Articles by CH

AFed: The case against voting

A piece by Edinburgh & Glasgow Anarchist Federation groups on the question, "Is it ever OK to not vote?" A version of this was published by the Sunday Herald and is being discussed at LibCom, along with the counter-view by the campaign director of Vote For A Change. This version is the unedited article, as submitted to the paper.

Deliberate Damage at Trump scheme (not the planned stuff)

Some sabotage of ecologically damaging work at the Trump housing estate plus pitch & putt in Aberdeenshire. Trump's spokesperson once again with the deadpan lack of self-awareness: "These are deliberate, appalling acts of vandalism that have taken part on environmentally sensitive areas of the estate."

Protest at Holyrood's Israel Technology exhibition

People from the SPSC, Jews for a Just Peace and other groups gathered outside the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the opening of an exhibition celebrating Israeli technology.

OAXACA: Paramilitaries fire on solidarity caravan-2 confirmed dead

 A solidarity caravan travelling to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala in the Triqui Region of Oaxaca has been attacked by UBISORT paramilitaries. 2 are confirmed dead, with at least 15 injured and 3 missing.

RMT workers rally for rail safety

More than 60 rail workers gathered to protest outside the Scottish parliament on Thursday. The action by the RMT union was the latest in their dispute with First Scotrail over staffing levels on the Airdrie-Bathgate line.

"Racism" charge dropped against Israel protestors

Five Palestine campaigners who contested the relevancy of a “racially aggravated conduct” charge in relation to their protest against Israel’s blockade of Gaza had all charges against them dropped today.

Wikileaks gets US Army massacre footage

"A secret video showing US air crew falsely claiming to have encountered a firefight in Baghdad and then laughing at the dead after launching an air strike that killed a dozen people, including two Iraqis working for Reuters news agency, was revealed by Wikileaks today."


Climate Change funds raided by Ministry of Defense

£4 million of public funds to fight climate change are to be diverted to subsidise the Ministry of Defense. More money may be set to follow down that particular plughole.

Anti-deportation activist John O set to retire

After 16 years of dedicated service in the fight against injustice in the immigration and asylum control system, John O is leaving NCADC as he retires at the end of March 2010. During this time the laws have only become harsher, the struggle against deportations more difficult, but John O has never given up the fight.

Defeat for the EDL in Bolton

Defeat for the EDL in Bolton

But Police in Bolton colluded disgracefully with the EDL - and Scottish police may be implicated too.