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London: September 7th / Resistance to fascism & racism in the East End (UK)

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

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London: English Defence League in Tower Hamlets – Sat 7 Sept 2013 (UK)

Monday, August 5th, 2013

One month to go and it is time to get mobilising for the biggest turnout possible against the EDL in Tower Hamlets.

The racists are mobilising nationally to descend on London’s East End but they won’t get to intimidate people and parade their hatred through the streets unopposed. (more…)

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London: #J11 Carnival Against Capitalism mass action (UK)

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

From http://network23.org/stopg8

The #J11 Carnival Against Capitalism mass action will start at 12 noon on Tuesday June 11th, the meet-up points will be:

North, Oxford Circus click here for directions -

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/stations/1000173.aspx

South, Piccadilly Circus – click here for directions -
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/stations/1000179.aspx (more…)

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#J11: Map of the capitalist West End – London (UK)

Saturday, May 11th, 2013



Presenting the action map for the June 11 Carnival Against Capitalism. Some 90 locations connected to blatant murder, oppression and exploitation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg …

Click on the image to zoom in, download and print. Also on http://network23.org/stopg8/

There is also an online map which will feature more details and even more addresses. It is still being updated. To check in for latest progress go to: mappingthecorporations.org/ and select “Mapping Capitalist London” in the sector menu.

If you have more information on any company, or want to add a new address, please email stopg8@riseup.net

This is London.

London is at the heart of global capitalism. It is one of the main hubs of a worldwide system of money and power. Deals made here build factories in Asia, burn down forests in South America, and start wars in Africa. For billionaires, dictators, and other parasites London is a safe place to hide out, launder money, and go shopping. These people are not untouchable. They are right here on our doorstep, and they have names and addresses. (more…)

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#J11: Carnival in the West End of London (UK)

Friday, April 26th, 2013

“11 June 2013. #J11.
One Common Struggle.
Carnival Against Capitalism.”

Their London?

London is right at the heart of global capitalism. And the West End of London, including elite areas like Piccadilly, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, is where power and greed are most concentrated. The West End is home to:

* Corporations. Many of the world’s most brutal and polluting companies, including oil and mining giants, arms dealers, and the businesses profiting from cuts and privatisation.
* Vulture funds. Global base of the “hedge fund” and “private equity” industries, laundering the world’s blood money to invest in war, food speculation and debt slavery.
* Tyrants. Government offices, embassies, cultural and commercial fronts of colonial powers and murderous regimes.
* Playground of the mega-rich. Middle Eastern dictators, Russian mafia oligarchs, and home-grown parasites all see London as a “safe” place to hide and spend their loot. (more…)

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UKBA raid disrupted by Anti Raids Network (UK)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

February 2nd: UKBA raid West African Restaurant, Old Kent Road, near Elephant and Castle.

On Saturday night, approximately 6-7 UKBA officers and around 4 police officers rushed into a West African restaurant at 8.55pm. The raiding party arrived in one white van and one silver van, licence plate BP55DCU. But this time the operation wasn’t going to take place in silence.

About 20 people from the Anti Raids network entered the restaurant hot on their heels and informed everyone present of their rights in the face of immigration checks: you do not have to answer any questions, and you are free to leave at any time. Many people immediately got up and left – presumably not wanting to spend their night out being interrogated by UKBA thugs. (more…)

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New Year’s Eve Brixton, London 31 December 2012 …almost midnight (UK)

Friday, January 4th, 2013

From actforfree:

Brixton, London, 31 December 2012

…almost midnight
The Gregorian calendar is moving towards the next chapter in the existence of those who mark time in the boredom of ritual …Suddenly they appear out of nowhere, a few people out of step, dressed in black. Unfurling banners, a strange light in their eyes, they unhurriedly conquer the urban high street and proceed towards Brixton prison. Surprise – a spontaneous barrage of recognition – claxons, shouts and clenched fists from passing cars and buses. Precious instants of reciprocated feelings:
FIRE TO THE PRISONS, FUCK THE POLICE!
At last a common language; a spark of life. To then disperse into tiny particles until we meet again. To attract, repulse, embrace and corrupt each other once more… Then the gloomy destination is reached. 800 invisible souls entombed within that monstrous edifice.
A cry into the darkness: Freedom!
Again: Freedom!!! …Response from the bowels of the State cannibal: Freedom!!!
Echoes in the night…Freedom!!!…Freedom!!! Odd fireworks are set off. Some flame-propelled plastic bags respond. At the perimeter the massive gate resists an onslaught of banging and kicking. Wild howls pierce the silence that that building has imposed on the surrounding night for almost 200 years. By the time the custodians of order arrive everyone is on their way. Each with their thoughts… Hearts and consciousness expanding throughout the reaches of the island universe of those who fight to subvert the existent. From inside the prison cells or in the open gulag under invisible stars. In their own way, each one was saying ‘I’m here!’ To the bosses of this world and those who defend their interests: Happy New Fear!

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London ABC: NYE Anti-Prison Demos (UK)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

From London ABC:

“New Years Eve Noise Demo
Let those inside know that they’re not forgotten

31st December 2012
7.30pm at HMP Pentonville
9.00pm at HMP&YOI Holloway

Bring noise makers!”

London ABC

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Anti-Olympic solidarity – Burn London Burn (GB)

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

From contra-info:

… At the main gate of the Polytechnic School, on Patission Street, we dropped a banner against the London Olympics, now in progress. The banner reads: “Smash the OlymPIGS and the capitalist wankers – Arson and wildfire to the Olympic ideals – Burn, London, burn”… The Olympic ideals are stinking of money, militarization and repression. We don’t forget the comrades who, despite the super-spectacle set up by cops, military and mass media, are stepping forward and spitting the society of submission on its face. Let us also remind people of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the need to organize an international campaign against the displacements of oppressed populations who are living in the Brazilian favelas.

… From some place of Tenerife (Canary Islands), the name of which we don’t want to remember we have wanted to unite the callout made by Contra Info for actions of international solidarity.

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Critical Mass in solidarity with the cyclist killed by an Olympic bus (GB)

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

From IMC UK:

Meet 6.30pm Southbank by Waterloo Bridge Friday 10th August.

This is a mid month Critical Mass to show solidarity with the cyclist killed on the road on 1st August by an Olympic bus. The headlines continually ignored the death and concentrated on the gold medals – particularly the one won by British cyclist Bradley Wiggins. All cyclists including Olympians, are invited to join us as well as wheelchairers, skateboarders, roller bladers, roller skaters and other self-propelled people.. This Critical Mass will be huge – spread the word.

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Fuck the London 2012 Olympics (GB)

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Beyond the gold, silver and bronze glitter that bedazzles us through the corporate media (the myth), there is a dark & sinister shadow comprised of greed & destruction (the reality). This shadow is cast primarily over the poor and the natural world, who suffer the most from impacts of Olympic Games. While officials’ talk about the ideals of the ‘Olympic Spirit’, ‘Olympism’, & the ‘Olympic Movement’ (with vague references to the interrelation of sports, humanity, & universal ethics: myth), it would be more accurate to refer to it all as the Olympic Industry (reality). It can be defined as such because in spite of its ‘nonprofit’ image as a champion of amateur sports, it is in fact a multi-billion dollar industry comprised of government & corporate elites working together to maximize their profits, status and power. (more…)

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London counter-olympics demo: back to the old A to B (GB)

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Leftist protest groups, social activists and London anarchists remarked today that numbers were low on their demo which took place on Saturday 28 July.

The march, which couldn’t deviate from a proscribed route upon threat of violent arrest, restrictive bail conditions, detention or ‘anti-social behaviourial order’, was widely publicised, but did not attract many people willing to submit to the regime’s police and the corporate para-state. Some other leftists and social activists were glad that the march got worldwide media coverage, of hundreds of people attending a state-approved protest route and rally, which sent out a ‘strong message’ to the world.

From an alarmist via IMC UK:

London counter-olympics demo: back to the old A to B

A few hundred people marched from one park in the east end to another park in the east end.

Comrades! A great victory! Today a few hundred counter-olympics protestors (500 according to the BBC, or maybe up to 1000 in fact), including members of no less than 43 organisations, marched from Mile End Park in East London, to Wennington Green, another park in East London not very far away. The demo headed along the Mile End road tantalisingly in the direction of the olympic park at Stratford, before doubling back in a state-approved circular route to keep everyone safely out of harm’s way.

Everything went according to plan. No one disrupted nothing. Arriving at Wennington Green, we listened to a range of inspiring speeches, beginning with a rallying cry from someone who was introduced as the writer of a “great article in last week’s Socialist Worker”. Well done comrades for not jumping the gun and taking any precipitous action! We’re still doing a great job of lulling the state into a false sense of security as, behind the scenes, our ninja army of highly trained cadres all get into position for the final reckoning.

Read the full story here on IMC UK

Message from our sponsor:

“We live in a democracy and this country has a long tradition of staging and managing peaceful protests in a sensible and appropriate manner”
Locog – Ministry for Sport

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London Olympigs 2012 – Enjoy the Games! (GB)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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Olympic repression begins – Mass arrest for Critical Mass last night (UK)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

According to London Indymedia there was a mass arrest against the monthly Critical Mass bike demo last night, with many people detained (over 180) and bikes seized. Some of the people have been released, whilst today, 12 noon Sat 28 July, there takes place a demo backed by various leftist protest groups, social activists and London anarchists ALARM.

Full story about the mass arrest here:

http://london.indymedia.org/articles/12592

Follow-up story on IMC UK here:

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/08/498692.html

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Dark Nights #25 : ‘The Bosses Grand Idea – The Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power’ – July 2012 (ACN)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Dark Nights is an international anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news ready to print out and distribute on the fly.

Click to Download: Dark Nights #25

1. The Bosses Grand Idea – The Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power
2. 1–10 August 2012: Contra Info call for propaganda actions against repression
3. Graffiti Raids Across London as Police Sanitise City Ready For Olympics
4. International Call for Solidarity with those raided by the FBI in the Northwest of America
5. Solidarity with Kelly Pflug-Back, G20 Black Bloc militant jailed in Canada
6. DIRECT ACTION CHRONOLOGY

Anti-Copyright Network 2012

International Network of Counter-Information & Translation

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The Bosses Grand Idea – Against the Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power (UK)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

325 receives and transmits:

THE BOSSES GRAND IDEA – AGAINST THE OLYMPIC SPECTACLE OF MONEY AND POWER

“When the emperors must get their subjects to swallow something disastrous, they organise majestic games.”leaflet against the 2006 Winter Olympics

Ever since they were founded in 1896, the modern Olympic Games have been more about money, power, and politics than they are about athletics and sport or celebrating some mythical ‘common humanity’. The financiers of this palaver and the economic system that underpins it have no ‘common humanity’ to share with us the excluded, despite the jingoistic London 2012 advertising forced down our throats for months and months now. (more…)

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Dark Nights #23 – Chaos just around the corner – July 2012 (ACN)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

11.7.2012 – Corrected updated version

Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet to download and print out on the fly.

16 pages A4 – PDF Download free.

Contents:

1. ‘Chaos just around the corner’ by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire & Theofilos Mavropoulos.
2. Against Society & ‘Civil Anarchism’.
3. Greece: Letter by Rami Syrianos in solidarity with Olga Ekonomidou of the CCF-FAI.
4. Greece: Solidarity with Olga Ekonomidou, member of the R.O. CCF.
5. Greece: Spectacle of police terrorism against the R.O. CCF and Theofilos Mavropoulos.
6. Switzerland: Silvia Guerini released from prison to Italy.
7. Italy: Letter from Stefano Fosco, one of the comrades of Culmine.
8. Italy: Peppe’s communiqué from the prison of Marassi, Genoa.
9. Against Media & State Terrorism.
10. Chile: Letter from Luciano ‘Tortuga’.
11. Mexico: Statement from compañero Mario López.
12. Action Chronology.
13. London, UK: Resist the 2012 Olympic Games of Profit, Control and Repression.

http://325.nostate.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dark-nights-232.pdf

Anti-Copyright Network 2012

International Network of Counter-Information & Translation

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Anonymous, Occupy London and European Anarchists in London 2012 Olympics (UK)

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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HLS Supplier ‘Henderson Biomedical’ visited with slogans (UK)

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

From Bite Back:

23 February 2012

“Henderson Biomedical are a newly exposed supplier of lab equipment to Huntingdon Life Sciences. A few nights ago activists visited their premises in Lower Sydenham, London, to deliver a message to the company.

Mark if you keep supporting HLS you will continue to be a target of the animal rights movement. It won’t hurt to stop dealing with them but as the graffiti said, this is just the start if you don’t.

If you continue to be responsible for animal cruelty, the attacks will continue.
Drop HLS!”

MFAH – Militant Forces Against Huntingdon

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Brixton Prison New Year Solidarity Demo, London (UK)

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Meet 11pm at the benches by the Ritzy (Coldharbour Lane/Brixton Road) to march to Brixton prison.

Over the past year, we have seen prison population soar to record highs. The british government with it’s neo-liberal, proto-fascist agenda sees no problem with criminalising and incarcerating thousands of people, especially youth, all across the country. After the August uprising, during which our youth showed the authorities just a taste of how much they were willing to fight back, we have seen a brutal crackdown by pigs on anyone suspected of even minor offenses. Dawn raids, CCTV manhunts and riot police patrolling our streets have seemed to have become the norm.

With 2012 starting in a few days we should look to the future and think about about the forthcoming olympic$. The police and the army will be working to ensure the smooth running of the gam€s. It is important we remember the every day repression it will bring as well as its lasting legacy of increased militarism of police, intrusion of survelliance and generally increased police powers. We cannot let this become normal.

We invite you to come celebrate new year with us in solidarity with all those currently in prison for resisting. We will not let the prison system break their spirits and our passion for their freedom WILL be heard.

SOLIDARITY WITH FRIENDS, RIOTERS AND ALL THOSE IN PRISON.
FIRE TO ALL PRISONS.

RIOT ON, RIOT NOW.

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