accounts

Sleepless in Istanbul V

Report and analysis on the neighbourhood assemblies in Istanbul.

Brazil protests continue as strikes and occupations begin

Protesters shut down an expensive toll bridge

A riveting person account from a libcom poster in Vitória with updates on the protest movement which has swept Brazil, as demonstrations have begun to turn into wildcat strikes, occupations and direct action.

Sleepless in Istanbul IV

Report and analysis of the Turkish "general strike" of 17 June and the developments in struggle on the streets since then. Now with additional notes.

We are winning - Anarsist Faaliyet

An inspiring account by Turkish anarchists of the streetfighting and sense of solidarity and comradeship around Taksim square. The English isn't great but it is well worth a read.

Sleepless in Istanbul III

More brief notes, quotes and interviews from inside the current uprising in Turkey from Istanbul.

Riots sweep across Brazil in response to police violence

A short overview of the wave of rioting which has swept Brazil in the wake of violent police repression of routine protests over the increased costs of public transport.

Istanbul: An impression of the barricades

A Taksim square barricade

Impressions from occupied Taksim Square from Saturday 8 June.

Obsolete communism: The left wing alternative - Daniel and Gabriel Cohn-Bendit

In May '68, a student protest at Nanterre University spread to other universities, to Paris factories, and in a few weeks, to most of France. On May 13, a million Parisians marched. Ten million workers went out on strike. At the center of the fray, from the beginning, was Daniel Cohn-Bendit, expelled from Nanterre for his agitation. Obsolete Communism was written in the five weeks immediately following the French State regaining control. No account of May '68, or indeed of any rebellion, can match its immediacy or urgency.

Revolting kitchens: a worker's perspective on the food industry - Red Chef

An account of working life in restaurant kitchens by the Red Chef, a member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement.

Impressions from Ankara: the Turkish protest movement

A first person account, some background, and some analysis of the ongoing protests in Turkey.