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Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Market Research!

We’re hoping to act as compilers of a 12 page “anarchist election special” debunking the professional parties and advocating anarchist alternatives. To this end we’ll be seeking contributors from across the movement. But first to gauge potential demand for this project we’d like your help in some marketing research. If you’d be interested in distributing […]

The War on Education

Battle lines are being drawn in the bitter conflict for the future of our schooling system On one side, a history of forgotten promises and financial shortcomings, broken commitments and the bitter echo of education education education slowly fading across the hollow surface of New Labour’s spin machine. On the other, angry students, graduates, teachers, […]

Colin Ward (1924-2010)

Colin Ward, who has died aged 85, was the most read as well as the most original British anarchist writer of the second half of the twentieth century. Brought up in suburban East London, he was a ‘failure’ at school, leaving at fifteen to take jobs in building, municipal housing and then a series of […]

Getting Active: Keeping the angry informed

The Bristol Radical History Group has organised a range of events throughout the month in the run up to the general election. The programme, from 5-25th of April,  includes public lectures, debates, history walks and musical evenings, all connected to the history of struggle for democracy in Britain covering such topics as the chartists, suffragettes […]

Greece: Update

Update on the tensions and continued social crisis in Greece “Greece is going to hell, it is going to hell and I am glad it is so that we can comeback and start things from the beginning” These were the last words of   an anarchist comrade in Greece as we spoke about events that […]

Strangeways prison riot, April 1st 1990

Twenty years ago the very day after the Poll Tax riot erupted in Trafalgar Square prisoners in Manchester’s oldest jail took control of the chapel for the start of what was to become the biggest riot and longest rooftop protest in British penal history and triggered a wave of revolt in over twenty other prisons […]

One death too many

New report exposes poor conditions at the Olympics site that led to the first fatality The death of a worker on the massive Olympics 2012 construction site in East London forms the backbone of a new and damming report by Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union members, some of whom work on the site, […]

Getting Active: Keepin’ it local

♦ Five years after the initial national Community Action Gathering a second is being organised later this month in Nottingham. Invitations have been sent out to all radical, community-orientated local groups and individuals throughout the country to a gathering at the Sumac Social Centre on Saturday 27th March.

Detention hunger strike continues

Women being held at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Bedfordshire are entering their fourth week on hunger strike as concerns grow over their deteriorating health. Around 34 women at the centre have stopped taking in food as a protest over the inhumane and brutalising conditions suffered by those awaiting deportation.