occupations

Workers, employers and unions in the US sitdown strike wave, 1933-1937 - Jeremy Brecher

Sitdown strikers at Flint, 1937

Jeremy Brecher's excellent history and analysis of the wave of sitdown strikes in US from 1933-1937 from their origins amongst Akron rubber workers to the great Flint sitdown strike and to their eventual co-optation by the CIO unions and subsequently in part the employers.

Reanimating histories of struggle as weapons against neoliberalism – An Interview with Don Kingsbury

Reflecting on the building occupations at UC Santa Cruz in 2009-2010 and cross-pollination between student and worker struggles, Don Kingsbury highlights the need to excavate and reanimate histories of radical movements. Under the conditions of academic precarity, and against the neoliberal privatization of the general intellect, Don calls for turning communities of necessity into communities of resistance.

Letter to Solidarity on Fisher-Bendix - Big Flame

Critical letter from Big Flame to Solidarity in response to their pamphlet Under new management? The Fisher-Bendix occupation.

Huddersfield 2 trial adjourned because of CPS incompetency.

Update on the case of the Huddersfield 2.

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People block in the police van when they arrest two anarchists.

On 26th July two local anarchists are to be tried at Huddersfield Magistrates Court after they were arrested at an Anti-Bedroom Tax demonstration on 6th April this year. The arrests occurred after the pair were involved in an peaceful occupation of Barclays Bank in protest at the corruption of the banking system which caused austerity.

Explosive device outside occupied building in Rome

During the night of July 7 an explosive device was left in front of an occupied building in Rome.

Spanish banks occupied

Hundreds of activists from the Platform for Mortgage Victims (PAH) have occupied a branch of the Banco Popular Bank, and the BBVA bank, both in Barcelona.

Sleepless in Istanbul V

Report and analysis on the neighbourhood assemblies in Istanbul.

Summer in Gdansk - Solidarity

Solidarity booklet produced in late 1980 about the mass strikes in Poland which had just ended in huge victory for the workers who had made a mixture of economic and political demands.

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.