Disrupt the FIT at DSEi!

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It’s that time again. DSEi, Defence Systems Equipment International, the world’s largest arms fair, is returning to ExCeL, and Disarm DSEi, alongside others in the Stop the Arms Fair Coalition will be trying to stop them. 13th September has been announced as the main day of action, with Disarm DSEi calling for people to stop […]

‘Intelligence on the cheap’? Only if you don’t ask questions.

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According to an Evening Standard article on Friday, those poor detectives at NPOIU are providing ‘intelligence on the cheap’, having to buy heaters for their freezing offices and living off Mcdonalds and Burger King. However, like the majority of Evening Standard articles, the facts and figures only make sense if you don’t start asking questions. […]

Avon and Somerset police repress local paper

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On the afternoon of august 17th, police raided a house in central Bristol where an editor of local newspaper The Autonomist lives. Riot police kicked down the door of the property without warning, detained the inhabitants for two hours, and seized articles relating to the production of The Autonomist. Delighted journalists from the Evening Post […]

A fitwatcher’s view of the riots

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I’ve felt a lot of emotions over the past few days ranging from joy to grief to anger. It’s been amazing to see people fighting back against the police and it’s been equally horrific to see damage to people’s homes and small shops, let alone the deaths in Birmingham yesterday. However, today I am just […]

The new crime of anarchism!

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Every few years, anarchists are deemed scary again, the media goes into hysterical overdrive and policing becomes more repressive. It is a pattern we have seen repeated several times over the years. However, the news briefing from Project Griffin, issued each week from Chief Inspector Nick Smith and his team at the ‘Westminster Counter Terrorism […]

Solidarity with Charlie Gilmour

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Predictably there has been a lot of interest and comment on the sentencing of Charlie Gilmour to sixteen months for two counts of violent disorder. It has been both suggested this was lenient because he’ll only do eight months or less on a tag, and that it was a harsher sentence because of his parent’s […]

Free Francis Fernie. Resist political sentencing

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Last week, a 20 year old man was given twelve months for violent disorder relating to protests on March 26th outside Fortnum and Masons. He threw two placard sticks, neither of which hurt anyone nor were capable of causing harm. This man, pictured in one of Operation Malone’s witch hunts, handed himself in, gave admissions […]

Congratulations to the Met for manufacturing a threat and dealing with it effectively

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It was never going to be convenient for the cops to admit that all their intelligence was pointing towards the fact most anarchists couldn’t care less about a couple of toffs getting married. Having endured not only the humiliation of a large mobile black bloc on 26th March, but also the earlier debacle of escorting […]