FAU Berlin: Banned but not bowed!
What happens when people make a determined and autonomous stand against precarious working conditions? They are successful and set an example, which some can learn from and others can‘t tolerate. This is how the de-facto ban of the Free Workers‘ Union (FAU) Berlin came to be--a one-of-a-kind occurrence in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany and a blow …
Thursday 11 February 2010
Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London WC1 (googlemap)
Attack against YFANET Fabric. Information from the Assembly.
During the days of action around the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference which took place in Denmark - most commonly referred to as the COP15 - a group of radio ethusiasts hailing from around the globe came together to produce daily radio shows for Indymedia Radio in four different languages.
On this 52nd edition of Dissident Island Radio, which broadcast live from the London Action Resource Centre on the 05 February 2010:
We had with us a motley crew of dissidents. Two people (David Mery and Pennie Quinton) who've fought 'The Man' on 'his terms' and won respect for our rights talk to us about the recent European Court of Human Rights decision on the Stop and Search powers of British …
Carmel Agrexco and Cargoflora's depots in Hayes Middlesex was blockaded early this morning. The distribution depots gates were blocked by protesters using D-Locks and Hares' fencing.
Carmel Agrexco is a partly Israeli state owned company, the largest exporter of agricultural produce from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Cargoflora is a British company which has, reportedly, been handling A…
At the founding meeting for our Election Meltdown Mobilisation on Sat 30 - Sun 31, over 50 people from of wide variety of groups and networks converged to begin planning a strategy for an effective, decentralised movement in response to the bosses' elections in May. We've set up an open Facebook group, an open activists email group, and are developing plans for People's Assemblies, a Mayday Hometr…
On Saturday 6th February the Kronstadt Hangar was opened for the public. In the afternoon, despite a heavy police presence migrants successfully entered the newly-opened space at the invitation of NoBorders activists. The hangar is intended to be a space for information-sharing, debate and practical solidarity.
Together, around 100 activists and migrants broke through police lines chanting “F…
On 13th February 2010, We protest the imprisonment of Volkan Sevinc as well as the planned conviction of 19 other comrades to prison sentences between 1-10 years on the indictment "discouragement of the people from doing military service".
Dateline: Iraq Inquiry, Little Sanctuary, Westminster, London, UK, 08:30-11:00, Fri 29 Jan 10 – Hundreds of angry protesters gather outside the QE2 Conference Centre, where Sir John Chilcot and all his little wizards are having a cosy chat with War-Criminal-in-Chief Tony Bliar about what lessons British imperialism can learn from the mountains of corpses in Iraq. The reward offered at www.arrest…
Book to take part in a discussion with radical photographer David Hoffman as he speaks about his part in the I'm a Photographer Not a Terrorist movement, press freedom and concerns over lowering of ethical and technical standards in photography.
London Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street
London WC1N 3QS
• You are cordially invited to attend..
• An open-ended meeting, arranged so people can consider how a coalition of groups and tendencies might mobilise together in 2010, for a new society. It's suggested this should be in the context of the general election, and on the strategy for an effective, decentralised movement in response, but the agenda is not fixed. All groups and individuals committed…
Saturday 23rd January 2010, about two hundred people took the streets of London in protest at ever more draconian immigration controls and this countries pervasive surveillance culture.
This 16 minute video contains speeches and footage from the march. (320x240 mpeg4 ~64MB)
Further Indymedia coverage of the demo is available here:
On Saturday, 23 January 2010, demonstrators took the streets of central London as part of the 'Life's too short to be controlled' demonstration called by No Borders. This article contains links to audio from the demonstration, including the speeches made at the start of the demonstration, in front of the entrance to St Pancras Station and at the end, near the Eros statue in Picadilly.
Dateline: SOAS, London, UK, 19:15-21:30, Thu 21 Jan 10 – At that current hotbed of radicalism, the School of Oriental and African Studies, in a packed-to-capacity room in the Brunei Gallery, three marxist public intellectuals were posed the question "Revolution: Possibility or Impossibility?" You can see and hear how William Dixon, Chris Knight, and Hillel Ticktin fielded this issue in the follo…
Right to Work Conference
A Conference of Resistance and Solidarity, Saturday 30th January, 11.30am-5pm, Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester.
The London Mass meets at 6.00pm on the last Friday of every month on the South Bank under Waterloo Bridge, by the National Film Theatre.