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Food, Inc (Documentary)

The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.

Merseyside police brutalise protestors

Merseyside Police attack anti-cuts demonstrators at town hall meeting.

Nigerian workers win partial victory as strike ends

Nigerian unions have called off their national strike after a turbulent week. The Nigerian government have been forced into a partial climbdown, and have reinstated 60% of the fuel subsidies that they scrapped at the start of the year.

Kuwaiti government's brutal crackdown on ‘stateless’ people

Kuwaiti security forces use dogs, tear gas, armoured vehicles, and water cannons, against protesting 'stateless' people, who are demanding citizenship and basic human rights.

The Weather Underground (Documentary)

The complete Oscar nominated documentary charting the journey of the Weathermen.

Anti-austerity demonstrations spread across Romania

Romanians have said, 'enough is enough', and have taken to the streets in cities across the country, demanding an end to austerity measures. The police have attempted to 'calm' hostile crowds, by firing tear gas canisters at them. Numerous injuries and arrests followed.

Enron: The smartest guys in the room (documentary)

A remarkable documentary which packages the events of the scandal into a cohesive story.
Unbelievable footage of employees reveals unbridled greed, lust for risk-taking, and guiltless cheating, all while thinking they could never be caught.

Jailed anarchist statement to the court

The transcript of the statement made in court by Canadian Anarchist Mandy Hiscocks. She made the statement prior to being sentenced to sixteen months in jail on 'Mickey Mouse' charges that relate to a G20 protest in Toronto last June.

The Angry Brigade: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group (Documentary)

The complete documentary.

Nigerian unions give government an ultimatum

Nigerian unions have issued the government with an ultimatum. Either re-introduce the fuel subsidy that was scrapped at the beginning of the month, or the strikes will escalate to Nigeria's oil production.

If a tree falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Front (documentary)

The complete 85 minute, award winning documentary, that tells the story of the Earth Liberation Front. (Link broken)

Proposed Glastonbury Tesco site is occupied

After years of bullying locals, Tesco have finally been given permission by bureaucrats to build a new Tesco in Glastonbury on the site of a formers plastics factory. Unfortunately for Tesco, travellers have now occupied the site, and are trying to rally local support against them.

What is the anarchist view on hunger strikes as a form of protest?

In the last two weeks alone, I have read over twenty examples of protestors in many different circumstances using the 'hunger strike' as a form of protest . What is the anarchist view on hunger strikes as a form of protest, if there is a view at all?

Unilever workers begin pension fight back

Today, hundreds of Unilever workers converged on the company HQ in London to protest against the 'downgrading' of their pension schemes. The protest is the first action in a fight back against Unilever, which is set to escalate to a series strikes accross the UK in the coming months. Unilver, who want to win the race to the bottom, believe the pension reforms will ensure their scheme is sustainable and competetive. Where have I heard that one before?

General strike in Nigeria

The launch of what unions have labelled an 'indefinite' strike in Nigeria, has led to many injuries and deaths as security forces clash with strikers and protestors. Despite Nigeria having substantial oil reserves, petrol prices have more than doubled in a week, in a country where the vast majority of the population live on less than $2 a day.

Persecution of Greek trade unionists

More than a dozen Greek trade unionists are due in court tomorrow, and are facing five years in jail for protesting against austeriy measures.

A report from the attempted eviction of Occupy Liverpool

A Liverpool Solidarity Federation member reports on recent attempt to evict 'Occupy Liverpool' from their new location.

Liverpool day of action

Liverpool Solidarity Federation members participate in a UK Uncut (Liverpool) action this afternoon. We managed to directly and in-directly close seven stores.

Shell Oil joins the great private sector pension scam

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest and most profitable companies on earth has announced it is closing its pension scheme for new UK employees. This is despite having record high share prices, a turnover of over £360 billion, and having much more money paid into the pension scheme than is taken out. Shell has one of the most financially sound schemes in the UK, with a £1.1 billion surplus. There needs to a be a genuine joining up of pension campaigns between the private and public sectors.

Attica Prison Liberation Faction, Manifesto of Demands 1971

“WE are MEN! We are not beasts and do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States.”