Scotland

G8 Gleneagles: 7 Days At The World’s Most Secure Golf Course

A helicopter monitoring protesters as they approach the security perimeter.

Black Flag article on protests against the G8 summit at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2005.

Communities of resistance unite! The Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre (1980-1994)

This paper looks into the history of the Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre (EUWC) and the struggles of anti-authoritarian revolutionary groups in Edinburgh during the 1980s and early 1990s. Grassroots and direct action oriented groups started to organise together in the early 1980s against the various attacks on the working class. They were often based in the EUWC and developed highly sophisticated forms of community resistance which culminated in their crucial role in the Poll Tax rebellion.

Home News - Black Flag

UK news from Black Flag #213 1998.

Includes - Green Anarchist / GandALF trial, the killing of IRA member Diarmud O'Neill in London, protests against dole bullies in Edinburgh, killing of Loyalist "King Rat" Billy Wright and an account of day of direct action against an opencast mine.

Change the world, join SolFed!

Article from Bristol Solidarity Federation explaining some of the ideas behind anarcho-syndicalism.

Senex's Letters on Associated Labour

The oldest complete work of socialist economic theory

The History of a Riot: Class, Popular Protest and Violence in Early Colonial Nelson

Petitions, public meetings, strikes, go-slows, violence and armed revolt. Nelson, New Zealand in 1843 was said to be 'in a state little short of anarchy'. In this paper, Jared Davidson argues that the self-activity of the Nelson labourers and their wives had a significant impact on the development of Nelson, drawing on traditions of popular protest, class power and the gendered labour of making shift. The agricultural backgrounds of many of the emigrants and the conflicts of the English countryside – including but not limited to the Swing Riots of 1830/31 – played a role in structuring the gang-men’s response to their situation.

Nightmare on Downing Street

Johnson may get more extreme as his problems pile up. He now has a parliamentary majority, but the fundamental problems with his Brexit strategy – from capital’s point of view – still remain: the north of Ireland, Scotland, the economy."

Racists, Reds and the Revolt on the Clyde, 1919

Black British sailors, 1919.

The story of a race riot that broke out in Glasgow, during the height of Red Clydeside militancy, when around 30 black sailors were chased out of the hiring yard by a mob of white sailors. Yet, rather than a spontaneous outburst of hatred, it was actually the culmination of nationalist and anti-migrant politics promoted within working-class organisations (such as the Independent Labour Party and the British Seafarers's Union) both before and even after the events.

Glasgow St Andrews Day Anti-Racism March: Join the Antifascist Unity Bloc!

Antifascist Unity Bloc callout
STUC St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March & Rally
SAT 24th November
10.30am
Glasgow Green