Osaka

1990: Worker insurgency in Osaka

You must help yourself: Neo-liberal geographies and worker insurgency in Osaka.

YOU MUST HELP YOURSELF:
NEO-LIBERAL GEOGRAPHIES AND WORKER INSURGENCY IN OSAKA

"I realize as the train pulls in that the station is on fire. The platform is aflame and below the streets are empty with people running past occasionally. Something is happening. I pick up some rocks and start throwing them at a police line."

-anonymous rioter at Kamagasaki

The Depression and the liberation of Kamagasaki (1973-1978)

A pamphlet in Japanese and English about the Kamagasaki area of Osaka.

This pamphlet is presented in PDF format (56mb). We'd welcome OCRed versions of this pamphlet for dial-up and low-bandwidth users in either Japanese and English.

The Depression and the liberation of Kamagasaki (1973-1978)

A pamphlet in Japanese and English about the Kamagasaki area of Osaka.

This pamphlet is presented in PDF format (56mb). We'd welcome OCRed versions of this pamphlet for dial-up and low-bandwidth users in either Japanese and English.

1990: Kamagasaki riot (video clip)

A ten minute video clip of news footage from the Kamagasaki riot in Osaka, Japan 1990. For information about the events, see 1990: Worker insurgency in Osaka.

The clip is also hosted at archive.org wmv format 28mb.

Life in the Yoseba - Kobayashi Kengo

Life in the Yoseba - Kobayashi Kengo

Presented in PDF format (418kb)

Osaka park eviction

human chain

Resistance to the evictions of Osaka's homeless community in Utsubo park and a protest at City Hall. See also our news coverage

Osaka homeless evictions meet resistance

A tent village in Utsubo park, Osaka was evicted this month to make way for an international rose festival.

The following report is from libcom.org forum posters who participated in defending against the eviction:

We are some disobedients who participated in the defense of the autonomous community at Utsubo park.

Japan: Osaka's homeless resist evictions

The Osaka Municipal Government is today removing homeless communities from two of its parks in preparation for the World Rose Convention.

Around a third of Japan's 25000 homeless are based in Osaka, and these evictions are meeting mass resistance.