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SchNEWS 1994-2014

Welcome to the archived website of SchNEWS

The SchNEWS website is back online after a period in the wilderness since the publication itself ceased in late 2014. The aim of this new version of the site is to give easy access the vast archive of SchNEWS material: over 850 weekly issues - that's over 8,000 articles, plus much of the other additional material created by SchNEWS including SchMOVIES and the many other projects.

To help you see what's on this site, here's a brief rundown of its main components...

SchNEWSThe primary output of SchNEWS for all of its near-twenty year span was the free weekly newsheets. An entire collection of these articles is now available in the Issue Archive.

Another key aspect to SchNEWS and for many years and a high-traffic part of the website was the 'Party & Protest' listings. Here an effort has been made to collate and reconstruct the listings for each year. These lists are partial, but may be added to and improved as more archived material becomes available. Listings from 1995-2007 are currently available, with 2008-2014 to follow when technical obstacles are overcome.

SchNEWS offered extensive Contacts & Links listings for campaign, protest and community groups. Currently there are listings from 1995 and 2002, giving snapshots of activity from those periods, with others to follow soon.

From 2004-2012 SchNEWS had an in-house film-making crew, SchMOVIES, whose output is (or will be) made available for free here.

SchNEWS did many side projects and other output: these included 10 books, various pamplets and other printed material, plus hosted several conference/gatherings, had several stints of performing live satirical news shows (in fact SchNEWS was this before it was a news-sheet), plus selling anti-capitalist merchandise like t-shirts etc. Hunt around the labrynthine links of this site to find some of this other stuff - and see also SchOBSCURITIES.

WTF Is SchNEWS?

"SchNEWS was a free weekly publication from Brighton, England, which ran from November 1994 until September 2014. The main focus was environmental and social issues/struggles in the UK – but also internationally – with an emphasis on direct action protest, and autonomous political struggles outside formalised political parties". - From Wikipedia (to read the rest click here)

To see how SchNEWS defined itself - while it was in full-flight in 2006 - click here. To find out more about the state of play when it finally stopped in September 2014 read 'And Finally - The Last Word From SchNEWS'.

This site is under (re)construction, so you may find 'dead' links around the site, and sections of the site which are not currently working. These problems will hopefully be rectified soon.


SchNEWS Issue Archive
Every article from the pilot issue in November 1994 through to the final issue 861 in September 2014.
See SchNEWS Issue Archive

SchMOVIES
Direct action movies produced by SchMOVIES 2004-2012 - Free to download - click here

SchOBSCURITIES
Portal page to take you to the dark corners of the site to find those long-forgotten extra side projects and articles. click here
Party & Protest
Find that obscure demo you were on... the (nearly) complete Party & Protest listings 1995-2007 (with 2008-2014 to follow eventually)!

Contacts & Links
Snapshots of this database from different years, going back to the original 'White Book' directory published in 1995.