Balance Sheet and Perspectives

The Bourse du travail at rue Charlot in Paris has been occupied since 2 May 2008.

Recent racist assaults in Rethymno and Laconia, Greece

A snapshot of how everyday diffuse racism operates in tourist- or agriculture-economy provinces in Greece forcing immigrants to keep heads down.

Occupation of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki Rector’s Office - against subletting slave-traders

Below is the first announcement of the ongoing (since the 16th of March) Occupation at the Rector’s Office of AUTh, against the subletting working condition in Universities and anywhere the most severe exploitation of immigrants and Greeks is hidden behind contracts on sub-contracts on sub-sub-contracts and so on….At http://www.ergolabies.blogspot.com/ is the occupation’s blog….

Warm weekend in Athens: protests, street battles and occupations

The first weekend of spring has been another warm one for Athens with protest marches, street battles, and occupations over a variety of social issues.

Learning from experience: To win is to fight to the end

This is a short interview looking at the experience of a migrant worker who has become a labour activist, and was involved in the successful self-organised strike by the Schroders cleaners in October 2008.

Haunt of Migrants in Exarcheia, Athens, attacked with hand-grenade

On the night of February 24 the Haunt of Migrants on Tsamadou Street in Exarcheia (a social centre for migrants) was attacked while an assembly of the Association of Conscientious Objectors was taking place inside.

Demonstrations in Milan against anti-migrant laws

Last weekend in Milan 30,000 people demonstrated with CGIL union against xenophobic anti-migrant laws recently introduced in Italy. These laws have been proposed with the usual rationale of more security for citizens.

Hundreds of Polish workers join wildcat strikes

600 workers, including hundreds of Polish workers, have walked out from Langage Power Station near Plymouth in solidarity with the wildcat actions sweeping across Britain.

Energy wildcats continue to spread across the UK

Police stand by as workers protest

The wave of wildcat strike action that has swept across the UK escalated today as hundreds more workers walked out in the protest at the exclusion of British workers from jobs.

Tea Break 3 - oil refinery strikes, February 2009

A PDF of the February 2009 issue of the irregular workers' bulletin Tea Break, written and designed by users of libcom.org, for general distribution. The freesheet focuses on wildcat strikes at refineries across the country, addressing issues raised by the conflict.