PDFs

Gender politics in the Korean transition to democracy

Jeong-Lim Nam's essay on Korean women's battles against dictatorship in the 1980s.

The San Francisco “White Night” Riots of 1979: Bruce Martinez

An essay on the causes of the 1979 "White Night Riots" and the role of harassment by the San Francisco Police in contributing the violent self defence by the large LGBTQ community in the city.

1944-52: Solomon Islanders Establish Autonomus Village Movement

In response to oppression by the British Empire the indigenous islanders turned to a Movement establishing autonomous villages outside the colonial economy.

1944: Nicaraguan Students Campaign Against Government

An history of the early opposition to the growing autocracy of Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua.

1982: Marshall Islanders Protest Weapons Testing

The decision by the United States to resume weapons tests on the Marshall islands provoke a massive campaign of civil disobedience by the local population.

1980-1: Guam Teachers Strike

In 1980 the island of Guam's teachers went on strike for a living wage increase.

2005: Tonga Public Servants General Strike

In 2005 civil servants in Tonga began a wildcat strike for higher wages, the strike grew to include many other public sector workers and took on political reforms.

1996: Turks and Caicos Islanders Attempt to Remove Governor

Tensions between the population of the island group and their appointed Governor led to months of protests demanding the removal of the governor.

1957: Colombian General Strike

Pinilla,  is escorted to a Senate hearing to answer charges of misco

A series of protest demonstration and a General Strike led to the downfall of the Dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla and the restoration of free elections. Unfortunately this left Colombia still in the hands of the Oligarchy

2005: New Caledonia Strike to Reinstate Fired Workers

When two employees were fired by their employer for strike activity their fellow workers brought the company to the brink of collapse in protest at their dismissal.