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ABC Prisoner Art Tour Arrives In London


A Prisoner Art Exhibition, collected and co-ordinated by Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) groups and allies, has now arrived at Colorama #2 (or C2), South London, as it begins a year-long tour visiting over a dozen venues across England, Wales and Ireland.

Opposite the old Colorama Cinema, C2 is fast becoming a hub of activity as residents transform the office block and ground level warehouse into a…

London Met Protest, Home Office


Report and video taken fron Reel NewsLondon Metropolitan University staff, students and other supporters attended a rally outside the Home Office at lunchtime on Wednesday September 5 to oppose the revocation of London Met’s international student license, which could result in 2,600 international students being deported. Watch video of the protest

Dissident Island Radio - 100 episodes old!


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…

Anti-fascist prisoners: send letters for Xmas


Being locked up is grim at the best of times, being locked up over Christmas, away from friends and family, is always going to be an especially difficult time, so we urge all decent anarchists and radicals to send a letter, messages of support, of just a few lines to the five anti-fascist prisoners still inside to let them know they are not forgotten during this time.

Novemebr issue of Freedom anarchist paper out now!


Latest issue of the UK's longest running anarchist publication is in the shops now! 24 pages packed with the latest anarchist news, views events and actions. As well as sport, art, history, analysis interviews and reviews. All for just £2.

London Anarchist Bookfair Programme now available


The Programme for this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair is now out and can be collected from Freedom Bookshop and all the usual other places once we’ve got it there.

Major changes at Freedom newspaper


Freedom newspaper, the UK's longest running anarchist paper, is changing from a fortnightly to a monthly publication. From October we will be producing a 24 page (8 full colour pages) monthly edition with new sections, features, and an improved format. The price will be £2 a copy.

Background to the change.

EDL in london - pics and report from yesterday


despite theresa may's ban on marches, more than a thousand edl supporters arrived in london yesterday for a 'static' demo and many of them were marched to it and marched away from it by a major police operation. meanwhile similar numbers of anti-fascist protestors held a rally and kept a vigil to ensure edl were kept away from asian communities in tower hamlets. read report and pics ...

EDL kept away from anti-racists activists

EDL demo update

EDL - Cops ask for 30 day ban on all marches?

Following a campaign including a 25,000 petition to ask the police to request a ban on the EDL march planned through Tower Hamlets on Sat 3rd Sept, and the threat of legal action by the local mayor, it seems the met police have now asked the home secretary to ban ALL marches in the five london boroughs for a period of 30 days.

While the exact wording of the request is currently unknown, it is ass…

August Riots – the anarchists perspective

We are compiling a list of the anarchist viewpoints on the riots, as well as informed opinion from the radical community, and useful eyewitness accounts. This is intended in some way to counterbalance the mainstream media’s propaganda machine which is following a very State-led narrative designed to reinforce the legitimacy of the social infrastructure which was ruptured, briefly, by the coun…

a happy bassy dissident birthday - D*I turns 4!


Tonight your local DIY radio crew Dissident Island are set to broadcast their 87th episode - coming to you live and direct from 9pm onwards, the show will feature lots of audio surprises and a farewell set from Dissident Island DJ Deadly Buzz. This episode also marks four years of live, twice monthly, Friday night broadcasts from Dissident Island...celebrate! [click to read more] [show info]

Londinium (An Alien Perspective On March 26th)

Written for American audience, but perhaps amusing.

'Day X for the NHS' Demonstration


More than 500 people followed the call to demonstrate in defense of the NHS on Wednesday 9th. They included many medical staff concerned at NHS cuts which will close hospitals and privatise the NHS by stealth. The march started at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, and ended at the St Bartholomew's Hospital in Spitafields.

The march passed trough The City, staging a protest outside the RBS

unrepentant bankers at NHS Day X demo


deutsche bank workers waved money at protestors outside their bank on last night's demo

Fit documenting students


FIT are filming as usual.




Images of solidarity and strength in Palestine

Tadamon means solidarity in Arabic and these images show moments of strength witnessed in the Palestinian struggle for survival.


Events in London this week


Every week in London you can see film, music, talks, workshops and organisational meetings, a myriad of ways for everyone to get involved and engage with a radical london that you may only ever otherwise hear about when the G20 comes to town, or in subtle subvertising campaigns as you pass through London's daily avenues of corporate control.


Happy Birthday! Dissident Island Radio turns 3...


London's best-known, best-loved, and best-looking autonomous radio crew was once again inside your computer on Friday night, pumping out your stereo from Whitechapel. 6 August 2010 marks three years of dissidence: COP15, the climate camps, and other eruptions have punctuated the steady bass-beat of a show every two weeks. Read on for a complete run-down of what this radical radio rabble have been…

whitechapel today

just been watching loads of videos on youtube showing 40 or so edl (&wdl) round about whitechapel

Another Normal Quiet Weekend in London Town


The streets of London are always in a constant flux, and so are the people of this town that choose to engage in grass-roots political activism. The past few days have seen a flurry of activity around town that has meant it wasn't just a "normal quiet weekend".

It all started on Friday night with an impromptu street party in Old Street that began at the newly occupied Fury Squat, aka The Foundry, a…

Another Normal Quiet Weekend in London Town

Cor blimey! that was another boring weekend!  Street raves in Shoredtich, and looney Socialist Workers in Whitechapel causing more problems than the EDL ever could.

The Tories are cunts, they're cutting back everything! It makes me think "Come back Tony all is forgiven!" (Thats a joke ok), so its good to see people get hyperactive in the streets in a positive non-violent way, but sort of "W…

anti-EDL banner drop in whitechapel


"EDL - go to hell" banner hung from roof of London hospital this afternoon in response to recent EDL threats in the whitechapel area

Nuclear Power Conferences Hit by Protests


Tuesday, 18 May 2010 - CAMPAIGNERS from London and SE England Stop Nuclear Power [1] protested outside the Financing Nuclear Power and Nuclear Interim Storage conferences in central London today. They invited delegates to invest in a green future instead of nuclear energy and demanded an end to nuclear waste production.

Software Summit in Whitechapel


The first Hyperactive Summit was held this past weekend, 7-9 May 2010. The meeting was a mix of politics and technology centering around issues of free code, autonomous/anarchist social movements, grassroots reporting, and state and corporate surveillance. It had a special focus on the Hyperactive content management system used by London Indymedia, which was built by the London collective over the…

election day - partying against parliament


The day has been busy, starting early in the morning with a banner drop at Waterloo by the Space Hijackers, followed by a cosy burn fire and tunes by the D*I sound system at the WAG's burning of the ballots [pics] while the Democracy Village has been gearing up for its Peace Festival on Parliament Square [see day 1 | 3 | 4 | 5].


Spoil for choice - Space Hijackers Battle Bus


The Space Hijackers today launched our non-election campaign!

Join us this Mayday on the Space Hijackers anti-election battle bus. We've all seen George Galloway and the other cronies charging around in open top buses trying to persuade people to vote for them, but we all know the whole thing is a scam. Join us in our own open top bus, flying around London giving out an alternate message - SPOIL…

Activist Realism - a panel discussion


Listen to a lively panel discussion recorded at the London Action Resource Centre on 10 April 2010...

Non Commercial House is gone again...


On Wednesday 3rd Feb at 9.20 am, High Court Bailiffs came round the Non Commercial House Free Shop, armed presumably with a restitution warrant, and evicted the place and its occupiers.Owners and Bailiffs seemed quite happy to prevent us from running a FreeShop (oooooh, scary, giving out shit for free!!!!) and making some more people homeless because they want to keep their building empty for anot…

Space Hijackers G20 charges all dropped by CPS


All charges against the Hijacker 11 have been dropped

In the months leading up to London's G20 Summit in April 2009, the British press hyped up police warnings of an impending Summer Of Rage when public anger would erupt over the government's bank bailout. The streets would burn and anarchists would …