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…
On 5th October 2012, Human Rights campaigners gathered outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, awaiting the final verdict, on the extensive legal battle challenging the extraditions of British Citizens to the U.S. A short film documenting the public solidarity stand can be viewed here - http://youtu.be/JOC_XhITPmE
Habima Israel's National Theatre is performing in London at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (SGT). Habima regularly performs in illegal Israeli settlements & is funded by the State of Israel. SGT refused Global calls to Boycott Habima. On Habima's opening night yesterday a Protestor from Denmark was thrown out by the Globe for displaying a banner against Israel's Apartheid. He later said, "I …
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 …
John McGuffin an Ulster Anarchist
John McGuffin an Ulster anarchist was cremated 10 years ago on this coming May Day in Belfast. I met John in London almost 40 years ago, when we got drunk together.John was the sole anarchist of the People's Democracy movement of the late sixties and carried alone an anarchist banner on the infamous Burntollet part of the civil rights march which was viciously …
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.
Friday 16 March 2012 marked the 100th episode of Dissident Island Radio - our centenary! And with that in mind we decided to make it a bit special. Alongside the usual mix of music, banter, and special guests on the mic we be heard an extended piece on the consolidation of neoliberal capitalism in Europe post 'crisis'. The discussion focuses primarily on the situation in Ireland, Spain, and Gre…
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
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…
A group of Palestinians and campaigners for Palestinian rights delivered rotten fruit and empty water bottles to the UK headquarters of Israeli fruit and vegetable export company Mehadrin in Borehamewood, near London, yesterday in protest at the role the company plays in the colonisation of Palestinian land and resources and the exploitation of Palestinian workers.
The Lucas Arms, 245a Gray's Inn Road, Central London, WC1X 8QZ
On episode 89 of Dissident Island Radio We had many fingers in may pies including:
- Photojournalist Guy Smallman discussing Afghanistan, war, and imperialism 10 years in to the 'war on terror'.
- Words from a member of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) on the activities surrounding this year's DESI arms fair in east London.
- Derek from tokepure telling us about the need to break th…
A brand new investigative and analytical documentary from the maker of 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction. It explores the 7/7 cold case via new evidence from the recent inquests and discusses the war on terror in the context of numerous miscarriages of justice and acts of violence committed by the state.
The first section of the film examines the history of the British state's use of double agents, fr…
Earlier today I posted about a current crisis of censorship on Facebook.
Protesters targeted investors in Air France KLM as the airline is reportedly the largest transporter of animals for vivisection and supply primates, dogs and cats to labs globally. Franklin Templeton and Bank of New York London were targets.
An anti-wedding zombie breakfast gathering, organised by Chris Knight's Government of the Dead, failed to amass after Chris was arrested last night following a handful of pre-wedding raids in which a guillotine and effigies were also confiscated. London, UK, 29/04/2011.
Episode 80 of Dissident Island Radio brings you:
- Words from Temporary Autonomous Art about their upcoming weekend of exhibitions and events
- The notorious WAG, discussing the disillusion of their group and the formation of ALARM
- An update from the Ian Tomlinson inquest from Dean, who has been in attendance over the past few weeks
- The Counter Olympics Network discussing points objection …
Protesters breached the gates of excel during BP's AGM. A teary eyed Diane Wilson from Texas covered her face and hands with oil and was arrested for breach of the peace whilst Axel Kohler-Schnura demandined entry as a shareholder.
A vigil was held opposite Downing Street as the events unfold at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. They were also calling for an end to the UK government's plans to go ahead with the new generation nuclear power. London, UK, 20/03/2011.
Squatters calling themselves 'Topple the Tyrants' moved in to Saif Gaddafi's £11m house in North London this morning as they do not trust the British government to properly seize Gaddafi's corrupt assets. London, UK, 09/03/2011
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- Words from some Grow Heathrow residents about their upcoming PEDAL bike ride to Palestine as well as talking to us about Reclaim the Fields
- Justus, our German correspondent, spoke to us about Antifa in Dresden and Anit-Nuclear actions across Germany
- An audio piece from Dale Farm travellers site in Essex, the biggest travellers site in Europe so…
Around 200 people marched from the Bahranian embassy via the Libyan embassy to Downing St. in solidarity with Arabian people against dictatorships. London, UK, 25/02/2011.
A group of what appeared to be Muslims Against Crusades demonstrated for Shariah law in Libya next to anti-Gaddaffi supporters protesting for Gaddaffi to step down outside the Libyan embassy at Hyde Park Corner. London, UK, 25/02/2011.