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Sickbed revolutions: personal perspectives on radical healthcare

August 10th, 2010 · posted by Fred Goodsell · marked as: Articles · Columns

I am sick again….again. This seems to be a reoccurring facet of my life. Most people probably don’t know what it feels like to be envious of someone else’s immune system. But this is not the worst I have felt and I am getting used to it now.

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As the dust settles: under the dark sky of the UK’s borders

April 25th, 2010 · posted by Bra · marked as: Articles · Columns

Bra, of Brighton No Borders, looks at the media response to the recent air travel suspension and examines the unnoticed privilege afforded to those caught up in the resulting ‘chaos’. As travellers found themselves stuck at borders, unable to get where they wanted to be, those who couldn’t afford the hotel bills had to rough it in departure lounges, unable to shower and having to wear the same clothes for days on end. But for large numbers of refugees, and migrants, stuck in Calais, Ceuta, Melilla, the Canaries etc this is their daily life, but a daily life compounded by barbed wire fences, EU laws, tear gas, sniffer dogs and surveillance.

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To vote or not to vote?

February 25th, 2010 · posted by Curtis Hayes · marked as: Articles · Columns

The current shifts in political and social currents should force us to consider the effect of our actions. Sometimes the use of dated tactics without thought can hinder attempts for social change. In this article Curtis Hayes reflects on the controversial possibility that voting, alongside direct action, can slow down the machine.

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“Straighten up” – a first hand account from The Fest

November 24th, 2009 · posted by Roo Bangers · marked as: Articles · Columns

Roo, lead singer in Bangers takes us on a hazy adventure through one of punk rocks most distinguished festivals.

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Bad apples vs social change: policing after the G20 protests

August 2nd, 2009 · posted by anon · marked as: Articles · Columns · resistance

Since the G20 protest in London this year the policing methods used over April 1st and 2nd have been dissected and discussed regularly in the media and in parliament. Reports have been produced and protests condemning police violence have been organised. Thousands of words have been published both in mainstream and independent media sources discussing civil liberties and issues around the right to protest. But has anything actually changed?

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London Zine Symposium 2009

July 10th, 2009 · posted by Edd · marked as: Columns · Live reviews · Photos

This year we celebrated five years of holding a zine symposium in London. Each year it seems to get bigger; and this year was by far the biggest yet. Over 60 different distros, creators, writers and artists…

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The streets are being taken back! – Capture The Flag III

June 19th, 2009 · posted by Tom Rowsell · marked as: Articles · Columns

The streets are being taken back! There is an organisation that aims to challenge the perception of urban spaces as being purely commercial arenas.

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Report back from the Anarchist Movement Conference

June 10th, 2009 · posted by Chris Walktall · marked as: Articles · Columns

The Anarchist Movement Conference took place recently. But did it fuel enthusiasm and inspiration or did it highlight old divides.

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What the government and police could lose at the G20

March 31st, 2009 · posted by Peter Hogan · marked as: Articles · Columns

Nineteen years ago, the poll tax riot dealt a crippling blow to the Thatcher administration. Could the G20 protests deal an even more significant blow to the Brown administration?

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Monkeys have invaded my flat

January 3rd, 2008 · posted by natalie · marked as: Columns

Monkeys have invaded my flat. They seem to be breeding. What started of as one innocent sapien has now turned into at least three. They each with their own traits and degrees of general untidiness and are wrecking havoc in my house at an alarming rate.
The monkeys aren’t actually real before any readers [...]

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