UK Newswire Archive
few pics from this mornings sparks demo, after visiting several sites, we marched to st paul's before heading on to the farringdon site and marching on the start of the unite demo at the shard. throughout there were calls to continue blockading construction sites, and to support the students on the streets this afternoon rather than march to a lobby of parliament.
I managed to get down to Malet Street around 12pm for the start of the N9 Student Ant-cuts Demo. The mood was good, but given the very obvious police presence, there was clearly a tension in the air. Police horses 'led' the march in front of a thickish blue line.
Let's see how things progress over the day...
Loud and proud demo today of thousands and thousands with people quite happy to push through police lines and past mounted police officers. A quite amazing number of side streets within the city were fully blocked off with riot police with round and full shields, and some plain clothes snatch squads, horses, dogs, and massive city lockdown. They're really quite worried...
09-11-2011 16:52Converge and Occupy Old Street roundabout.
09-11-2011 15:04Sounds like the campers in Trafalgar Sq need support...
this morning starting at 7am sparks, students and their supporters took the streets outside the pinnacle building site before marching to the cannon st construction site - they refused to be stopped by police and pushed through police lines to reach cannon st - leaving there just after 9am
earlier speakers urged people to join the students in marching later in the day
09-11-2011 09:36On November the 30th make your way to Canary Wharf. The owners of Canary Wharf have took out an injunction to ban protests on their property without permission from them so lets show them what we think of their trampling on democratic rights to protest. Lets get 20,000 people to march on their office complex !
09-11-2011 08:54As unmanned drones become the latest 'must have' weapon, and drone strikes become an almost daily occurrence, the drone industry will be gathering together in central London.
Protest: Wednesday, 16th November, 12noon-2pm, Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SR
(nearest tube High Street Kensington)
09-11-2011 07:42Famous Plane Stupid activist Dan Glass, interviewed in Vancouver, Canada while on the Aviation Justice Tour to link up activism in the UK with expanding airports in North America. We talk climate change, health impacts, and suppression of civil rights by police and secret services. Bonus audio from Radio Ecoshock 111109 32 minutes.
Tuesday 8th November 2011 Day 25 and beyond ....
The occupation of the Market Square in Nottingham, continues through the 4th week ......
Despite the weather and a number of threats the camp is not only continuing, but is in fact growing.
Earlier reports on the camp .... on the posting from last Tuesday at:
Nottingham Occupation: Tuesday Day 18
Nottingham Indymedia have added a few features with more links ......
Nottingham is occupied [1st Feature]
Nottingham Occupation Continues [2nd Feature]
Occupy Notttingham: Moved but still in occupation [3rd Feature]
Occupy Notttingham: Still there [4th Feature]
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
While the London-centric mainstream media has continued to focus on the occupation next to St Pauls, other occupations continue around the country, including in Nottingham, where those occupying the Market Square are now entering their fourth week. Despite the weather and a number of threats the camp is not only continuing, but in fact growing.
On the newswire: Occupy Nottingham Statement | V for Vendetta : Happy Guy Fawkes day | Nottingham Occupation: Day 21 | Today’s Occupation Quote: ‘hungry people dont stay hungry’ | Old Market Square protesters determined … | Nottingham Occupation: Tuesday Day 18 | Sunny Occupy Nottingham | Nottingham Occupation: Saturday Day 15 | Alien Invasion @ Occupy Nottingham. should we be alarmed? | Critical Mass rides about a bit again in Nottm | Lost my job …. found an Occupation | Characters I’ve met during Cuts & Occupy Campaigns | Nottingham Occupation continues: Thursday Day 13
There have been some threats to the camp and on Sunday, a firework was thrown into the camp, before those responsible were chased off.
Despite the problems, the response to the camp has been overwhelmingly supportive. The camp has been visited by Nottingham’s Critical Mass, Robin Hood and Maid Marian, "aliens" and even health and safety officials whose inspection they passed.
08-11-2011 21:37In the last few weeks there have mean major cracks developing between Searchlight magazine & their cash-cow dummy front organisation 'Hope Not Hate'. Clearly, arguments about money are not exclusive to the BNP...
Following on from today's news that MET police have sent letters out to people who were arrested at previous 'austerity related' demonstrations and the much publicised statement that plastic bullet baton rounds have been authorised for use if needed, Fitwatch have published the article below.
The letters [pic] were sent out to people who had even had all charges against them dropped including youth defendants in the Fortnum and Mason occupation court cases - see also guardian article. The letters warned:
"It is in the public and your own interest that you do not involve yourself in any type of criminal or antisocial behaviour. We have a responsibility to deliver a safe protest which protects residents, tourists, commuters, protesters and the wider community. Should you do so we will at the earliest opportunity arrest and place you before the court."
Don't be intimidated! See you on the streets!
From Fitwatch: http://www.fitwatch.org.uk/2011/11/08/dont-be-intimidated-see-you-on-the-streets/
On the eve of the mass education/sparks/cabbies protest on 9th November, it is clear the state are trying to intimidate us.
From the news today that the police have written to protesters arrested at previous demonstrations warning them off protesting (see picture), to the “total policing” of the last couple of weeks witnessed at the squatting demoand deaths in custody march (amongst others), the message is clear; attempt to protest and the state will clamp down, act violently, and make arbitrary arrests. And, if you’re unlucky enough to get caught, the courts are making sure long deterrent sentences are passed, regardless of how insignificant the individual action, in attempt to scare us away from future protest.
However, whilst even seasoned activists have admitted to being a little scared at the current state of policing, it’s not all doom and gloom, and we mustn’t be tricked into feeling intimidated. It’s nearly the anniversary of the Met’s attempt to silence Fitwatch for giving common sense advice to the Millbank protesters. This is still recommended reading, as is this Fitwatch call to action.
Above all, we should be applying the lessons we have learnt on the streets over the last year. When we don’t just ‘walk on by’, and act in solidarity with each other, we are stronger; when we act as fast mobile blocs, we are more effective and harder to contain; when we sit down or put our hands in the air, we are fodder for baton strikes and kettling; when we refuse to play the divide and rule game and condemn fellow protesters, we are more threatening.
And finally, and perhaps most importantly, when we mask up, and make no comment to police questioning, we are harder to convict and lock up.
See you on the streets!
The 29th London Anarchist Bookfair has come and gone, packed with thousands of people flicking through over a hundred stalls, attending a comprehensive program of meetings and talks on current issues, watching films & cabaret, catching up, networking, planning and plotting. Along side our stall, Indymedia London and Be The Media interviewed and talked politics with many of the speakers of the day. So if you missed the Bookfair, or couldn’t attend all the talks and meetings, here are eleven recorded video interviews from the day.
Click on the links to watch the videos:
• Counterpower with Author Tim Gee
• Solfed on Anarchy in the Workplace
• Beyond Capitalism with Richard Barbrook
• Luddite Bicentenary with Jim from Advisory Service
• Reclaim Our Media by Donnacha DeLong
• New Nuclear Energy: An Anarchists Nightmare
• Stuart Christie Interview Lessons To Be Learned
• Becky Hogge discusses her book Barefoot Into Cyberspace
• Patrick talks about Bicycology the Cyclists' Collective
• Capital Expansion In China by Pun Ngai
• Matt Salusbury on Police Databases
For previous years reports, audio and video: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 |