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Open Letter to the Police: “Police Endangering Lives”, by Accidental Anarchist

Original letter published in the Accidental Anarchist Blog.
Dear Sir/Madam,
In the recent times of Austerity and with the tragic death of Lee Rigby we have witnessed the rise of the right wing in this country. Right wing Fascists are using these times for propaganda against immigration, Islamophobia and other dangerous extremist views. But this[...]

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Open Letter to Met Police Liaison Team, by Rebecca

The Met police liaison team recently contacted me after organising the Thatcher funeral back-turning protest, asking me if I’d like to come to a seminar to discuss police liaison with protesters. This is my response:

Dear XXX – I am so sorry I never replied to your email inviting me to discuss the role of[...]

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Inequality at Davos

The annual gathering of the global elite – politicians, economists, academics etc., are meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week. Their main topic is to discuss the growing inequality between the richest and poorest people. This piece by Occupier Clive Menzies was written for the website ‘Critical Thinking‘ and puts the topic in perspective.

The World[...]

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Finishing what the miners started

Original Post in A World to Win Blog
By Corinna Lotz, secretary of A World to Win and Real Democracy Working Group activist.
Thirty years ago, a group of determined workers challenged the power of the British state. How close the miners came to defeating the Thatcher regime – with some Tories fearing a “revolutionary”[...]

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Romania testing ground for ruthless corporations

 

Original Post in A World to Win
By Matt Worsdale
17 December 2013
In a sign of what to expect if US corporate interests are allowed free reign in Europe, as outlined by the planned transatlantic trade deal, an alliance of oil giant Chevron and the Romanian state has evicted villagers opposed to exploration[...]

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HMP Pentonville & Holloway. Not a typical New Years Eve

From The Accidental Anarchist: Not a typical New Years Eve
Posted on January 1, 2014
So it’s New Years eve and I found myself sat in the pub in the depths of Summers Town. Surrounded buy Celtic paraphernalia, Hurling teams and of course the Rugby team , Men in one room and women in the[...]

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Letter from Balcombe to the Prime Minister

From Charles Metcalfe, London Road, Balcombe, 20th December 2013.
To The Right Honourable David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA.

Dear Prime Minister,
Re: UK-wide call for an immediate and binding moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, coal bed methane and underground coal gasification on our islands.
Please read this.[...]

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No Dash for Gas response to the Patrick Sawer Telegraph piece

No Dash for Gas response to Patrick Sawer’s Telegraph piece
Patrick Sawer’s article in the Telegraph today (Sunday December 22nd) – “Fracking protests head north as activists mass on proposed Manchester shale gas exploration site” – is a classic attempt at framing activists who support community struggles, in this case against IGas and fracking, as[...]

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Powerful letter to the Greater Manchester Police from an arrested protector

This article was derived from BIFF ! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free)
Published on 21 Dec 2013 on BIFF’s Facebook
Powerful letter to the Greater Manchester Police from an arrested protector

Seems appropriate to send this out on the darkest day of the year. As the light will be returning to the world I hope[...]

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