Homeless are doing it for themselves in Bournemouth.

Occupy Bournemouth is back, with a homeless sanctuary encampment opposite the B.I.C. on Exeter Rd.

There is a kitchen with hot and cold food, tea and coffee, a campfire, medical tent, music, and room for lots more people in a safe enclosed space. This is a voluntary grassroots initiative, no cops, council, church or state involvement. As of today there are spare tents and an abundance of food and clothing kindly donated by locals. If you’re on the street tonight we urge you to come down, eat and get some rest, join in, help out as you can.

Right now we need volunteers more than things, but tarpaulins, tents and building materials would be welcome, firewood, straw for a compost toilet, and if anyone’s got a serviceable generator, or can fix the one on site, that would help.

The first eviction attempt is planned for the 2nd of January so we want everyone and their aunt on site first thing. If you aren’t working that day please come and support the camp, the greater the numbers, the more relaxed the day will be.

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It has come to this: we have trademarked the word Anarchist™

London Anarchist Federation

Although normally not down with copyright law, the Anarchist™ Federation feels we have to take drastic measures and has taken the unprecedented step of trademarking the term Anarchist™. In recent months we have been asked by many people ‘Why are so many Anarchists™ joining Labour?’ or been told ‘So and so is an Anarchist™ and they’re in Labour now’. To be clear: there are no anarchists in the Labour party. There are, however, some former Anarchists™ in the Labour party who are now social democrats.

Let us be sure on this: if you agree with the statement ‘The Labour party is the only way to affect meaningful change’, you are a social democrat.

Fair dinkum. Just deal with that label if that’s what you think. We can see why you went there- the revolution may not happen in our lifetimes, Labour could win the next election, Corbyn might (might

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Looking back and looking forwards

We remember that Kropotkin got kicked out of Freedom, Albert Meltzer and Vernon Richards quarrelled bitterly, the M.L.E. assassinated some of its own members, nevertheless we keep plugging away at it.

Anarchism has existed from prehistory, it will prevail because it’s the only way to live, with or without anarchists.

Best wishes to Essex comrades.

Free Rodrigo Lanza!

Barcelona Indymedia – Machine translated:

From different companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza.

United by anti-fascist ideas, we want to make a public statement about the recent events that have led our colleague to enter prison.

After days of media bombardment with false and unsubstantiated information, with the intention of obtaining a public verdict prior to the declaration of the parties, today we finally have the version of Rodrigo and other witnesses.

The first “official truth” has built a version that little fits the events that took place on Thursday night, presenting Victor Laínez as a passive victim of hatred of the Spanish flag, and Rodrigo Lanza as an armed aggressor, acting with premeditation, from behind and in a gang.

That night our comrade defended his life against a fascist aggressor with a knife, he defended himself with his body, unarmed.

Victor Laínez is a member of the far right of Aragon related to both known neo-Nazis and the Spanish Falange of the Jons, who recognize him as a member of their organisation and publicly state:

“Let everyone know, that if the Vasconavarra Falange has to choose between the heroic examples of Victor Lainez and Josué Estébanez, both of us are happy, but we are going to opt for Josué. Before prison than cemetery.”

Let us remember that Joshua Estébanez de la Hija is a neo-Nazi paramilitary who ten years ago killed the 16-year-old antifascist Carlos Palomino, stabbing him in the chest.

Victor Laínez was not a “good-natured patriot,” an ordinary citizen who loved his country. He was a fascist with an active and openly racist attitude. We have evidence of his earlier participation in violent events, (as in the attack carried out together with neo-Nazis in the “Barrio Latino” bar more than 20 years ago) and of an entire career in the Falange movement.

The facts of that night: after previously insulting Rodrigo (South American and punk style) by saying “sudaka de mierda, go to your country”, Victor Laínez followed Rodrigo, and when he left the bar, took a knife and tried to stab him in the back. Fortunately Rodrigo was warned by one of the witnesses, he turned around and to repel the attack, struck Victor Lainez then left the premises.

Thanks to this legitimate exercise of self-defence Rodrigo is still alive, about which we are happy, since in other occasions we can not say the same.

We must bear in mind the number of political assassinations carried out by extreme right-wingers in the Spanish state in the last 30 years, and the present rise of nationalist aggression. Fascism and anti-fascism are in conflict, and that’s nothing new in this state or elsewhere. The rise of the extreme right is a very palpable reality around the globe.

The current political climate in the Spanish state could not be less favourable due to the nationalist conflict for the self-determination of Catalonia. With the complicity of the press, this case is being exploited by partisan and electoral interests which extol national pride and point to the squat movement and migrants in general, as enemies of society.

On the other hand it is clear that there is a clear intention to take political advantage of what happened to put in doubt once again the version of the police assembly of the 4F, for which Rodrigo served 5 years in prison.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and solidarity and reiterate that the fight for a more just society continues.

Freedom for Rodrigo Lanza!

Companions and friends of Rodrigo Lanza

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Red And Black Telly: FAREWELL TO THE TOXIC RIGHTWING 2017 NIGHTMARE!

Kingfisher Victory!

Congratulations are due to the Kingfisher Mums and their supporters today, the CCG have finally capitulated.

Confounding  the many faces set against this campaign, including both of Oliver Letwin’s, with his ugly henchman Richard Grosvenor-Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax M.P., full consultant-led maternity and Paediatric services will be retained at Dorset County Hospital.

Full respect to the Mums who for three years now have maintained a relentless struggle in the teeth of abject treachery and deceit from local politicians and NHS officials, whilst bringing up their families and caring for some profoundly unwell and disabled children. We especially salute the tireless Naomi Patterson.

As history shall recall, Working Class women are a force to be reckoned with.

We didn’t even need to smash anything up, this time.

The NHS was built by the Working Class for the Working Class. Drugs and medical equipment are made by workers not capitalists. Cleaners, doctors, nurses, midwives, porters and technicians are workers. It belongs to us, it’s not a source of revenue for the socially useless. Keep your filthy grasping bourgeois hands off it!

To celebrate, here’s a song about vampires:

Request for solidarity from comrades in Athens

Cautiously pessimistic

A request for financial support from the Rosa del Foc squat in Athens:

For almost 10 years the 6th of December has marked the day a 15 year old boy named Alexis Grigoropoulos was murdered by police in the Exarchia neighborhood of Athens, Greece. His murder was the spark that ignited a wild fire of insurrection across the country in December 2008 that caught the world’s attention and inspired general revolt for years to come; both in Greece and beyond its’ borders. Every year the memory of Alexis lives on through the resistance of courageous individuals coming together to fight the state and its bastard police in the streets of Exarchia (where Alexis was killed, and where police are not welcome). For more information on the 6th of December and its history please look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Greek_riots

On this 9th anniversary of the death of Alexis, a comrade was arrested…

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