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Astpai Interview

May 12th, 2010 · posted by chris 12-o-5 · marked as: Articles · Interviews

Astpai are a four-piece melodic hardcore punk band from Austria, producing music that deviates from the predictable patterns common to the genre, while writing insightful lyrics about matters of the heart and the head. As much as I love all things Austrian, it seemed to me that things had gone a bit quiet since [...]

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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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The politics of life

March 30th, 2010 · posted by anon · marked as: Articles · resistance

With the announcement of the UK general election ‘our’ leaders and media have gone into an electioneering frenzy. Last Hours has published an election poster questioning the grey, cynical weighing up of the least bad options that we are told is democracy. Because the ballot box cannot contain our desires, and government is not the limit of our imagination.

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Taking over the streets of Athens

March 11th, 2010 · posted by filkaler · marked as: Articles · photo · resistance

Photos from the Greek general strike today, as tens of thousands of trade unionists and anti-capitalists demonstrated, bringing the centre of Athens to a standstill. The protest was perhaps twice the size of the one during the general strike of 24 February. Many locals compared it to the mass action in 2001 which defeated a government attempt to cut pensions.

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Olympic airline protests in Athens

March 11th, 2010 · posted by anon · marked as: Articles · photo · resistance

The first set of photos from Fil Kaler, who is in Athens, covering the Greek general strike is of the sacked Olympic airlines worker protest.

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The Greek uprising is truly going European!

March 10th, 2010 · posted by occupied london · marked as: Articles · resistance

It is Wednesday, March 10th – the eve of the third recent strike in Greece. “I don’t really earn enough to get a cab to tomorrow’s demonstration”, writes a commentator on Athens IMC. “And there’s no public transport, as everyone is participating in the strike. Good for them. We are driving down there tonight, staying with a friend. And we’ll be using the car’s engine oil to wash the streets, our little gift to the thugs of the police’s motor-cycle Delta force.” Our friend’s from Occupied London give some context on what might happen tomorrow at the general strike, which we’ll be covering here tomorrow.

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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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Nazis prevented from marching in Dresden

February 16th, 2010 · posted by anon · marked as: Articles · resistance

Over 10000 antifascists successfully blockaded and barricaded Dresden on Saturday 13th February, preventing an annual march of 6000 nazis.

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Nights to remember

February 7th, 2010 · posted by Frankii · marked as: Articles

From old-school UK punk legends The Damned, to upcoming genre- defying heroes Sonic Boom Six, here are some awesome musicians’ stories of the best shows they’ve been to…

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The State of State Repression in the US

January 28th, 2010 · posted by anon · marked as: Articles · resistance

A letter from people charged with organising against the Republican National Convention, looking at the current state of attack on anarchists by the US government.

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