Property guardianship as class treachery? Boycott launched after 113% rent rise
We call here for solidarity as the tenants of one particularly disgraceful guardianship company prepare for a rent strike in association with the London Renter's Union
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/23/

XR blockades private jet airport ahead of Davos talks
The action this morning, targeting business tycoons flying out of Farnborough, aimed to highlight the environmental damage being done by privileged groups generating vast amounts of pollution for the sake of luxury travel.

More than a dozen people used a variety of methods, including arm
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/21/
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University asylum, campus cops and student struggles in Europe
Anarchist students consider New Democracy's intervention in Greek universities in the broader context of an EU-wide remaking of education on neoliberal lines. This is the second of a two-part series: Part one, Greek Cops Out of our Universities! is here.

This
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/21/

Interview with a Finnish anarchist
Yavor Tarinski of Greek libertarian journal Aftoleksi interviews Antti Rautiainen, from Finnish antiauthoritarian group A-ryhmä, on the latest developments in Finland as it applies for Nato membership.

YT: Hello, can you introduce yourself (where are you from, where you participate)?

AR: I live in Helsinki, Finland, a
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/20/
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Manchester’s Persons Unknown Festival blasts back into action
Persons Unknown Festival returned after a 3-year break to the same venue it used for it's inauguration back in 2019.
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/19/

To live the impossible dream: an introduction to ACitN
Warren Draper delves into the thinking behind ambitious anarchist project A Commune in the North (ACitN).

It would be hard for anyone who has been involved with anarchism, cooperatives or radical ecology over the last three decades not to have come across the legend that i
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/18/

Notes from the US: GOP’s vexed relationship with the law
Louis further rounds up goings on across the pond.

Trump's personal lawyer, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, deliberately failed last week to appear before the committee investigating the insurrection on January 6 last year - which was incited (and probably organised in part) by Trump. Giuliani made i
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/17/

Elbit arms firm’s hub shut down in Bristol
In its latest action against Elbit Systems, Palestine Action stormed the Israeli weapons maker's flagship premises yesterday, occupying both the inside of the facility and the roof to mark Nakba Day.

The well-executed plan saw a group of activists set up a lock-on to block the road outside the building while others moved in
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/16/

Met raid run out of Dalston after attacking locals
An ill-advised immigration raid launched on a sunny Saturday in Dalston, London turned ugly yesterday after police officers attacked large crowds who’d turned out to oppose it.

The high street raid, which kicked off at around half-six as people thronged the street getting din
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/15/
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‘In absence there is greater presence’
Farrah Akbik reflects on the aftermath of the shooting of journalist Shereen Abu Aqleh by Israeli soldiers and the incredible disrespect which has been shown.

I was on the bus on my way to work … Al Jazeera echoing in my ear. I picked up the Metro newspaper and turned page after page after page, scanning for her name, anythin
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/15/

Greece: Cops out of our universities!
The fundamental aim of authority in Greece is to reconfigure the university from a space of political resistance to an institution for those who have the class position to support their admission and attendance. The state administration has been unfolding its plan with repressive strikes, measures to i
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/14/

Bailiffs denying vital air supply, say HS2 tunnelers
Protectors at the two Bluebell Woods camps near Swynnerton in Staffordshire have come under siege from bailiffs as efforts to drive them out of the area escalate.

The woodland, just south of Stoke on Trent, is slated for destruction as part of the controversial high-speed rail mega-engineerin
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/13/

Bitter dispute at St James Tavern
Bar staff at the well-known Brighton watering hole are balloting to down glasses on zero-hours low pay contracts — and potentially sue bosses over alleged harassment, sexism and transphobia.

The workers, who are organised with UVW, say they have been subjected to mistreatment for a long time, alongside poor working conditions. Th
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/12/
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Before Solzhenitsyn: A long review of Berkman and Goldman
In this lengthy essay, based in a review of Sasha and Emma, Raymond Solomon looks at the politics, and personal histories of two iconic anarchist figures — and the context in which they led their lives.

Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman an
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/10/

Toby Shone and the spectre of ‘anarchist terror’
Having failed last year to show its much heralded “anti-terror” raids against anarchists in 2020 were justified, the State last week lost a second bid to silence their main target, Toby Shone.

The cops’ attempt at targeted repression, using anti-mafia laws against someone unlucky enough to ha
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/09/
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France: Our Future Belongs to Us
The following text, first published at Paris-Luttes is taken from an as yet unpublished pamphlet produced in the wake of the French elections. Its authors intend to release further chapters in due course.

“The sheep go to the slaughterhouse. They say nothing to each other, and they hope for nothing. But at leas
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/08/

Immigration raid foiled as hundreds block their way
Scorsby was on the ground at yesterday’s spectacular, and successful, effort to deter an immigration raid in Edinburgh.

At around a quarter to six the first call-outs began. An immigration raid van had been spotted outside a popular restaurant in
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/06/
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Natural Born Liberationists
Thoughts from the TLC

There’s a famous vegan thought experiment which asks people to envisage putting a rabbit and a strawberry in a pushchair with a small child. We’d expect to see the child pet the rabbit and eat the strawberry. We’d be horrified if the child took a bite out of the rabbit and would most likely book them in for counselling. Violence against animals in childhood is, after a
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/06/

Riot and SCPO cases head to Bristol Crown Court
Two Bristolians accused of riot have been up in court this week in the latest of a series of cases related to Kill the Bill protests in 2020, while in a separate case anarchist prisoner Toby Shone is facing years of heavy surveillance via a Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO).

Indig
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/05/

Ukraine dispatch: Easter with Kyiv’s Punks
In the third of his frontline video reports, Alexis Daloumis considers the strangeness of a broken semi-normality that has returned to Kyiv amid the ongoing war.

This is the third video dispatch produced for Freedom. The first (here) interviews eastern-European anarchists on their views about the
freedomnews.org.uk/2022/05/04/

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