Some thoughts on the UK Uncut demonstrations

The UK has seen a wave of high-street demonstrations under the banner of the UK uncut campaign, many of which have been organised locally following call outs distributed through the internet. The protests have seen a number of stores associated with Tax-Dodging picketed, occupied and flyered in cities and towns up and down the country.

Workers' struggles in Asia (December 2010)

Casual workers at a Hyundai factory in South Korea staging a sit-in strike.

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (focusing on East Asia) during December 2010 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them:

Rabat: Unemployed Teachers' Demo Attacked by Police

Unemployed teachers beaten at protest in Morocco.

Photo gallery: Greek general strike, December 15 2010

Pictures from the general strike in Greece against the socialist government's austerity measures. For a detailed report on the strike, see here.

We've got the rage! Nationwide report from the general strike in Greece, December 15th 2010

Round-up of events from around Greece during the December 15th general strike which saw fighting between workers, students and supporters against police as well as an attempted occupation of the headquarters of one Greece's major trade unions.

Day of action against cuts and fees photo gallery, 9 December 2010

Photos from the 9th December demonstration in London against education cuts.

December 9th day of action against cuts and fees

Tens of thousands of school and university students will walk out of class again today another national day of action against cuts and tuition fees.

Roaming Marches Disrupt Oxford - Personal Account

Marches of hundreds (mainly school students) disrupted Oxford City Centre, briefly occupying County Hall, Barclays, Lloyds, and Castle Mound (see the photo), disrupting traffic, and roaming through the streets and shopping centres of Oxford.

Against the reform, another revolt! Updates on student protests in Italy

Last night the Chamber of Deputies approved the Gelmini reform. 307 votes in favour, 252 against, 7 abstained. The reform will be passed over to the Senate on 9th December for its 3rd reading, then to the Chamber of Deputies again for the final vote.

Student protests - what next?

After another successful day of action yesterday, we look at what lies next for the growing movement against the UK government's austerity measures of cuts to services and rising fees.