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D.i.Y.Culture #London – Make Politicians History

London. UK. April 4, 2020. In the UK, do we really have to wait another 5 years (at least) for even a glimpse of social justice through the ballot-box?

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Met scum cops go on the hunt for military-style vehicles to tackle coming disorder in #London, #UK

London. UK. April 3, 2020. Recently it has come to our attention that the scum Met cops (security forces of London) have been on the hunt for military-style vehicles. Last week the HQ Scotland Yard put out a notice stating it was looking for suppliers for armoured personnel carriers, armoured military vehicles, armoured combat vehicles and weapon carriers. It also wants security, fire-fighting and defence equipment and armour plating.

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Prison-state #UK comes into Law : #coronavirus

The Coronavirus Act 2020 in the UK is now in force for the next two years. It is a totalitarian coup by a right-wing government which has already shown it’s utter contempt for the judiciary, for parliament and for the people. Many of the provisions of this Act are already experienced by those on the margins of society, by dissidents, those in the prison and criminal justice system, the poor, and ethnic groups consistently disposed of by the police and the system, through poverty, imprisonment and death. Now the grand experiment is whether the kind of control infrastructure and total suspension of rights already administered to particular groups can be rolled out to the entire population.

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Are we all #covid communists now? Or, critical notes on the coming covid corporatism

Vote Tory, Get Labour, would seem to be the conclusion to draw from the emergency actions of the Johnson government over the last few days in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and British Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that the British state will effectively nationalise Britain’s wage bill.

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Clap for carers: a statement in times of the #coronavirus

London. UK. March 29, 2020. A stement by Some members of Haringey Solidarity Group and the London Anarchist Communist Group in times of the coronavirus.

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#Corona Virus – Class Warfare

UK. March 30, 2020. The London Times reported on a private event held at the end of February at which government advisor Dominic Cummings explained the UK’s coronavirus response. Those present summarised his position as “herd immunity, protect the economy, and if that means some pensioners die, too bad.” A senior Conservative source described his view as “let old people die.”

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#Brighton, #UK: Police and security firm evict people onto the streets in the midst of the #coronavirus #pandemic

Brighton. UK. March 26, 2020. Police and security guards have evicted a squatted homeless shelter, throwing people onto the streets as the coronavirus pandemic takes over the UK. The unbelievable eviction came one day after the government announced that people will be fined for not observing orders to stay at home.

The eviction also took place just before the government announced that it has asked all local authorities to house rough sleepers.

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#Coronavirus, Austerity, #Brexit and Bureaucracy

March 25, 2020. I have just posted the introduction to my Kropotkin anthology Direct Struggle Against Capital. Hopefully, something interesting to read if you are self-isolating – although I would recommend you buy the book from AK Press as it has a lot of interesting and often rare works by Kropotkin in it. Here I plan to make a few comments about the coronavirus crisis and Brexit. These follow on from my recent discussion of how an Anarchy would handle such events – and as with that blog, there may be more typos than usual…

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#Anarchy and the #coronavirus

I thought I would discuss the current coronavirus crisis and how an anarchist society would deal with it. This will be speculative but hopefully convincing as far as any discussion of a future society can be – although I do end with a few demands that should be raised now. I should note that, for those looking for something to read when self-isolating, the An Anarchist FAQ (AFAQ) appendix on the Kronstadt revolt of 1921 has just been revised – lots to read there! I should note that I’ve not proof-read this as much as I tend to do so be prepared for more typos that usual.

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From D.i.Y.Culture – London in times of the #Coronavirus

UK. London. March 28, 2020. Immediate Covid-19 tests for those with money, nothing for NHS workers/care workers/transport staff/shop workers/etc. The useless rich are safe in their second homes and have largely abandoned the big cities. 

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