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Issue 843 | Download PDF
Russian anti-fascist unfairly imprisoned under Putin's new house rules.
It's wildcat vs Kitkat as Brighton's binmen take on the Green council.
Somerset's badgers are in the sniper's sights as activists vow to disrupt the cull.
It's Hove vs Gove as the education secretary aims to concrete over recreation ground in the name of God.
More updates from Calais No Borders Network
Squatted community social centre and veg shop opens in Lewes.
Sudanese refugees and supporters protest in London to highlight the 10 year anniversary of the conflict which ripped apart their regions.
UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
Issue 842 | Download PDF
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.
Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.
A member of the Old Berkshire Hunt pleads guilty to assault.
New Squat Law Fails In Court
Brighton turns out thousands to oppose the March for England's message of hate.
Issue 841 | Download PDF
UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
Issue 840 | PDF Not Available
Oh Christ ..not again, about as welcome as Jimmy Saville at an orphanage, it's time for the outbreak of political venereal disease that is the March for England set to tarnish the streets of Brighton again on April 21st.
Thatcher-haters party into the night.
'Non-citizens' take to the streets of Berlin in the latest instalment of the Refugee Strike shaking things up in Germany.
SchNEWS goes on a fishing expedition with co-founder of the Fin Free Cambridge Campaign and finds out about the group's initial success and what's in hold for the future.
With protestors gearing up for a second round of resistance there could be 'diversions ahead' for the East Sussex County Council and the road backing scum Trinity College in the University of Cambridge.
In solidarity with 235 Sussex University workers whose jobs are threatened with privatisation, protesters from around the country converge on Sussex University's campus (alread site of an ongoing occupation), invade management HQ and make a bonfire out of corporate files.
It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the US-UK coalition invaded Iraq. 10 years since that fatal day on the 19th of March 2003 when the neoconservative “Crazies in the White House” bought their own propaganda and believed they could reshape the Middle-East with a blitzkrieg military campaign of “Shock and Awe”.
Issue 839 | Download PDF
Recent announcement by Environmental Agency grants permits to EDF aiding the production of nuclear energy at Hinkley Point C.
If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken
National Front demonstration has a poor turn out in Swansea, followed by a Blood & Honour gig in the valleys.
Anti-cull travellers and squatters plot land seizures.
A staggering five convictions out of the Met Police's largest ever mass arrest during the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Protesters call for the closure of Harlan Laboratories - leading breeders of research animals - and for a government inquiry into animal testing.
Dead cat bounce as EDL irritate the people of Manchester?
New squatting law forces homeless to sleep in the cold with lethal consequences.
Campaigners have occupied a 150-year-old elm tree in Brighton. The tree was scheduled for felling as part of road works in the Seven Dials area.
UK ISM activist expecting imminent deportation after arrest by Israeli military
On International Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 2013 a demonstration was held outside the Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly, London
Issue 838 | Download PDF
Despite reports from pro-Israel newspapers to the contrary, race war is not about to break out in front of Brighton's crappiest fizzy drinks seller.
Over 10,000 anti-fascists gathered in Dresden, East Germany on Wednesday (13th) to oppose a neo-Nazi march.
Whaling ship Nisshin Maru collides with Sea Shepherd vessels in an all out desperate initiative to take the Whale Navy out of action causing Japan to suspend its annual whaling hunt.
Civil liberties activists in Germany and elsewhere are taking a novel, and militant, approach to CCTV culture.
Protesters set up new camp and plan Weekend of Action after being ousted from the trees last month.
Energy giant EDF seeks to bankrupt chimney climbers
Issue 837 | Download PDF
Not deterred by the eviction of the camps on the route, over thirty opponents of the £100 million Bexhill-Hastings link road visited East Sussex County Council in Lewes this week.
SchNEWS interview's one of the ZAD crew
Known by many as the "godfather of Israeli anarchism", author, activist and radical anti-zionist troublemaker Akiva “Aki” Orr, had pursued a radical vision for a democratic one state solution in Palestine and Israel for over 50 years.
Burin is one of a group of small Palestinian villages near Nablus in the Occupied West Bank. Burin has been having a lot of problems off the local settlers, especially one settlement in particular: Yitzhar, which currently holds the distinction of being the most violent settlement in the West Bank.
Sussex students seize University conference centre in protest against privatisation.
Freedom Bookshop receives an arson attack but survives to tell more tales.
Friern Barnet library saved by direct action and community campaigning. Put that in yer Big Society and smoke it.
The Combe Haven lot aren't the only ones getting in the way of diggers. A small but determined protest camp has pitched up in a more urban setting: Manchester's Alexandra Park.
Issue 836 | Download PDF
Animal protesters gather in Richmond to demonstrate against deer culling in London's Royal Parks.
The last camp on the Bexhill bypass route was evicted as Tory government barks up the wrong tree.
As badger cull looms – SchNEWS asks what are the real causes of bovine TB?
Animal rights campaigners from Essex Animal Defenders group are holding anti-fur demonstrations outside local shops.
Update : Camp Decoy on the route of the Bexhill Bypass successfully survives the second day of siege.
War Resisters International pay taxes under protest
Following evidence of cruelty against migrants submitted by solidarity activists, French police are under scrutiny from Defender of Rights.
Last October animal rights activists in Israel pulled a painful stunt. They publicly used a red- hot iron to brand each other with the numbers 269
The year is 2013 A.D Bexhill is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely...One small village of indomitable tree-sitters still holds out against the invaders.
Golden shower as British far-right turn in another piss-poor performance at the Greek Embassy
Two camps down at Bexhill - but the best is yet to come!!
The main camp at Bexhill took to the trees and tunnels as bailiffs and police arrived on mass this Wednesday (16th).
Issue 835 | Download PDF
Animal rights campaigner is attacked outside KFC outlet during a protest
For 25 years Golden Dawn were a marginal group that for the most attacked small left-wing and anarchist groups and sometimes would also go for immigrants. Until a few years ago they never measured more than 200 members. Up until recently they had one office. Now? They have forty-eight.
Bexhill Bypass Update from a Combe Haven defender
The real battle of Bexhill begins as activists and contractors face off over tree felling near Adam's Farm.
Issue 834 | Download PDF
One group of Spanish workers has come together to stick a spanner in the works of austerity misery. Or more specifically, in the locks.
Derail the first and the worst of the new road schemes for the UK.
Things are heating up in Antarctica as Sea Shepherd and the Japanese whaling fleet are about to come head to head for the 9th season.
Anti-nuclear protesters fined for obstructing the highway outside Hinkley Nuclear power plant.
Murky goings on as Sussex fox-hunt fronted by ex-policeman attacks monitors and flouts the law.
Issue 833 | Download PDF
Environmental activist is released after seven years imprisonment.
State services and employees crippled by Israel's refusal to hand over Palestinian taxes.
Sadness and disappointment but no surprises as judges in Amsterdam rule against releasing Morgan the Orca back into the wild.
Anti-road protestors in Bexhill were ambushed by an early start to the tree-felling on the controversial Bexhill-Hastings link road this week, but they rallied and using direct action have put a spanner in the works.
Restart of fracking after year and half delay set to amp up resistance
Issue 832 | Download PDF
Activists gather outside UN talks at Doha, Qatar as negotiators pretend to debate climate change.
Since October, Europe's longest, largest 'Postcapitalist land occupation', la ZAD (Zone A Defendre) has been under attack from French authorities who want to clear it and build an airport. Here's another update from 'le frontline'...
Despite the amazing success of the counter-mobilisation that saw this year's planned badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire cancelled in October DEFRA are already looking for new cull zones.
Anti-Nuclear activists blockade UK plants to protest the extent of destruction upcoming expansion will cause.
German anti-fascists take Berlin on 20th anniversary of comrade Silvio Meier's murder.
As a pro-Palestine speech to Hackney Council is banned, who are UK Lawyers for Israel and what other campaigns have they been waging to silence and criminalise Palestine solidarity activism?
UPDATE: The sh*t's well and truly hit the fan since we published this interview last week... Stay tuned for more SchNEWS from the front...
Issue 831 | Download PDF
With the dark clouds of unconventional gas extraction looming over the British Isles, the anti-fracking resistance is responding by cranking it up a gear. Community groups across the country are organising for a day of action on Saturday 1st December...
Israeli forces have begun a massive terror campaign against the Gaza Strip
What is known about the death of a Ghanian man in Harmondsworth IRC on October 30th? And who are GEO Group, the private prison firm desperately trying to shift culpability?
Protesters hold an anti-austerity Plebs and PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor's Banquet as a precursor to day of action and strikes across Europe.
Frank exchanges of views are par for the course when the hunt meet the sabs, but David Lee Peters, master of the Ross Harriers Hunt overstepped the mark when he unleashed a volley of racist abuse at a hunt sab in January this year.
Guest post from Rough Music.
Mike Weatherley, the M.P behind the squatting ban, due to deliver a talk on the new squatting legislation, at the University of Sussex today, was instead chased off campus by students and protesters.
EDL fail to make an impact in Norwich or West Ham. EDL muster 200 in Norwich while Infidels pull thirty in London.
Anonymous hit the streets on bonfire night.
A 13 year old Palestinian was killed in Gaza after being hit by an Israeli helicopter in the never-ending onslaught.
Refugees set up a protest camp in front of the historic Brandenburg gate in Berlin and go on hunger strike over abysmal treatment in the hands of the state.
Robot wars in Afghanistan are set to increase when the Ministry of Defence unveils it's new five armed Reaper drones...
Free Willy meets Kramer vs Kramer as environmentalists go to court to free Morgan the killer whale from captivity
Issue 830 | Download PDF
As fifteen intrepid No Dash for Gas activists occupy a West Burton power station for the fourth day...
The London Queer Social Centre announce their closing down party
Vicious hunt attack fails to deter sabs.
Palestinian Bedouins face systematic ethnic cleansing from the Israeli state in the Naqab/Negev and the Jordan Valley
Wheelchair users link up again...
Activists and friends pull out all the stops to prevent UKBA sending family to persecution in Egypt.
Update 28/10/12 English Defence League in full retreat.
How ubiqitous terrible coffee chain, Starbucks, gets away with serving up tax free profits for its shareholders...
Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France
Three US activists in jail as federal authrorities target anarchists
Issue 829 | Download PDF
While the government bucks austerity to finance environmentally devastating roads programme, protesters kick off a new anti-roads front.
Activists gear up for weekend of action against EDF plans for new nuclear at Hinkley Point, Somerset.
Anti-fascist vigilantes take to the roads on motorbikes around Athens as racist attacks increase.
Traveller Solidarity turning the tables at the Department for Communities and Local Government as mass action day approaches.
Villagers and fishermen go to sea to blockade new nuclear plant in India.
Issue 828 | Download PDF
Four ISM international volunteers under house arrest in Israel after being arrested and beaten by the army.
October 2nd to 16th is Seed Freedom Fortnight. Starting on the anniversary of Ghandi's birth and ending appropriately on World Food Day, there are two weeks to get out and partake in a wide range of seed related actions. But why should you dig it?
Out of the squats and into the er... prisons. As, Alex Haigh, the first squatter to be sent down under S.144 recieves three months.
Badger cull activists may have delayed start of the wildlife massacre.
Calais migrants fight back with road-blocking action
Autonomous villages seiged by paramilitaries.
Azhar Ahmed convicted for criticising the occupation of Afghanistan on social media.
Issue 827 | Download PDF
Squatters Legal Network offer support and advice to cracking addicts.
Locals organise a camp against the renewed threat of a Hastings-Bexhill link road.
Animal activists gear up to confront badger cull after legal challenge fails.
Protest camp celebrates injunction fail
Activists picket newly opened Israel-linked SodaStream shop in Brighton.
To the barricades! As fascists plan to attack an anarchist social centre at some point in the future (or possibly past).
Issue 826 | Download PDF
Fracking activists' court victory
Smash EDO campaigner vindicated in court.
North London library, closed by cuts, opened by squatters.
It's West Country extreme action time! Unfortunately not shotgunning jugs of scrumpy while listening to the Wurzels though. Soon Somerset may may be infamous for an even more dangerous activity. Yep, that's right- The West Country is about to get fracked.
Predictably enough it was Brighton squatters who found themselves first in the firing line of Hove MP Mike Weatherley's new anti-squatting law.
EDL humiliated in Walthamstow
Issue 825 | Download PDF
Smash EDO campaigners found guilty after glue-on
Paralympic sponsors Atos hit by protests for their persecution of disabled and vulnerable benefit claimants...
No justice for ISM activist Rachel Corrie, killed by the Israeli Defence force in Gaza 2003
Squatters prepare to resist new anti-squatting law as it comes into force on September 1st. Meanwhile renters show they can be radical too...
As the optimism of the Arab Spring has turned into a nightmare in Syria, SchNEWS takes a belated look at the Syrian Uprising and some of the regional players whose involvement have made the conflict so bloody and so hard to understand.
Issue 824 | Download PDF
Brighton Feminist Collective stage flashmob in support of Pussy Riot
Immigrant's murder sparks arson in Greece as Golden Dawn Athens offices torched
A rare victory was achieved last Tuesday for the indigenous cause, with a high-level court ruling the suspension of the construction of the Belo Monte dam on the Amazon’s Xingu River.
Three anti-nuclear peace protesters (including a nun) cause major security breach at US nuclear weapons plant
Issue 823 | PDF Not Available
6,400 migrants detained by police in the largest ethnic cleansing operation ever to hit Athens.
One hunt folds and another gets hammered in court ..and the season hasn't even started yet.
“We are freer than those who are prosecuting us. We can say everything we want, and they have their mouths shut, and are puppets." - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot member
Indigenous resistance to Brazil’s mega Amazon dam project, Belo Monte, stepped up several notches recently following the arrest by tribal authorities of three engineers from Norte Energia, the corporation behind the dam’s construction.
Issue 822 | Download PDF
At least there's been some good news for cyclists this week as Merc-driving berk Christikas Zantis is busted by Brighton Mags
Freedom Press- the publishers of the U.Ks only regular anarchist (well anarchist with a capital A) newspaper are in danger of folding after having to settle a copyright claim out of court with a freelance photographer.
London's Olympic ceremony didn't stand a chance of competing against Beijing in scale or spectacle, but Team GB is sure as hell giving the Chinese a run for their money when it comes to state repression.
EDO blockaders finally get their day in court.
Countering Olympic Repression in Calais as 'Jeux Sans Frontieres' demo successful
BNP booted out of Scotland
“Whose Games? Whose City?" peaceful demonstration calling on the Olympic bogus scheduled for this Saturday in Mile End Park in East London at midday
Two Israeli protesters set themselves on fire, incensed at lack of aid from the state.
Greenpeace activists disrupt business at 90 Shell petrol stations in protest over the corporate giant's explotation of climate change.
Issue 821 | Download PDF
Police high tech tool of oppression turned against the arms dealers during Smash EDO's Weapons Inspection demo
The workers of Viomihaniki Metalleytiki (a facility making parts for the Mining Industry) have taken over the running of the factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Anti-fracking activists found guilty in Lancashire oil rig trial
Dismal turn-out of around 300 to what had been billed by the League as a national demo...
Today, as feared, Ian Tomlinson's killer PC Simon Harwood walked free from court.
Bad news for badgers as High Court decision deems badger cull trial lawful
Anti-nuclear protests in Japan as plants fired up again
The Black Fish release hundreds of captive bluefin tuna into the Adriatic Sea.
Anger as French police refuse to investigate tragic death of Sudanese man in Calais.
Shamed Tory Nemeth's nemesis, aka the glitter throwing thug, in his own words
(Actually this was originally posted as a comment on the article "Tory Story" but we felt it was just too good not to share more widely)
Issue 820 | Download PDF
Who'd have thought? Homophobia in the Hydrant bar, formerly the site of many a SchNEWS gig
European Parliament rejects The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
Activists began a project of land reclamation in Runnymeade
Indigenous communities in Peru face violent repression for protests against oil and mine devastation.
Anti-Fracking Protesters on Trial in Preston
Brighton and Hove Tories were kind enough to respond to our previous story. Unfortunately their response left a little to be desired. Here's what we said in return.
Rooftop protesting against the “illegal and immoral activities” of the world's biggest security in both the UK and Palestine/Israel.
Issue 819 | Download PDF
As the financial crisis continues in Greece, neo-Nazis Golden Dawn exploit people's fears for electoral success
Judge rules in favour of Sea Shepherd, the international non-profit Marine Wildlife Conservation Organisation, during a trial in a UK court after a lawsuit filed by Fish and Fish, a Maltese tuna company.
Green economy? Fat chance at the Rio+20 Summit
Local Tories libel anti-arms trade campaign as anti-semitic. We unveil how Weatherly's minions failed the smear test.
Russian punks Pussy Riot remain behind bars, while Indonesian punks continue to suffer police harassment.
Climate Siren – a previously unheard of organisation connected to the Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC), stage one of the oddest actions SchNEWS has heard of for a while:a pro-monarchist anti-climate change lock-on
As police round up and deport the homeless.
Frack Off campaigners successfully disrupted fracking operations early morning on Monday (18th June) in Derbyshire, when a group of protesters locked on to the gates of Cuadrilla's drilling contractor, PR Marriot.
Traffic was brought to a standstill for over two hours outside the Houses of Parliament by disability rights protesters last Wednesday
As part of an ongoing string of arrests and harassment by Israeli military, the artistic director of the 'Freedom Theatre' in the Jenin refugee camp is seized from his home in the early hours.
Issue 818 | Download PDF
Brighton's squatted Autonomous Homeless Shelter organised a Mass Sleep Out action outside Brighton Town Hall. The following day representatives from the AHS attended a court hearing in Brighton magistrates where they lost possession of the property.
New Police tactics but the good city of Brighton and Hove luckily survives to live another day as Smash EDO score a pre-emptive strike for peace with a "No War on Iran" demo
On 24 May, the Hatikva neighborhood in Tel-Aviv was set alight by rascist rioting and violence towards the Sudanese refugee population. The hateful violence was sparked up by racist political speeches delivered by government officials and rightist-settlers.
Spanish miners riot and roadblock against government cuts
New squatted space in London puts Palestine on the map
As workfare chainstore gang is mobilised to pay homage to our monarch.
Anti- Third Runway Land Occupation in Court
Brighton's Autonomous Homeless Shelter plans a mass sleep out outside Brighton Town Hall on Wednesday (6th).
Protester John Catt loses domestic extremism database battle in draconian decision
The EDL’s football hooligan division, Casuals United, had been boasting on their blog that they would be returning to Brighton in numbers and strength to take revenge on local people. Here's what happened next.
EDL's Casuals United humiliate themselves in Brighton once again.
Issue 817 | PDF Not Available
Rollercoaster weekend in the City by the Sea, with tea, cake and fascism.
Glasgow UKBA blockaded in protest at resumed dawn raids.
New worldwide demos against ACTA being organised for 9 June.
Almost 20 years to the day since the Rio Earth Summit in Brazil and the world is no closer to tackling climate change.
One week after one man trashed GM crops, 400 protesters have a bit less luck.
Issue 816 | Download PDF
UK Uncut plan a series of anti-austerity parties up and down the country
As NATO's top-brass met in Chicago to debate a way out of the mess they created in Afghanistan, the freedoms they claimed to stand uphold there were being eroded on their doorstep.
Brazilan government accused of unlawful and inhuman treatment of its citizens during the preparation to receive the Olympics 2016 and the World Cup 2014
On 13th May fascists after one of their silly marches decided to attack Art Festival in squatted social center Rozbrat in Poznan (West Poland). Due to reaction of activists present attack failed but the story doesn't end there..
Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson gets released on bail from German prison for a decade old Costa Rican misdemeanors.
New laws brought in to crush Quebec's Maple Spring.
Greek fascist organisation Golden Dawn celebrate gaining electoral seats with violence against immigrants.
One man at least wasn't waiting for the public protest against genetically modified wheat in Rothamsted. According to mainstream news sources Hector Christie scaled the fence on Sunday morning and caused 'significant random damage'.
Issue 815 | Download PDF
Anti-militarists Smash EDO take the drone war to the arms dealers
The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co.Mayo, Ireland from the 1st to the 4th of June.
No, you're not paranoid they really are out to get you. Not content with fingerprinting and taking a DNA swab the moment you're dragged across the threshold of the newly-privatised KOPSHOP TM, they're now going to hack into your mobile.
Location of Squatters Convergence
Three members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt were convicted of illegal fox hunting this week at Haywards Heath magistrates' court.
Anti-whaling veteran and top sea dog at Sea Shepherd, Captain Paul Watson has been arrested in Germany on a Costa Rican arrest warrant.
Over 20,000 violent individuals take part in a surprisingly peaceful demonstration.
Issue 814 | Download PDF
A microscopic view on Marine Wildlife Conservation, concentrating in the Mediterrean Sea and the upcoming campaign of the Black Fish this summer.
On Monday 7th at Orange County Court, California footage of 37 year old Kelly Thomas being beaten to death was shown at the preliminary hearing of two of the officers responsible
Recoiling from the austerity measures activists and organisations worldwide are starting to get together to fight back against the illegitimacy of the national debts and bailouts. On 7th April the first Euro-Mediterranean Meeting of the newly formed International Network for Citizen Debt Audits took place in Brussels.
Rundown on Greece's latest electoral chaos
Brighton is hosting the International Squatters Convergence from 17th-19th May...
The EDLs much-vaunted 'homecoming' to Luton last week-end was, in the end, a damp squib
Issue 813 | Download PDF
Greenpeace action against fuel rip-off merchants Centrica
SchNEWS examines the the Con-Dems' foreboding plans for an all out attack on Britain's few remaining green and pleasant lands. Will the protest scene dust off its tin whistles and timewarp us back to the nineties?
Pressure is rising against the Israeli Prison Service as around 2,000 Palestinian prisoners enter their third week of hunger strike.
While fighting closure, the Portuguese Es.Col.A movement has been inspiring the whole country to engage on self-management of abandoned spaces...
Four members of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt are on trial for illegally hunting a fox with a dog, the first ever such case in Sussex...
OK, technically it's not quite summer yet, but Smash EDO kick of the Summer of Resistance with a bad music demo
The fuel of the far right – half truths, misrepresentation and lies.
Issue 812 | Download PDF
Gratton the German Activist who was tasered during the Dale Farm Eviction finally had his electronic tag removed.
Long-term Brighton anti-war direct action campaigners Smash EDO are gearing up for the start of the long awaited Summer of Resistance this coming week.
Climate Justice target UK Energy Summit
A new strategy inspired by South American peasant movements has emerged in San Francisco. 'Occupy The Farm' intends to break the corporations' control over the food industry and replace it by community-managed food production.
Saturday 21st April 2012 evening saw LARC (London Action Resource Centre) play host to a talk from a speaker from Anti-Fascist Action Ireland.
Update on Sunday 22nds anti-fascist action in Brighton.
Italian museum burns art works in protest over budget cuts as art imitates life
Pro-Palestinian protesters once again prevented from entering Israel during mass 'fly-in'.
Issue 811 | Download PDF
Worthing based anti-abortionists get a taste of their own medicine.
As SchNEWS dives into the path of the March for England
A new community-based bartering system emerged in Volos, Greece to counteract the devastating effects of an all time high recession.
Indigenous and environmental groups are fighting Brazil's Belo Monte dam. Built in the heart of the Amazon, the project threatens to destroy rich ecosystems and displace indigenous cultures
Coup and secession in Mali are the unintended consequences of NATO's regime change in Libya
As Palestinian's prepare to mark Prisoner's Day on the 17th April, prisoners call for mass open-ended hunger strike
Pre games tension spills over into police violence against migrants and activists in Calais
Protesters block destruction of Leyton Marsh for Olympic development
Anti militarists in Bristol successfully disrupt the Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Conference in Bristol
Day of Mass Action against genItically modified wheat in Harpenden
Brighton squatters made homeless in a politically motivated eviction
The Wilderness centre in Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean was taken by activists back in January after budget cuts forced it to close in August last year.
The end of season round up from our hunt saboteurs.
Hundred of thousands joined general strike to protest against the harshest austerity budget in Europe.
Squatters take to the streets to show their opposition to the Legal Aid bill and the criminalisation of the homeless.
If Carlsberg did antifascist mobilisations... The EDL and their European friends come unstuck in the supposed neo-Nazi stronghold of Aarhus.
Simulated Jubilee disruption threat leads to council corruption exposé of Tory military-industrial-police Cox-up
7 people injured asPortugal brought to halt in general strike against austerity measures.
Anti-fascists counter piss-poor Infidel
turn out in the North West.
Issue 810 | Download PDF
The Occupy Movement has joined forced with protesters demanding justice for murdered black teen Trayvon Martin- just part the ongoing struggle for justice for the 99%
Prisoner solidarity action for imprisoned anti-fascist Jock Palfreeman
As plans to privatise the NHS pass through the House of Commons here in the UK, SchNEWS takes a look at a radical approach to the healthcare system in the smal town of Kilikis, Greece- where hospital staff have taken matters into their own hands.
Brighton squatters busted on bum felony rap
Winter truce ends with migrant evictions in Calais
Farcical day out for the EDL in Brighton's Churchill Square
Issue 809 | Download PDF
Azhar Ahmed, 19, arrested for diatribe against British forces in Afghanistan
Activists blockade new-build nuclear
Occupy Nottingham fights on
Russian avant-garde punk agitators Pussy Riot have been banged up.
The sustained insanity that is the Canadian tar sands exploitation has been turned up another notch this week – with a huge projected wolf cull.
Issue 808 | Download PDF
As candidates line up for Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir Putin uses every dirty trick in the book to stay in power
Four and a half months after its conception, Occupy London was dealt two severe blows on Monday the 27th
SchNEWS interviews Bhopal activist spied on by corporate intelligence agency, Stratfor
Sussex police attempt to forcibly evict people from 'The World's Local Squat' but are thwarted by the number of supporters and the law.
A concerted effort by police and bailiffs saw the eviction of a barn occupied in protest against the building of the Hinkley C power station on Wednesday 29th Feb.
High street retailers pull out of Tory forced labour programme
Maya Evans locked up for a week for refusing to pay court fines.
Issue 807 | Download PDF
Caught between popular unrest and international arm-twisting, the Greek state has all but fallen into irrelevancy.
UPDATE Report from Anti-fascists in Hyde 25/02/12
After the disturbances in Rochdale, Asian youth turned out to confront the EDL in Hyde. SchNEWS spoke to one anti-fascist who also made the trip.
French authorites start deporting to Sudan, and demonstration are held over Africa House eviction alert.
The price of anti-fascist and anarchist activism can sometimes be very high as we were painfully reminded a few days ago with the news that twenty year old Moscow anti-fascist Nikita Kalin (Никита Калин) had been found dead
A six day No Borders Convergence last week (13-18th Feb) saw activists causing a ruckus at various border regime targets around London.
French cops at la ZAD tear gassed as land occupation continues.
Issue 806 | Download PDF
Around the country, even in supposedly right-on Brighton, fundamentalist Christians have been harassing women outside abortion clinics.
Guerilla Gardening callout
Activists squat a derelict farmhouse in protest against new nuclear.
Far right groups attempt to get paedophiles off by nobbling the trial
Anti-nuclear tree protestors evicted
Troika's directive leaves no room for compromise with the latest austerity package yet Greek citizens can't take any more.
John Catt, Brighton peace activist, takes the political police to court.
Issue 805 | Download PDF
A weeks of squatting in Brighton – evictions galore, flying radiators and vagabonds
1 in 12 Club gets trashed by late night scallywags, just after costly repairs.
UPDATE: Tree sitters evicted this morning (Weds 8th Feb)
The English Defence League roadshow takes in Leicester
As IWW pickets take it away in search of a bigger pizza the pie.
Underwater reports: Sea Shepherd offer $10,000 reward for sea lion killers. The trial of Cove guardian Erwin Vermeulen's is underway in Japan. ALF activists free tuna off the coast of Croatia.
Nicholas White, press officer for NETCU (the UK's sinister police spy agency) guilty of possessing thousands of images of child porn
SchNEWS hunkers down and checks out how Brighton and Hove council implement national homeless policy
Occupy LSX is evolving with the times (or the court cases)
Affected by the Welfare Reform Bill? Take to the streets on the 28th for civil disobedience!
The Palestine-Israel conflict spills over into the cyber realm. Meanwhile a Palestinian woman from Hebron goes on hunger strike over settler attacks.
Anti-government protests target the president as austerity bites
ACTA explained. A new proposed legislation joins the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act.
Faslane celebrates it's 30th birthday with a month of action
120,000 people have become refugees and up to 3000 have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan. Independence has done little to halt the violence in the Sudan region.
Issue 804 | Download PDF
Protesters picket Tesco in Israeli goods boycott action
Bulgaria: Wave of eco-activism stops fracking in its tracks
We take a look at the forthcoming slaughter and find very little justification for it.
The Occupy LSX camp has been ordered to leave Paternoster Square by the High Court
Crossover episode fun as Crawley and Horsham hunt joint master allows fracking on his land in Balcombe Sussex
English Defence League come unstuck in East London
Sea Shepherd and the Japanese fleet are in the Southern Ocean in their 8th annual showdown. Three Australian protesters are transferred to the Australian customs ACV Ocean Protector after gatecrashing the Shonan Maru 2.
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Sleepy Sussex village becomes front line in UK fracking ban fight
Shell to Sea keep on the pressure as woodland is cleared for gas pipeline.
Irish activists move in to liberate government-owned empty buildings.
French citizens hit the streets after fatal police brutality and the attempt to conceal it.
A depressive front-page settles as SchNEWS looks at the state of climate change
On Wednesday 21st December Brighton squatters beat back bailiffs with a hail of crockery.
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Sea Shepherd activists kit themselves out with a spy drone
Britain prepares for its biggest peacetime military mobilisation of all time. Iran invasion imminent? Libya campaign part 2? Not quite...
Occupy Wall Street takes back Zuccotti Park to see in 2012
A squatted courthouse, a group calling itself 'Occupy Justice'- all of this will sound eerily familiar to oldtime SchNEWS hacks. Occupy London is going strong in three locations
Russian state clampdown on dissident activists
And the winner is...
SchNEWS muses on the crazy year that was 2011 and prepares for impending doom in 2012
The Israeli boycott campaign (See SchNEWS 798) has struck again, as French multinational Veolia were thwarted in attempts to land a £485 million contract to provide waste treatment services in West London.
Across the globe punks take a stand over brutalization of their Indonesian comrades
EDL leader cries wolf as he blames enhanced blackeye on Muslim hordes.
Global Spring creates new market for crowd suppression gizmos.
Since December 16th, major clashes have erupted between the state and the oil workers of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan.
Three Ukrainian activists return home after being caught, abducted and abused by KGB security forces after taking part in a protest in Minsk, Belarus.
A 28 year old Palestinian got shot in the face by a tear gas canister during a weekly Anarchists against the wall demonstration held in the village of Nabi Saleh. He died the next day.
The Sea Shepherd Crew set sail for the Southern Whale Sanctuary in the Antarctic. They are making a beeline for the Japanese whaling fleet which this year were given cash appropriated from Tsunami relief funding to help them, er, kill more whales.
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It made global headlines but after an extremely expensive violent and destructive eviction what's happened to the travellers at Dale Farm?
Nearly two months after it began, Occupy Brighton has bowed out following a gale that blew most of the camp down.
Yes it's Christmas again and apparently the season of good will to all, unless you are a Traveller. For instead of celebrating the winter solstice and preparing for the Christmas festivities like the rest of the nation; travellers In Brighton, and around the country, are preparing to up sticks and find somewhere else to put their homes, as many sites face eviction only days before xmas.
Tar Sands activists in Canada are celebrating a victory this week as the controversial (and snappily titled) Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline Approval Process was delayed until at least the end of 2013.
On Tuesday 13th December, two Senegalese market traders – Samb Modou and Diop Mor – were shot dead and three more were injured when Gianluca Casseri, Italian fascist accountant and member of CasaPound, decided to vent his racism in the most brutal way possible.
Today (Thursday 15th) marked the two month anniversary of the Occupy London movement, and not to be outdone by their American counterparts (see SchNEWS 797) the UK's own called for a day of action.
Heads shaved, shoved into lorries and transported to a police compound for a ten day boot-camp just for going to a gig. Who says punk's dead?
People's Cafe liberated space goes to court - who will win?
Deafening media silence following 143 arrests in Central London, as Congolese protest against rigged elections that bring Western-backed warlord Joseph Kabila to power
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Hove Tory MP caught out telling whopper as he claims homelessness charity backs his anti-squatting campaign.
Russians rage over fraudulent elections
The Occupy movement moves on to foreclosed homes
Weekly protest over illegal occupation in West Bank leads to clashes between protesters and the Israeli army. Two journalists arrested.
Greece roundup- Protests mark the 3rd anniversary of Alexis Grigoropoulos's death, yet another austerity package, 400 steel workers strike over unfair treatment.
Neo-Cameron and William "send him to the" Hague are feeling flush following an easy victory in Libya. Now they want to take on Iran for shits and giggles.
During last November's Brighton student protests, aka "Day X", a 15-year-old protester was assaulted and nicked by police. More than a year later, on Thursday (1st) he's been acquitted of all charges at Brighton Magistrates Court.
Greek anarchists re-appropriate supermarket goods off the shelves into the hands of pensioners.
Forty hunt sabs from around the south-east headed up to get on the case of the notorious Old Surrey and Burstow hunt near Tandridge in Surrey this Saturday (3rd). They were met with a heavy-handed police response – two arrests and the seizure of the South Down's groups vehicle.
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Wednesday's N30 strikes saw 2 million public sector workers striking and hundreds of thousands marching in Britain's streets all over the country, marking the biggest strike in a generation.
After Brighton University students waited until the coast was clear the N30 campus lockdown to occupy in protest in solidarity with the public sector workers, against the increase in fees and the fact that the VC made noises in opposition to the White Paper to please students and staff - and then signed a public letter to the government in support of fee increases. The uni is also targeted for their lack of transparency regarding links to dodgy private companies.
The Forest Café (a volunteer run venue/cafe/arts space in Edinburgh) was forced to close back in August when the building's owners went bankrupt. It has now risen phoenix-like and been re-christened 'The Peoples' Café' as a over 100 people are now occupying the building.
The Department for Transport was blockaded by fifty Greenpeace activists and two immobilised cars on Monday (28th) to protest the UK government's determination to stick a spanner in the upcoming EU vote on tar sands
The Bigger Society Social Club opened its doors to the public of Lenton, Nottingham on Monday (28th) morning only to have them kicked in and closed a few hours later.
The Isreali bulldozers are still undertaking numerous demolitions in Palestine. In this week alone, four family homes, four Bedouin tents containing 40 people, a mosque, a public meeting house, a restaurant, a shop, a car wash, a bee farm owned by a women's co operative, a sheep farm, numerous barns, an irrigation pond and a plant nursery have all been smashed to pieces.
In May the (now disgraced ex-) Minster for War, Liam Fox announced the Trident Alternatives Review, with much fanfare from the beard and sandal brigade. Unfortunately six months down the line and Liam Fox's replacement Philip Hammond has now stated that the review will not be made public because of the “highly classified technical, intelligence and policy information covering extremely sensitive national security issues”.
While hanging around outside schools is probably quite familiar to the rank and file of the BNP – this time they had an excuse. Well kind of..
For the second time in a month, anti-fracking campaigners have targeted the proposed fracking site in Hesketh Bank, Lancashire. Rising Tide activists from Bristol made the long journey up north with their bikes and have stormed the rig, climbing on to drilling equipment and halting works.
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It’s been a long time coming... Wednesday 30th November will see the first mass strike in the UK for four decades. 17 unions, including the biggest ones Unite, UCU, Unison, various teaching unions and PCS, have balloted to strike on pension reform which will see an estimated 3 million off work and, hopefully, cause massive disruption...
Occupy LSX took a third space in London last week as a group from the camp liberated an abandoned three storey complex of four interlinked office blocks in Hackney.
Imports of oil from tar sands - the dirtiest, most expensive and most bat-shit crazy form of oil extraction around - looks like it may face a possible EU ban soon. That is unless unless Lewes MP Norman Baker can scupper it.
In response to the EDL's increasingly ineffective mass action and a lack of political depth. EDL leader and former BNP activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon announces he is joining the mini-BNP British Freedom Party.
Violent clashes continue between Egyptian police and protesters in the latest round of resistance unfolding on the streets of Cairo. Tahrir Square, which since February has become a synonym for mass civil uprising, has again become the focal point for Egypt's ongoing revolution.
It turns out there's another UK-based company linked to the Israeli Occupation whose name starts with EDO...
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A sad day for the Bristol squat scene as the long-running Factory social centre finally bit the dust in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Local anti-fascists were out and about around the South Coast this week as the BNP tried to rear their ugly mugs once again.
In the wake of Burlesquoni’s departure, strikes and protest have spread across Italy, against the economic crisis faced by yet another eurozone country.
More anti-austerity protests swept Greece on Thursday (17th) during the largest ever annual commemorative demonstration for the 38th anniversary of the student uprising of 1973. Ever since, it has been traditional to watch the fires burn bright around Athens, in places such as Exarcheia and Syntagma square. Since the events of 2008 this day has gone from merely rebellious to properly revolutionary.
The Occupy movements around the world are reaching crunch time this week after it kicks off in New York and London was served with an eviction notice from The City of London Corporation.
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Wednesday (9th) saw yet another demonstration against cuts to education and public services, this time organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC). So SchNEWS donned its best black hoody and attempted to infiltrate the ‘violent minority’. Much to our disappointment, by the end of the day, it was clear that the monopoly of violence was still very much in the hands of the state.
The Israel-Palestine conflict has been pretty high-tech this last week. After two boats, the Canadian Tahrir and the Irish Saoirse, were illegally captured in international waters by Israeli commandos, Anonymous shut down the IDF and Mossad websites.
Saturday 5th of November was not just the 406th anniversary of an attempt by a group of religious zealots to seize power, it was also the 10th anniversary of the death of activist Barry Horne...
Smash EDO on tour...
Brighton’s irreplaceable rabble-rouser, Mark Rivers, was heartbreakingly killed by a fire in his flat in the early hours of Sunday, 6th November.
Hunters continue to flout the law on hunting with dogs, and sabs continue to get in their way every week.
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On Saturday 29th October 2011 the English Defence League (EDL) paid their third visit to Birmingham. Previous excursions ended in running battles through the streets. The march was the EDL’s second big mobilisation this year, although not hyped as much as their September outing in Tower Hamlets...
AS HOPES OF STOPPING LEGAL AID BILL REST ON A LORD’S PRAYER
Over 100,000 people in Britain have now signed an official e-petition urging the government to put British detainee Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK, instead of extraditing him to the US.
Our mates at Corporate Watch have a done a book, snappily entitled “Targeting Israeli Apartheid: A Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Handbook”
Amongst all the violence this week, Occupy Oakland was the site of an assault on an Iraq veteren, Scott Olsen, by police on the 25th October. He was shot in the face with a gas canister that fractured his skull.
Wednesday anti-fracking protesters held a “frack mob” outside the Shale Gas Environmental Summit’, whilst two of the more intrepid anti-frackers scaled a fracking shale gas rig in Lancashire, shutting it down.
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A local meeting of Worthing Planning Committee ended in shock and anger last Thursday (20th) as councillors controversially re-approved the building of 700 homes on land currently occupied by ancient forest, Titnore Woods.
The EDL are taking their roadshow back to Brum this week. SchNEWS assumes they’ll be hoping to avoid a re-run of their last two visits to the UK’s second largest city, which saw them chased round the town centre by Asian youth and anti-fascists.
There were muted celebrations from cleaners at Buckingham Palace last week as they won a pay rise from £6.45 to the princely sum of £7.50 per hour – still short of the London Living Wage of £8.30 they had been campaigning for.
The radical electricians block ‘the Sparks’ continued their campaign against sweeping pay-cuts across the industry with a march on Wednesday 26th.
On Wednesday (26th) the government published its response to the squatting consultation. While none of us were expecting anything sensible to come from a Tory government foaming at the mouth at the prospect of kicking an unpopular minority, the speed of the knee-jerk reaction and its implementation is beyond even our cynical predictions.
The resignation of the Canon of St Pauls, Dr Giles Fraser, has grabbed everyone’s attention. In his resignation statement regarding the Occupy LSX camp he explained that “I cannot support using violence to ask people to clear off the land.” No wonder this has caught the mainstream media by surprise - this must be the only time that City figure has resigned on principle.
The first national student and education workers demo since March last year is planned for Tuesday 9th November.
The anti-fracking campaign is continues to gain momentum after the succesful Camp Frack back in September and recent earthquakes in Lancashire caused by Cuadrilla’s shale gas extraction.
Last Thursday (20th) after a month long struggle of battles and barricades, the Dale Farm residents and Camp Constant supporters walked off the site, leaving their homes to the bailiffs’ tools of destruction.