The British state stepped up its campaign against a trans anti-fascist
squatter last week, charging her with battery, in connection to an
alleged bust-up at a political gathering last year. Following the
alleged incident she was tracked down, arrested by snatch-squad and
subjected to two rounds of questioning.
A plea hearing will take place on 15th February, 10am, Westminster
The entire investigation against this comrade, and another two
individuals who have evaded capture despite sustained efforts from pigs
and journalists, has been called-for and abetted by TERFs
(Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists), against whom the crimes for
which she is under investigation were allegedly comitted.
What’s more, TERFs have called another hate-fest on the day of the
hearing, reinforcing their campaign of harassment, and demonstrating the
carceral and statist basis of their gender-policing ideology.
In early January, a crowd of around 15 despicable types braved the cold
outside a pig shop in support of our comrade while she underwent
questioning. With slogans, banners and songs, we announced our disgust
for TERFs, cops, and all the other custodians of the gendered prison
against which we plot our lives of fugitivity and destruction. Just as
our comrade gave no comment, we reaffirmed that we have nothing to say
to the state either in pursuit of ‘justice’, or of ‘gender recognition’
from their bureaucratic machinery.
A callout was disseminated to the squat/autonomous scene at the time,
accompanying a special issue of SLAP (Squatters of London Action Paper).
To those anti authoritarians who have so far responded with silence and
inaction, we invite you to reconsider in the light of the severity of
the charges faced, and the prospect of an emboldened TERF presence at
On the 15th February, and at any trial that may follow, as trans
anarchists and their friends support each other in the face of state
violence and transphobia, it is vital that others step up to lighten the
burden and lessen the isolation.
Let us find each other again, or for the first time – on the streets, in
the courtrooms, wherever – plotting, learning collective care, finding
housing and healthcare outside of the deadly embrace of capitalism, the
state and the individual.
From trans-exclusionary feminism, to the gender-neutral prison, let’s
fight ‘identity’ and domestication, in all their forms,