Anarchism

Creeping Stupidity (the day the racists came to town)

The day started bright and early yesterday (by a Sunday's standards) when we arrived in Brighton city centre at half eleven in order to counter-demonstrate against the 'March for England' (who are basically the EDL in a bad wig). We met up with some like-minded anarchists and assorted anti-fascists at our tactically chosen meeting point of The Clock Tower at the bottom of Queen's Road, decided upon for its difficulty to kettle and central location meaning it was easy to quickly reach any of the possible routes the march was due to take, and were disappointed to...
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Date: 23 Apr 2012 16:06
Author: Nat
Tags: anarchism anti-fascism brighton

Oppose the March for England in Brighton

This April the March for England, which is essentially the EDL, except with a few people who have been thrown out of the EDL and a guise of patriotism, will be returning to Brighton for a day of racism, homophobia and probably accusations of paedophilia, as is their form.  They will be in Brighton on 22nd April (that's the Sunday of the Punx Picnic if you can only remember dates relative to gigs), and there will be a sizeable anti-fascist presence throughout the day to oppose them at every turn. Last year they congregated at 11am in The...
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Date: 12 Mar 2012 18:53
Author: Chris
Tags: anarchism anti-fascism brighton

Brighton May Day 2011

In 1896 the Chicago Police Department opened fire on protesters demanding an 8 hour working day, in what became known as the Haymarket Massacre.  Since then, May Day has symbolically been a day for the majority to stand up against the tyranny and exploitation of capitalism. Fast forward to 30th April 2011, and the first May Day of a newly invigorated UK protest movement under the coalition government (which is, let’s face it, a Tory government).  Brighton saw one of the biggest mobilisations of 2011, assembling at the West Pier, a location announced only half an hour in...
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Date: 01 Sep 2011 06:00
Author: Chris
Tags: anarchism issue 1 may day