We are now in uncharted waters. The conviction of peaceful protesters on this excessive charge will send shivers down the spine of anyone who cares about the right to protest in our country.
For the whole month of July, anti-fracking action has been taking place at a site just up the road where, after an appeal by company Cuadrilla, fracking has been licensed. Since January 2017 work to start drilling for this source of unconventional gas has begun, with much local resistance.
The VIOME worker-occupied factory in Thessaloniki. Credit: Joel Benjamin Greek workers have shown that bosses and owners
Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.
Social housing is the only solution to the housing crisis, whether it comes from government legislation or mass occupation. The Sweets Way estate could be a start.
Life is beautiful, and so during this festive period, I'm going to be eating, drinking, spending time with loved ones, planning more protests ... and hoping that Santa comes down the chimney with plenty of menorahs and sacks of bulls**t.
The National Union of Journalists has condemned the far-right pseudo-militia group Britain First which threatened journalists
The principle at stake here is the future of our planet. The future of our climate, and the future of the freedom to protest and voice dissent in Britain. Once, these activists were the Suffragettes, imprisoned and force-fed for refusing to give up their fight for the right to vote because they were women.
Direct action group UK Uncut is to stage a series of street parties "with a twist" in the run-up to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations