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#ItStopsToday – Leeds Black Lives Matters March

Hundreds of people from Leeds and neighbouring cities assembled on 14th July to stand in solidarity with people killed in racist acts of police brutality worldwide. The Leeds based Black Lives Matter march was one of many similar demonstrations held in the UK recently and was organised and led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic … Continue reading

Anti-racist march in Leeds – Report

On Saturday, members of RABL attended the “People Welcome in Leeds – March Against Xenophobia and Racism.” The march was called as a public expression of opposition to the rise in racist attacks since the European Union referendum. The march started assembling at the Barrel Man statue on the Headrow by Sainsburys at 12pm, and … Continue reading

Report: Leeds Radical Fair 12/9/2015

Members of Red and Black Leeds were at Leeds Radical Fair this weekend and we had a great time. This was the first of what we are hoping will be a yearly event. The organisers were very friendly and helpful. If anyone is considering asking them for a table next year we would definitely recommend it. Continue reading

Report: Solidarity with Migrants in Dover

Last Saturday there was a march by various groups of fascists in Dover; an estimated 250 people from the National Front some of the ‘Infidels’ groups, EDL, South East Alliance and others groups marched to the port to rub salt into the wounds of desperate migrants. Continue reading

Our day at the anti-austerity #JuneDemo

Today saw thousands of protestors from across England descend on London for the latest national anti-austerity demonstration, this time under the banner of the Peoples Assembly Against Austerity. As usual, the demonstration saw large numbers of people from various left wing groups (and none) come together in a loud and visible display of anger against … Continue reading

Paradise Reclaimed: Leeds Community Project and the Freedom of Taking Action

Every time I was on site at Leeds Community Project over the few months that we were there I felt an intense freedom like nothing I’ve experienced before but hope I’ll be lucky enough to re-create many times in the future. This experience of disobedience to power never felt humiliating or dangerous or frustrating; it … Continue reading

♫Oh,we do like to be beside the seaside!♫

On Saturday 25th, the March for England happened in Blackpool. Well, it was supposed to. The March for England (MFE) is an event organised by a small number of far-right and nationalist types, similar to an EDL demo in the level of drinking, racism, and bad dress sense. Originally it was based in Brighton, but … Continue reading

Dennis the Menace, the Greedy Greek and the IWW laser cat

The Sheffield branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (the IWW, or “wobblies”) won its latest victory on the 23rd of November, against the Greedy Greek restaurant. The union had been informed that as well as paying workers with poor english skills less than minimum wage, stealing tips, short changing customers and forcing workers … Continue reading

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