Urgent: Solidarity Action with Irish Anarchist Prisoner John Paul Wootton
Following recent protest action at Maghaberry Prison, the family of John Paul Wootton are now calling upon the current Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, Ronnie Armour, to intervene to help end the ongoing acts of discrimination against their son, b

Till all are free: call for International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners 2021
There is a fundamental lie in the capitalist society. A promise that never comes true. The promise of freedom – you just have to work hard. Every time we stumble upon the crisis of capitalism we are reminded

Russia: antifascist prisoner Viktor Filinkov moved to basement cell for “sitting on his bed”
Viktor Filinkov, an antifascist political prisoner serving 7-year sentence has been moved to a basement cell, apparently as a punishment for sitting on his bed during day time.

Filinkov was one of the defentants in "T

Drivers and couriers vow to escalate after protest at Uber HQ over unfair sacking of 200 key workers
Following the unfair dismissal of over 200 drivers and couriers by app-based operators this year, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) brought together workers from its United P

The Menshevik’s Pants: Es lebe die Freiheit!
CW: Contains a non-graphic instance of sexual assault
Dear Prisoner,
“I fell in love – completely and with passionate sincerity – with the idea of revolution.”
Evgeniia Iaroslavskaia Markon
She sells the arts of the working class to the rich but I know she doesn’t believe in it. A newspaper held in shaking hands and eyes deep in the horror of hunger, her voice

The anarchists targeted by Pegasus
On 9 May 2016, the “Day of Flowers” that commemorated the late Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev’s birthday, two anarchists celebrated the festivities and paid their respects to the dead dictator by decorating one of his statues. “Happy Day of Slaves,” they wrote on the pedestal, “Fuck this system!”

Bayram Mammado

Why Boris Johnson still isn’t a libertarian
Monday has been dubbed ‘Freedom Day’ by the Prime Minister. Despite being urged to focus his pandemic response on data rather than dates, he set the 19th of July as the date by which the UK would remove most Covid restrictions – regardless of what the virus does. People are being instructed that they must use their common sense regarding mas

Cuba: the end of the social enchantment of “The Revolution”: a voice from Cuban anarchist
The repressive social spell that maintained the international left museum pacified has been broken. Under the “Cuban Revolution” the “Cuban State” has emerged publicly in all its crudeness and grandiloquence. The same Cuban State that, to face US imperialism, has created omniprese

The chaos around Javid and Johnson's grand unlocking, and the way we've interacted with Covid more generally, provides a lesson in the toxic outcomes of four decades of objectivist dogma ... freedomnews.org.uk/2021/07/19/

International call on the political crisis in Afghanistan
Below, Freedom reproduces the international call-out by our comrades from Iran and Afghanistan discussing the current Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

This is an international call about Afghanistan’s current internal political crisis.

As we are aware, after consecutive meetin

Belarus: Antifascist detained to serve 18 months of forced labour for a street performance
Belarussian activist, antifascist and the singer of street punk band Mister X– Igor Bancer has been sent to a work camp following a court verdict sentencing him to 18 months of forced labour.


Review: Guide to Every City
Writer: Efe Levent Artist: Alaa Alhassoun Guide to Every CityMangal MediaISBN: 6057034821

Guide to Every City is a thorough picture of the perennial Every City from the perspective of a fictional Every Travel Writer.On paper the concept works, I’m sat here reading this in Hackney with the solemn sense that I could be sat in any

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.
Sometimes a little event, statement or slice of activity throws just the right amount of light onto a country's affairs, it captures its mood particularly well. This last weekend (9 - 11 July) in Texas the annual co

Ukrainian special services assist Lukashenka’s regime to repress Belarusian anarchists
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs responded to the request from the Belarusian security officials sent through Interpol and are attempting to deport two Belarusian anarchists: Alexei Bo

Squatters Take Camberwell Cop Shop (2.0) [Full Statement]
The Serious Annoyance has returned to occupy the empty Camberwell Police Station, Camberwell Church St SE5, as we continue in our fight to and highlight the destructive role of the police.

Solarpunk, Climate Change and the New Thinkable
Amitav Gosh's thesis in "The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable" could be summarized with the opening lines of chapter three: "climate change casts a much smaller shadow within the landscape of literary fiction than it does even in the public arena." Indeed, he spends a considerable amount of pages rectifying that. The conclus

In Praise of Cash
Stupidly I forgot my wallet and only realised when I went to pay for my coffee. I flashed a bundle of notes (three, count them, three, fivers) like some sort of king but the barista shook his head, “sorry, card only”. I told him I'd left it at home and tried again but he just gave the coffee to me for free and left me wishing I'd ordered a bagel to go with it.
It's an odd feeling waving money at s

Sterilisation: A Feminist Fight
The first time I tried to get sterilised, I was 21. After numerous contraceptives took their toll on my mental and physical health, and knowing I don’t want children, it was the only option left for me.

This is the case for thousands of people with wombs across the country, with tubal ligation procedures happening every day. However, the journey to

Review: Anarchism in North East England 1882 – 1992
Anarchism in North East England 1882 - 1992

by Tyneside Anarchist Archive

This impressive and comprehensive contribution caps a canny few years of the careful development of the Tyneside Anarchist Archive. This phenomenon started life as bundles of leaflets and zines from the 1980s boxed in the founder’s bedroom, and subsequent

Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ agenda could end the era of neoliberalism in the UK but mark the start of something equally harmful
Back in 2010, when the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government began, austerity was the order of the day. The deficit had to be brought down

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