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Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Thessaloniki 4 all found Not Guilty!

The four comrades, including UK anarchist Simon Chapman, have been found not guilty in Greek court of the charges going back to the EU Summit protests and riots in Thessaloniki in 2003. from a comrade in Greece: ALL four of the defendants are free. All the initial charges were dropped apart from “distinguished defiance of […]

Thessaloniki 4 trial update Day #6

Update from day #6 of the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, Greece. http://www.salonikisolidarity.org.uk/ Wednesday 26 January 2011 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse With the prosecution having been completed and the defence witnesses rather hastily examined, it was now the job of the prosecutor to outline the reasoning of the laws being used to […]

Thessaloniki 4 trial update Day #5

Update from day #5 of the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, Greece. http://www.salonikisolidarity.org.uk/ Tuesday 25 January 2011 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse (Day 5: for clarity, the information below has been put in a simpler order to help readers make sense of it: in reality, the day was disjointed with first one witness […]

Thessaloniki 4 trial update Day #4

Update from day #4 of the Court of Appeals of our four comrades in Thessaloniki, Greece. http://www.salonikisolidarity.org.uk/ Monday 24 January 2011 9am, Thessaloniki Courthouse Officer #15 arrested Michalis and alleged that he was carrying a bag containing 3 molotovs, 4 masks and a powerful slingshot. He stated that he had seen Michalis throw many molotovs […]

Solidarity Demo for the Thessaloniki 4 :: Sat Jan 29th

Emergency Solidarity Demo for the Thessaloniki 4 Saturday January 29th 11am Greek Tourist Office 4 Conduit St London W1S 2DJ Map http://www.salonikisolidarity.org.uk/ The saga of the trial currently taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece continues with a judgement on the four now due on Monday January 31st. It was always clear that the trial and the […]

Student demonstrations: legal advice

Were you arrested at any of the recent Student demonstrations? Were you either charged with an offence or bailed by the police to return to a police station soon? We know it’s a worrying time and information can be difficult to come by. We also know from previous experience that it can be isolating and […]

London Met Occupation Interview

Freedom talks to occupying students about the education cuts Can you introduce yourself? We are the occupiers! Our statement introduces us as “an autonomous, democratic, united group of students” – I think that pretty much covers it. We don’t really have a group identity, and we’re not affiliated to any group or party – just […]

UCL Occupation

An insider’s account of one of the London university occupations The University College London (UCL) occupation quickly became more than a local protest. It flowered into something of a national hub of activism, against Higher Education cuts in particular but also against the austerity agenda in general.

Happy in the ghetto?

Iain McKay reminds us there’s more to anarchism than simply turning up I attended the last of the student demos against the tuition fees increase on the 9th of December. It was a well attended march, with students and workers across the country protesting their anger. Many of the student marchers came straight from their […]

Anarcho-Syndicalism and the Rank and File Movement

Contemporary account of the beginnings of the Rank and File Movement, which has implications for anarcho-syndicalists today (Originally appeared in Freedom, January 28th 1961) This weekend there is to be held in London the first Conference of the newly-formed Rank and File Movement. Much work has been put into the preparation of this conference by […]