uprisings

"Ulach smah" ("No forgiveness") - the Algeria insurrection, 2001

Berbers rioting in 2001

A leaflet distributed in France about the Algerian struggles of 2001. Originating in the Kabylie region, east of Algiers - home to some 5 million Berbers - the revolt spread across the country. Over 120 people are reported to have died in clashes which continued for much of 2001.

Oaxaca: Federal Police Retreat

After seven hours of pitched battle, Popular Assembly (APPO) activists and supporters beat back the police from the Benito Juarez Autonomous University.

Oaxaca: Teachers hold firm against their union leaders

"Banner: Rueda Pacheco, why don't you hold the consulta (vote) in the graves of the fallen compañeros?"

Teachers in the insurgent state of Oaxaca are refusing their union's return to work call, after union leader Enrique Rueda Pacheco illegally agreed to end their strike.

Two more Oaxaca communards murdered

Two more members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) have been murdered by supporters of Governor Ruiz, bringing the total to nine.

Oaxaca communards shot by police

Four people have been wounded after police and hired thugs loyal to Governor Ruiz opened fire on a popular assembly's 'mobile brigade'.

1997: The Albanian insurrection

Demonstrators in 1997

A little-known uprising in Albania, triggered by International Monetary Fund measures after which the state lost complete control.

1994: The Zapatista uprising

Zapatista women.

A brief history of the rebellion in Chiapas in the jungles of Mexico, where hundreds of thousands of people rose up against the Mexican state and organised themselves into libertarian-inspired federated communes, which are still in existence today.

1992: The LA riots

A brief account of the six days of rioting which set Los Angeles aflame following the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed beating black motorist Rodney King.

1989: The Risley prisoners' uprising

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In 1989 prisoners at Risley Remand Centre celebrated 1 May in style by taking over a wing of the notoriously squalid, brutal prison and spending three days on the roof. We remember the Risley uprising and analyse its legacy for prisoners' struggle in Britain.

We want to riot, not to work: The 1981 Brixton uprisings

Pamphlet reflecting on the 1981 anti-police riots in Brixton by the Riot Not To Work Collective. Gratefully taken from the fabulous Red Notes.