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150th Anniversary of the First International

Originally posted on Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog:
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the International Workingmen’s Association (IWMA), better known as the First International. In the following excerpt from my forthcoming book, ‘We Do Not Fear…

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Piss-poor Pegida

Some chancers from the social media wing of the far-right decided they would attempt to cash-in on the recent Pegida bubble. Here’s what happened on their first National rally in the UK. Words and pictures by our man in the … Continue reading

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Green could be the new red in Redcar

Originally posted on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR:
The leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council has hinted that he could stand as a Green Party candidate after being deselected by the Labour party. Councillor George Dunning, who expects to be…

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All Fired Up

Central Sunderland Fire Station is underĀ  threat of closure after the Tyne and Wear Fire Authority voted to close it along with two other stations in the North East. Obviously this decision has been incredibly unpopular resulting in well supported … Continue reading

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Dover r-Soles

Quick post as this cheered up an otherwise dull Sunday… A motley bunch of fascists and racists from that rubbish program that was on channel four the other night held a demo in Dover – something to do with foreigners … Continue reading

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No surrender..to the book club?

I have to say, I don’t normally enjoy the point-and-laugh stereotyping of EDL members as illiterate, brain-dead thickheads but they really aren’t helping themselves lately. A book club were meeting to discuss Russell Brand’s ‘Revolution’ in a bar in Newcastle … Continue reading

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New Year Election Blues

The new year brings the first round of election bullshit as the general election media circus starts revving up. I don’t know about you but I’m sick of it already. Labour supporters are constantly warning that we can’t take 5 … Continue reading

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