity for Lex Wotton

Action taken last Thursday in London as part of International Day of Solidarity for Lex Wotton, Australian Aboriginal political prisoner.

Indymedia and the Enclosure of the Internet

There has been controversy recently on the global imc-communication and imc-tech lists over the issue of a $200,000 grant application sent to the Knight Foundation by IMC Boston to do Drupal development work for Indymedia sites.

The grant application was blocked by IMC Rosario in Argentina. As a working technical volunteer who has been building a new Indymedia website for the past year or so, I t…

Cops stop Class War bonfire party, photos

The guy fawkes night Class War "Burn A Politician" Bonfire Party was stopped by the police.


RAGE documents Class War on E1 Estate

As part of a 2006 stock transfer, Swan Housing took control of The Exmouth Estate from LBTH, promising improved services to everyone.??

Shortly after residents began to witness the emergence of a two tier class system on The Exmouth Estate.? Residents who blindly approved of development decisions by Swan benefited from well maintained living conditions.?

However things were much tougher for those …

02nov - two men arrested for illegal socpa protest

two men were arrested at downing street on sunday 2nd november for protesting without permission. they were left wondering why there was only two of them when all activists should unite to break this silly law.

should all activists unite to break socpa?

this is a common cause behind which all can unite. socpa is absurd.

Anticapitalist Halloween at Canary Wharf - Fotos

About 200 people gathered tonight at Canary Wharf to celebrate the demise of capitalism.

10th UFFC march in London

2008 marks the tenth year that the bereaved relatives of those who have died at the hands of the state have taken to the streets. This year the Police kept a low profile and mostly a respectful distance from the families. The optimist could say that they have learned their lesson and decided to do things differently after their actions on the 2007 parade see:


Annual United Families & Friends Remembrance

On Saturday 25th October 2008, the 10th Annual United Families & Friends Remembrance procession took place in central London, with several hundred people in attendance, including many family members of those who have died in suspicious circumstances in police custody, prison and 'secure' mental health facilities.

Reports and Photos: 1 | 2 | 3

London Critical Mass and the Law Lords.

On next Monday 20th October an appeal by Des Kay and Friends of the Earth, against the Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, is due to be heard by five Law Lords.