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'The struggle for the streets': Unemployed hawkers, protest culture and repression in the Barcelona area, c1918-1936

An article by Chris Ealham on the CNT's mobilisation of street traders, whom the Spanish Republic considered 'undesirables' and repressed, and the militancy of the vendors themselves.

Rest in peace Dimitris Christoulas

A pensioner kills himself outside the Greek parliament due to austerity measures that has left him in poverty.

1919 Liverpool Police strike - Pat O'Mara

Pat O'Mara's personal account of the police strike in Liverpool, August 1919 and the subsequent riot, taken from his autobiography The Autobiography of a Liverpool Slummy.

The Lusitania Riots of May 1915: A personal account - Pat O'Mara

Pat O'Mara's personal account of the anti-German Lusitania riots of May 1915 which broke out in Liverpool, taken from his autobiography The Autobiography of a Liverpool Slummy. This account is reproduced for historical record, indeed it should be taken as a given that Libcom do not agree with the nationalistic riots nor the imperialist 'Great' War.

2012 Newroz riots in Turkey

In defiance of government's ban on Newroz, the day the coming of the spring is celebrated in the Kurdish culture hundreds of thousands took to the streets. Violent clashes occurred.

France 1968 photo gallery

Photographs of the uprising and general strike in May 68 in France.

The rise of the (non-)subject - Blaumachen

‘A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of the hooded rioter. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: The British prime minister David Cameron and the General Secretary Aleka Papariga 1, the Italian foreign secretary Roberto Maroni, Adonis 2 and Takis Fotopoulos, Italian COBAS and German police officers.’

From rioter.info

  • 1. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece.
  • 2. MP of the far-right party LAOS, now Μinister of Maritime Trade under the Papadimos coalition.

Armageddon at Implat's wildcat strike? Mine eruptions escalate in South Africa

Protesting miners throw rocks at police near Impala Platinum's Rustenburg mine.

22 February 2012. South African miners are in the fifth week of a wildcat strike that has paralysed the Rustenburg mine of Impala Platinum, the biggest producer of platinum in the world. The last few days have seen antagonism erupt into increasingly militant action.

What happened in Brighton? - N24 student walkout

A breakaway group on Black Lion street, having escaped the Town Hall kettle

The following aims to provide some basic materials for people who were involved or interested in the events of N24 (during the student movement in Britain winter 2010-11), to think about what happened there and what it means for them – and for next time. It’s based on numerous personal accounts, collated into a punch-by-punch narrative.

Strike wave in Indonesia

Workers clashing with security forces during a protest in Bekasi on Friday Janua

The Indonesian economy has been booming due to high prices for the commodities it is based on, but living costs are also rising and there is a strong sense that the country’s economic successes have not been shared. This has triggered a number of strikes across Indonesia in late 2011 and the start of 2012, some of which have succeeded in gaining higher wages.