A demo in solidarity with the Belgrade Six.
Over 100 people protested today in Belgrade to demand the release of the six prisoners. The demonstration went from the Ministry of “Justice” to the prison where the people are being held. They have been in custody for four months now.
People carried signs with slogans such as “Our friends are not terrorists” and “obstructionist injustice”.
Edmund and Ruth Frow's account of the National Unemployed Workers Movement's activities in Salford, its demonstration in 1931 against cuts in the dole, the subsequent battle with the police and aftermath.
This account of the events in Salford in 1931 is based on my own recollections helped by reference to Walter Greenwood's LOVE ON THE DOLE, Ewan McColl's autobiography, JOURNEYMAN, Wilf Gray's and Ben Durden's RECOLLECTIONS, the Report of the Chief Constable to the Watch Committee and newspaper cuttings.
In the run-up to the trial of Ilias Nikolaou, the anarchist arrested last January in relation to an attack against the municipal police in Evosmos, a working class suburb of Salonica, a solidarity march took to the streets of Greece's second city.
On Friday 27 November a thousand strong solidarity demo took to the streets of Salonica, in nothern Greece, in support of Ilias Nikolaou, a local anarchist who was arrested on Jaunary 13 2009 in relation to an attack with an arson mechanism against the headquarters of the municipal police in Evosmos, a working class suburb of the city.
This is a first posting on the developing situation in Athens where the 36th anniversary of the Polytechnic Uprising against the colonels' junta has been marked by long and sustained battles with the police during which hundreds of people have been detained. At the time of writing all central Athens is off bounds.
21:30 17 November 2009 At the time of writing all central Athens is off-bounds and cordoned off by thousands of police forces as battles between protesters and police are developing after the end of the 36th anniversary march for the Polytechnic 1973 uprising and massacre.
Wildcat analyse the demonstrations and riots sparked during the Iranian elections of 2009.
Globally the left is engaged in a controversial debate about the mobilisations in Iran which took place before and after the elections. Only rarely are these mobilisations related to the global crisis and the severe economic and governmental crisis in Iran itself - although their inter-relatedness is blatant.
Belfast anti-fascist protestors are currently engaged in a stand-off with fascists in central Belfast at a protest over the British National Party (BNP) scheduled BBC appearance.
Approximately 12 fascists and 5 or 6 suspected accomplices are currently in a stand-off with Belfast anti-fascist protestors outside the BBC building in central Belfast.
Anti-fascists and anti-racist protestors gathered outside the BBC bulding to protest the upcoming appearance of the BNP on Question Time. The protest had been organised by Youth Against Racism (YAR).