migration

What? Anarchists in Egypt!

A short account of the anarchist movement, primarily of Italian migrants, in Egypt before 1916, by Costantino Paonessa.

The Westmoreland County coal miners' strike, 1910-11

Paper called Worker solidarity, judicial oppression and police repression in the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania coal miners' strike, 1910-11, by Judith McDonough, telling the story of a successful strike by 15,000 mostly Slovak migrant miners.

Planet Malaquais – Emilie Bickerton

Emilie Bickerton on Geneviève Nakach, 'Malaquais rebelle'. Biography of a world-wandering modernist writer. First published in NLR #84 (Nov–Dec 2013).

A worker gets paid after organising

A migrant former room attendant's account of successfully demanding her owed wages via Solidarity Federation.

The Hosts of Black Labor: W.E.B. Du Bois

Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick

The possibility of higher wages and less racially motivated violence attracted many thousands of Black Americans to Northern states in the 1920's. W.E.B. Du Bois looks at the economic causes and effects of this migration.

Migrant Workers Organising in Scotland

Creating Self-Reproducing Movements: #Justice4Carers, migrants’ struggles and beyond.

In and Against the Brexit Regime: Notes From a Week of Migrants` Struggles

In the past two months, a right-wing acceleration of political processes took the name of “Brexit”; in parallel, and almost as a counterpart to this, in the past few weeks a different kind of politics emerged from the workplaces and the real-life of refugees struggles. The geography is these struggles is one defined by resistance to the violence of borders, controls, state-sponsored repression and business-oriented racism. Deliveroo, Byron Burgers, Calais, Ventimiglia, and Heathrow: a line connects those names, a new map of struggles materialising the inequality within and beyond Brexit.

Infrastructure against borders

UNITY (union of asylum seekers) rally, Glasgow 7/10/06

Climate change could displace millions of people. Can fascistic responses be inoculated against? The second of two pieces looking at climate migration, anti-migrant populisms, and no borders politics.

Refuges and death-worlds

Migrants demonstrate, Calais: banner reads Tombent les murs [May the walls fall]

Climate change could displace millions of people, and border politics are a matter of life and death. The first of two pieces looking at climate migration, anti-migrant populisms, and no borders politics.

Ovambo migrant workers general strike for rights, Namibia: 1971-72

Ovambo miners towards the end of the strike

In the winter of 1971-72 the economy of South West Africa (Namibia) was shutdown by a general strike of contract labourers challenged the economic system emplaced by Apartheid South Africa. The strike led to the scrapping of the contract system and is seen as a watershed moment, encouraging a rapid growth of opposition movements.