migration

Asylum seekers occupy a church in Vienna

Frustrated at the lack of help from the local or national government, being kept in terrible conditions, and frequent threats of deportation, 100 asylum seekers have occupied a church in Vienna – 27 of whom are now on hunger strike. Despite the possibility of alternative accommodation being found they are refusing to leave due to so many disappointments in the past.

Interview with No Borders in Calais

Originally published in January 2010.

Second spring of syndicalism - trade union re-organisation within the SAC

An article by Mattias Wåg, first published in 2008 in From Thoughts to Action, summarising the Swedish syndicalist union SAC's re-organisation.

The Registry Method explained

An explanation of the registry method used by the SAC to organise undocumented workers in Sweden. Originally posted on anarchistblackcat.org by “Altemark”.

A brief history of the Spanish anarchist refugees and immigrants in Australia

CNT in exile membership card

A short history of Spanish anarchist migrants who fled to Australia following the Spanish civil war, produced by Acracia.

Movement, cadre, and dual power - Joel Olson

I will use my experience as a member of Bring the Ruckus to explain the role of a cadre organization in political struggle; and how being in a cadre informs my work in the Repeal Coalition, a grassroots, all-volunteer, organization that seeks the repeal of all anti-immigrant laws in Arizona, including the notorious, racist law known as SB 1070.

World Cup Qatar: festivities built on slavery

Dohar Foorball stadium - brought to you by forced labour

My latest piece I wrote for Freedom magazine, published in the October issue. On migrant workers' conditions in Qatar, where the World Cup of 2022 is supposed to be held. Basically the original version, but with a few small corrections.

All-out strike and clashes at Ikea plant

Four workers have been hospitalized after riots took place in front of the gates of the Ikea plant in Piacenza this morning (November 2).

Round-ups, detention camps and deportations

The anti-immigrant operations continue and expand across Greece. Detention camps, round-ups and harassment are now state policy.

Revolt of the iSlaves - More labour unrest at China's Foxconn factories

Two incidents of mass unrest at Foxconn factories made worldwide headlines in late September and early October 2012. The leading customer Apple had just released a new version of his main product, the iPhone 5, so work pressure in the factories was high – and so was worldwide attention.