The Anarchist Bookfair in London is still on next Saturday (unlike a bunch of other events called off by weirdo organisers who think it's "what the Queen would have wanted"), and the trains are now running too - so why not come down and say hi!

Finishing off the next paper ahead of Anarchist Bookfair in London on the 17th. The art's from Exarchia Free Zone Calling (a graphic history of the anarchist enclave in Athens). We're covering the cost of living crisis, new strike wave, solidarity infrastructure, and we've interviewed Ian Bone on Hackney's Poll Tax riot!

Nuclear weapons are intolerable
When Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, there seemed to have been a renewed --if only brief-- discussion of nuclear weapons. In Britain, this mainly involved members of the right-wing press insisting that the West should impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. This was followed by people who had the faintest idea of the impacts of nuclear weapons asking them why
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/10/

This Is Not A Drill: activists target fossil fuels research facilities in Cambridge
Activists operating under the banner of “This Is Not A Drill” have begun a direct action campaign against Cambridge-based research facilities with lucrative connections to the fossil fuel industry.
The group's first
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/09/

This Is Not A Drill: activists target fossil fuels research facilities in Cambridge
Activists operating under the banner of “This Is Not A Drill” have begun a direct action campaign against Cambridge-based research facilities with lucrative connections to the fossil fuel industry.
The group's first
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/09/

Five arrested after disrupting British production of Israeli weapons
Palestine Action activists have once again turned to Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems' (Israel's largest arms company) UAV Engines LTD., an important component in the company's British operations and manufacture of military UAVs (Unmanned Aeria
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/05/

Earth First! open letter: To our friends from XR
Below, Freedom reproduces an open letter to XR from Earth First!. Originally published on EF! website.

The next Earth First! Gathering, an event involving five days of workshops, skill shares, plotting and planning, solidarity and socialising in a beautiful campout, will take place
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/04/
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The summer of discontent, in search of a spark
The planet burns, the bills get higher; the workers strike and here we are waiting to be told by fewer than 200,000 Tories who our next prime minister will be. We’ve recorded the hottest day ever in the UK, and we’re also living through some of the oddest. What we can be sure of is that neither of the no hopeful
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/03/
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Direct action stops eviction in Manchester
Last week, an attempted eviction in Whalley Range, Manchester, was blocked by collective action. When bailiffs turned up to evict a tenant on Thursday 28th July, she immediately responded by contacting Greater Manchester Tenants Union, who were quickly able to mobilise around ten peopl
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/08/02/
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Urgent call for solidarity action: Anarchist prisoner Giannis Michailidis enters 68th day of hunger strike and is in a dire health condition
Giannis Michailidis is an anarchist prisoner in Greece who has been on hunger strike since 2
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/29/

Making Mad History: Mad Pride 2022
A month ago, we wrote for Freedom about the history of Mad Pride, and how we're bringing it back in 2022 and well, we, all of us, did exactly that. It was a day filled with lunacy, screams, tears, hope and abolition. We cannot thank enough everyone who participated and turned up more for the spirit and insanity you brought. We really
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/29/

London: Met police apologises and pays compensation for arrest of UVW official
The Met issued a written apology and paid £3,000 in compensation to Franck Magennis, a barrister at Garden Court chambers and former head of UVW’s legal department, for arresting him while on a picket line outside the St George’s Univers
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/26/

London: Met police apologies and pays compensation for arrest of UVW official
The Met issued a written apology and paid £3,000 in compensation to Franck Magennis, a barrister at Garden Court chambers and former head of UVW’s legal department, for arresting him while on a picket line outside the St George’s Universit
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/26/

After Israel invades Nablus, Palestine Action invades Israeli drone factory
On Saturday night, Israeli military forces raided Nablus, armed with stun grenades and ammunition and killing two Palestinians and injuring 9 others. On Sunday, members of Palestine Action descended upon Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems' factory in She
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/25/

An Eastern Europe mythbuster
Zb and DR address some of the more prevalent left myths about Ukraine and the politics of Eastern Europe.
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/24/

Agency workers during strikes – another dark day for UK employment law
MPs have recently voted in favour, 289-202, to allow for agency workers to be brought into a workplace by an employer during strike action, effectively circumventing the loss of the labour force during strikes. The proposed law, ‘’The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Empl
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/15/

Notes from the US
Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.

Racism

The Supreme Court continued its pernicious 'business' this month and last. The most egregious of its other deadly and destructive deeds are further described later in this month's 'Notes from the US'. In June the Supreme Court re-i
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/14/

Notes from the US
Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks.

Racism

The Supreme Court continued its pernicious 'business' this month and last. The most egregious of its other deadly and destructive deeds are further described later in this month's 'Notes from the US'. In June the Supreme Court re-i
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/14/

Brighton pub workers defy violent union-busting by issuing fresh strike dates
Workers at the Saint James Tavern (SJT) in Brighton will be on strike for 20 days in July and August, including the weekend of Brighton Pride and the August bank holiday weekend, as part of their fight for better terms and conditions, an
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/13/

Palestine Action scale up, occupy and dismantle Thales weapons factory in Glasgow
In the early hours of this morning, four Palestine Action activists began an occupation of arms company Thales’ factory in South Glasgow. The activists scaled the roof factory's at dawn and began causing s
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/07/11/

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