Monthly Archives: March 2014

October 18th 2014 – RECLAIM THE CITY

This year on October 18th the TUC has called for a mass march through the center of London. This will be the biggest demonstration of the year with possibly over 100,000 people taking to the streets. There is one question on everyone’s mind “What are the radicals thinking?”

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A Radical worker with a Truncheon protection helmet.

On March 26th 2011, we saw radicals adopt the “Black Bloc Tactic”, rampaging down Oxford street smashing every corporation in site. Since then In the UK entire Black blocs have been mass arrested before the day has even begun. This new tactic by police completely changes the game. In Black you are an easy target for the police who can simply “Arrest everyone in Black” (Totally illegal, but they will do it anyway)

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An easy target for a police kettle.

This year calls have gone out for a Radical workers bloc, a black bloc, a Classwar bloc, all kinds of blocs. None have really succeeded in capturing the people’s imagination. Many people know that the TUC’s march to Hyde Park will end with speeches given by the usual suspects and then everyone will go home. We know that some of the demos of the past have simply turned into running battles with police who are not the real target. So what to do on October 18th 2013.

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A colour bloc would certainly confuse the fuck out of the police.

Critics of the colour bloc tactic may argue, “fuck that, im wearing black” and the response to that would be “say that when you’re getting arrested and the other guy/girl wearing green walks free. We are all aware that the unity colours of the black bloc is Black. So would this affect the unity of the day, Maybe ?. Some would argue that the very act of carrying a red and black flag would have you singled out. By wearing diffrent colours, the police would have to arrest everyone.

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Unity colours of the Colour Bloc.

This is not a fashion show, this is not a call to adopt black bloc tactics whilst wearing colourful face coverings, this is ultimately performance art and a spectacle. With huge marches like this, whatever tactic adopted, it’s about expression. Expression to express one’s views however that particular person see’s fit. Black Bloc is like an addiction that people will always see as the more radical bloc and therefore always sway away from the very idea of a colour bloc to be with “the IN crowd”. Foolishly this means more likelihood of getting kettled, arrested and more importantly, lowering the radical elements numbers down to those only wearing black. In other words,  the media will say “the radicals were the ones in black.”

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March 2011: Police cut through the Black bloc.

Whatever the tactic adopted on the day, this blog is in no way trying to over iron the black fabric down to a smouldering piece of tissue. This blog is merely a suggestion that radical blocs are not just limited to black bloc tactics. In fact they are two completely different things, that’s not the point though, the point is that although the UK likes to follow suit with european tactics, very rarely do we set the trend with new ideas. The usual plan is to start the demo with a block on Embankment and then break off onto Oxford street. This has now become very predictable and somewhat outdated.

A more credible idea would be to blend in with the TUC demo all the way to Hyde Park and then disperse only to re-emerge at strategic targets around the City of London in the cover of night. Let us not forget that October 18th is on a Saturday, which means an all nighter is on the cards. Why go after Starbucks, McD’s or boots, when you can target Goldman Sachs, Rothschild’s bank and a list of a hundred others.

Another option is clear, we all know that the mainstream media will not promote this event and locals from the surrounding boroughs of London will most likely have no idea that this demonstration is taking place. Why not start Mobilization Blocs early in the day from strategic locations that are suffering most from state oppression and cuts. The idea would be to march around the estates during the day with megaphones calling everyone to the city of London for say 9pm. (For example)

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Possible March locations to bring the wider community into the City.

At very least these locations can be made aware of the possible action. Our very way of life is under attack by the corporate thugs that are destroying our communities, poisoning our land and profiting from our demise. This is the ultimate take over and its being forced upon us by the weapon that is Austerity. On October 18th, we have a chance to let public anger boil over to symbolize the discontent with the current system. With every year we are running out of time, time to change course to a more sustainable way of life, time to bring the real criminals to justice and time to implement real horizontal people led democracy.

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Imagine if we all came to the center and reclaimed the City in the dead of night.

Whatever happens its All-out for October 18th.

Note: This is by no means an official call-out, this is merely an expression of ideas. This is not calling for violence or law breaking. This blog does not and cannot mobilize the 100 ache woods autonomous cell of nothingness, for we have no Gods nor masters.

Regards,
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK.

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The People of Brighton have every right to be angry.

On April 27th 2014, (St Georges Day) The Far right will be allowed a platform to march through the heart of multicultural Brighton. The reason they choose Brighton is because of its liberal and multicultural nature (They know it will cause division).

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The March for England is made up of EDL, EVF, NWI and other Nazi groups.

The March for England will be met with a wall of opposition from local groups spread across all ages, colours and cultures. The fascists will come up against many autonomous groups adopting different tactics to counter them.

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English Disco lovers will be rocking out against racism.

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Brighton’s local Queer and Homeless community will be making a stand.

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Local trade unions together with Unite against fascism have done a call out for a mass mobilization.

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Militant black bloc tactics will take center stage to defend the community.

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All members of the local community will be out in force.

Together they make a united Brighton against the march for England. The idea is not just to oppose the march for England, but to stop it in its tracks. Our grandparents killed fascists, now they are allowed to march down our streets. In the 21st century, to allow a group with a message of segregation and hate to cause this level of unrest in our communities is absolutely outrageous.

A picture from 2013:-
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On the 27th of April the people of Brighton have every right to be angry.

For more info see flyer below:-
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Regards,
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK

#M22 – 5000 Antifascists on the streets of London

We have seen the far right rising across europe with polls suggesting that far right Nazi groups are once again starting to rear their ugly heads.  Today In London up to 5000 people marched against Racism and Fascism.

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A banner drop on Westminster bridge.

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Activists mobilizing outside Parliament.

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Many groups from across the country were in attendance.

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A beautiful site, the red and black flag flying high.

With fascists on the rise across Europe and Racism still a huge problem within our communities, today was not just about saying no to racism and fascism but a chance to come together with a message of unity.

It was great to stand beside so many great people. On April 27th I hope to see all you people in Brighton when we oppose the fascist march for England.
NO RACISM – NO FASCISM – NO ISLAMOPHOBIA –  NO SCAPEGOATING OF IMMIGRANTS

I will leave you with this video from the day:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0szDUAfqqA&feature=youtu.be

NO PASARAN – THEY SHALL NOT PASS.
Regards,

An Anarcho syndicalist in the UK.

The Police try and evict a pregnant woman(AND FAIL).

On the Morning of March 21st 2014, Police were blocked by local residents from gaining access to a residential home in Queens Park, London.

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Resident and her child facing eviction.

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Police and bailiffs arrive.

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Police and bailiffs try to enter property.

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Local residents form a blockade.

Demonstrators formed a blockade outside the front door of the property by linking arms. The Police and bailiffs were told this was an Illegal eviction and that they shall not pass. The police and bailiffs did not pass.

VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE.

Here is a video from the day’s action:-
VIDEO FOOTAGE OF POLICE TRYING TO EVICT A PREGNANT WOMAN

Regards,

An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK.

The Climate Revolution !

On March 19th 2014, 500 Anti Fracking activists reclaimed the streets in Central London. The Message was clear “let’s get organised.” The Climate activists are not just determined but have big plans for the future. The Carnival was not just about Fracking, this was about activism in general, and more importantly “Tactics”.

The Anti-Fracking camps are acting as revolutionary training and education camps. This is not just about climate or capitalism, this is about an attack on our land. With summer approaching, and many Fracking camps set to begin, Fracking sites are not just calling for feet on the ground , the Fracking camps have set up a network.

We know the internet has proved in-effective for organizing Mass Demonstrations in the real world. Relationships, solidarity and comradeship can only be formed in the real world.  An Anarcho Sydicalist style movement needs to be implemented across the board outside of the workplace. The Fracking sites are our new meeting places, our youth clubs and our community spaces. Ultimately this means that Fracking has the potential to be the spark. We saw the Anti-War Movement mobilize millions, We saw the Anti-Austerity movement mobilize millions.

The next movement won’t happen unless we take to the streets in the same place at the same time (Think about that for a minute) And then ask yourself this…. “What ARE you doing this Summer” Because I heard a Revolution IS coming….

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It would seem the only thing missing is the large numbers of people. Its summer soon and for a demo in March The Fracking Carnival was ahead of the game. It’s important to remember the Anti-War movement started in a similar way and then, over a million people took to the streets.

( WATCH THIS SPACE )

Green is looking up as well.

#FRACKING  (SEE LINK BELOW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72xsrn0A7AQ

Regards
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK

The Biggest act of Police Brutality ever. (BARTON MOSS)

Here is a video of just some of the acts of violence by the Greater Manchester Police. This has to be the most ever seen at one protest.

SEE VIDEO:-
Click here >>> Police brutality compilation from Barton Moss (NEW)

Barton Moss Anti Fracking Protest Salford 16th March 2014 photo by Steven Speed (4)(1)

A woman gets slammed to the ground by Greater Manchester Police

Over the last few months the media have failed to report the levels of police brutality at Barton Moss Fracking site. The Protectors have been harassed, slammed to the ground and beaten.

We call for an investigation into the shear levels of violence used against ordinary men, woman and children. Why has this not been reported by the mainstream media. In summer 2014 more fracking sites are due to open, if they are anything like the one at Barton Moss, we are going to need a lot more people.

Please share this video far and wide
Regards,

An Anarcho Protector.

Protest Banned in the UK

So do you remember the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing bill. They wanted to make being a nuisance Illegal…. WELL THEY HAVE !
See here:- http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/antisocialbehaviourcrimeandpolicingbill/stages.html

The bill was given royal Assent last week and now they have made it into an act (LAW). The Bill technically can ban direct action and civil disobedience depending on how it is interpreted.

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Activists shut down Starbucks.  (Starbucks were later forced to pay 20 million in unpaid Tax)

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (What is it?)
No one has been told the details of the bill, we are all unaware what amendments have been made or why. Whatever happens, we must defend the right to protest. The Government are about to drop a bombshell. We are expecting the worst.

Regards.

An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK