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DVLA Workers strike over COVID fears

Article originally from the No Safety No Work website Workers at the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea started a four day strike on April 6th over COVID fears. Support for the strike was solid at the Morriston HQ of DVLA.  Six thousand people work for the DVLA. Fifteen hundre…

Kill The Bill: future demos and support for those arrested

More demos coming up this weekend plus lot scheduled for the national day of action on 17 April And don’t forget! Those arrested in Bristol still need financial support to pay legal costs. To donate, follow this link: List posted Thursday 8 April Friday 9th April Malvern Saturday 10th April Barnst…

ACG Public Meeting: the Commune in anarchist communist theory, 15th April

ACG discussion of the importance of the idea of the Commune – commemorating the Paris Commune and showing how it is still relevant today Thursday 15 April, 7pm – 9pm Free tickets from Eventbright “Paris is a true paradise! No police, no nonsense, no exaction of any kind, no arguments! Everythi…

Johnson regime applies coat after coat of whitewash

This week has seen applications of whitewash by Johnson and his pals that would make Dulux envious. We had the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparity that said that everything was hunky dory in Britain, that institutional racism does not exist, that racism in the UK is really the re…

Kill The Bill – BUSTCARDS

For those of you attending Kill The Bill demos over the weekend, Green and Black Cross have produced region specific bust cards. So, be sure to print one off for yourself, and maybe print extras to hand out. Green and Black Cross say: Bustcards are an essential item to take with you on a protest. Th…

Quote of the Week – from Guy Aldred

“To dream of a society not founded on the ‘law of constructive murder,’ of a social state in which all are brethren and peace and good fellowship prevail, of a society founded on truth and freedom, is to become an enemy of the society that is, and to be regarded as a dreamer of the most fanati…

Bosses feed at the trough whilst we are given crumbs

Boss of the gambling firm Bet365, Denise Coates, awarded herself a salary of £421million this last financial year ending 29th March, as well getting £48 million in dividends, making a grand total of £469 million for that year. She has been the highest paid boss in the UK for several years. Earlie…

Kill The Bill: loads of demos over the Easter weekend

This weekend’s demonstrations against the Johnson regime’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill have already started today with protests in Leeds, London, Manchester and Southampton. There are scores of demos scheduled tomorrow across the country. So far, we’ve got over 50 protests listed…

On the buses – London and Manchester

Bus drivers working for London United, owned by the French firm RATP, went out on a 48 hour strike on March 31st through to end of April 1st, after talks broke down over pay and conditions. Further strikes are planned for April 7th and 14th. London United is attempting to downgrade drivers, which me…

Fire and Rehire at British Gas

British Gas are continuing with their attacks on gas workers, saying they will be sacked if they do not accept a new contract. Signing this would mean a 15% pay cut and an attack on conditions. Workers reacted with 42 days of strikes. Many workers are continuing to refuse to sign and are defying Bri…

Kill the Bill – upcoming demos and support those arrested

There’s a stream of demos against the policing bill coming up – see list below. Those arrested in Bristol need financial support to pay legal costs. To donate, follow this link: Tuesday 30 March Bristol Friday 2 April Leeds Manchester Saturday 3 April Aberystwyth Bristol Folkestone Northampton 3…

Deliveroo strike

The grassroots union Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) has made a strike call to food delivery riders employed by Deliveroo in the UK. This coincides with the meal delivery business being floated on the stock market this April. Deliveroo has a share price range valued at up to $12 billion…

Batley Grammar School protests

You may have heard of the controversy over the teacher suspended at Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire. There are conflicting reports, but we are told that a teacher showed an image of Muhammad as part of a religious education lesson. Some claim it was a cartoon, some claim it was specifically…

His Master’s Voice – police violence and the media

If one was to base their understanding of how the police in Britain operate on how the mass media report it, then the police are a fine bunch of people, currently under siege from the forces of anarchy, and mindless hooligan elements, who are bent on needless violence. And last weekend’s demo in B…

Policing Bill – direct action works!

The Policing Bill which has sweeping powers to close down demonstrations and protests and criminalise Travellers, Gypsies and Roma, has now been postponed. After the large number of demonstrations throughout the UK, as well as widespread revulsion expressed through social media, the Cabinet overrule…

International solidarity against fascist attacks

The ACG extends its solidarity with the comrades of the Union Communiste Libertaire after a fascist attack on their social centre in Lyon. The Anarkismo network relays the communiqué of the Lyon group of the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL), an organisation active in France and Belgium and which i…

Bristol riot: what do they expect?

So, last night, it all kicked off in Bristol, and the media, politicians, the great and the good all line up to say just how terrible it was that people didn’t passively take their beating from the cops, and isn’t it a disgrace that those Bristolians responded to such attacks from the police wit…

Time to Organise! Time to Win! Victory for cleaners can inspire future battles

If you fight, you may lose. If you don’t fight, you always lose. But if you fight with determination to win, and if you are in control of your fight, the victory is all the more likely and all the sweeter. Cleaners at the prestigious La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ school in South London, orga…

New issue of Rebel Rose out now

West Yorkshire ACG have just published issue 8 of their local Rebel Rose Bulletin. This issue contains articles on: Save Our Homes L26 CampaignLeeds Bradford Airport expansionViolence against women, and the policePoems, reviews and more Also… West Yorks ACG have recently published a collection of…

Quote of the Week – from Mikhail Bakunin

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Paris Commune 150th Anniversary -International Statement

The following statement has been signed by 18 libertarian communist organisations, including the ACG. The text can also be found at anarkismo.net in various languages. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first modern social revolution in the glorious history of oppressed people’s struggle…

Priti Patel pulls the strings of Cressida Dick puppet

“To the police who have been subject to the most dreadful abuse, you have my full backing as you act proportionately, fairly and courageously to maintain law and order.” Priti Patel, backing the police against the Black Lives Matter demonstrations Our recent article on Police and Violence agains…

The Police and Violence against Women

First of all, we in the ACG wish to extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Sarah Everard, a victim of a horrendous murder committed by a member of the Metropolitan Police. Yes, the Metropolitan Police, supposedly there to protect us. Widespread shock and disbelief have been expressed that…

Fire and rehire at SPS Leicester

Leicester SPS staff strike over proposed ‘penury-inducing’ fire and rehire cuts of up to £3,000 Leicester workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies strike over ‘penury-inducing’ fire and rehire cuts that will cost staff up to £3,000 a year. Around 200 Unite members at SPS’s Barkby…


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