Monthly Archives: April 2014

Occupy Anarchy On Mayday 2014

On Mayday there will be an Anarchist Bloc in London. Its time to grab your black and red flags,  boycott work, school or whatever else it is you’re doing on may 1st and get yourself out onto the streets. It may be Labour day, but that doesn’t mean its the Labour party day, Mayday belongs to the Anarchists, It always has and always will.

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Remember in 2016 Mayday and #NOV5TH fall on a Saturday???

So this year in 2014,  Occupy Wonga seems to be the biggest direct action of the day, I’m sure you will see many anarchists in the Occupy Bloc when it departs for the target. Occupy does not just mean Occupy London as a group, Occupy is a network of Squatters and local eviction resistance groups. Occupy has also branched out into the free party scene and has supported some huge events in the last few years, this being one of them.

Occupy is not supposed to be one group, but many. As well as groups It is also supposed to be individuals who are not affiliated with groups, most of all, It’s supposed to be an Idea and a tactic. The tactic used in all eviction resistance is indeed to Occupy. (It always has been)

So what about Mayday, well, behind the scenes in squats throughout London I have seen people preparing for May-day, Banner workshops have begun, placards have been made and a lot of time has been invested into Occupy Wonga. Although an affinity group has selected Wonga as a target and other affinity groups have got on board,  Mayday belongs to everyone.

FUCK THOSE WONGA WANKERS !

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Artwork by an Anonymous Artist.

For me after Mayday will come more eviction resistance, supporting demo’s including that of DPAC and Fuel Poverty action, many Antifascist events including Rotherham on May 10th and Newcastle on May 17th. The biggest this year will happen on June 21st, October 17th and November 5th. In between all that. I will also be visiting the Protector camps up and down the county to make a stand against Fracking, but for now, it’s all out for May-day.

Solidarity comrades.

Regards,
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK.

 

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Occupy Wonga on MAYDAY !

On May 1st 2014 Occupy London have done a call-out for some direct action against the pay-day loan company Wonga.  (GOOD)

These fuckers deserve to be targeted, even the state has said they are corrupt, yet no one does anything. In essence, Pay day loan companies are no different from the bankers, who the state have said they will do something about but have failed. Bankers are still getting huge bonuses, banks are still preying on people to take out credit cards, loans and rack up huge debt so that they can screw us for everything we have.
Wonga are even worse, Wonga are the real life loan sharks but without the baseball bat.

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Wonga – legal loan sharks.

Many people have committed suicide because of the large debt with Wonga. The problem is these people were already in trouble when they clicked on Wonga’s page ( oh yeah, that’s another thing, Wonga don’t have a friendly face, they are ghosts, not existing in the real world, lets come back to that) So yeah, people who click on Wonga’s page and take out a loan, are already in financial difficulty, what Wonga do is make that financial difficulty much worse. Wonga hope that you default on the payment or mis the deadline, then they can make even more money out of you.  Wonga are crooks, pay-day loan crooks. ( The worst kind)

So if you have a problem with a loan, if a family member has died, if there is an emergency, heck even if there was a fucking earthquake, Wonga would still harass you for money, they don’t have a person thinking about each individual case, they are a machine, with no heart, no brain and they will absolutely not stop, until you are dead. Even if you wanted to speak to someone about your exceptional case they would not meet you,  they have no customer facing team. This is why so many people have committed suicide over this issue, they have had no one to turn to and been given no second chances.
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Wonga are murderers.

On May 1st 2014, Occupy London together with DPAC, Queer resistance, ClassWar and many other groups are gonna be paying Wonga a visit.

Here is the description from the event page:
On May 1st 2014, get ready for some direct action, Occupy London are proud to present OCCUPY WONGA !

In 2011 the Occupy movement had a clear message “The bankers are the problem”. Now in 2014, we are on the edge of complete debt slavery.

Pay day loan companies are the new economic fascists, their “clients” include, victims of the Bedroom tax, Fuel Poverty, Benefit cuts, Atos and all people suffering from the Governments Austerity program. Companies like QuickQuid, the Money Shop and Wonga are not helping us, they are holding us in debt bondage further extending the widening gap between rich and poor.

We see the most vulnerable people in society being charged Immoral Interest rates, the very people the government should be protecting. If you feel that something should be done about Payday loans, join us in London on Mayday 2014.

Occupy London hereby call for a complete end to Pay day loans and and immediate stop to all pay day loan advertising. On Mayday we will be paying Wonga some interest, but not with 5853% APR.

May day Itinerary:-
12:00 (High Noon) Assemble at Clerkenwell Green
13:00 March sets off
14:30 Rally in Trafalgar square in honour of Tony Benn and Bob Crow.
As soon as the rally has finished, we march.
When we arrive at the target we will occupy a space and hold a general assembly on site.

Supporting this action on the day will be:-
*Disabled People Against The Cuts
*Fuel Poverty Action
*The Resistance Movement Of The UK
*ClassWar

Speakers on the day TBC.

Lets make next Mayday an uprising against Austerity.
– Tony Benn

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/may-day-march-and-rally/

 

I will be attending this demo with my black and red flag in hand.
May-day is our day, see you on the streets.

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Regards,

An Anarcho syndicalist in the UK

Video of protesters following Boris Johnson in north London

Today in North London Boris Johnson got chased up the street by members of the local community. In the last 22 years not a single council home has been built. Today Boris confirmed that he has infact built 3, that’s 3 in 22 years.  Woop woop!

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Meanwhile, people are being made homeless because of the bedroom tax and rising unemployment with more people having to resort to food banks to feed their families. Affordable housing is no longer affordable and London is being gentrified. With Welfare being slashed across the board, for people who can’t find work, disabled people and people on low income. Rising energy bills saw more than 11,000 people die over the christmas period. Unemployed figures have risen to over 2.3 million and homelessness has risen by another 5% since 2013. Lets face it, this tory government have fucked our country up.

Today, Boris Johnson came to North London and actually thought he was doing a good thing (What a wanker). This is what happened.

Video of Boris being heckled:-

Regards,
An Anarcho Syndicalist in the UK

PS:- Heckle Boris Johnson by all means necessary.