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Third Way back Police Federation calls for protest restrictions

Third Way is backing the call by ordinary police officers to place a blanket ban on protests during the pandemic. The Police Federation of England & Wales asked Home Secretary Priti Patel to take action after officers were injured by those demonstrating against what they saw as attacks on British identity and history on Saturday. … Continue reading

Demonstrators are given a free pass on Lockdown rules

Massive crowds in Trafalgar Square and along Whitehall during Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations and zero enforcement of lockdown rules. Demonstrations around the country often without social distancing. Individuals have been harangued by the media and fined by the police for far more minor infringements. Double standards? A display of hypocrisy? It’s hard to escape … Continue reading

Anarchism in America (?) (1983)

This documentary from independent filmmakers Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher aims to identify the nature and role of anarchist thought in American history and whether or not it continues to have currency in the then present-day of the early 1980s. The opening titles illustrate the dilemma facing the producers. “Anarchism in America” is followed by … Continue reading

The English Rebel

Reviewed by David Kerr We hear a lot of talk about the French Revolution of 1789 and the American Revolution and war of independence. Nearer to home, our Irish neighbours celebrated the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016 and look back at a long history of unsuccessful and often bloody rebellions against the Crown. … Continue reading

Review: Black Nemesis: A Critical Life of Thomas Sankara

Review: Black Nemesis: A Critical Life of Thomas Sankara Troy Southgate. Black Front Press 2020. Available from blackfrontpress@yahoo.co.uk In August 1983, a revolutionary insurrection-cum-military coup brought Thomas Sankara into power in the former French West African colony of Upper Volta. In this short, well-researched book, Troy Southgate shines a light on how this charismatic Black … Continue reading

“Beer and sandwiches in Number 10”

Many people know the phrase “beer and sandwiches in Number 10”. The expression came into being during Harold Wilson’s first term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Whenever Wilson had any negotiating to do with trade union leaders, he would invite them to his official residence – Number 10 Downing Street, London – for … Continue reading

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