New “At the Cafe” podcast — Anarchist Communist Group

In our latest podcast, an ACG member interviews James, from the Anarchist Research Group at Loughborough University, about various anarchists’ ideas around abolishing work as we know it. 18 more words

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Early bird tickets for spring ceilidh fundraiser now online

Focus E15 Campaign

Yeeha! Take your partners by the hand and come and dance the afternoon away at this fundraising spring ceilidh.  On Sunday 19 May at 4.30pm at Redon, The Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9HA. With live music from the SOAS Ceilidh Band plus our very own eclectic DJs. Expect lots of laughter, good vibes and snacks to keep going!  All money raised will be going to the fighting fund of Focus E15 Campaign. This grassroots housing campaign started in 2013 by young single mothers and continues to demand the right for secure housing for all. Join us and don’t forget your dancing shoes! All ages welcome.

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Universal Credit staff ballot for strike — Anarchist Communist Group

DWP workers at two service centres in the West Midlands are being balloted for strike action to take place on two days in March. Faced with the overwhelming burden placed on them by Universal Credit, the 700 PCS members in Walsall and Wolverhampton are demanding 5,000 new staff, permanent contracts, controls over work volume, and…

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Working class artists say no to property developers

Focus E15 Campaign

At a recent Focus E15 campaign public meeting held on the half ‘decanted’ Carptenter’s Estate in Stratford the audience were treated to a live puppet show – with handmade puppets made by the artist Andrew Cooper. Andrew writes that:

Focus E15 have consistently worked to form grass roots resistance including in areas of culture where people can develop the power to speak out and act against the massive attacks on people’s right to decent housing in Newham. The group is founded by people that have first hand experience of this brutality. Because of the seriousness of the situation all ways of communicating are experimented with, with a view to increasing the voice of the people and power. The script was added to and developed by members of Focus E15 campaign. Although the characters may seem fantastical all the elements of the story refer to actual recent events happening to…

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SCHOOL STUDENTS TO LEAD BASILDON LIBRARIES PROTEST

This Sunday 24th February, meet Vange Library 12.30, walk via Fryerns Library to Basildon Library. Protest to end with rally at 14.00.

A group of school students will lead a protest against library closures in Basildon this Sunday (24/2). They will meet outside under threat Vange Library at half twelve, and process to a closing rally outside Basildon Library at two via the also threatened Fryerns Library. One of the organisers, school student Antonia Listrat said:-

“Libraries are vital for young people because they are an exciting environment which not only inspire reading for pleasure, but also induce a passion for learning. They provide us not only the means to escape into the amazing worlds of writers’ imaginations but they provide so many other services for the literary world. And best of all, they provide these services at no cost. Also, a lot of students are using the libraries to…

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Mapuche Political Prisoner, Álvaro Millalen, Denounces Harassment by Prison Officials (Wallmapu) — Voices in Movement

This communiqué comes from Mapuche political prisoner, Álvaro Millalen, and denounces harassment by prison officials as a response to the Mapuche mobilization inside the Temuco Prison after the killing of Camilo Catrillanca. 338 more words

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Solidarity With The Striking School Students! Social Change Not Climate Change! — Anarchist Communist Group

Members of the Anarchist Communist Group attended the demonstration in London on Friday February 15th organised by striking school students. We were impressed by the commitment of the school students and their constantly shifting road blocks outside the Houses of Parliament. 217 more words

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