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Posts Tagged ‘Brighton’

Solidarity with comrade Patryk Cichon (Poland, UK)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

At the beginning of May 2016 our comrade Patryk Cichoń from Poland was arrested by British police under an European Arrest Warrant. Patryk is a well known anti-fascist militant notorious among neo-Nazi-boneheads in his city for his uncompromising stance against them in the past. The boneheads managed to convince a few of their friends to testify against Patryk and his friend for an alleged assault and robbery. As later transpired, his friend had a very good alibi and had the charges against him dropped (despite being allegedly recognised by the “victim” and his friends), so Patryk ended up being sentenced on his own. The whole trial was an absolute travesty and Patryk, as a poor, young working class person, was not able to afford a proper defence. He spent two months on remand in 2004 and was sentenced to three years in prison.

It is clear that this whole case was politically motivated and had only one purpose, which was to get rid of the core of the anti-fascist resistance in Patryk’s home town. (more…)

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Posted in Prison Struggle

Brighton: Banner-drop at the War Memorial (UK)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

‘we got up nice and early this morning to put up a banner expressing solidarity and anger towards the situation in Calais where, on 17th October, the French state have planned to begin a total eviction of the jungle. The banner was attached to the flagpoles in front of the war memorial in the centre of the city, somewhere that people regularly go to visit to remind themselves of their nationalist pride and identity that has been built on war, genocide, displacement, criminalisation and conquerence of other people. We want to show solidarity in this small way not just with the people in the jungle but in all places where people are trying to get on with their lives in the face of such incredible and brutal opposition – the peeps on strike/resisting within prisons all over the place, everyone fighting some serious battles against the Dakota access pipeline, autonomous zones under attack, the list is endless.

reduced mobility meant that the banner wasn’t up very high so unfortunately it was taken down within a few hours, but we hope that whoever did it enjoyed the generous amounts of lube that we smothered the ropes with… ‘

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Posted in No Borders

Come and fight nazis in Dover and Brighton (UK)

Friday, May 27th, 2016

From Rabble: Fascist scum are attempting get-togethers in the coming weeks in the seaside towns of Dover and Brighton. On Saturday 28 May, neonazis are planning not just another daytime stumble around Dover town, but also a Blood and Honour gig in the evening. The weekend after, on 4 June, there is a planned march by the “South Coast Resistance” in Brighton. See anti-fascist call-outs below for further details. May they drown in the seas of their own tears.

No Nazis in Dover – oppose the Nazi South East Alliance and Blood and Honour gig – Saturday 28 May, Dover

From Kent Anti-Racism Network

The Nazi South East Alliance are coming to Dover on 28 May to spread their message of hate towards refugees, people of colour, LGBTQ people, Muslims, Jews and other minorities. Their world view envisages an all-white Britain. They plan to hold a demonstration in Dover during the day and hold a Rock Against Immigration (Blood and Honour) – Nazi gig in the evening. Blood and Honour is a Combat 18 organisation – whose rallying cry is ‘Aryan Unity’.They have been involved in murder, gun-running and terrorism. Despite the South East Alliance claiming they’re coming to Dover for ‘ordinary people’ they are instead aiming to promote an extremely violent Nazi programme – similar to the murderous policies of Hitler.

During World War Two, the Nazis exterminated millions of Jews. Many more millions lost their lives fighting to keep the world free from fascism. This is the tradition that the South East Alliance and Combat 18 stand in. (more…)

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Posted in Anti-Fascist

Delayed Claim of Responsibility for Attacks in Brighton in 2014 (UK)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

From Rabble:
Anonymous submission. Note: we have made one edit to the content, the author can contact us if they want to discuss this.

Words without actions are nothing but corpses rotting in the mouths of those “charming and sophisticated” ones, ever ready to smear and drown out the insurrectional project of anarchists of praxis with speech.

Actions without words will never be enough to address and confront our daily struggles for individual liberation and autonomy, for it is with both the pen and the sword, theory and practise, that one is properly armed to give context and coordination to our struggles, to share solidarity and proposals in the most unmediated form, the direct attack against civilisation.

When attacks against the world of power are not claimed or publicised, the potential for spreading radical discussion, tactics and solidarity between whoever is interested is negated. Thus the aims to build a reciprocal, polymorphous and dynamic anarchist offensive is hindered, and the knowledge of so many attacks are lost to the void of clandestinity. (more…)

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Growing revolt on UK streets – 20 June Demo – London

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

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Yesterday’s A to B march – RabbleLDN

A growing mood of angry defiance of the capitalist system has been in evidence on the streets of the UK in recent weeks.

The latest instance took place in Brighton on Saturday June 6, where a large anti-austerity protest in the city culminated in the storming of the former Barclays bank at Preston Circus. (more…)

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Brighton: Demo – Sunday 12 April in solidarity with anarchists in Spain & Catalunya – 'Operación Piñata' (UK)

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

**NB: There is a demonstration organised for Brighton at the Clock-Tower on Sunday 12th at 6pm**

Last Monday (April 30th) there was a new repressive strike against the anarchist movement in Spain. Thirty-eight people were arrested in a police operation under the name ‘Operación Piñata‘. Fifteen of them are facing charges of terrorism and five are in preventive imprisonment. The raids were carried out on private homes, social centres and squatted spaces in Madrid, Barcelona, Palencia and Granada.

These police raids were carried out in a very open way, trying to create the maximum social alarm. The media have published the names of the people arrested and the groups they are involved in, presenting the fake police accusations as fact. They talk about ‘anarchist terrorism’ and organisations with leaders, hierarchical infrastructures and various ‘capitation’ methods the arrested allegedly use to ‘fund’ their ‘illegal’ activities.

These raids are a continuation of police operation ‘Operación Pandora‘, which took place last December within the context of the increasingly repressive politics employed by the Spanish government. (more…)

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Anti-Fascist Network: Coming up in March… (UK)

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The Anti Fascist Network is all about getting out of our armchairs and on to the streets, so here’s a run through of what’s coming up. How will anyone know you oppose fascism if you don’t get out there and say so!

First up in March is an EDL national demo in Manchester on Saturday the 7th. The local UAF are organising a counter demo. It’s Piccadilly Gardens at midday. The EDL say their demo is because of ‘Muslim grooming gangs’ but a recent post from Malatesta demonstrates how the far-right has more than its fair share of sex offenders as well. Unfortunately, paedophiles and rapists turn up in all walks of life. It is not about ethnicity. (more…)

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'March for England' – Anti-fascists beat the Nazis off the streets of Brighton again! (UK)

Monday, April 28th, 2014

¡No Pasarán!

From inthebellyofthebeast:

The annual March for England portrayed as a patriotic protest on St Georges day is an excuse for the fascist scum of the EDL (English Defence League) to plague the streets of Brighton. This year they got was coming to them when they were out numbered by 2,000 anti-fascists coming from all across the country.

The march this year was shortened due to the collapse of the road at the sea front. (even nature did not want the fascists to march) As usual the march was confronted on its route but restricted by a massive police presence with forces even being shipped in from as far as Cornwall. Also included on the day was the much loved TSG (Tactical Support Group, extremely violent militant police unit) and extensive fencing that included mobile barricades that closed off all streets reaching the beach front where the march was proceeding.

Anti-fascists on the day had no illusions that march at the sea would be impregnable and chose to roam the city centre of Brighton in affinity groups seeking the fascists who would be walking down from the railway station, with some drinking in pubs away from the march looking for a fight with those they are against such as anyone who is not white or skin headed, such as the racist attacks that happened last year after the march. (more…)

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Posted in Anti-Fascist

Brighton: Anti-abortion Christian bigots confronted by anarchists (UK)

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

325 receives and transmits:

26/04/14, 11.45am, Brighton.

A roadside demonstration held by the Christian group “Society for the Protection of Unborn Children” at Preston Park was met with a spontaneous anarchist counter mobilisation.

The anarchists masked up and surrounded the protesters quickly, destroyed a large portion of their anti-choice propaganda and dispersed again before the police could arrive.

some anarchists

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Posted in Direct Action

Brighton: Squatters attack cops with bottles and paintbombs, then set trap which leaves one cop with broken ribs (UK)

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Just over a week ago, an Interim Possession Order was served on a squatted church in Brighton. Deciding to resist the IPO, the squatters barricaded the building, and took to the roof in protest and a large group of people gathered outside.

A Banner was hung from the roof stating “The meek shall squat the earth” in reference to some religious nonsense found within the church, and a black flag was flown whilst the squatters maintained a presence on the roof for 3 consecutive days.

Out of the numerous police patrols that passed, one cocky sergeant decided to parade around the church and threatened that the police would return at 5am in the morning to evict the squatters. (more…)

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Squat trial in Brighton (UK)

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

On September 3 2012, some people were arrested for being in a derelict building under section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act. They are up for pleading not guilty and fighting this stupid new law.

The three defendants are booked in for a two and a half day trial at Brighton Magistrates Court which starts at 10am Monday April 22 2013.

There will be a protest outside court.

The charges originally were squatting (under s144), obstruction (of the police in their lawful duty) and abstraction (ie stealing electricity). The abstraction charge has already been dropped.

Here’s the contact details:
You can contact the support group on housingwar@squat.net
Fone – 07599377058
Twitter – housingwar (will be updated during trial)
Web – rooftopresistance.squat.net

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Posted in Social Control

Anti-Fascists paintbomb racist pub 'Railway Bell', Brighton (UK)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

18 May 2011

“Report of paintbomb attack on the Railway Bell, Brighton. Fascist hangout…

If you like your beer with a hint of racism you can probably do no better than the Railway Bell…

On March 24th the March for England, a flag waving front for fascist scum, the ENA (English Nationalist Alliance) and EDL (English Defence League), held a march in Brighton

March for England was attended by several divisions of the English Defence League

Their meeting point was the Railway Bell, opposite Brighton Station. The pub opened early to accommodate the fash and served as a reassembly point for marchers after their parade through town.

The Railway Bell has been a popular venue for fascists during previous Brighton marches.

The MfE, ENA and EDL are not welcome and will be resisted

In the early hours of this morning antifascists hurled paintbombs at the Railway Bell before disappearing into the night.”

Antifa

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Barclays cash machine sabotaged in Solidarity with the victims of EDO/ITT (UK)

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

“Barclay Capital is the market maker for ITT Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange – see here.

This week a Barclays cashpoint in Brighton was sabotaged in solidarity with the victims of ITT Corporation. ITT is EDO MBM’s parent company. ITT and EDO supply components to Israel for the F16. In the last fortnight Israel has escalated F16 attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Barclays provide market maker services to ITT, without which they could not function on the NYSE. It is also the largest global investor in the arms trade. Target Barclays until they cease providing financial services to ITT.”

Dissident

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