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It's been twenty years give or take, from humble beginnings in a now legendary squatted Court House to humbler endings in a ramshackle office out the back of an anarchist social centre. The SchNEWS back catalogue is a history of two decades worth of party and protest, from Reclaim the Streets to Reclaim the Power, from anti-globalisation to anti-fracking, from Bogota to Balcombe (via Newbury).
Will the March for England finally walk away from the City by the Sea?
As tensions escalate between migrants and the authorities in Calais, the right-wing mayor Natasha Bouchart has made some surprising announcements: demanding a new reception centre for 400 vulnerable people and a day centre for migrants from central government. What's that all about?
The use of 'secret dossiers' to detain Palestinians indefinitely and without charge - the struggle continues as the latest victims are kidnapped and imprisoned.
Whilst Dorset hunt sabs were gathered on a public road to document the unlawful activities of the hunt, an angered rider rode his horse at speed into a hunt saboteur – knocking her from her feet and trampling over her with his horse, before riding off laughing.
Pro Patria (For Fatherland), a new far-right group with seasoned members, raise their ugly head in the Netherlands with a demonstration announced for the 20th September in the Hague.
Make way for her Royal Majesty! Not content with being the richest landowner in the UK, having a massive jewelled hat and being allowed to eat swan she’s also casting her covetous eye on a slice of prime riverbank wildlife habitat just for somewhere to keep her boat.
Earlier in the summer, SchNEWS broke the story of the infamous Infrastructure Bill. The new law, still winding its way through parliament, will allow for any public land to be 'transferred' via a Government body to private developers.The Infrastructure Bill is still very much happening, and it's got even uglier. We're talking compulsory fracking uglier.
So the landowner came, saw the numbers of protecters, the lock-ons, the bike-powered smoothie makers and the music, and returned home after refusing to talk to either the protesters or the press. But it isn't over – bailiffs could return at any time. Email GH your phone number if you want to be part of the phone tree or join the mailing list on the website: http://www.transitionheathrow.com… firstname.lastname@example.org
The officer who shot dead Azelle Rodney in 2005 is finally charged with murder.
“We suspect that the shift of the Israei public to the right and the birth of these fascist gangs is not spontaneous, but is a result of decades of incitement by the government. This incitement escalated quickly, and now Israeli Jews who criticize their government are attacked as well. This violence is also supported by the police. I can’t say right now what is going on and where we are headed to, but things aren’t pretty here.” David - Israeli activist
BRITAIN FIRST WORSTED IN SWANLEY SHOWDOWN
Issue 860 | Download PDF
“Being raided, arrested, dragged through the legal system and having my property taken from me (including my photo album because it had a "hunt sabs" sticker on it and my notebook for my uni degree in criminology) just for campaigning seems over the top and has been pretty stressful. But it's not going to stop me from fighting for what I believe in and against what I disagree with. This isn't for ego, nor for fame, it's for the exploited and the vulnerable.” SOCPA 7 defendant - Emma
Anti-fascists prepare a warm welcome for EDL splinter groups in Cricklewood, North London, this Saturday ...
Mass squatting action in metal recycling plant pulled off in style, after brutal policing leaves hundreds of undocumented people without shelter.
Israeli arms dealers do business at Farnborough Airshow even as the bombs drop on Gaza.
Immigration rights activists descend on Harmondsworth and Colnbrook detention centres to bring a message of solidarity and resistance.
Convoys of trucks carrying equipment descended on West Newton yesterday, as Rathlin Energy commence their exploratory fracking drilling.
After a two year campaign the Ecostream shop in Brighton throw in the towel marking the end of one of the strangest campaigns ever seen in Brighton.
Issue 859 | Download PDF
An update on Brighton Hospitality workers and their work around employability rights, unionisation and campaign success.
Protesters defend North London ancient woodland from developers
AS campaigners in the Forest of Dean (and elsewhere) prepare to do battle with the Government's Infrastructure Bill to keep our land public, barricades have gone up to prevent a sudden land grab on a community-run farm.
The US and the EU are negotiating a new trade agreement – TTIP – which amounts to the biggest transfer of power to corporations seen in recent years.
Amsterdam squat evicted in gentrification battle.
South East Alliance stopped in their tracks.
Anti fracking campaigners have got their hands on a Sussex Police report that details an 'emerging' nationwide strategy on protests against the controversial drilling technique. The report has been exposed in a report about the policing of the protests at Balcombe, West Sussex, last summer.
They've stolen our postal service, and are currently giving away the health service, education and prisons to their mates, what's next for this Government? Perhaps the most audacious theft yet - potentially all of our public land.
Bovine TB is on the increase in the areas where badgers were shot last year, but the disease is decreasing in the rest of the country.
Artivists take on BPs sponsorship of the British Museum's Viking exhibition.
Mass evictions of migrants in progress now
We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.
Smash EDO is back in the game of making an arms company an unpleasant place to work by playing broken musical instruments and cheesy songs outside
Seal cull abandoned after Hunt Sabs and Sea Shepherd join forces.
Is this the last March for England? “They have become the fools in a carnival of anti-fascism” Stop MfE protestor
With the far-right about to descend on our fair town we thought it best to give you a spotters guide to the specimens on display.
As politicians get ready to debate the HS2 rail project for the second time, campaigners fight for secret documents to be released - and the environmentally devastating project to be shelved.
Week of Action for Laboratory Animals - Campaign about primate air transport by Vivisection. Air France being the only solider left in the scene, action is being directed at them; Social media playing a part in the combatting of Air France's animal torture (as well as Vivisection).
Issue 858 | Download PDF
Fascists to attempt to take the home end... again.
Re-occupation of the Hambach Forest, near Cologne in Germany, where activists occupy and fight the expansion of opencast mining.
Probation services set to be taken over by private sector mega corporations, during 'revolution' in prison and probation services.
Outnumbered Swansea racists have their flag confiscated.
Controversial cull will continue this summer
A national week of solidarity with Afghanistan - drone capital of the world - takes place with Fly Kites Not Drones day, with our local event hosted by anti-militarists Smash Edo.
Brighton students demo in favour of teachers' strike attracts police attention.
Issue 857 | Download PDF
Activists blockade and disrupt a meeting of NATO in Newport...
Otis Ferry, son of Bryan, pays thousands in compensation to hunt monitors he attacked
Debbie awaits sentencing after farce of a court process
Since our last coverage how have the Brighton Hospitality Workers been doing? Schnews has a gander at what the SolFed iniative is up to at this moment in time...
Deaths on high profile construction sites in London highlight the need to stand up for the right to safer working conditions.
Police attempts to get case of women abused by undercover cops struck out is withdrawn.
As fracking companies dig in - communities around the country rise in resistance.
With the Euromaidan protests in Kiev escelating into the ousting of a president and a Russian invasion/decleration of independance in the Crimea, Schnews interviewed a member of Ukraine student Anarchist group DIRECT ACTION.
Spanish Guardia Civil use extreme violence against migrants trying to enter the EU as repressive measures against potential migrants take root in Morocco. First hand account...
Many undocumented people have spent a harsh winter on the streets in Calais after squat clampdown.
Fascist demonstration planned tomorrow near Calais, fash presence increasing. People needed to defend new squat
As Frack Off have just exposed, Rathlin Energy are making progress with little-known plans in East Yorkshire and Northern Ireland.
Issue 856 | Download PDF
Salford fracking camp legally ruled as a footpath.
UKIP are having a public meeting in Portslade, but will Johnny Foreigner be let in?
The badgers aren't out of the woods yet, as the decision whether to roll out culling hangs in the balance.
SchNEWS presents Bosnian correspondent Amila Bosnae's take on the current uprising shaking the country.
It's been 3 years and 4 months since the Dutch kraken (squatting) ban came into effect, SchNEWS has a look at the state of play as the two sides are still fighting it out.
National day of Action against Iain Duncan Smith's bootboys
Issue 855 | Download PDF
Over 100 arrests so far as Manchester's infamous Tactical Action Unit police take their role as corporate foot soldiers very seriously.
March in solidarity with Spanish women happening worldwide. Brighton has a specific march.
In the case of Ukraine our domestic media is blatantly cheerleading for the rioters, focussing particularly on the admittedly striking presence of Dr Ironfist himself, one time world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko. But just who is rioting in Kiev and what do they want?
Global solidarity for African refugees in Israel, as tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv in the face of state repression, racism and detention.
The state-sponsored crackdown on animal rights activists continues next month, with the opening of the third 'conspiracy to blackmail' trial relating to vivisection giants Huntingdon Life Sciences in Winchester. Although there are three defendants, two are awaiting extradition from Holland, so the the third, Debbie, will stand trial alone.
Anti-fascists will be assembling in London this Sunday (26th) to oppose a meeting between the BNP, Golden Dawn and one of Europe's bigger fascist parties – the Hungarian Jobbik.
It's back to chokey for SchNEWS old mucker Tommy Robinson (or Steven Yaxley-Lennon as he's known to close friends and family).
Nasty Nigel bashed on the bonce with banner in Kent.
50th anniversary of the Hunt Saboteurs Association
We got the low down on what's happening in the beseiged Gaza strip from Corporate Watch's Tom Anderson, and how the international BDS movement can support Gazan Palestinians.
The English Defence League plan to make a racist fuss about something or other in Slough on Feb 1st with pints to proceed throughout. Will it be the usual pub or is EDL feeling risky?
Issue 854 | Download PDF
Combe Haven protestors invoke the rain gods.
Another enemy for migrants and supporters in Calais?
The first mass trial arising out of the Balcombe anti-fracking campaign ends in acquittals.
Aftermath of Rote Flora riots play out on the streets of Hamburg, Germany as cops establish city-wide stop and search from Sunday(5th) leading to numerous protests.
Gove's attack on left-wing Blackadder, just the spear-point of a jingoistic whitewash
Police in Hamburg, Germany, announce a "danger zone" and impose military policing conditions following Rote Flora demonstration.
Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, shakes hands with huntsman cautioned for assaulting hunt protester just a week previously.
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Riot police clashed with 8,000 protesters in Hamburg over the eviction of a social centre in Hamburg on Saturday(21st). Barricades were built and petrol bombs hurled as locals took a stand against gentrification.
Having tried planning objections, national campaigning and an occupation of the site to no avail, campaigners against EDFs new nuclear power station in Hinkley Point, Somerset have turned to the higher powers of magick.
WDM Santas on a dirty mission to highlight HSBC financing fossil fuels as the bank makes it on the naughty list.
Two activists arrested at SodaStream protest part of the global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), aimed to accelerate progress for the self-determination of the Palestinian people and to expose Israel’s human rights abuses.
Anonymous Manchester plan an X-mas protest outside their Church of Scientology...
Police try to break the Barton Moss anti-fracking blockade.
Ira Putiloss, Russian LGBTQ political activist, was released from Yarls Wood detention centre on Tuesday, after a campaign to save her from the persecution from the state and violence from the far right she would have faced in Russia.
As EU and Morocco buddy up on harsh border policing, migrants in Tangier rise up after yet another police-prompted death, and SchNEWS interviews someone about the brutal reality of the camps near Melilla.
A week of action against forced labour.
Anonymous gives out sleeping bags and gifts to the homeless...
Resistance begins at Barton Moss fracking site.
SchNEWS digs a little deeper and has a look at the SAVE ROSIA MONTANA campaign that is trying to protect Romania's landscape and places beyond from the gold mining project that is sucking the earth dry.
Issue 852 | Download PDF
SolFed announces the launch of the Brighton Hospitality Workers network
When the Badger Trust threatened Natural England with legal action for extending the badger cull, Natural England said the the claim was based on a fundamental confusion, but can you blame them, when those involved in the cull have been so, well, confusing. Between the secrecy, the lying, u-turns and even blaming the badgers for not co-operating with being shot. Schnews attempts to digest the badger farce a little...
SchNews was at Brighton Magistrates today to witness Hove MP Mike Weatherley's positively below par day in court.
Brighton squatter acquitted on appeal in important judgement.
Throughout history LGBTQ+ people and communities have had to fight for basic acceptance into society. In some parts of the world that fight is more evident now than probably ever before. Putin's Russia in the vanguard of the attempt to delegitimise non-conformist sexualties.
V-signs for Vendetta as Anons launch firework barrage at Buck House.
A group of squatters who had reopened the axed Friern Barnet library last year, decided to expand into the pub industry in 2013 by occupying The Bohemia Pub in North Finchley. Papers have been served...
Issue 851 | Download PDF
Every year Smash EDO campaigners hold a Halloween themed noise demonstration outside the arms factory in Brighton, as another way of remembering the dead the EDO ITT corporation is responsible for killing.
SchNews was at Brighton Magistrates today to witness Hove MP Mike Weatherley's positively below par day in court.
Housing Action in Southwark and Lambeth help occupy Britain's most expensive council house.
It's media archaeology vs membership of Parliament in tommorrow's hotly anticipated clash at Brighton Magistrates.
November the 5th has expanded... expect fireworks.
Crowbars to the ready as the last of the three Brighton squatters arrested within days of Weatherleys Law being enacted was acquitted today at Hove Crown Court.
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Traveller community complains of racial profiling during investigation into theft of Chinese antiquities.
As Tommy 'n' Kev finally do one,, what will become of the decapitated English Defence League?
Front line report from successful badger cull saboteurs, as the killing lurches towards a confused end.
“The more video footage I see of the beauty of the landscape in Combe Haven and the principled stand taken by the protesters in freezing conditions, to protest against a destructive, unnecessary and costly scheme, the more I think they’ve got the wrong people in court” – defendant Tom Druitt.
Update from Balcombe as the end of the drilling approaches.
From the Battle of Balcombe to the Battle of Barton Moss, IGas announce plans to begin drilling next month.
Neonazi Golden Dawn persecute far left leader over anti-fascist slogan.
The Met Police made nearly 300 arrests on Saturday in order to allow the EDL to march across Tower Bridge and into the outskirts of Tower Hamlets.
Anti-fracking campaigners plan a 28 day blockade at Balcombe.
A week of action and workshops for activists campaigning for freedom of movement and an end to migration controls, ending with a 500 people strong demonstration through the city of Rotterdam.
Issue 848 | Download PDF
One week into the badger cull in Somerset, resistance is strong.
Marches, blockades, arrested MPs and one helluva lot of cops...The campaign against the Balcombe fracketeers stepped up this weekend with the arrival of Reclaim the Power.
Are the Met really going to march the EDL into the heart of Tower Hamlets? That's what the English Defence League's leader Tommy Robinson is proclaiming on Facebook and Twitter right now.
Day 23 of the Balcombe Blockade and Day 1 of the Reclaim the Power camp.
Sussex Police's Operation Mansell is going almost as badly for them as the Tories' failing efforts to sell shale gas to the UK.
Issue 847 | Download PDF
Despite a deafening silence from all official bodies, it seems likely the Gloucestershire part of the badger cull won't go ahead.
As raids and immigration controls proliferate, individuals are coming together to resist in solidarity. SchNEWS spoke to a member of the Anti-Raids network.
Issue 846 | Download PDF
Another Brighton squat was raided by hired security, paid for through benefit farmers on the 16th.
Greek anarchist on hunger strike after being unfairly incarcarated by Greek police state.
The camp's on the increase and the direct action hasn't stopped.
Less than 24 hours after fracking company Cuadrilla received a licence from the environment agency to start drilling near the Sussex village of Balcombe they began trying to move equipment onto site.
Update: 18.00 27/07/13
Only forty supporters of the English Volunteer Force made the trip to Lunar House.
SchNEWS received this piece from an animal rights activist and political prisoner, Lewis Pogson. It details the web of restrictions that prisoners face even after they are released.
Another year – another crackdown on civil liberties.
Rally against roadbuilding - Enjoying the countryside in the name of stopping roads.
Update 21/07/13 - Bad day for anti-fascism in Brum - but not so great for the EDL either.
An update from the South Brent site.
“Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.”
A long standing travellers community is under attack in South Brent, Devon.
EDL Leader Steve Yaxley-Lennon reckons he's gonna take his dog and pony show past the East London mosque.
Issue 845 | Download PDF
Just when we were all getting to grips with fracking, another mind-blowingly stupid and dangerous form of extreme energy extraction gains momentum.
Schnews gets the real dirt on the refuse situation as Brighton's Cityclean workers take to the streets once again, despite pressure from the Council.
Hundreds of anti-capitalistas confront an overwhelming police presence in London as part of a pre-emptive strike against the G8 summit
French anti-fascist murdered in street brawl
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Twenty one climate activists escape jail at sentencing after shuttng down coal fired power station for seven days
Ukip leader Nigel Farage attended Hove town hall as part of his speaking tour of the UK. At short notice scores gathered to protest against his right wing agenda.
New Legal Aid proposals strip defendants of rights
BNP march outside parliament stuffed by badger/antifa alliance.
Residents of Balcombe, West Sussex, warn the frackers they're ready for direct action to prevent the first exploratory well from being drilled just south of their village
The English Defence League couldn't have hoped for a better recruiting sergeant than the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last week.
State panicking over G8 protests on both sides of water
Three anti-nuclear activists are found guilty in a Tenessee court room and now wait to be sentenced after breaking into a top US nuclear weapons facility.
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
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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'.
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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.
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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
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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'.