Pisa: the "Nuova Periferia Polivalente" has opened!

After being left derelict and neglected for 6 years, during which the only intervention by the local authorities has been the building of a wall around the old changing rooms which turned them into a dangerous sewer, Pisa’s sports centre Polisportiva della Fontina has come back to life, and being put to use by hundreds of people of all ages who want a space to hang out and practice sports freely.

Belo Monte dam protest

The latest protest against the Amazonian Belo Monte Dam project took place in Washington last Monday (9th of April). This demonstration against the Brazilian government's anti-social and anti-environmental policies took place on the same day that Brazil's president and former revolutionary guerilla Dilma Roussef met Barack Obama. Despite international and indigenous outcry, construction of the world's third largest damn is already under way. With five thousand men at work, nothing seems to stop the government's determination to build this dam.

The Missing Piece of the Jigsaw

Greenwich council's latest plans for the riverside from West Greenwich (by the Millenium dome) to Woolwich were published in February. It is no big surprise that developers have their eye on Charlton and Woolwich - squeezed between the Millenium Village and the Woolwich Arsenal Crossrail site this is one of the last remaining areas on London's Thames where manufacturing industry survives.

Italy: NO TAV against fascism!

Last Friday 9th March, a small number of militants from the neofascist group Forza Nuova (“New Force”) protested outside the offices of the newspaper Il Giornale in Milan.

Anti-nuclear activists blockade Hinkley Point power station

Over 1,000 protestors blockade the entrance to Hinkley Point power station in response to a proposed new nuclear reactor.

Community hubs, pubs, clubs and social centres

Pub Closing Down

I suppose this is just a reflection on the importance of communal meeting places that aren't always appreciated in the way they should be as well as the break up and isolation of individuals in communities.

Ongoing solidarity with the NO TAV arrestees in Italy

Update on the NO TAV arrestees and how to support them. Includes updated address list to write to activists still in prison.

Government officials flee Zhejiang village over land grab protests

Panhe Villages Protest

Another Chinese village, apparently inspired by the Wukan uprising of last year, has been protesting over land grabs, causing the local government officials to flee. Around 5000 villagers of East and West Panhe Villages, Cangnan County, in Zhejiang Province, are now reported to be running the village themselves.

Who owns the land? Peasant struggles in Indonesia

An overview with historical background information of peasant struggles and land struggles in Indonesia.

Revolution and other writings - Gustav Landauer

The comprehensive collection of Landauer's writing in English and a celebration of one of the most important agitators in the revolutionary movement. The collection includes his major work Revolution alongside 30 additional essays, articles and correspondence. The texts cover his entire biography, from the early anarchism of the 1890s to his philosophical reflections at the turn of the century and his tireless agitatation against the war. Presented with an extensive introduction compiled by the editor and translator, Grabriel Kuhn.