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After many nights of demonstrations and revolts in the America due to the killing of George Floyd, president Trump, from a bunker in the White House, announced that he would designate “Antifa” as a terrorist organization. Trump seeks to frame a spontaneous and manifold movement as an organization, not only assigning it an ideology but also a functionality that is hierarchical and in consonance with state logic.

Once again, terrorism is used as an alibi for the criminalization of wide sectors of our collective struggle, which at the same time completely exceed “anti-fascism”. But beyond denouncing and fighting against the repressive advance that this signifies, it’s necessary to reject the polarization that is sought to be introduced at the heart of the struggle.

Also here in the UK people have been standing and kneeling in solidarity with demonstrators in America. 

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Wednesday June 24th: 7.30pm

Online info-share and networking for anti-authoritarian / anti-capitalist activists involved in groups active in their local communities. REGISTER HERE TODAY!   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radical-community-action-info-share-and-networking-tickets-109688894436 

We are calling a third meeting following a couple of successful and constructive online meetings on May 19th and June 2nd of anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, pro-working class and pro-community activists based in groups active in their local communities around the UK. Any groups or individuals involved in an active non-hierarchical group who agree with the above politics is welcome to join in the planned discussion to share information, experiences and thoughts about what are we doing in our local communities re Covid-19 issues and Black Lives Matter protests etc. Feel free to pass this on to others who might be interested. See the proposed agenda below.

Nearer the date we will send out an online zoom link to all those who've registered. [We suggest one or two per group only].

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For years we had to accept “austerity” as Britain didn’t have any money. Ordinary people had to “tighten their belts” while the rich became super rich. But Britain was “skint”. We ‘couldn’t afford’ pay rises or increases in benefits. Hospital beds were lost, NHS staff were treated like scum. Jobs we knew were important were seen as “low skilled” so bosses paid minimum wage and use zero hours’ contracts. Prisoners and asylum seekers were “evil” so the only option was to lock them away.

Well ain’t it funny (no) what a virus can bring about!

Look how politicians change their tune when it suits them. Millions are having to claim Universal Credit (UC).  Because these new claimants ain’t the “great unwashed” or “scroungers”, suddenly even the government realise living on £75 a week isn’t possible. So up goes Universal Credit a week by £20. After no increase for 5 years, suddenly we can increase it by nearly 30%. Funny that! Working Tax Credits is also increasing by the same amount, as apparently Boris & Co were forced to realise that was too low as well.

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For years we had to accept “austerity” as Britain didn’t have any money. Ordinary people had to “tighten their belts” while the rich became super rich. But Britain was “skint”. We ‘couldn’t afford’ pay rises or increases in benefits. Hospital beds were lost, NHS staff were treated like scum. Jobs we knew were important were seen as “low skilled” so bosses paid minimum wage and use zero hours’ contracts. Prisoners and asylum seekers were “evil” so the only option was to lock them away.

Well ain’t it funny (no) what a virus can bring about!

Look how politicians change their tune when it suits them. Millions are having to claim Universal Credit (UC).  Because these new claimants ain’t the “great unwashed” or “scroungers”, suddenly even the government realise living on £75 a week isn’t possible. So up goes Universal Credit a week by £20. After no increase for 5 years, suddenly we can increase it by nearly 30%. Funny that! Working Tax Credits is also increasing by the same amount, as apparently Boris & Co were forced to realise that was too low as well.

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