Red and Black Telly: FRIDAY 13th ANTI-TRUMP DEMO

The state’s resources will be stretched to the limit protecting this buffoon. Think globally, fuck locally. Unlucky for some.

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Dresden Diary: Architecture, History and Politics

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Palace of Culture, Alstadt, Dresden

‘The city as a form of settlement did not arise by chance. The city is the richest economic and cultural form of community settlement, proven by centuries of experience. In its structural and architectural design the city is an expression of the political life and the national consciousness of the people.’

 – Government of the German Democratic Republic,
The Sixteen Principles of Urban Design (1950)

Architecture is the political art par excellence, and not only because, unlike painting or literature, architecture is a collectively consumed art, and therefore constitutes its audience as a mass rather than fragments it into the individual consumer. From this collective consumption, undoutedly, derives its social power to constitute a community of interest – with common goals, a shared history, and a collective future – from an undifferentiated and therefore potentially revolutionary society. ‘Architecture or revolution!’ was Le Corbusier’s warning to his paymasters – and…

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“Better than a one- or two-state solution would be a no-state solution“: a Palestinian Internationalist in Rojava — Internationalist Commune of Rojava

This interview was first published June 2017 in Lower Class magazine. At that time the academy was still under construction – see here for the changes the last 12 months have brought, including the completion of the academy, the launch of the Make Rojava Green Again campaign and our first education together. Baz Soz is […]

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Santiago de Chile: Solidarity to the #ICEbreakers– From Those Denied Entry into the US (& Their Friends)

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We’ve received the following open letter from Chile expressing support for the occupations of ICE offices and detention centers around the United States. It offers a useful perspective from outside the boundaries of the US.


Charting Transit despite the State

We stand in solidarity with comrades across the world who are bravely barricading and occupying ICE detention centers in the so-called United States, in cities like Tacoma, Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco, and New York. The politicians in their offices shuffle papers while the liberals hold signs nicely asking the government to stop ripping families apart and traumatizing children. By contrast, these partisans understand that the gravity of the issue at hand—human life and dignity—is not a matter of politics.

For example, photos and videos from Atlanta spread across the world showed the #icebreakers blasting music while both the occupiers and those behind bars danced. Protesters taunted the police with donuts…

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Repression and resistance round-up for early July: Cardiff, Bulgaria and beyond…

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A quick round-up of repression-related news:

In Cardiff, three defendants facing charges related to an attempted disruption of an arms fair have just been acquitted.

In Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association have put out an urgent call for solidarity actions, as their members are facing increased harassment. Brighton ABC suggest a number of ways to support:

“The BPRA has had many successes in struggle to establish better conditions for prisoners and against the arbitrary rule of the prison authorities. For this reason Jock and his comrades became a target of repression. Recently he had been charged by the prison administration with the distribution of BPRA stickers. According to the authorities, stickers with a slogan “When injustice becomes the law, resistance becomes a duty” are promoting racism and are hate speech! No-one explained against which race or national group those stickers are supposed to be directed, but as…

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Red and Black Telly: WHY THE WORKING CLASS DON’T CARE ABOUT TRUMP…..

‘Have you considered moving to Universal Credit?’

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If you are already getting old-style benefits and have had no major change of circumstances that would affect your benefit and require a reapplication, then you do not need to move to Universal Credit until at least July 2019. But that hasn’t stopped the jobcentre from attempting to nudge people onto the new system – and causing general alarm and confusion. People have been telling us that they have been asked if they have considered moving to Universal Credit. As we have explained in the past, this is rarely a good move – so you shouldn’t have to consider for very long.

Despite this enthusiasm for getting more people onto UC, the system can’t actually manage to keep up with those already signed up. One of our activists recently had to contact them urgently to sort out a DWP error, and after waiting four days for a response on the…

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