Full scanned version of the definitive grassroots history of the mass working class movement which defeated Margaret Thatcher's poll tax. 17 million people refused to pay the tax, which defeated it and brought Maggie's time as Prime Minister to a premature end.
This book tells the gripping inside story of the biggest mass movement in British history, which at its peak involved over 17 million people.
Residents of Crete and Thasos have recently stopped Golden Dawn activities in separate incidents on the Greek islands.
Members of the far-right party Golden Dawn(GD) were forced to leave a small village on the island of Thasos at the weekend. GD representatives had come to the village of Potamia on Sunday with the aim of handing out food exclusively to Greeks.
The dispute over gold mines in Greece intensified this week. Police invaded the town of Ierissos and tear-gassed school children as residents protested.
The last few days have seen more incidents in the dispute over gold mines in Northern Greece. Police invaded the town of Ierissos, which is close to the mining site at Skouries, on Thursday morning whilst carrying out an investigation into an earlier arson attack.
Kent Anarchists are a new local group trying to find their feet, obviously, in Kent - of all places. They recently put out a number requests for contacts and are running a regularly updated blog, Joe Maguire had chance to ask them a few things for the Freedom paper.
JM: Can you give an introduction to the group? Outline where you’re based and what your activities are, at present time?
Last weekend saw further clashes between residents groups and police over the beginning of mining operations.
Over the weekend there were further protests against the start of mining works around Skouries in northern Greece. Hellenic Gold, a part of the Eldorado mining company has been given permission to mine gold in the area.
A personal account of activism, class struggle and organizing around material needs by Jared Davidson (Beyond Resistance, New Zealand).
In my last post on organization I raised a few points about the idea of organizing around material needs.
Beating the Poll Tax was a widely distributed booklet that encouraged and analysed the rise of mass revolt against the Community Charge in 1989/90 as it was happening.
It was first published by the Anarchist Communist Federation in March 1990 under the Tories, following 'The Poll Tax and How to Fight It' in October 1988. Scanned in and published online for the first time on the Anarchist Federation website in March 2006.
BEATING THE POLL TAX
Adam Ford discusses the mass protests which forced a defeat on the Chinese state.
Locals are celebrating in the Chinese city of Shifang today, following the government’s decision to scrap its plans for a copper alloy plant which many feared would poison them. This sensational policy reversal was apparently forced out of the Communist Party dictatorship by rioting, followed by a sit-in in support of those arrested.
Wine and Cheese on the politics and economics of land and housing.
1. The Economy of the Land
Who displaces whom and why?