occupations

No Dash For Gas: We climbed those chimneys to kick-start protest and debate

West Burton power station chimney

EDF, the power company, has been denounced for attacking the right to protest, after it launched a damages claim for £5 million against 21 activists. Here one of them explains what No Dash For Gas is aiming at

Second occupation at the University of Sussex

Secong occupation at the University of Sussex

Following the largest demonstration yet, a second occupation has begun at the University of Sussex. This statement was read from the steps of the occupied BSMS building.

Factory in Greece starts production under workers' control

Striking workers at the Vio.Me factory in Thessaloniki, Greece who have not been paid since May 2011 have decided to restart production under workers' control on 12 February 2013.

Against privatisation: statement from Sussex University occupation

Following a demonstration of over 300 staff and students in opposition to the privatisation of services at Sussex University; a large group of people have occupied the conference centre on the top floor of Bramber House.

South London Women’s Hospital occupation 1984-85 - Past Tense

South London Women's Hospital badge

Past Tense tell the inside story of the work-in and occupation of a women's hospital in South London faced with closure.

Protesters storm government offices in Greece

Today scores of people protesting against austerity occupied the offices of the Greek Labour Minister. The occupation ended after two hours - following violent clashes with the police

Chicago factory occupiers form worker cooperative

First, they occupied the factory to get their wages from the bosses that owned the machinery. Then, they occupied their factory to keep the second bosses from shutting down their machinery. And, now, they are on their way to owning and running the machinery.

Battle for the squats in Athens

The battle against the eviction of squats in Greece heats up as more occupations are attacked and dozens arrested.

Lucasville: The untold story of a prison uprising - Staughton Lynd

Lucasville tells the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history. At the maximum-security Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, prisoners seized a major area of the prison on Easter Sunday, 1993. More than 400 prisoners held L block for eleven days. Nine prisoners alleged to have been informants, or "snitches," and one hostage correctional officer, were murdered. There was a negotiated surrender. Thereafter, almost wholly on the basis of testimony by prisoner informants who received deals in exchange, five spokespersons or leaders were tried and sentenced to death, and more than a dozen others received long sentences.

Attempted reoccupation of Villa Amalias

This morning there was an attempt to reoccupy the recently evicted Villa Amalias squat in Athens. In response the police again attacked the squat.