Breaking glass, building solidarity?

A campaign of demonisation has started against the students who trashed Tory HQ on Wednesday, who are being portrayed as unthinking thugs. We re-publish here an article about what happened at Millbank by one of the participants.

The students are revolting - report on the occupation of Millbank Tower

Photo by Henry Langston

A report on the demonstration and attack on the Tory headquarters by students and education workers against cuts by the Anarchist Federation.

Students smash Tory headquarters

A first person report of the 10 November demonstration against huge hikes in university tuition fees which ended in the occupation and vandalism of the Conservative Party offices.

Tailoring to needs - garment worker struggles in Bangladesh

Garment workers protest - May 2010

A general overview and analysis of developments in the garment worker struggles we have been covering for the past few years.

Iran: Popular discontent reaches the surface - Mouvement Communiste

Mouvement Communiste analyse the mass protest movement which swept Iran in 2009 following the reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and provoked the most serious political crisis that the regime since the Iran-Iraq war.

China: trouble in the world's sweatshop

China is experiencing a rising wave of industrial unrest, as workers increasingly turn to collective action to fight against their exploitation.

Malaysia: migrant workers protest ends in victory

The migrant workers' protest (previously reported on which took place at an electronics factory has ended in a resounding victory for the workers.

Ghetto riots in the USA - Martin Glaberman

Short article by Martin Glaberman focusing on the riots in Watts, Los Angeles, in 1965.

5,000 migrants riot at Malaysian factory

More than 5,000 migrant workers tore down a guard tower during rioting at the facility where they were staying in Malaysia’s industrial city of Johor Baru today.

Rebel violence vs. hierarchical violence, UK 1985-86

A chronology of anti-hierarchical violence in mainland UK, July 1985 - May 1986. A bit of nostalgia and/or a lesson in over-optimism? A text from that epoch that covers some of the contradictions of the social movements in the period after the miners strike.