Facebook killed the internet star: reflections on radical media

In September, the SchNEWS radical media collective issued a statement saying they had decided to call it a day. Although SchNEWS might publish one-off articles in the future, the direct action newsheet will no longer be published regularly.This article is a personal reflection by a one-time SchNEWS contributor. It's not a statement from SchNEWS itself, neither is it attempting to be a full post-mortem of it. Rather it is highlighting some key areas which affected it and other radical media collectives...

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:34 pm

Social Centres Gathering , 8th / 9th November

A weekend of talks and skill shares for anyone interested in or involved in autonomous social centres and spaces. <br/><br/>

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 10:48 am

Death Drones are Arriving in Llanbedr - Protest

Protest the use of Llanbedr airfield for drone testing - Noon 30 Oct

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:14 am

Execution of "Occupy Democracy" and the Banality of Evil

The sense of duty trumped ethics in the state repression at Parliament Square

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 6:05 am

Russell Brand: an anarchist critique of his "revolution"

An open letter to Russell Brand, condemning him as being on the other side of the barricades. The video statement is available here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZm1KAksvMM

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 11:24 am

Cardiff Welsh alliiance demo fiasco

the planned march through cardiff turned into farce

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 8:47 am

Yorkshire Ripper farce - new fake TV documentary

Ever since the fabrication of The Peter Sutcliffe Myth, the mainstream media have kept repeating the police version of events. The truth rarely gets a look in.

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 6:30 am

UG#695 - Funding The Deep State Off-The-Books (Media Silence on Drugs for Guns)

Two speakers help us examine the off-the-books funding which has routinely funded CIA operations since its inception. We begin with a recording by Emile De Antonio from the classic show of US dissident thought Alternative Views, centered on George H W Bush, but which reviews the history of state assisted drug trafficking and encompasses a bunch of other key deep state operatives. Next it is journalist Craig Unger on his response to Sep 11th, and we conclude with Peter Dale Scott on the early history of the CIA and its related TLAs. He opines that the seized Nazi assets formed the base of a black budget which has always been available for funding off-the-books deep state operations.

Posted by on 26 October 2014 | 1:01 pm

Isreali Ambassador Greeted by Protest During Cambridge Visit.

On Monday October 20th Daniel Taub, the Isreali Ambassador for London visited The Cambridge Debating Union (aka the Union) to speak, and was greeting by a noisy protest.

Posted by on 26 October 2014 | 9:49 am

Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes

A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. <br/>

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:40 pm

Demo tonight at Turkish capitalists’ Savoy ball

From Rabble, a London-based anarchist site for news, analysis and events

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 1:49 pm

Confessions of a Civil Anarchist

Repost of this article -  https://theviolentminority.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/confessions-of-a-civil-anarchist/

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 9:41 am

Wrexham: Report from Borras Anti-Fracking Evening... More Planned

Last Thursday night, 23 October, local campaigners against fracking and other 'unconventional' (extreme) gas extraction methods held a public meeting in Borras, Wrexham not far from where Green Park Energy, bought out by Dart Energy, bought out by IGas, have just been given permission to undertake exploratory drilling ostensibly for coal bed methane. The local pub was packed out with standing room only and not much of that as the local community turned out in force to find out more, many angry that the unelected and unaccountable Planning Inspectorate had overturned the decision of Wrexham council's Planning Committee whose members had voted (17 to 2) to reject the planning application back in March.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:11 am

Iranian Anarchist Musician Shahin Najafi Speaks About Acid Attacks On Women

An important article from our Iranian Anarchist Network comrades that they wish to share with all genuine leftists, anarchists & other progressives in the Western World - we ask that you please concentrate and put aside any inbuilt cognitive dissonance re : "Islamophobia" and please read and understand that what is explained here is not some kind of unwarranted / bigoted attack against Islam but an extremely passionate & angry commentary against the barbarisms that are committed in the name of Islam by the brutal Islamic regime of Iran. Please share with your networks and if you are able to contribute a better English translation (source at bottom of article), then please do so!

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 2:11 am

TUCMarch Britain Needs a Pay Rise and a Kick Up the Arse

Good turn out but disappointing.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:34 pm

You cut the string?

Your'e fucking nicked my saaan!!!

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:21 pm

Has Australia Suffered a Covert Military Coup?

The incident was an independent response to the censorship case discussed here and resonated with the description of the self-referential nature of body politics for a group of people whose constellation resembles the human organism: If the Islamic state censors beyond the lines drawn by its internationalist base, it is stealing from the people and the “executive body part” involved in it is to be looked at. The execution of someone wrapped in an IS flag that recently was disrupted by Australia´s military-industrial complex and triggered the largest police state quake in the history of the colony apparently was meant to write with the blood of an easily available victim the comment to Mosul that such behaviour was inappropriate. Yet while the message from the Southern continent got out, it was not implemented since as a result of spying the people involved were taken prisoners by the capitalist state in an unprecedented instance of “victimless crime.” Since then, the Canberra regime has been weighed by the temptation to persecute someone who has not done anything more than a cop who places a bullet into the wrong direction at the wrong time as an alleged terrorist, and as a result thereof such symptoms of internal discomfort could be observed as the threat to imprison people who identify spies by their names or frictions between troops and spies over subordination issues. Already since the sudden cabinet resignation at the peak of the NSA runaway affair, and the ensuing degradation in a conservative cesspool trampled by a surge of Unitedstates occupation troops, Australia has politically appeared like the broken clock that is right twice a day but no one can tell when. Yet since Julian Assange of Wikileaks called health emergency this summer to get out of the London siege, this appears to have changed and the Southern continent presents itself more like a lost watch where total desertification by runaway climate change is likely to be expected earlier than anywhere else. <br/>

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:10 am

GEMS (Global Education Management Systems) links to RSA (Royal Society of Arts)

<br/>GEMS (Global Education Management Systems) and its close ties to the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) <br/><br/>All links are at the end of the article.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:55 am

Implenting the eugenics (Nazi) 'Opening Minds' school curriculum globally

<br/>How the new school curriculum goes global. Devised by the Royal Society of the Arts.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 6:41 pm

Global Rally Against ISIS, For Kobane & For Humanity : Nov 1st 2014

A Global Rally against ISIS, For Kobane & For Humanity is being urged for November 1st, 2014. Please note that this is not a call for some kind of reactionary anti-Muslim, anti-Islam rally so please don't just dismiss it as being so and take a careful read of the following text including the signatories to this urgent call that include Noam Chomsky Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many, many others.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 4:13 pm

Unite and Oppose the Racist Welsh Alliance in Cardiff on the 25th October

Meet at11:45 on the Green in front of Cardiff Castle opposite the Rummer Tavern CF10 1AY

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 12:45 pm

Wide angle on Calais

There are over 2000 migrant people in Calais and their number is rising, more people than in 2009 but there are more women and children . There is not even water, enough tents or sufficient food. <br/>Police violence aganst those trying to cross has escalated to appalling levels.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 6:25 am

Mass callout everyone to Parliament Square this Friday!

Defend the right to protest. This is a mass callout for everyone to gather at Parliament Square this Friday at 5pm to defend the right to protest. Over the past few days occupy protesters have been harassed, arrested and attacked by police! So be there this Friday from 5pm and on Saturday too the last day of the protest to show the authorities that we will not be intimidated by their attempted to ban democratic protest!

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 10:56 am

Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps

PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:13 am

Turkey : Armed Manifestation In Support Of Kobane

Armed militants appeared on the streets of Diyarbakır, Southeastern Turkey tonight (20/10/2014) in a demonstration of combative solidarity with Kobane and in complete defiance of the fascist Turkish government.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:31 pm