South America

Peru: Miner's strike ends

A Peruvian mine

A unlimited strike has come to an end after the goverment agreed to the miners' demands.

Brazilian farmers' occupation kicks off 'Red April' protests

Landless peasants attend MST meeting

Landless Brazilian farmers have begun a series of coordinated protest actions, occupying properties belonging to a large paper firm.

General strike brings Argentina to a standstill

Argentinian workers protest killing of Carlos Fuentealba

Argentina was brought to a near standstill on Monday amid protests over the killing of a teacher in the south-west of the country last week.

Argentina: Striking teacher killed by police

Carlos Fuentealba

Fellow strikers blocked roads across the province on Friday and a national general strike has been called for Monday by the teaching unions after a protester was killed by a tear gas grenade.

Worker self-management in historical perspective, 1950-2006

A worker of Argentina's self-managed Brukman plant

A brief history of the movement for workers' self-management in the 20th and 21st centuries. Examines instances of workers' control in Yugoslavia, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and contemporary Argentina.

1892-1894: The prison revolt and massacre at Cayenne

Iles du Salut prison cell

A short history of the brutal repression at the Cayenne island prison camp in French Guyana. A rebellion against a prisoner's murder was followed by a massacre of anarchists by the authorities.

Girier, Anthelme, 1869-1898

Le Bandit du Nord cover

A short biography of French anarchist orator Anthelme Girier, who was imprisoned and involved in the revolt at the Iles du Salut penal colony.

Casanova, Antonio, 1898-1966

Antonio Casanova

A short biography of anarchist and baker Antonio Casanova, who fought in the Spanish Civil War and French Resistance before returning to Argentina.

An account of setting up workplace assemblies

A short account by Raul, a ceramics worker, of how workers won the right to hold mass assemblies in the factory during work time.

Zanon factory occupation - interview with workers

Zanon workers

An excellent set of interviews conducted with workers at the worker-run Zanon ceramics factory, occupied at the time of the Argentine uprising of 2001. It includes historical and background information.