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Offmarket: evicted space, project still alive!


After a bit more than 3 full on months of activity, the Offmarket squatted social centre on 121 Lower Clapton road was evicted by Bailiffs, police and owners on Thursday 7th July 2011. Read report and see pics ...

Past OffMarket reports in London Indymedia: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Kids fight to save their lollipop ladies/men


This morning, in the pouring rain, a demonstration of 50 kids and their parents took over the streets around Fircroft school in Tooting Bec, in solidarity with their local lollipop lady and man. The kids worked hard over a few days to make banners and placards and understood clearly the implication on their own safety of losing these essential local workers. Read report and pics ...

The Age of Evictions ... and Resistance!


Two different communities. One living in Clifton Mansions, an inner city block of long term squatted flats in Brixton, south London. The other made of 90 families part of the UK's largest Traveller community in Dale Farm, a former scrap-yard purchased by the Travellers ten years ago near Basildon, Essex.

They both now face one common problem: the threat of eviction. Dale Farm's long battle has no…

j30 events in london


from the use of 150 officers to remove a small peaceful occupation camp from trafalgar square early in the morning, through the use of tsg officers to conduct targetted snatches, searches and dodgy arrests throughout the day, to the use of lines upon lines of police to clear the whitehall area later in the afternoon, the j30 protests were characterised by repressive, stupidly expensive, and unnece…

J30 Strike gets public support across London


Across the capital most schools, colleges, local authority staff and civil service joined 750.000 UK workers on a one day strike to warn the govenment and capital to stay away from their pensions and wages. Across the UK over 12,000 state schools were closed.  Read full feature with links to reports, pics and videos here.

Updates from the streets: Tumblewire | Tumble pics: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

rally against torture - trafalgar square - sunday


campaigners from london guantanamo campaign and kingston peace council organised a rally in trafalgar sq on sunday afternoon in solidarity with the international day in support for the victims of torture. the rally aimed to raise awareness of torture and the collusion in its practice of states worldwide.

See pics and report...

Mass strikes by public sector workers on June 30th


The nation wide strike action on June 30th by over 750,000 public sector workers is the biggest threat yet to this government’s plan to make public sector workers pay for the economic crisis. While the banking sector has returned to enjoying the fruits of our labour, we are told that there is no alternative but to cut the services we depend on. For updates on where actons are happening see th…

Blockade of detention centres to stop Iraq charter


Anti-deportation campaigners from No Borders, Stop Deportation and other groups blockaded Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres in a last-minute attempt to stop the forcible deportation of Iraqi refugees to Baghdad on a specially chartered flight scheduled to leave London on Tuesday evening. Read report ...

19J in London and beyond


As part of the #globalrevolution day of action called for Sunday 19 June by the 15M Movement of the square occupations in Spain, around 500 people took part in a demonstration in Trafalgar square organised by the 15M London Assembly.

The 19J European wide day of demonstrations was called to protest against the '2011 Euro Plus Pact' - also known as the Competitiveness Pact or Pact for the Euro - whi…

brian haw r.i.p.


brian haw, the parliament square peace campaigner, passed away in the early hours yesterday morning after a long struggle with lung cancer.

brian haw died peacefully in germany where he had been receiving treatment for lung cancer for the past six months. his parliament square peace campaign marked an extraordinary ten-year milestone just two weeks earlier.

Some recent articles about Brian Ha…

geeks in a field


Every year a bunch of geeks travel to the lovely Wye Valley from all over UK, and trudge up the 80 meter climb to Highbury Farm. There they camp out for a long weekend, running workshops and presentations during the day and sitting around the fire drinking cider at night, or enjoying the eclectic Raveoke and accoustic sets on the open stage. The whole set up is called BarnCamp, the main worksh…

London CAAT's artistic side at the Fine Art Fair


London CAAT members maintained the pressure on Clarion Events with a demonstration outside the International Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Kensington Olympia. After being moved on by the over-zealous security guards, we took up a position outside the entrance to the tube station.

Read report...

london slutwalk - pics and report


organisers estimated 3000 people took part in yesterday's 'slutwalk' anti-rape protest yesterday in central london. the crowd filled trafalgar square to hear from a wide variety of speakers, and the event was seen by them as a success. it has certainly opened up a debate about attitudes to women, rape, dress, and misogyny, although not all agree with the premise of the march.

The Notorious H.A.G.


Sources have informed us that two anarchists, believed to be members of an autonomous proto-working group allegedly connected to the Hackney Anarchist Group(HAG) were kidnapped by state employed thugs for the ‘illegal' flyposting of a poster for the open launch meeting of the Hackney Anarchist Group*, to take place this Saturday.

Demo at Barnados Head Office


On June 6th 2011, activists visited Barnados HQ in Barkingside Essex to protest against their involvement with the UK Border Agency. Campaigners gave out leaflets informing Barnados staff of the work that Barnados will be doing at the  soon-to-be-opened "pre-departure accommodation facility" near Gatwick and urging them to express their concerns about this to Barnados management.

Barnardo's cha…

Private/Public Space & Too Many Rules


Following on from our previous Private/Public space projects which have focussed on the gentrification of London and the erosion of civil liberties that that entails, the Space Hijackers headed out to the Truman Brewery complex on Brick Lane to enforce the rules that are implicit, and perhaps not so implicit in such places. Stopping people from drinking, smoking, talking, loitering, laughing and…

A busy weekend for #spanishrevolution in London


Following two weeks of daily protests and assemblies outside the Spanish embassy a camp was set up, once again, during the bank holiday weekend.

Throughout the long weekend activists from 'Real Democracy London' also took the protests away from Belgrave Square taking advantage that thousands of Catalan football supporters, as well as many crews from Spanish mainstream media, were in town. They sta…

UKUncut Emergency Operation


On Saturday 28th local high street branches of different banks were transformed into hospitals in a 'UK Uncut's Emergency Operation'. Anti-cuts activists from several parts of London followed the call to "tell the government to leave our NHS alone; it's the banks that are sick" [read full call].

Video reports: Emergency Operation, Camden | Save Homerton hospital | Emergency Operation: Wood Green

Critical Mass London ride 27-5-2011


A very spirited and happy ride. There were at least five or more sound systems, some of them amazing music and loud, and several skateboarders. It took an interesting route West for a change and didn't stray too far from Central London. Because of roadworks the ride was a tad slow at times and cars blocking lanes didn't help. A few drivers attempted to force their way into the mass of cyclis…

Flogging Hackney - Lighting strikes twice


The year is 2001 – Hackney council is in disarray - Waste is piling up on the streets, exposing the tip of a financial iceberg in meltdown. Central government stepped in with an unprecedented directive to balance the books. Management were disposed, replaced with accountant consultants who found a hole in the coffers the size of £21 million - a sum that was to later balloon to a massive £70 milli…

Report from the first “June 30 Strike” assembly


Following on from the call for an open assembly to discuss, propose and organise for the first round of co-ordinated strike actions on June 30th, over 100 people turned up and squeezed into the Marchmont Centre in Bloomsbury on Monday 23rd May. Public sector workers, parents, carers, workers, unemployed, teachers, precarious workers were joined by spanish students who had been, since May 15th, hol…

Protests set to continue outside Spanish embassy


The protest and camp outside London's Spanish embasy that started almost a week ago grew in strenght during the weekend [report] On Friday night around 30 people set up camp, and on Saturday more people joined in to spend the night on the pavement opposite to the embassy. But it was during the day when the protest grew to several hundred, specially on Saturday when around 700 people joined in thro…

"They all must go!" ...


... people kept shouting last night outside the Spanish embassy in Belgravia. Since Wednesday 18th large crowds of mainly spaniards living in London are following a call to demonstrate and to express anger about the "political, economic, and social outlook which we see around us: corruption among politicians, businessmen, bankers, leaving us helpless, without voice."

On Friday 20th around 300 pe…

Squatting under threat


Squatters are under attack everywhere. We have been beaten back along with the travellers and the other non-spenders into a corner. They badger our every step and hinder every development of our dreams, their weak minds co-operating mercilessly with the machine that oppresses them also. Squats like the Ratstar in Camberwell know all about the scary notion of being caught for pre-crime, a total dep…

March to save the NHS


Following a call to "march for the NHS" around 1500 demonstrated on Tuesday 17th from Euston to Whitehall to protest the planned cuts for the NHS. The NHS bill currently pushed through by the Government will ultimatelly allow neoliberal capitalist thinking and its belief in the markets to dictate the type of services the NHS will provide, causing irreparable damage to it.

See photos: 1 | 2 | 3 |

Atos Origin London & UK Protests


A successful week of actions called by disabled, claimants and anti-cuts groups protesting against ATOS Origin took place this week [video 1 | 2 ]. Atos are the private company milking millions of tax payers money from the testing of disabled people through their tick box computer Work Capability Assessments. Over 50 groups supported the week of action which saw pickets, demonstrations and pr…

On the Island of Dissidents in Spring Time


Dissident Island Radio has been having a pretty active spring so far - with several shows, parties (both past and upcoming) as well as organising a new and exciting project - Catalyst Radio!

Here's the low-down on what the islanders have been up to recently, containing links to archives of recent radio shows, as well as information about what we are preparing for the near future. Read more and enj…

Lobby of London Met Board of Governors


A crowd of students and staff of the London Metropolitan University followed a call to demonstrate outside the University's Moorgate building during Wednesday's Board of Governors annual general meeting. They protested against the plans to close up to 70% of Arts & Humanities undergraduate courses, even though these are very popular. The damaging plans also involve cutting Student Support Services…

Met occupation evicted by Police midnight raid


The entirely peaceful student occupation of the Graduate Centre on the Holloway Road was raided tonight by 16 thugs, including private security guards, 10 bailiffs, 4 police officers and only ONE London Met Security guard, John Hunt.

wearelondonmet | Protest Song [2] | on twitter | Solidarity Demo 5th May | Photos 1 2 | Teach-in 7th May | Occupation Video | Report & Video | Update Thursday 5th

Squattastic so far and next steps


Squattastic is a loose network of squatters and squat-supporters that was started in London in December 2010 out of the need for an organised response to the Tory government's announcements of an upcoming revision of the squatting laws, flanked by an ongoing campaign to defame squatting on the mainstream media. A little update on the organised resistance to the criminalisation of squatting.


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