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Soldier! The enemy is in Minsk, not Kiev!

Pramen.

Putin, with his imperialist ambitions, threatens to invade Ukraine. Lukashenko is ready to support his Kremlin master by sending Belarusian soldiers to war in another country. The attempts to pump patriotism into the Belarusian society, though passing, are very modest. Soldiers will have to die for the Russian tsar.

But, as before, every soldier has a choice. Even if that choice here and now seems improbable. At critical moments, we all show great determination. Russia’s war for influence in Ukraine is not a war of Belarusian soldiers. Dictator Lukashenko and Emperor Putin are the true enemies of the peoples of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.

They want to throw you as meat to the front lines, to show the power of a man who will never appear on this front. Courage and comradely spirit are unknown to him and his entourage.

Soldiers, in your hands is a weapon that can free you and your comrades from useless bloodshed and war. Revolt against the officers and the greedy politicians. If anyone should perish in all this conflict, it is the Belarussian dictatorship and the Russian empire!

For world without wars, dictators and empires!

Anarchists of Belarus

 

No new fossil fuel projects compatible with stable climate

Drill or drop.

Opponents of fossil fuel developments in southern England have described the government’s climate criteria for future oil and gas licences as “inherently flawed”.

IGas site at Misson, Nottinghamshire, 4 February 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

Ministers have proposed a climate compatibility checkpoint will decide whether new licences should be offered for exploration and production, both on and offshore. There are six tests that must be passed to avoid a pause in licensing.

Responding to a government consultation, the Weald Action Group said the checkpoint threatened UK net zero targets and global climate stability.

The group called for:

  • Immediate moratorium on onshore and offshore oil and gas projects that have been licenced but not approved.
  • Block on all future licensing rounds
  • Scrapping of the climate compatibility checkpoint

Weald Action Group said:

“We are in a climate emergency and no new fossil fuel projects are compatible with maintaining a stable climate. If we are to have any hope of keeping global average temperature rise below 1.50 c it is crucial that new oil and gas exploration is halted now. “

“The proposed oil and gas climate compatibility checkpoint is an inherently flawed premise that threatens the delivery not only of the UK’s net-zero target but, more importantly, of the global stability of the climate.”

The checklist creates doubt about the timing and speed of the UK’s move out of fossil fuels, the group said:

“This will create uncertainty for thousands of oil and gas workers who have a right to a just transition to sustainable and secure professions.”

Weald Action Group added:

“The UK bears a huge historic greenhouse gas emissions burden, is a developed country with a diversified economy much less dependent on oil and gas compared to other parts of the world, and has access to significant sources of clean renewable energy. As such, the UK must be one of the countries that goes first in ending new oil and gas exploration and production.”

The group said its arguments had been backed recently by:

Weald Action Group said the flaws in the checkpoint included:

Licensing It applies only to new oil and gas licensing rounds, ignoring the significant climate impact of already licensed but not approved projects.

Tests Some of the proposed potential tests risk “skewing the checkpoint in favour of allowing further licensing rounds”, the group said. It said carbon capture and storage, for example, must be used only as part of a transition out of fossil fuels. It should not be a means of extending oil and gas exploration and production.

Clarity There was also a “worrying lack of clarity” about how potential tests in the checklist would be weighted, the group said in its response. There was a risk, it said, that a proposed test which assesses the UK’s status as a net exporter or importer would have more influence than tests considering carbon emissions from the use of production oil or gas.

Weald Action Group also called for more political focus on managing energy demand, which it said was frequently bypassed in discussions about security of supplies.

Second Open Assembly For March Solidarity Cafe

London Anarchist Federation

!UPDATE!
Open assemblies will now be every 1st and 3rd TUESDAY of each month (no longer on Thursdays).

This is an open assembly to organise the next March Cafe as well as discussing the project’s future prospects.

LOCATION
Halkevi Kurdish Community Centre,
31-33 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF,
The space is now WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE!

TIME AND DATE
6.30pm, Tuesday, 1st of March.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE
Please wear a mask unless you’re exempt.

We won’t tolerate any racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic and any other discriminatory behaviour.

The Solidarity Cafe will be every 2nd Saturday of the month from 2pm.

NEXT CAFE ON SATURDAY 12TH OF MARCH 2-8pm IN HALKEVI (31-33 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF).

* The Dalston Solidarity Cafe is a space that connects a diversity of collectives, realities and individuals who by sharing their knowledge and experience will be able to offer a range of mutualistic practices. These can help the community…

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Updated Resources

London Anarchist Federation

We have updated our resources page so that it now contains PDFs of some of the pamphlets/zines we have been printing recently.

Seven Lies Police Have Told You and What Really Happened In Bristol

These are pamphlet versions of two articles by our comrades in the Bristol group, covering the misinformation spread by the police in the wake of the Kill The Bill protests. The original articles can be found here and here.

Street Anarchy and The History Of The FAGC

These are pamphlet versions of a series of articles by the Anarchist Federation of Gran Canaria (site in Spanish) translated by a member of the London group for Organise! magazine. The History Of The FAGC details the last ten years of the groups activities, leading up to them helping provide bottom up, squatted social housing for those who need it. Street Anarchy is…

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TERFed out?

Anarchy in the Sticks!

Last time it was Boris De Pfeffle Johnson who pulled the plug on our activities. This year we’ve been shut down by the latest of her majesty’s policing agencies – Tom Browns Pub in Dorchester!

We’ve been in talks with this venue for months and had reached an agreement, to the extent of working out where everything was going to be, drawing a floor plan and making arrangements for hire of tables and other equipment. The Fourth Dorset Radical Bookfair was set for the 11th June 2022 and we began promoting the event online. Bands were booked for the afterparty. We had just started sending invitations to our supporters when the venue inexplicably went back on its word and cancelled our booking.

After a little probing we were told that some regulars who identify as “left feminists” objected to content at previous events they considered “extremist”. We seem to have…

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