The ever-radical, ever-lively UK direct action zine SchNEWS has just announced that they are calling it a day after twenty years of reporting on some of the hardest conflicts in British politics. They say, in part,
The very speed of real-time news has meant that it is only salaried commentators who can keep up. The demand for news this instant leaves activists fighting for social change playing catch-up, while their actions are reported and analysed by corporate media. By the time you’re out of the cop shop and in front of a computer, the twitterati have beaten you to it.
Thankfully the collective go on to say that they are taking time out but are planning to come back in a new form. Looking forward to it!