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Anarchists Blocked from Speaking at Mayday Rally

K: “Guess what? The south west TUC are actually organising a big event for Mayday this year.”

B: “…Really.”

K: “I bet you can’t guess exactly what that are going to do?”

B: “Oh a challenge huh? Well, they will not do it on May day, it will be on the following Saturday. There will be an A to B march from City Hall at …11.00 am?! It will finish in Castle Park for a Rally at the band stand.”

K: “Ha, yes, exactly that! Also I’ve managed to find out where the next organising meeting for the march is. They’ve invited a few groups along, maybe our invite got lost in the post, lucky we found out about it huh?”

So we decided to pop along to the meeting to see if we could have some say on the plans for May Day. Last year we were involved in a group organising (and encouraging others to organise) a week of action based around Mayday including a march and rally hosted by BADACA. We thought we would see how plans were panning out for this years May Day celebrations, expecting a large public meeting (last year had 30+ people at the ‘first of may group’ meetings) we instead found ourselves in some sort of steering committee, Continue reading

Arms Dealers Face Anarchist Check Point

Content Note: Contains racist, misogynistic language and reference to rape from an arms delegate.

Perhaps it should have been unsurprising at an event welcoming arms-dealers… However, we didn’t expect to hear a delegate attending a “Distinguished Executive” event organised by the University of the West of England to shout ‘what if they came over here and raped you’. The event entitled ‘Global Innovation – Boeing and the UK‘. was celebrating 75 years of partnership between the arms dealers and the UK. March 013

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