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Once again the main news media are not revealing the truth.

The media are spinning news that the main police issue for the march is related to pensions, where in fact it is directly related to the cut in police numbers and the plans to replace them with private security personnel. 

We have all seen the disregard for people and their rights by corporatism; we cannot allow private control of our Poli…

Newsnight: Take the Flour Back defend Direct Action

Jyoti of Take the Flour Back defends the role of direct action in defending farmers and our food system.... and cuts through all that GM 2.0 nonsense.

Ever taken part in a public consultation? Maybe you took part in the UK's biggest ever public consultation "GM nation", well guess what, they didn't listen, despite a resounding 'NO' from the British public, the government has carried on pumpi… Dissident Island Radio - Episode 103 ready to go

Episode 103 of Dissident Island Radio features:

- Our friend Carl live in the studio giving an insider's perspective on prisoner solidarity. He gives some nice ideas on how to offer support and what to say in those all important letters.

- People from SQUASH and the ASS talking about the future of squatting in England and Wales post Clause 145, and what's going to change once the ban comes into effe…

RSA: The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring

The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizens? This is an animation adapted from a talk at the RSA, author and journalist Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.

One of a series, others include:

Crisis of Capitalism - Radical sociologist David Harvey asks if…

Guardian: Occupy Wall Street: what is to be done next?

What to do in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street movement, when the protests that started far away – in the Middle East, Greece, Spain, UK – reached the centre, and are now reinforced and rolling out all around the world?

In a San Francisco echo of the OWS movement on 16 October 2011, a guy addressed the crowd with an invitation to participate in it as if it were a happening in the h…

Indymedia Ireland: Peace Process Without Due Process

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 … Barcelona March 29th: General Strike

By Marianne Maeckelbergh and Brandon Jourdan

On 29 March 2012, millions of people across Spain went on strike. The strike, which was the first general strike since September 2010, brought the country to a near halt. The situation in Spain has grown increasingly difficult with 1 in 4 people out of work and many struggling to make rent or mortgage payments.

See a video summary of the general s…

Youtube: Video: Unercover cops General Strike 29M Barcelona

Short video showing a group of undercover cops being expelled from the demo by an angry crowd after they had attacked a demonstrator during the morning's mobile pickets of the general strike of 29 March in Barcelona.

Youtube: Video: General Strike 29M Barcelona

Here's a 6 minute long video summary of the riots in downtown Barcelona during last week's general strike of 29 March. The video is from the local TV station Sant Andreu TV.

Media Lens: When Populism Is Dangerous For Democracy

To The Media Gallows With 'Controversial' George Galloway

George Galloway’s stunning victory in last week’s Bradford West by-election afforded a rare opportunity to witness naked imbalance, establishment scorn of any challenges, and blatant anti-Muslim propaganda in the corporate British media.

The excellent News Sniffer website exposed how the Guardian hurriedly fixed political editor Pa… Migrant stories from Fortress Italy

It’s spring, and while most of us are already organising our summer holidays, some people have very different journeys in mind. In Northern Africa, migrants from all over the continent try to reach the Sicilian coast by any means. Crowds of men, women and children leave in little boats at the mercy of the sea, without knowing whether they’ll get to the other side alive. A few days ago an infl…

Big Brother Watch: Big Brother will be watching you

In an unprecedented step that will see Britain adopt the same kind of surveillance as China and Iran, police and intelligence officers are to be handed powers to monitor people’s messages online.  The plans have been described as an “attack on the privacy” of a vast number of Britons by the Independent and have attracted little support from backbench MP’s.

The Home Secretary, Theresa…

bbc: Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws

The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.

Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on demand, in real time.

The Home Office says the move is key to tackling crime and terrorism, but civil liberties groups have criticised it.

The Independent: Police to protest over cuts


Rank-and file police officers are to stage a protest over proposed changes to their pay and conditions.


The Police Federation, which would not confirm what its plans will involve, said it is planning to hold an event in central London on May 10.

It comes as the federation's 135,000 members across England and Wales are being balloted on whether they want the right to strike.

Along with…

Demotix: Leyton Marsh Olympic Protest - London

Local protesters against an Olympic basketball training facility being built on municipal open land were joined for a picnic and protest on Leyton Marsh by marchers from the Occupy London camp at Finsbury Square.

The Guardian: Video: Budget 2012 protests

Budget 2012 protest: UK Uncut recreates dole queue outside Downing Street

Several hundred protesters are brought together by UK Uncut activists to form a dole a queue outside Downing Street today. The aim was to recreate Saatchi & Saatchi's 1979 Tory election campaign 'Labour isn't working' poster to highlight rising unemployment under chancellor George Osborne's economic austerity programme

EastLondon Lines: March against ‘workfare’ targets big employers

Protesters gathered outside businesses on Lewisham High Street on Saturday as part of a national demonstration against the government’s mandatory work experience schemes.

The march targeted shops said to be involved in ‘workfare’, including McDonalds, Boots, Greggs, BHS and Primark, in an attempt to pressurise them to pull out of the schemes.

Activists claim that the plans force unempl… Declaration for the Defense of Society and Democra

Call for the Defense of Society and Democracy in Greece

We are a group of citizens who have come together from a variety of political backgrounds with a common purpose: the pressing need to articulate a coherent and persuasive critical voice that will be heard loudly both inside and outside Greece. In the context of a contemporary moment in which the central dilemma “austerity or bankruptcy” ha…

Struggles in Italy: #NoTav movement: a valley of resistance

People fight for their right to live and decide on their lives, not just in Maghreb but also inside of Fortress Europe.

Solidarity to people's movements around the world!

El Periodico: Student riots in Barcelona

Click at the link below for a video of the student riots today in downtown Barcelona after the massive demonstration that took place in the morning. 60,000 students and university workers took to the streets to protest against the cuts and the privatisation of the country's education.

Youtube: Occupylsx Eviction - On The Barricade #occupylsx #

Filmed from the barricade at the eviction of Occupylsx. 

Email if you wish to licence the footage

Occupy Corporatism: Spying and Propaganda Through Social Media

new study by the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies’ (MCIS) 2012 Intelligence Studies Yearbook points to the use of social media as “the new cutting edge in open-source tactical intelligence collection”.’s Joseph Fitsanakis, who co-authored the study, reports:

We explain that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a host of other social networking platforms ar…

New Internationalist: Occupy: this is the end of the beginning

Not long after midnight this morning, the bailiffs finally moved in to evict the tents at the Occupy Camp at St Paul’s. The message is obvious. The City of London does not want a permanent witness to its excesses on the verge of the London Stock Exchange.

It is over four months now since the first mass meetings on those iconic steps. Perhaps it is fitting that the location is best known acro…

Scriptonite Daily: Sleepless Night - The Eviction of Occupy St Pauls

The phone rang at 1230am.  I sleepily answered to be informed that the police were on site at St Pauls, dragging tents into rubbish trucks.  Eviction had come.  This was the start of a sleepless night, calling friends, pointing in disbelief at the pictures on the screen and barking ‘Do your research!’ at poorly informed BBC News 24 reporters.  Today’s article recaps the eviction, revisits the achi…

WordPress: Occupy St.Pauls Last Stand

It looked like the ALAMO or the last minutes on the roof at the  STRANGEWAYS MUTINY..the resisters bravely  made a makeshift barricade and climbed on top and held out to the last. Solidarity to you all who have chosen action rather than  words. (no doubt the barricade will be reassembled and in an art gallery by the en of the year). Actually it reminds me of barricades of the PARIS COMMUNE - …

New Statesman: An Open Letter to the St Paul’s Protesters

Dear protesters,

I will be sorry to see you go. I work in the City of London, and I have walked past your tents most days since you camped in the churchyard of St Paul's Cathedral. Anyone who knows the area around the Cathedral will appreciate that you have not been any genuine obstruction. Indeed, one almost has to go out of one's way to be obstructed by you. No one walking from, say, Ludga…

Daily News Egypt: Egyptian anarchists seek self-governed society

CAIRO: They do not believe in governments, they boycotted the elections, they demand “direct democracy” and they’re associated with chaos and have been targeted by the military and some Islamists.

Egypt’s anarchists are anticipating a crackdown before the first anniversary of the January 25 uprising. They are perceived as seeking chaos; villains who want to bring down the state, defy au…

Kenya Indymedia: Kenya Indymedia activist killed

I am very sad to inform you that last night, our friend, comrade and colleague Stephen Nyash was shot dead in Korogocho where he lived and worked for most of his life. Nyash was one of those who represented Kenya Indymedia in Senegal last year. He was one of the founders of Koch FM and we have been working very closely with him, with the latest activity being the Conference of People that was h…

Anarchist News: God Only Knows What Devils We Are

To counteract the recent backlash led by professional journalists against diversity of tactics in the Occupy movement, we sought out our comrades from the heart of the black bloc and asked them to tell their side of the story: where they come from, why they participate, how they see the world. Here follows an in-depth personal reflection on why the black bloc is so contemporary and what this m…

The Guardian: Sparks blockade of Park Lane

Electricians and other construction workers blocked Park Lane in central London in an escalating dispute over changes to pay and conditions on building sites across the country.

About 200 protesters gathered outside the Grosvenor House hotel where a black-tie dinner was being held for construction industry executives. Traffic was halted for almost an hour on Wednesday evening as the group blocke…

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