Friday, January 22, 2010

Fascist pub The Gloucester Arms at 59 - 61 Leighton Road has been the centre of protests from anti racists following the decision by landlord John Coy

The majority of the pubs windows, including the window to the bedroom used by John Coyne and his wife have been shot out.
The pub walls have been daubed with "Close BNP Pub", anti racist lealfets have been sellotaped to the pub and an Irish Triclor flag has been draped across the pub. [A very large pair of knickers and an outsize pair of bloomers were draped across the other side...]
The anti racist campaign began when anti fascists learned that the pub was ameeting place for organised racists. A protest was called by Camden Anarchists against the pub.
During the meeting held by the Jobbik Party, the landlord of the Gloucester Arms John Coyne came out and told the Camden New Journal and anti racist protesters to "go whistle". He also told the Camden New journal that the neighbours were "all a bunch of swearing tossers and they're all barred anyway".
He said that when he first bought the pub he barred over 70 people. The CNJ interviewed Coyne in the empty pub while the fascists, mostly in sunglasses and bouncer style black bomber jackets sat in a circle having a meeting in the back room.
The pub and the occupents have become the centre of a simmering feud between the pub and neighbours some of whom share an adjoining wall to the pub which hasn't been soundproofed for the level of noise generated. They have complained that children have been let into the pub where Coyne watches hardcore porn in the bar on the pub TV.

Residents have called for a week of action and have asked that people contact Camden Council and ask that the pub license [held by Trust Inns LTD] be revoked.
Camden Council
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street

Camden United Against Fascism are holding a meeting next week, Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town Camden NW5 to discuss how best to keep nazis off of Camden's streets and to adddress the problem posed by the pub. We ask that anti fascists turn out in force for this as the situation is a serious one.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)