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What do Russell Brand, the SWP and The Casa have in common?

November 4, 2014 by


[Screen grabs linked to in this article are also shown at the end of the text with description for reader assistive software]. The above leaflet is a cluster-fuck of disreputable revolutionary brands[1] all discrediting themselves further through association with the others. To be fair, the Brand brand probably doesn’t know or care about his image […]

Activists Chain Themselves to Liverpool Town Hall Railings on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2014 by


Activists have just chained themselves to the railings of Liverpool Town Hall to protest the impact of national and local government cuts on women, this International Women’s Day. They are borrowing a direct action tactic and dress style from suffragettes, to highlight their opinion that the interests of women are still not represented by those […]

Statement on 2nd November at The Casa

November 16, 2013 by


This statement is to clarify events surrounding the “Pack a Scrum of Solidarity” event at The Casa, Liverpool, held on 2nd November to raise funds for the family of Chelsea Manning. AWOL is amongst the many and varied organisations that have been falsely credited with organising this action.  We were not involved as an organisation, though […]

Hope University’s Response to AWOL

October 29, 2013 by


Please note: the post Martin Smith Given PhD Place at Liverpool Hope University, posted on the 21st October 2013, is a guest post, which we at AWOL are happy to host but did not write. Contrary to many assumptions, AWOL did not initiate, and does not control, the Delta Removals campaign, though again we are […]

A Response to Liverpool Hope’s Victim Blaming Safety Advice

October 24, 2013 by


  *Trigger Warning – mentions of rape, sexual harassment and explanations of victim blaming & survivor shaming*   The following quote is what the dean of students felt the need to tell all current Liverpool Hope students presumably in light of recent news that Martin Smith (aka ‘Comrade Delta’) has been given a funded PhD […]

Martin Smith Given PhD Place at Liverpool Hope University

October 21, 2013 by


*Trigger warning- rape and sexual harassment.* It has come to our attention that Martin Smith – who resigned from the Socialist Workers Party following rape and sexual harassment allegations – is now based in the Social Work department at Liverpool Hope University.  The accusations against Smith were covered up by an internal investigation from the […]

AWOL statement on sexual harassment in activist spaces

June 13, 2012 by


*TRIGGER WARNING We, as survivors, opponents of sexual violence, feminists and/or feminist allies have taken the decision to publicly oppose and name a man within the activist and anarchist community who we know to have repeatedly sexually harassed several young women*. This harassment is known to have taken place in person, via social media and/or […]