SchNEWS - Weekly direct action newsletter and party and protest guide http://www.schnews.org.uk Independent weekly direct action newsletter produced by volunteers in Brighton, UK since 1994. en-gb SchNEWS - Weekly direct action newsletter and party and protest guide http://www.schnews.org.uk/schnews-rss.png http://www.schnews.org.uk 88 31 SchNEWS - a drop of truth in an ocean of bullshit So long........ and thanks for all the Fash http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/So-long........-and-thanks-for-all-the-Fash Will the March for England finally walk away from the City by the Sea? Industrial Revolution http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Industrial-Revolution Calais: Mass squatting action in metal recycling plant pulled off with style, after brutal policing leaves hundreds of undocumented people without shelter. IRON FROM THE LION TO ZION http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/IRON-FROM-THE-LION-TO-ZION- Israeli arms dealers do business at Farnborough Airshow even as the bombs drop on Gaza. SEEING INFRA RED http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/SEEING-INFRA-RED New Tory Bill threatens sell off of all public land It Rained on their Parade http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/It-Rained-on-their-Parade FIELD GUIDE TO THE FAR-RIGHT http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/FIELD-GUIDE-TO-THE-FAR-RIGHT 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. This town ain't big enough for the both of us... http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/This-town-aint-big-enough-for-the-both-of-us... March for England return to Brighton and it ain't SchNEWS who's gonna leave. The Great Probation Sell-Off http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/The-Great-Probation-Sell-Off Probation services set to be taken over by private sector mega corporations, during 'revolution' in prison and probation services. SKOOL'S OUT http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/SKOOLS-OUT- Brighton students demo in favour of teachers' strike attracts police attention. BODGER & BADGER http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BODGER-and-BADGER The badgers aren't out of the woods yet, as the decision whether to roll out culling hangs in the balance. DEMAND FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN SPAIN http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/DEMAND-FOR-REPRODUCTIVE-RIGHTS-IN-SPAIN March in solidarity with Spanish women happening worldwide NATIONALIST CURRICULUM http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/NATIONALIST-CURRICULUM Gove's attack on left-wing Blackadder, just the spear-point of a jingoistic whitewash Badger Honour http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Badger-Honour Badger killings in detail Still Fighting Osborne's Road to Nowhere http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Still-Fighting-Osbornes-Road-to-Nowhere Update from the Combe Haven road protesters trial TOWER HAMLETS - ROUND TWO http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/TOWER-HAMLETS---ROUND-TWO Anti-fascists are gearing up for the return of the English Defence League to Tower Hamlets in East London on September 7th. FRACK'S AGAINST THE WALL? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/FRACKS-AGAINST-THE-WALL Day 23 of the Balcombe Blockade and Day 1 of the Reclaim the Power camp. WILDLIFE MASSACRE STOPPED? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/WILDLIFE-MASSACRE-STOPPED Despite a deafening silence from all official bodies, it seems likely the Gloucestershire part of the badger cull won't go ahead. CASTING DISPERSIONS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/CASTING-DISPERSIONS- ALL BRENT OUT http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ALL-BRENT-OUT The travellers community in South Brent, Devon has been ousted out THAT'S ANOTHER FINE MESS. http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/THATS-ANOTHER-FINE-MESS. 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. PIG-ADILLY CIRCUS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/PIG-ADILLY-CIRCUS hundreds anti-capitalistas confront an overwhelming police presence in London as part of a pre-emptive strike against the Group 8 summit LAUGHING GAS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/LAUGHING-GAS Twenty one climate activists escape jail at sentencing after shuttng down coal fired power station for seven days A-A-Anti-Farage http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/A-A-Anti-Farage- UKIP's hove trip troubles You're 'Avin a Cenotaph! http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Youre-Avin-a-Cenotaph! BNP march outside parliament goes nowhere. The Balcombe's in Your Court http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/The-Balcombes-in-Your-Court 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 SETT FOR A SHOWDOWN http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/SETT-FOR-A-SHOWDOWN Somerset's badgers are in the sniper's sights as activists vow to disrupt the cull. LEVEL PLAYING FIELD? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/LEVEL-PLAYING-FIELD It's Hove vs Gove as the education secretary aims to concrete over recreation ground in the name of God. Darfur: It ain't over. http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Darfur-It-aint-over.- Sudanese refugees and supporters protest in London to highlight the 10 year anniversary of the conflict which ripped apart their regions. FULL DISCLOSURE? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/FULL-DISCLOSURE Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London. Not a Happy Campus http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Not-a-Happy-Campus 1000 up-for-it protesters descend on Sussex University to protest against privatisation. Lock and Awe http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Lock-and-Awe Campaigners lock on to EDO-MBM to commemorate 10 years since the Invasion of Iraq WHITE TRASH http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/WHITE-TRASH- National Front demonstration in Swansea on the 9th March Wheels of Justice? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Wheels-of-Justice 5 convicted out of182 arrests during last year's Critical Mass bike ride IT'S A DOGS LIFE http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ITS-A-DOGS-LIFE Save the Harlan Beagles campaign demonstration in Brighton THERE'LL BE ELM TO PAY http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/THERELL-BE-ELM-TO-PAY Brighton activists occupy tree to save it from felling OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/OCCUPATIONAL-HAZARD- UK ISM activist expecting imminent deportation after arrest by Israeli military BOTTLE UP http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BOTTLE-UP On International Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 2013 a demonstration was held outside the Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly, London Eco-Maniacs http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Eco-Maniacs Smears and hyperbole from pro-Israel counter protesters at Brighton's Soda Stream store STRIKE A POSEIDON http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/STRIKE-A-POSEIDON The whaling ship Nisshin Maru collided with four Sea Shepherd ships in the space of one hour whilst loitering in the Southern Ocean, in an all out desperate initiative to take the Whale Navy out of action. THE LAW IS A GAS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/THE-LAW-IS-A-GAS Energy giant EDF seeks to bankrupt chimney climbers TRUNK CALL http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/TRUNK-CALL Combe Haven Defenders deliver tree to East Sussex County Council offices Hey you with the ZAD face? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Hey-you-with-the-ZAD-face- SchNEWS interview's one of the ZAD crew R.I.P. Akiva Orr http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/R.I.P.-Akiva-Orr Akiva Orr, longtime Israeli anti-zionist activist, has passed away aged 81 OCCUPY THE OCCUPATION!! http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/OCCUPY-THE-OCCUPATION!! an eyewitness account of a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement who witnessed one of the recent non-violent Palestinian 'occupations' of their own land WRI bite the bullet http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/WRI-bite-the-bullet War Resisters International pay taxes under protest Calais Cops: Question Time http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Calais-Cops-Question-Time Following evidence of cruelty against migrants submitted by solidarity activists, French police are under scrutiny from Defender of Rights. Brands are for cattle? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Brands-are-for-cattle 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 NOT A COMBE OVER http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/NOT-A-COMBE-OVER 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. "I'm not a fascist ..I'm a Nazi!" http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Im-not-a-fascist-..Im-a-Nazi! Golden shower as British far-right turn in another piss-poor performance at the Greek Embassy Combe Haven Update: The real Decoy? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Combe-Haven-Update-The-real-Decoy Two camps down at Bexhill - but the best is yet to come!! Bexhill Camp Resists http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Bexhill-Camp-Resists The main camp at Bexhill took to the trees and tunnels as bailiffs and police arrived on mass this Wednesday (16th). FOOL'S GOLD http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/FOOLS-GOLD Golden Dawn, the Greek state and anti-fascism. Combe and have a go... http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Combe-and-have-a-go... Bexhill Bypass Update from a Combe Haven defender BEXHILL STREET BLUES http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BEXHILL-STREET-BLUES The real battle of Bexhill begins as activists and contractors face off over tree felling near Adam's Farm. THROWING AWAY THE KEY http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/THROWING-AWAY-THE-KEY One group of Spanish workers has come together to stick a spanner in the works of austerity misery. Or more specifically, in the locks. HINKLEY UPDATE: PROTESTERS FINED IN COURT http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/HINKLEY-UPDATE-PROTESTERS-FINED-IN-COURT Anti-nuclear protesters fined for obstructing the highway outside Hinkley Nuclear power plant. ABOVE THE LAW? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ABOVE-THE-LAW Murky goings on as Sussex fox-hunt fronted by ex-policeman attacks monitors and flouts the law. NO BAIL OUT OF JAIL CARD FOR MORGAN THE ORCA http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/NO-BAIL-OUT-OF-JAIL-CARD-FOR-MORGAN-THE-ORCA Orca Morgan will remain captive after judges ruling Well Angry http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Well-Angry Restart of fracking after year and half delay set to amp up resistance Doha Hoo-Ha http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Doha-Hoo-Ha Activists gather outside UN talks at Doha, Qatar as negotiators pretend to debate climate change. ZAD TO SEE YOU GO http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ZAD-TO-SEE-YOU-GO 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'... BROCK HARD http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BROCK-HARD Badgers in the government's sniper sights again. STOP THE MARCH FOR ENGLAND http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/STOP-THE-MARCH-FOR-ENGLAND Bonehead bunglers the 'March for England' make plans to return for Brighton rematch A WHALE OF A TIME http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/A-WHALE-OF-A-TIME Free Willy meets Kramer vs Kramer as environmentalists go to court to free Morgan the killer whale from captivity ALL RIOT ON THE WESTMINSTER FRONT? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ALL-RIOT-ON-THE-WESTMINSTER-FRONT English Defence League in full retreat. Don't Stop Til You've ZAD Enough http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Dont-Stop-Til-Youve-ZAD-Enough Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France US Anarchist Crackdown http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/US-Anarchist-Crackdown Three US activists in jail as federal authrorities target anarchists What's your Hinkley Point? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Whats-your-Hinkley-Point Activists gear up for weekend of action against EDF plans for new nuclear at Hinkley Point, Somerset. SONS OF ANTIFASCISM http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/SONS-OF-ANTIFASCISM Anti-fascist vigilantes take to the roads on motorbikes around Athens as racist attacks increase. FIGHT FOR SITES http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/FIGHT-FOR-SITES Traveller Solidarity turning the tables on the government as mass action approaches. HEAVY WATERS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/HEAVY-WATERS Villagers and fishermen blockade new nuclear plant in India. House arrest (without a home) in Tel Aviv! http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/House-arrest-(without-a-home)-in-Tel-Aviv! Four ISM international volunteers under house arrest in Israel after being arrested and beaten by the army. Brought to Facebook http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Brought-to-Facebook Azhar Ahmed convicted for criticising the occupation of Afghanistan on social media. BYPASS OPERATION http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BYPASS-OPERATION Locals organise a camp against the renewed threat of a Hastings-Bexhill link road. DOING A RUNNYMEDE http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/DOING-A-RUNNYMEDE Protest camp celebrates injunction fail Bubble Trouble http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Bubble-Trouble Activists picket newly opened, Israel-linked, SodaStream shop in Brighton. Rigged Trial http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Rigged-Trial Fracking activists' court victory Coming Apart at the Seams http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Coming-Apart-at-the-Seams Fractivists oppose extreme energy in the West Country STICKY BUSINESS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/STICKY-BUSINESS Smash EDO campaigners found guilty after glue-on No Justice http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/No-Justice No justice for ISM activist Rachel Corrie, killed by the Israeli Defence force in Gaza 2003 Building Resistance http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Building-Resistance Squatters prepare to resist new anti-squatting law as it comes into force on September 1st. Meanwhile renters show they can be radical too... IT'LL BE ALAWITE ON THE NIGHT? http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ITLL-BE-ALAWITE-ON-THE-NIGHT 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. CUNNING STUNT http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/CUNNING-STUNT Brighton Feminist Collective stage a flashmob in support of Pussy Riot GOLDEN SHOWER http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/GOLDEN-SHOWER Immigrant's murder sparks arson in Greece as Golden Dawn Athens offices torched NUN-CLEAR REACTION http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/NUN-CLEAR-REACTION Three anti-nuclear activists charged after major security breach at top US nuclear weapons plant GREEK HOSPITALITY CRISIS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/GREEK-HOSPITALITY-CRISIS 6,400 migrants detained by police in the largest ethnic cleansing operation ever to hit Athens. HUNTS HOUNDED http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/HUNTS-HOUNDED One hunt folds and another gets hammered in court ..and the season hasn't even started yet. ShowTrial Girls http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/ShowTrial-Girls Pussy Riot's unfair trial just the tip of the iceberg in the former USSR Jungle Bust http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Jungle-Bust Update on resistance to the Amazon's Belo Monte mega-dam Mass-ive Twat http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Mass-ive-Twat At least there's been some good news for cyclists this week as Merc-driving berk Christikas Zantis is busted by Brighton Mags Freedom to Fail http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Freedom-to-Fail Freedom Press facing bankruptcy after being forced to settle copyright claim out of court Mass Arrest of the Week http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Mass-Arrest-of-the-Week 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. Locked On & Loaded http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Locked-On-and-Loaded EDO blockaders finally get their day in court. BRAVE HEARTS http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BRAVE-HEARTS BNP booted out of Scotland Wall Caper http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Wall-Caper- Police high tech tool of oppression turned against the arms dealers during Smash EDO's Weapons Inspection demo BRISTOL FASHION http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BRISTOL-FASHION Dismal turn-out of around 300 to what had been billed by the League as a national demo... Culling In The Name Of... http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Culling-In-The-Name-Of... Bad news for badgers as High Court decision deems badger cull trial lawful BLOOD OR GLITTER http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/BLOOD-OR-GLITTER Shamed Tory Nemeth's nemesis, aka the glitter throwing thug, in his own words Fired Hydrant http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/Fired-Hydrant-- Who'd have thought? Homophobia in the Hydrant bar, formerly the site of many a SchNEWS gig LEVELLER PLAYING FIELD http://www.schnews.org.uk/stories/LEVELLER-PLAYING-FIELD Activists began a project of land reclamation in Runnymeade