Congolese president’s nephew in shady French political deals

Jean Dominique Okemba, the newphew of the Congolese president, is involved in shady deals in France together with financial institutions from France and Proparco, the French investment agency.

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 7:09 am

All I want for Xmas is a pint of Cobra venom.. - Youtube video

Bus pass Elvis has a go at Ian Duncan Smith in his new Youtube Christmas Song -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYDvmvUIWDU

Posted by on 22 December 2014 | 3:43 am

Strange tale of two estates: New Era bought by Dolphin Square

The saga of the New Era estate in Hoxton (central East London) has just taken a bizarre twist. Residents have won their battle against rent-hiking landlord Westbrook. Now the estate has changed hands again, this time bought by the "Dolphin Square Foundation". Dolphin Square being the elite housing estate at the heart of the Westminster paedophile murder ring.

Posted by on 21 December 2014 | 7:14 am

New ‘mandate’ on greyhound welfare found wanting

Greyhounds deserve better than this… the greyhound racing industry must be laughing

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:17 pm

Rebellions In North America

Around the world, the class struggle, the struggle against state is a struggle against the policial state and his terror: the killing of Rémy Fraisse in France, the attack and torture against Nikos Romanos in Greece, and the recent/preventive actions against anarchists in Catalonia, and the attack on Westfield demonstrators in London. Until today's accounting, there are incidents of riots and social protests in at least 21 countries since the beginning of November.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 10:53 am

Barclays blockaded over arms trade shares

Today Smash EDO and Brighton Palestine Action blockaded Barclays Bank for an hour before activists were removed. The action was part of a campaign aimed at forcing the bank to have nothing to do with shares in Elbit Systems, Exelis (EDO MBM's parent company), BAE, Raytheon and other arms companies. It comes a month after a nationwide day of action saw occupations of Barclays in cities across the UK One person was arrested, who had glued himself to the front doors of the bank. He was dressed as Santa wearing a placard which read 'Santa says you've been a very naughty bank this year'. Here's the initial press report from the Argus  http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/11678702.Santa_arrested_after_gluing_himself_to_doors_of_Barclays_Bank/

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:14 am

calling out unprincipled attacks on the SWP

the Martin Smith issue is history, the SWP have moved on, you should move on to. <br/>We need to unite to fight the cuts, and stop the war, and not attack each other. <br/>A strong SWP is good for the working class.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 8:14 pm

Chelsea Manning demo US Embassy, London

Yesterday, 17/12/2014, was the 27th birthday of Chelsea Manning. Several groups conducted a noise demo outside the US Embassy, London to support the call for her release. <br/>

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 1:25 pm

Why Is the Islamic State Morally Right to Debug the Big Lie?

When learning of corruption, most readers will have an idea of cash money buying a small official, a local leader or maybe even an influential opinion maker. But one instance of system-wide corruption, such as incorporated by the dynasty in Riyadh, can be more damaging in result than a myriad of small scale cases – indeed the rot at the top of a hierarchy induces a steady renewal of it everywhere below. The same is the case with the so-called “cyber war” – a privileged spying racket somewhere can be a worse threat to digital freedom than all less centralised instances of criminal hacking of user passwords and banking codes and so forth. In fact the systematic spying is the origin of a significant share of petty data crime. Such as the use of paper money brought about a historical escalation of corruption, the use of “drones” does with “cyber war” – entirely outmatching the earlier problems of metal impurity resp. veteran disorder.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:01 am

Volcanology on sabotage and accuracy

In Germany, there have been some attacks on infrastructure: mobility, transport and distribution logistics and communication systems. We are fans of such acts of infrastructure sabotage ourselves and we would like to open a discussion, not least because there is some critique regarding accuracy of such actions and explaining them to the public. We want to start with an example: In the summer of 2014, refugees in Berlin squatted a roof of a hotel in order to put pressure on German authorities which refused to give them a right to stay. „Autonomous groups“ attacked successfully the Berlin public transport in that area, stating their support for the refugees, see  https://linksunten.indymedia.org/en/node/121525 (in english language).

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 2:58 am

Vigil for Chelsea Manning

Over 50 people attended the Vigil to celebrate Chelsea Manning’s birthday in London on Wednesday afternoon. The event was part of an international day of events demanding to free one of the world best known whistleblower. The vigil, organised by Queer Strike and Payday men’s network was one of the actions taken place in 12 cities – from Dublin to Istanbul, Boston to Rome. More information  http://www.refusingtokill.net/Chelsea%20Manning/CHELSEA%2017%20Dec%20Press%20release.htm

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 9:38 am

CANDIDATE BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN

VOLUNTEERS TO HELP A DISABLED MAN WITH FIBROMYLAGIA, DISABLED INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP HIM STAND FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION 7th MAY

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 4:07 am

Peace & Reconciling the Past - a talk at the Carnegie Conference Centre

Professor Ilan Pappé, the well known Israeli historian and activist took part in a discussion at the Carnegie Conference centre in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland on Tuesday 25th November 2014.

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 2:51 am

Glenn Pells, Nazi UKIPer @exposing_ukip @slatfascists @edlnews @tellmama‏

Officially (on paper at least) UKIP still maintain they refuse to allow members of fascist groups into their party, but a mere cursory glance at UKIPers on Facebook and Twitter reveals hundreds of party publicists who trumpet not just UKIP but a whole host of far right organisations across the board from the EDL to the FN. So much so, that the common retort /excuse of UKIP's senior members is that EDLers, Britain Firsters and BNPers are "pretending to be UKIP to discredit the party", even though many of the aforementioned neo-Nazi UKIPers are regularly liked and retweeted by top ranking UKIP officials, giving them the social media seal of approval.

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 2:43 am

Protest outside the St Andrew Square branch of Barclays Bank in Edinburgh

There was a protest outside the St Andrew Square branch of Barclays Bank in Edinburgh on Saturday November 29th 2014 which was lively and well attended. The protesters were demonstrating against Barclays support for the Elbit Systems Electronics Company which manufactures drones used against Palestinians.

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 1:04 am

NEO NAZIS TOLERATED BY UKIP @exposing_ukip @slatfascists @edlnews @tellmama‏

Officially (on paper at least) UKIP still maintain they refuse to allow members of fascist groups into their party, but a mere cursory glance at UKIPers on Facebook and Twitter reveals hundreds of party publicists who trumpet not just UKIP but a whole host of far right organisations across the board from the EDL to the FN. So much so, that the common retort /excuse of UKIP's senior members is that EDLers, Britain Firsters and BNPers are "pretending to be UKIP to discredit the party", even though many of the aforementioned neo-Nazi UKIPers are regularly liked and retweeted by top ranking UKIP officials, giving them the social media seal of approval.

Posted by on 13 December 2014 | 7:55 pm

Info on Neo-Nazi Daniel Wright from Sunderland

Neo-Nazi Daniel Wright is a holocaust denier.

Posted by on 13 December 2014 | 7:12 am

An Open Letter To Russell Brand from the Silent Majority

The Silent Majority reaches out to Russell Brand.

Posted by on 12 December 2014 | 2:09 pm

Mass die in protest against murders of black people by police at Westfield

Hundreds of UK Students gathered, to strongly protest, and show solidarity against the brutal Police murders of black men, Eric Gardner, and Mike Brown in the US, by staging a "Die-in" at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush, west London, on Wednesday 10th December 2014.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 8:56 am

Mass arrests at "We Can't Breathe" protest

Last night (10 December) hundreds of people joined in the London “We can’t breathe” protest called by London Black Revs and others to remember Eric Garner and all those killed by racist police violence. The cops applied the intimidation tactics used against antifascists last year, kettling and mass arresting 76 people.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 4:42 am

Sending out an SOS.

Do you want Honesty and Integrity in public office and a candidate who works for YOU? <br/><br/>Joe Neilson independent candidate will do just that. <br/><br/>Confirmed as the only UK independent disabled candidate standing in the 2015 General Election.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 3:48 am

Its over for Queen & Country.

That’s it folks! The inevitable has happened and the Queen and Country are no more. <br/><br/>Having wriggled out of her imminent arrest for crimes against Humanity, Elizabeth Windsor is now desperately scrapping the barrel for excuses and has come up with the last ditch attempt of faking Alzheimer’s Disease to evade justice.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 3:26 am

US vet tells the thruth about War and Racism

"Racism within the military has long been an important tool to justify the destruction and occupation of another country. "

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 1:52 am

THEY SET THE GARBAGE OUT EARLY AT LANGLEY

(see cartoon)

Posted by on 10 December 2014 | 6:49 am

Nikos Romanos wins: ends hunger strike pending release for studys with leg ring

Nikos Romanos has ended his hunger and thirst strike after 31 days, as he petitioned to study university on release. The law that will be applied is that he will wear a bracelet to control his movement while studying out of prison. <br/><br/>Solidarity with you comrade, on your long recovery! <br/>Solidarity with everyone arrested and accused for the 6th! <br/>Solidarity with the Syrians and migrants of Greece!

Posted by on 10 December 2014 | 6:02 am