Bookfair dumps academy venue over military massacre links

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Organisers with the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair have announced they will refuse to hold this year’s event at secondary school the City Academy following revelations that its parent Trust is sponsored by arms-merchant Rolls Royce.

Rolls Royce is heavily partnered with Turkey building jet engines for its military aircraft, and has faced strong criticism for effectively enabling autocrat Recep Erdogan in his vicious campaign against the Kurds in northern Syria. Thousands have been killed by the Turkish assault against Afrin and surrounding villages.

[Madrid] Antonio Morillo will always remain in our anarchist memory

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Antonio Morillo, an anarcho-syndicalist related to cleaning section of the Madrid Metro, died at home before he reached the age of 40, leaving behind a 4-year-old daughter and the love of your life.

We would like to remember this comrade who was always firm and combative in the fight against the bosses. “There can be no social peace until workwomen and workmen emancipation is achieved”

French police clash with eco-activists as they clear abandoned airport site

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

NOTRE-DAME-DES-LANDES, France (Reuters) - French police fired teargas and stun grenades and were pelted with stones during a dawn swoop to clear eco-activists and anarchists from a site in western France that had been planned as a new airport.

The site in Notre-Dame-des-Landes had been squatted for years by opponents of the plan to build a 580-million-euro ($710 million) airport which the government decided to drop in January.

‘Reforming has done nothing. That’s why I’m an anarchist.’ An interview with Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Posted on: 12 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Benjamin Zephaniah is still angry. The legendary novelist, actor, playwright, poet and musician has spent a career raging against the racist machine – and he’s not about to stop any time soon. As a young black man growing up in the 70s and 80s, he saw more than his share of police violence – and spent a stint in prison himself. Those experiences informed a body of work which pulls no punches in its critique of institutional racism.

The Appelistes playing the filth to the filth

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

However, it’s not just the official state cops that have been attacking those who don’t want to negotiate with the state. On March 20th, 5 masked people, armed with baseball bats and teargas sprays, raided a squat on the ZAD. This squat opposed the divide-and-rule compromise with the state, which involved legalising some people’s land and houses, but not others. These scum beat up people at the squat and then kidnapped the most outspoken opponent of the compromise, tied up his hands and legs, blindfolded him and gagged him with duct tape. They put him in the boot of their car and drove off.

Paris, France – Against all forms of power (27/03/2018)

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

We oppose all States and all forms of nationalism, even the ‘oppressed ones’ because they will always be ready to become oppressors. The Turkish (and jihadist) aggression against Afrin is horrible, but this won’t get us marching behind Kurdish nationalist flags (including municipalist-libertarian banners). To nationalism, the collective, all parties (including imaginary, informal or classist ones), we oppose direct action, individual or in small groups.

The Eviction of #ZAD #NDDL Day 2: #ZADResist! – France

  • Posted on: 11 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

We are a bit late today, but now we will continue our Live Blog of the ZAD evicion. At 03:22am yesterday morning the cops arrived at the D281 at Ardillières and Bois Rignoux. The evction of the ZAD occupation started. Today the cops continued with the eviction at 04:02am If you want to contribute to our live blog; You can send your pictures, videos, reports and analysis. Go to our submit page: here. Click at the refresh button of your browser to get the latest information. You will find the updates at the bottom of the page.

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