Rebellion is in the air – report from the front lines of london

10 12 2010

While we’re sure most of you have already seen the news reports, for a slightly more radical take on todays events read on…

fire's surround parliment

(We’ve collated the first hand reports friends and comrades who were on the streets of london have relayed to us, no hearsay, rumours or corporate media lies).

From the start of the day police attempted to control the march (with the infamous TSG lining up at the front to lead the way) and failed. Hundreds of protesters ran down side streets to keep ahead of the police lines, rendering them useless.
As people made their way into parliment square, fists, battons, horses (and the existing fencing) were used to attempt to keep the demonstration on the whitehall side, and perhaps feed it to the rally point on embankment. Again the police couldn’t contain the angry students who quickly took the whole of parliment square. As police battled the main group there, hundreds broke through police lines into the surrounding area. Many came back to catch the police unaware, charging in to weak spots behind their lines, at one point they ran through lines of parked and empty police vans getting to within a stones throw of parliment.

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Action Update – 29th Nov to 5th Dec

7 12 2010

This is only a fraction of what happened last week. Been busy doing other things but take a look anyway. Sorry for missing out last week too, the person responsible has been handed over to the authorities.

Monday 29th November – Lewisham – Protestors clash with Police as they storm the town hall – More Info

Wednesday 1st – National – In London thousands of students and austerity cuts protestors took to the streets on DayX2 in another national day of action with many cities across the UK also having demos – More Info

Friday 3rd – Bristol – A group of 200-300 demonstrators, mainly higher education students attended a demonstration that went from the University of Bristol to the council house on College Green, where Lib Dem MP Stephen Williams was holding a surgery. They quizzed him on his plans for the upcoming vote on tuition fees after he went back on his pledge to vote against tuition fees. More info

Friday 3rd – Athens – 1000-2000 students march on the British embassy in solidarity for the struggle of British students. A few clashes with police, tear gas was fired and 5 arrests were made but all were latter released. there were very few injured. More rallies are planed for the next week.

Friday 3rd- Spain – Spain’s air space is clear of ex-pats migrating south for Christmas for the first time since Britons first heard of Menorca. Spanish air traffic controllers went on strike in protest over working conditions and plans to privatize some of Spanish airports. the strike was called unauthorized by the Spanish government who very quickly called in the army to deal with the situation. Juan Ignacio Lema, president of the air traffic authority, Aena, claimed that the air traffic controllers were ‘blackmailing the Spanish people’ even though other Spanish industry workers are planing solidarity strikes.

Saturday 4th – London – Libdems call off their conference on feat of protests – More info

Saturday 4th – Nottingham – Student March and Tax-dodger pickets merged and took to the streets of the city – More info

Saturday 4th December – In a national day of action called by Ukuncut against tax dodging corporations Topshops flagship store in Oxford Street, London was closed
along with Vodafone, Boots and Topshops stores closed in – Nottingham, Birmingham, Brighton, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Oxford, Newcastle and Haringey – with protests occurring in an additional 13 locations – Southampton, Stroud, Portsmouth, Lewisham, Reading, Wood Green, York, Liecester, Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
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Sat 4th – Sheffield – Students from University occupation and supporters anti-cuts march – More info

Sat 4th – Students from Brunel University protested at Vince cables surgery to protest against his proposal to raise tuition fees.

Sunday 5th – Bristol – A Few hundred students and supporters braved the cold for a march through Bristol. The cops has other ideas and prevented the march traveling more than a hundred metres. After a bit of running around the crowd was kettled and walked back to its starting point were it we forced to disperse under section 12. About 15-20 escaped the kettle to close Vodafone and picket other stores, even partaking in some street theater.

The kids are united : students take the streets of Bristol

25 11 2010

On wednesday the 24th, as part of the national day of action against cuts & fees anywhere upto 4000 students, lecturers and supporters took to the streets of Bristol. They planned to voice their anger at the coalitions plans, and the result was one hell of a good start. Heres how the kids in school unifrom taught the uniformed officers of the law a thing or two about demonstrations…

The morning began with a few hurried phone calls between different groups arranging to meet up, very quickly fears that today would be a washout were quickly aswayed.
“Where are you?”
“Still on college green, there are hundreds of people here seems like most of CoB college is about to march up park street!”

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Roundup 15th – 21st November

21 11 2010

This weeks anti-cuts news.

Anti-Cuts Fundraiser Double Event

18 11 2010

Not one but two fundraisers coming up in Bristol to raise cash for groups fighting the cuts in Bristol.

Fight The Cuts Party
Saturday 20th November at No.27 Stokes Croft.

A.C.A.B sound system present Ratface (One man hip-hop revolution), The Directors (clashesque 3-piece punk), Abnormality (Tribe of Frog), Mark (Dub Revolution), MissFit (Kebele sound).

Hip-hop, Punk, D’n’B, Dub, Reggae, Ska, Ragga and more.

9pm-3am First band on at 9.30 so don’t miss out.
£3 suggested donation but nobody turned away through lack of funds.


Anti Cuts Resistance Party
The Plough, Kilburn street, Easton.

Jakal (Feral London dub punk)
Dub Revolution (Full Band – Local Dub Heavyweights)
DJs All night!

£3/4 on the door
Funds for the Bristol Anarchist Federation & IWW anti-cuts campaigns.

See you on the Dance Floor, See You on the Streets!

Anti Cuts Protest Tomorrow in Bath

15 11 2010

A reminder to those in bristol and bath that they should be out on the streets tomorrow!

Action Roundup 8th-14th Novermber

15 11 2010

Welcome to the second of our weekly anticuts action round ups.
Something you think should be included? Email us and let us know!

10/11/10 Student Protest:
Well this is obviously the big one this week – 50,000 students, lecturers and supporters took to the streets of london. Double the number of people the organisers were expeting, and certainly far above the number the 250 met police were expecting to deal with. Then of course the march became an occupation of tory party HQ and the windows came smasing down.
Our report
Half decent guardian article
AFED Report of the day

Students in Manchester occupied their uni’s finance dept in protest at the rise in fees.

11/10/11 Student Protest : The aftermath
As could be expected the right wing press went nuts about this one. After years of refering to anarchists as “middle class students”, they decided we were all “violent yobs, who infiltrated a march of middle class students”. Well they really can’t have it both ways can they? Maybe they should realise that ‘anarchist’ does not exclude being a student, worker, parent, or many other things, and that not being an anarchist doesn’t mean you can’t get angry and smash up tory party HQ!
Many papers are calling on people to snitch on those involved, and some people are currently clogging up their inboxes. Why not send your own  ‘useful pointers’ to or
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Lunatics Take Over The Asylum

13 11 2010

We at A.C.A.B decided to sit on this one a while, the story of how a peacful demo of 50,000 students and lecturers protesting against tuition fee hikes and education funding cuts turned into a riot. There are enough accounts of what happened at conservative party HQ and anyway, none of us were there, right? Your Author came home from work, and switched on the TV to find a red and black flag flying from the roof of Tory Party HQ. Shit, I thought, the revolution has happened and I’ve bloody missed it, bloody wage slavery! Here we are going to attempt to analyze the media reaction and aftermath of the days events. Read the rest of this entry »

Cutz: this week in Bristol & beyond

13 11 2010

This newsletter is a comprehensive compendium of all the cuts news and action happening in Bristol and the surrounding area. It is a direct cut and paste job from the e-mail we receive, we do not edit it and we are not involved with its production. Kudos to those who compile it. If you want to discuss the content go to Bristol Indymedia. If you don’t have something like this in your areas, make it happen!

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Action Roundup 1st-7th November

7 11 2010

This is our first very patchy round up of Anti-cuts action around the UK and further afield over the past week. Found something worth shouting about? E-mail us to let us know.

2/11/10 – Workers across the UK, have posed as skeletons to warn of cuts to public services such as libraries, schools and hospitals under the Government’s decision to slash spending.

3/11/10 – Upwards of 25,000 students from across Ireland descended onto the streets of Dublin on Wednesday for a protest called by the USI (Union of Students in Ireland). Up to 2,000 students broke away from the march, many calling It ‘futile’, and participated in the occupation of the Department of Finance and the sit-down protest staged outside. There were also clashes with riot police.

3/11/10 – Goldsmiths Students carried out 24 hour sit-in at Deptford Town Hall raise awareness of education cuts and the rise in student fees. Read the rest of this entry »