occupy movement

A view from the plains: on organizing in smaller areas of the Midwest

Occupy IC assembly image

A reflection on organizing in areas outside of major metropolises and the last few years of class struggle organizing in eastern Iowa.

On the state of movements in Italy: let’s open the debate

Italians demonstrate during November 14 European strike

Some American and European comrades have asked me, Why didn’t you have an Occupy movement in Italy? Why is the NO TAV movement the only expression of social struggle? The NO TAV, despite their strong success, despite their original expression of post-modernity class war, lack the characteristics of the Occupy movements: an extension of social change, the power to remove old hierarchies, and, above all, a shared and “common” political dynamic open to radical political upheavals.

You are not Durutti, but we are uncontrollable: beyond a critique of non-violence

Critical reflections in late 2011 on Occupy Oakland and the debate around non-violence and a critique of the Left.

Occupy Oakland is dead. Long live the Oakland Commune.

An overview on the rise and decline of Occupy Oakland.

Obituary for a movement yet to be: Occupy UK one year on

Collective Action analyses the experience and draws lessons from the Occupy movement almost a year after the establishment of the first Occupy camps in the UK.

Pedlars of reformism and the Occupy movement

A brief look at three of the ideologists pushing reformist ideas within the Occupy movement

The ILWU longshore struggle in Longview and beyond: a class struggle critique

This article from August 10th, 2012 is an important rebuttal to accounts of the Longview struggle proffered by union bureaucrats and their champions. Jack Heyman is a retired Oakland longshoreman who participated in many of the Bay Area solidarity actions described in this article.

Between the Leninists and the Clowns: Avoiding recklessness and professionalism in revolutionary struggle

A piece by a member of Black Orchid Collective looking at recent movements in Seattle and advocating their conception of cadre organization.

Solidarity Unionism, Occupy, and the moral right of the working class to control the workplace

An article on the west coast Occupy port shutdowns and the IWW's model of 'solidarity unionism'.

The death of an Argentinian squatter in Barcelona

Juan Pablo Torroija

Juan Pablo Torroija was detained in the city of Girona. A few hours later he ended up in hospital. He was beaten and carried marks of strangulation. The police says he hanged himself in his cell. But evidence raises doubts about this version of the facts.