Freedom Press

Freedom Spring 2016

Reduced paper focusing on reproductive rights, homelessness and the Panama papers.

Greece: Karypidis supermarket worker commits suicide after 18 months without pay

The Thessaloniki Libertarian Initiative writes about the suicide of a worker in supermarket chain Karypidis, after 18 months in which the firm simply didn’t pay its staff salaries. Early this month the initiative carried out a protest action outside one of the company’s supermarkets in Thessaloniki (above). This rally was the only collective reaction following the suicide-murder of the worker.

On leaving Russia

Russian Jewish anarchist Mollie Steimer, who was deported to Russia, on her being deported from Russia by the Bolsheviks for condemning their persecution of revolutionary workers.

Interview: The Antifascist Assembly of Piraeus

Having struggled to find a foothold since the end of 1967-74 military junta, Greek fascism saw a turning point with the spectacular rise of Aube Dorée (Golden Dawn) during the late 2000s financial crisis. The murder of Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn (GD) assault squad in 2013 saw the organisation lose momentum and support, but it has recently been growing in confidence again as it seeks to exploit the Syrian refugee crisis. Self-defence groups, such as the Antifascist Assembly of Piraeus, have formed to push back.

Greece: anarchist refugee squats prepare for State onslaught

A new spate of recent evictions and interventions by the Greek State against refugee solidarity occupations run by the anarchist movement in Athens has prompted callouts for a major emergency gathering today.

Call COBRA, that’ll sort it

I originally posted this at Freedom News shortly after the Manchester bombing, but blow me if it's not strangely prescient on today's events as well...

Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira analyse Brazil’s political earthquake

In the following essay members of Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira, a member group of the Anarkismo network, analyse the series of mass protests, riots and rebellions which have rocked the State and its elites in recent months.

Manchester’s self-organised homeless challenge Andy Burnham over housing pledge

Organisers at squatted former arts space Cornerhouse have called on new Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to go a step further than simple charity donations and engage directly with homeless people in finding solutions to the city’s rough sleeping crisis. Cornerhouse, owned by Network Rail, has been occupied by homeless people and Manchester Activist Network (MAN) since January and successfully saw off an eviction attempt late last month.

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.