Shoal Collective

Gilets Jaunes on the streets for social justice

Despite the French national flags being waved by the protesters, local libertarian communist Riton said he had no worries about the political direction the Gilets Jaunes were taking.

The heartbeat of the yellow jacket revolt is rural

The eyes of the world were on Paris on Saturday December 15 for Act V of the astonishing uprising of the gilets jaunes.

A Lifetime opposing the US military

by [b]Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson[/b]
Originally published by Uneven Earth at http://unevenearth.org/2017/12/okinawa/

There are eighty of us sitting down, linking arms, blocking the gates of a US military base. Private security guards are lined up behind us, while men in uniform film us from behind barbed-wire fences. Suddenly, Japanese police officers pile out of their vans in their dozens.

Flooding the cradle of civilisation: A 12,000 year old town in Kurdistan battles for survival

It’s one of the oldest continually inhabited places on earth, but a new dam has put Hasankeyf under threat, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson.

DSEI will host Israeli government, military and defense industry representatives

Originally published on International Middle East Mdia Center

This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be attending.

West Papua's Silent Genocide

The brutal occupation of West Papua is under-reported - but UK and US corporations are profiting from the violence, write Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson

The revolving door between the government and the arms trade

The involvement of high-ranking Tory ministers at the DSEI arms fair highlights the thin line between government department and the arms industry, writes ELIZA EGRET

‘War starts here, let’s stop it here’: Anger as death-dealers head for London

In the final essay of a three-part #StopDSEI series, originally published by Ceasefire Magazine, Paul Cudenec reports on the toxic politics at the heart of DSEI, the world's largest arms fair, and the protest action set to greet it in London's Docklands next week, with opponents aiming to physically to stop it being set up.

Saudi’s bombing campaign is destroying my country, Yemen, and Britain is helping them do it

In the second essay in a three-part #StopDSEI series, originally published in Ceasefire magazine, Safa Al-Shamy gives her perspective on the motivations for the Saudi attack on her country, Yemen, the humanitarian crisis it has caused, and the UK's role in supporting it.