Author Archives: York Anarchists

About York Anarchists

A group of anarchist radicals living and working in the city of York.

Statement on the SWP

TRIGGER WARNING: this post deals with issues of sexual assault and rape culture. Last weekend (9th-10th March 2013) saw the Socialist Workers Party hold an emergency conference to address the party crisis. That the conference took place at all is … Continue reading

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Starbucks is rubbish

On Saturday the 8th of December, York Anarchists organised & participated in the picketing of Starbucks, the tragically ubiquitous conglomerate of white collar criminality & crass American consumer capitalism. We were joined throughout the day by other disgruntled York residents, … Continue reading

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All Commissioners Are Bastards

The anarchist perspective of this election is different to that of the mainstream left. This election will not politicise policing, as policing is already political. The police act to enforce the status quo, they defend the state as an institution … Continue reading

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Fare play

This week – from Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th July – sees a UK-wide week of action against workfare, called by Boycott Workfare following the national How Do We Break Workfare conference in Brighton. Before the week had even started, Holland … Continue reading

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Housing roundup

The past few weeks have seen a series of actions and events by York Welfare Campaign as part of the ongoing campaign around housing problems in York. Monday 14th May saw a well-attended public meeting featuring speakers on housing benefit, … Continue reading

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Guest article: Henry Raby on politics, protest and poetry

Henry Raby is a York-based punk poet who has taken part in and performed at demonstrations against cuts, in support of striking workers, student protestors and more. In this guest post he looks at politics, protest and the role of … Continue reading

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Flashback: the 1995 Full Sutton prisoner’s strike

On 10th May of this year, prison officers across the UK walked out (more info) against plans to raise their pension age. The issues around this are too much to go into here, but Phil Dickens of Truth, Reason & Liberty recently … Continue reading

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