London

Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.

Eco-anarchy in the UK: dissidence group mobilises for climate justice

A direct action group shut down roads in London’s political district Friday evening to oppose new runway construction at London’s Heathrow Airport. The rush-hour road-block in Parliament Square was the culmination of a campaign by Vote No Heathrow, an autonomous branch of the Rising Up direct action network. It saw a 14 day hunger-strike, solidarity fasts and arrests for non-violent civil disobedience.

Appendix: original J18 proposal and flyers

An appendix to the "Reflections on J18" collection, containing the texts of the original J18 proposal and the leaflets, referred to in some of the discussion papers.

June 18th - a personal view

A contribution to the "Reflections on J18" collection.

Poor Substitute

A contribution to the "Reflections on J18" collection, originally from an article in Freedom newspaper.

Our resistance is as transnational as capitalism

A contribution to the "Reflections on J18" collection, made up of extracts from an article originally printed in Do or Die! #8

Not just capitalism or globalisation

A contribution to the "Reflections on J18" collection.

Caricatures of Capital

A contribution to the "Reflections on J18" collection, originally printed as part of a debate in Undercurrent.

Critiques and Caricatures: A Response to Undercurrent

A contribution to the "Reflections on J18" collection, previously included as part of a debate in Undercurrent.