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While you all obsess over Cummings this is the reality for the rest of us

In the midst of the wall to wall coverage of the Cummings ‘taking a road trip’ to Durham scandal that seems to have grabbed the attention of pretty much every commentator across the political spectrum, here’s a much needed reality check regarding what really matters…

Steve Topple | theCanary | 24.5

The so-called ‘Westminster bubble’ and Twitter users are continuing to obsess over the Dominic Cummings ‘driving to Durham’ scandal. But while it goes on, a charity shared a short film on social media. And it sums up why, away from the privileged quarters of the media and some on Twitter, the Cummings story might not matter to many people.

The Cummings scandal: back in the real world

The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) tweeted a video of the queue for a foodbank:

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IFAN UK @IFAN_UK

The queue for @dadshouse independent food bank yesterday morning. Does the Government understand…

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Anathema, a Philadelphia anarchist periodical: Volume 6 Issue 4, May 2020.


Volume 6 Issue 4 (PDF for reading 8.5×11)

Volume 6 Issue 4 (PDF for printing 11×17)

In this issue:

  • Lockdowns & Incarceration
  • What Went Down
  • Homelessness
  • Resource Extraction Updates
  • The State Of Surveillance
  • Interview With A West Philly Rent Striker
  • When Things Get Rough We Ride Together
  • A Short Timeline Of PA ELF Actions
  • Loving Anarchy (LA)
  • A Quick Rant On COVID
  • Expropriationist Anarchy In Crisis Times
  • Philly Bingo Card
  • Chapter Report Background

Reading Group Recommends: A history of anarchism

London Anarchist Federation

Our regular, monthly reading group meetings are currently on hold due to Covid 19. Until we’ll be able to meet again, we’ll switch from books to films and recommend documentaries relevant to anarchists.

This is a documentary we already looked at in the early reading group days, however, it’s an excellent introduction to anarchist history, especially for anyone new to the subject!

While a couple of things might be simplified (and not all interviewees have the credentials they claim to have, i.e. Michael Schmidt), this summary of anarchist movements around the world is a great source to start your research with!

part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzGVT3XDLiU&list=PLLEMpXvr0s1SLMPl27wpWKvwty8lW0rHu&index=1

part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2rLO-vtGis&list=PLLEMpXvr0s1SLMPl27wpWKvwty8lW0rHu&index=2

part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-nz7CR1KRQ&list=PLLEMpXvr0s1SLMPl27wpWKvwty8lW0rHu&index=3

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History of the Irish in Britain Representation Group by Patrick Reynolds. Part 1:1981

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Patrick Reynolds was one of the founders of IBRG and played a key role in its history. He is now writing up that history and putting it into the context of radical history in Britain and Ireland in the C20th. This is  the story of the first year of IBRG………….
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New mailCopyPatrick Reynolds was one of the founders of IBRG and played a key role in its history. He is now writing up that history and putting it into the context of radical history in Britain and Ireland in the C20th. This is  the story of the first year of IBRG………….

Pat Reynolds speaking at Bloody Sunday rally Pat speaking at the annual Bloody Sunday March

1981: The Founding of IBRG

1981 was a pivotal In Irish history with the death of ten men on Hunger Strike in Northern Ireland. It led to significant shifts in Irish political history…

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Heckler online crisis edition No.12

Here’s the 12th online crisis edition of the Heckler

Lockdown restrictions of some kind look set to be norm for months and possibly years to come. That’s unless popular anger against them starts to grow and they get busted by a restive population. Needless to say, we’re doing what we can to, ahem…’stir things up’…

Anyway, until things do get ‘stirred up’, it looks as though we’ll be knocking out online editions of the Heckler for some time to come. Obviously we’re still going to be covering how the COVID-19 crisis evolves and morphs. However, we’re also going to get back throwing the spotlight on local authorities who are hoping the crisis will divert people’s attention away from their iffy dealings and ineptitude…

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