On Saturday 2nd November 2013 a fundraising benefit gig for the family of imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning, organised by WISE Up Action, at The Casa in Liverpool, a pub set up by sacked Liverpool Dockers, suffered multiple violent attacks.
The day before the physical and verbal attacks on the anti-war activist organisers and The Casa staff, a statement on Adam Ford's blog, "from a group of activists who will be supporting Chelsea Manning but opposing Ciaron O'Reilly at an event in Liverpool tomorrow" claimed that "Ciaron O'Reilly - a main organiser of tonight's event - does not support Chelsea Manning in the same way that we do" and said that they "intend to protest against that". Ten days before the attack an article opposing the event, published on the blog of a member of the Liverpool Solidarity Federation and reproduced the next day on Libcom, claimed that Ciaron O’Reilly was a "vile misogynist and transphobic shitbag" and that "O’Reilly’s fundraiser in Liverpool will be challenged on the basis of his behaviour towards women and on the basis of his support for Julian Assange." Ciaron O’Reilly refutes the allegations against him, in response to the accusation that he made some sexist remarks he has said "I am not sure I have" and in response to the charge that that he refers to Chelsea Manning using her previous name of Bradley, he has made it clear that he does "not refuse to use the name Chelsea".
On 19th October 2013, outside the Anarchist bookfair in London Ciaron O’Reilly was physically and verbally assaulted because of his ongoing support and solidarity work for Julian Assange of WikiLeaks who has been sheltering from persecution in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over a year.
Links: Catholic among the Pigeons | Solidarity gigs/events for US prisoner of conscience Private Manning | Drunk Attack on Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool | Weekend of Solidarity with Chelsea Manning's Family - the good news! | Photos and audio from Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in LiverpoolRead more >>
As UK occupations squat more buildings the police, many of whom have criminal records, are flouting the law to harass protesters, the Lords are debating making squatting residential buildings illegal, the government plans to make hundreds of thousands homeless and Occupy LSX is threatened with eviction.
On 8th January 2012 40-50 police officers raided the Railton Hotel, next to the train station in Lancaster, which had been squatted by Occupy Lancaster the day before. At approximately 8.15 pm, the police used a battering ram to break through the front door. Once they had gained entry, the police arrested the four occupants who were inside at the time. The Occupiers secured the building legally, and displayed notices of Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 on the exterior of the building, but the police paid no heed to the law and Occupy Lancaster are now seeking legal advice.
Also on 8th January undercover police arrested 3 occupiers at Occupy Liverpool on suspicion of possession; none were found to be in possession of "controlled substances". Twenty or so police then surrounded the occupied building stating that it was a crime scene and laid siege to it for 3 hours. Like Occupy Lancaster a Section 6 notice was displayed but the police acted as as if squatting was already illegal.
Newswire: Eviction - Press Release: 9/1/12 from Occupy Lancaster! | Legal help required | Police Harass Occupy Liverpool at Legal Squat | Police raid on Occupy Lancaster | Occupy Sheffield Statement on the occupation of the Citadel Of Hope | Salvation Army Citadel Occupied and renamed Citadel Of HopeRead more >>
At 7pm on Saturday 15th September, the door was unlocked at Next To Nowhere in Bold Street, and Liverpool's new social centre was 'officially' opened, although there weren't any mayors or anything like that. However, there was a whole week of great events, starting with a party and ending with a film night.
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No Bounds magazine launch party!
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Update on Occupy Liverpool Eviction Threat
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Police Harass Occupy Liverpool at Legal Squat
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Calling All Squatters! - Old and New
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We Must Fight The Gentrification Of Our Cities And Defend Our Communities.
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Altcross Foot Path - Keep It Open!
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Stop The Deportation Of Laureine Tchaupo & Her Children demo monday
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What, No Prices?
Guerrilla Gardening Comes To Chester
Liverpool Police and Antisocial Behaviour
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Big Turnout for Liverpool Critical Mass
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Happy 1st Birthday, Next To Nowhere
Critical Mass September
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Blackpool CCTV review
Dancing In The Park
Free Food and Guerrilla Gardening!
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May Day Party In Liverpool
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Manchester Space Invaders...Landing Tonight!
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Autonomous action/Space Invaders Line Up
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Interview With A Hacktivist
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Chiapas Solidarity Gig in Liverpool
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Liverpool Free Screen This Sunday
Peace Festival brings music & politics to heart of the city
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Introduction to Anarchism in Liverpool
C.U.T.S ( Communal Use Textile Studio), Liverpool.
Liverpool Conspiracy Evening
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There's Next To Nowhere You Can Get Parties Like This...
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Reminder: 29 Hours To Go In Liverpool!
Perverse Preston Development Direction
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Free Screen Is Back! And We're Regular!
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'An Introduction to Anarchism' In Liverpool
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Grand Opening Week 15th - 23rd September
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May Update on Liverpool Garden Festival Campaign
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Peel Holdings Vs Democracy
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The Basement Fire / Flood Update. WE NEED YOU!
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River Barrages are an Expensive Burden on Nature and Communities
Preston Vision Board - Private Developers Marketing Subsidised With Public Money
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'Consultation' Preston City Council Style
Social Forum Xmas Benefit Night - 7th December 2006
Liverpool squat action
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London Social Forum – housing and land rights conference
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critical mass manchester took the roads!
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Save Frenchwood Rec - Save The Ribble!
Oxton Festival Banned/British Open Welcomed
New Peoples Centre Opens in Liverpool
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Mersey May Day 2006
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'Free Screen' hosted by Liverpool Social Forum
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Save the River Ribble
April 29th - This Saturday - Make our streets political
Merseyside May Day March and Festival
Saturday April 29th - Make our streets political
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Indymedia needs YOU
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manchester critical mass and bike films
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Liverpool Social Forum Plan Centre
Long Live the Banky!
A Social Centre for Liverpool
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350 Sefton Park trees earmarked for felling
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Climate Camp, Later Summer 2006
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Buy nothing Day and do summat's Anti overconsumption month
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advertising and its enemies. The art of advert distortion
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The Vine and Fig Tree planters dig to make peace
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Earth First! summer gathering 17-21 August 2005
Liverpool social housing and local parks under threat.
New LSF Website!!
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Critical Mass ride on Friday
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Anti-G8 Mobilising from Merseyside
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Liverpool Critical Mass this friday 29/4
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Liverpool Mayday Weekend events finalised!!
LSF mayday planning meeting
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The Meaning of Liverpool (2)
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Liverpool Social Forum Meeting TUESDAY
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Liverpool Social Forum meeting
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