Safer spaces, false allegations, and the NYC Anarchist Bookfair

Safer space policy at The Free Hetherington - but what next?

I've written this blog in response to a previous discussion of the safer spaces policy at the NYC Anarchist Bookfair 2012, and why I'm not convinced we need to be too preoccupied with the possibility of false rape accusations.

TRIGGER WARNING: sexual violence

100,000,000 workers grind India to a halt in one of world's biggest strikes ever

One of the world's largest ever strikes began at midnight on Monday 27th Feb and will end at midnight tonight. Up to 100,000,000 Indian workers from different sectors and industries are calling for a national minimum wage, permanent jobs, and much more.

'Treat' domestic violence with homeopathy!

happy pills

Twitter today pointed out this horrific, unbelievably offensive article, titled 'Homeopathy for Domestic Violence and Abuse'. Hopefully, the title alone will be enough to fill you with materialist outrage, but I'm going to have a little rant about it anyway.

Trigger warning: domestic abuse

Trigger warnings, and why we use them

Last week, I added a 'trigger warning' to this thread. We've not really used these on libcom as a matter of course before, except for adding one to the introduction of Liberté Locke's excellent piece on workplace organising and sexual violence, 'My body, my rules'. But what are trigger warnings, and why do we use them?

Occupy everything! Students across the UK go into occupation for national day of action...

NCAFC called a national day of action for November 23rd, a week ahead of the massive public sector strike on November 30th. Several universities have now gone into occupation...

Service users in support of #N30

Solidarity protest outside primary school

There's been a lot of talk lately about how unfair the public sector strikes are on service users. This assumes that service users don't support the strikes, and forgets to mention that workers are striking not just for their pensions, but for the future of public services too.

Who's out on Nov 30th?

A quick guide to union ballots for strike action on November 30th so far...

The animals and children took to the streets

Esme Appleton as Agnes Eives

A review of the play by 1927, who knew the UK riots were going to happen before everyone else did

Nine anti-fascists acquitted at Welling trial

Antifa logo

Nine anti-fascist defendants were acquitted today, but six more remain in prison in need of support.

Deptford, Hackney, Tottenham respond

Deptford Street Assembly Aug 9, photo from South London SolFed

A look at how some communities in London have been responding to the riots which have swept the country.