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An anarchist manifesto

An 1895 manifesto published by the Anarchist Communist Alliance founded by James Tochatti and Louisa Sarah Bevington.

George Woodcock: What is Anarchism?

Pamphlet from 1945 attempting a brief explanation of anarchism and rebuttal of the main criticisms against it. Includes a booklist of Freedom Press titles at that time.

Dirty energy resistance roundup: court cases, blockades and police aggression

As Reclaim the Power and Earth First! activists are ordered to pay £10,000 compensation to coal firm Miller Argent following their blockade against its Ffos-y-fran opencast coal mine last month, direct actions are happening across Britain to head off fracking firms.

The British camps

Frongoch concentration camp, north Wales, 1916

Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.

Spycops inquiry delayed until late 2019

In a double-whammy ruling Sir Christopher Pitchford has said his inquiry into misconduct by police undercovers will hear no formal evidence before the second half of 2019 — but exonerated the Met of using delaying tactics.

Freedom November 8 2005

The lead article for November was on wildcat postal strikes, which saw 30,000 walk out over "terms and conditions. After the Communication Worker’s Union’s (CWU) ballot over national strike action was lost the Royal Mail management have tried to press ahead with "modernisation" of the service. Modernisation of course being destruction of the union, wage cuts and slashing up to 30,000 jobs.

Freedom Winter 2016/17

Produced for the London Anarchist Bookfair in October of that year, featuring content from a number of activist groups. The lead article is from Frack Off, detailing government and business plans to expand the controversial gas extraction method across Britain, as well as the resistance against it.

SLAP! - Squatters of London Action Paper

SLAP! (Squatters of London Action Paper) is a monthly DIY newspaper for squatters in London. It is available in print and online as a PDF. The paper combines news, pictures, analysis and humour and aims to strengthen connections between squatters in London in order to encourage direct actions and other forms of anarchist organising.

Housing an anarchist approach - Colin Ward

Colin Ward - Housing an anarchist approach 1976

Collection of essays on housing and the built environment from 20th century British anarchist and town planner, Colin Ward. First published by Freedom Press 1976 in London.

Activists squat £100m development after eviction of homeless protest camp

A homeless camp set up in Brighton on April 5th to protest against a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which has been imposed on the city’s parks and seafront was evicted on Wednesday — and activists have responded by taking over a building linked to a £100m development project.