riots

"a sense of everyone feeling like, 'about time'"

Interview with an anonymous inmate at Bertie CI, Windsor, NC about anti-police uprisings and the Black Lives Matter.

"there seems to be little we can do"

Interview with an anonymous inmate at Harnett CI, Lillington, NC

One Hood United: Ganging Up on Oppression

This piece was originally written [in 2015], but Saleem was enthusiastic about it being used for this project. One Hood United is a youth movement of imprisoned activists that was inspired by Hip Hop activist Jasiri X’s One Hood Movement in Pittsburgh. More information about One Hood United can be found at http://www.onehoodunited.org

Freedom First!

A zine examining the role of prisoner resistance in prison abolition efforts, first hosted at the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee site.

Smashing H&M in South Africa: not the first attack on the garment supply chain (and not the last either!)

A H&M that's seen better days, South Africa.

Hand-wringing over the trashing of a few H&M branches in South Africa ignores the often highly militant struggles of the workers in H&M's supply chain (and others like it), themselves often women of colour and one of the most combative sections of the international working class.

Squatters and the State: Back Street Politics in the Islamic Republic - Asef Bayat

Map of Iran showing Mashhad

The early 1990s saw a period of renewed urban popular uprisings in Iran, unprecedented since the 1979 revolution. From August 1991 to August 1994, six major upheavals took place in Tehran, Shiraz, Arak, Mashhad, Ghazvin and Tabriz, and there were frequent minor clashes in many other urban centers. Most of these incidents involved urban squatters concerned with the destruction in their communities. This was the case in Tehran, Shiraz, Arak, Mashhad and Khorramabad.

Liverpool 1981 - An Eye Witness Account of the Toxteth Riots

A personal account of the racist policing which sparked riots in the Toxteth area of Liverpool in 1981.

Patterns of rural protest: Chiefs, slaves, and peasants in north western Sierra Leone 1896-1956

PhD dissertation by Ismail Rachid focusing on slave and peasant resistance to British colonial rule and local elites between 1896 to 1956.

Reflections on the 1955 Freetown Riots by a senior police officer

Freetown, 1960s

This is not a first hand account of the riots, and it is given from the point of view of a police officer, however due to the lack of information about these events online in general we make it available for reference.

Strike and protests against Macron's employment law

The Witch bloc headed the demonstration

Four unions called a general strike for today against French President Macron’s new employment law, this is often referred to as Macron 2 or Macron XXL, because he was behind the last revision referred to as the ‘Loi El-Khomri’ and this new law is even worse.