I remember waking up next to you in the morning...

Part personal experience, part fictionalised story, this blog explores the possibilities that exist outside of capitalist 'clock time' and how we can escape them by rejecting notions of waged labour and rent through creating autonomous squatted spaces.

Eyewitness account of the Peterloo massacre - Samuel Bamford

Poster entitled Manchester Heroes, published in 1819

A first person account of the Peterloo massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators by the British army in 1819, by Samuel Bamford, who was arrested and imprisoned for a year after the killings.

One Big Union and horizontal worker cooperatives in Texas: a story

Picketers outside Ecology Action

A brief history of a labour dispute at a non-profit that resulted in the establishment of a co-operative that then spent years experimenting with horizontal leadership and self management.

Industrial action by NHS doctors, 1975 - Steven Johns

Junior doctors taking action in 1975

A short history of the three sets of industrial action which were undertaken by consultants and junior doctors respectively in the UK in 1975. Though both were very different in content, both were largely successful.

Spaniards in the valleys - Martin Selby

Spaniards in the Valleys book cover

Interesting book written by Nicolas Dueñas, writing as Martin Selby, with recollections of the coalmining communities in the Welsh valleys at the beginning of the 20th century at a time of an influx of miners from Spain.

Looking back at 1956 from 30 years after - Ken Weller

Ken Weller

Ken Weller from the Solidarity group is interviewed 30 years after the Hungary 56 events about their ramifications within the Communist Party in the UK.

Solidarity and me - Paul Anderson

A personal account of involvement in the libertarian socialist group Solidarity and the Oxford Anarchist Group.

The UK school students' strike, 1985 - Steven Johns

Striking schoolchildren march in Liverpool, 1985. Photo by Dave Sinclair

A short history of a successful national walkout of up to a quarter of a million school students against the Conservative government's workfare Youth Training Scheme.

The Stepney schoolchildren's strike, 1971

Stepney schoolchildren on strike, 1971

A short account of a strike of 800 pupils in Stepney, east London on May 27, 1971, which successfully won reinstatement of a teacher who was sacked for publishing a book of pupils' poetry.

Ende Gelände: a reflection on mass action

On the 15th of August, around 1500 people took part in a mass act of civil disobedience by occupying the Garzweiler open cast coal mine in the Rhineland, Germany. The Amongst the Elder collective reflect on their experiences of this action and pose questions about the effectiveness and limits of such mass actions in the future.