Strikes, hunger strikes and clashes in Greece

Strikes, hunger strikes and environmental action leading to clashes with riot police open week after weekend of state terror in Greece.

China: three days of rioting over suspicious death

Residents of Shishou clash with riot police

Residents of the city of Shishou in the central province of Hubei fought police and set fire to a hotel after authorities labeled the death of a chef at a hotel a “suicide”.

Protests in south-east China force repeal of new tax law

Protesters in Jiangxi province blocked the highway and overturned police cars

The Chinese state news service, Xinhua, reported on the 16th of June that violent protests in the south-east province of Jiangxi had forced authorities to repeal a new tax law.

Mass antiracist march in Athens ends in serious clashes

scene from the clashes

The first mass antiracist protest march of the week, organised by anarchists, clash with strong riot police forces and a handful of collaborating nazis leading to long street battles around the coveted Agios Panteleimonas area.

20 years ago… In China democracy disarmed and slaughtered the proletariat!

Draft translation from our central review in French “Communisme” N°30, January 1990.

Pitched battles over open refuse dump outside Athens

Pitched battles between locals of Grammatico, outside Athens, and riot police forces over the construction of an open refuse damp with locals digging trenches, building barricades and torching bulldozers; scores have been wounded as battles continue amidst spreading fires.

The Machine Breakers - Eric Hobsbawm

The purpose of this essay is clearly stated: to defend British labour movements against what E. P. Thompson was later to call 'the enormous condescension of posterity'; and, one might add, against ideologists of our own times. It was first published in 1952 in the first issue of a historical journal that had been recently founded by the author and a group of friends, and is still published, Past & Present

Short fuse: 50,000 workers on the streets and 50 factories burning in Bangladesh

Hamim garment factory burning - Ashulia 29 6 09

The mass unrest in the garment industry continued on Monday (29 June) for a third day...

Iran anti-government protests photo gallery, June 2009

After the government declared a huge victory in the June 2009 elections, a wave of unrest over alleged corruption swept the country leading many to comment that the protests were the biggest since the revolution in 1979.

More mayhem - cops kill again as garment workers' rioting continues in Bangladesh

Ashulia - garment workers continue to fight cops - 28 Jun 09

The unrest continues in the garment industry - another worker killed as rioting spreads across the whole garment factory area in Ashulia.