Bournemouth and Poole College and “try before you buy” workfare slaves.

“Trades unions and community groups have called on the Bournemouth and Poole College to withdraw its support for the government’s discredited Work Programme which seeks to coerce the unemployed into unpaid work, after it emerged the college was encouraging employers on their website to “Try before you buy” – describing the unemployed as expendable commodities.”

From Bournemouth and Poole Anti Cuts Coalition (BPACC):

College criticised for backing Workfare programme

It seems that The Bournemouth and Poole College Students’ Union are supporting this, either unwilling or unable to condemn such practise from the College; when the chance to comment was offered to BPC SU via Facebook, they chose to delete the post (Click to enlarge):

Surely they don’t represent the views of real students – who could just as easily starve to death with their feet up! Dorset has 3,635 residents claiming jobseeker’s allowance and just 2,111 listed vacancies, according to latest figures. – Get in touch if you want to do something about it.

B.P.A.C.C. plan to “target the college with a wave of protests if it refuses to distance itself from the Work Programme.”

Having stuffed it up Holland & Barrett our flying pickets are getting restless… We’re in!

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This is the perspective of one Alarm member. Just some things to consider whilst organising. – By Yodet.

Originally published in the Occupied Times Issue 16 Read article

The ESA Work Capability Assessment – Using the Atos Complaints Procedure

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Reproduced by courtesy of Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley & Erewash Citizens Advice Bureau.

David Hoffman ate our paper!

In 1886 a group of anarchists including Peter Kropotkin and Charlotte Wilson decided to produce a new monthly anarchist paper. Freedom began publication in October 1886 and continues to this day; In addition to Freedom, the group set up Freedom Press, which became the main publisher of anarchist literature in England

History of Freedom Press

Enter freelance photographer David Hoffman; in 2009 Freedom Press had published Beating the Fascists, which has of itself aroused much controversy in the anarchist anti-fascist movement. The book is illustrated with photographs supplied by the authors, it turned out these included pictures taken by Hoffman that were still under copyright. Hoffman threatened legal action and has received £4,000 for the use of the pictures; as a result the Freedom collective now faces ruin.

This hypocrite has made a living for years out of photographing activists and suing the police while enjoying the protection of anti-fascists; he now turns to the law to extract money from his erstwhile comrades.

Here’s Hoffman in publicity-seeking mode with a Class War ‘Wanker’ poster: Police remove David Cameron ‘wanker’ poster

You can e mail Hoffman using the contact form at the bottom of the page on his website let him know he is not welcome at our actions and will no longer receive our support.

Hoffman is a member of the London Photographers Branch of the NUJ: Contact the committee here.

If you’d like to help you can subscribe to Freedom, or buy a book maybe, even Beating the Fascists!

Now that we’re bust and what we’re going to do about it

Bournemouth council caught with hands in till shock horror!

Article from Bournemouth Echo:
Auditors expose salary scandal at Bournemouth Council

All the while they’re cutting services and getting people on workfare to pick litter.

Calling Hampshire! especially Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton area.

Nick Griffin & co will be outside Fareham magistrates court at 09:00 tomorrow morning. One of theirs is in dock for racial abuse and harrassment;  I’m sure you don’t want them on your manor so please feel free to go and make them unwelcome!

No Pasaran!

EDL in Bristol – what was that all about then? – Mal Content


“No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.”  –  Buenaventura Durruti

The people of Bristol in all their diversity are well known for standing up for themselves; it’s hard to imagine a less auspicious location for a fascist rally, except Brighton maybe, and we all know what happened there. So to show who’s boss the state decides to force a fascist march into a city that doesn’t want it by hook or by crook. To add insult to injury, Bristol citizens will have to pay half a million quid for the privilege.

…This was nothing more or less than a demonstration of state power; the 200 or so fascist buffoons were no more than props in the charade…read more…