occupations

Meccano factory occupation timeline

A timeline of the 1979 occupation of the Wavertree Meccano factory by mostly women workers, written by Dr Greig Campbell.

Okupa Cuba Casa Refugio: The Shaheen Bagh of Mexico

Indian anarchist Pranav Jeevan P writes on a feminist occupation in Mexico. Content warning: this article includes discussion of sexual violence. This article was first published by Round Table India.

No to Eviction! Defend the Occupation Carlos Marighella Against the Genocide Racist State of Brazil

A statement from the Federation of Brazilian Revolutionary Syndicalist Organizations opposing the forced eviction of 85 families. First published by the International Confederation of Labour.

Manchester Students’ Rent Strike Victory

Protest against fencing, which was quickly torn down. Sign reads: HMP UoM

Article from the Liverpool Anarchist on the ongoing University of Manchester Rent Strike. Their recent victory seems to have breathed life into the movement with over 20 strikes being organised for January.

Internationalism series – Experiences in South America

We interviewed a comrade from Germany who has been following events and movements in South America. She works as a postal worker for DHL. The initial introduction to the series can be found here: https://letsgetrooted.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/working-class-internationalism-series/

Seizing the Means of Production: A Spotlight on Vio.Me

Occupation of Vio.Me factory

A video report about the occupied Vio.Me factory in Thessaloniki. By Unicorn Riot, 2019.
https://en.labournet.tv/seizing-means-production-spotlight-viome

Reflections on the Student Movement in the UK

In 2010 the announcement by the Coalition government that university tuition fees would be tripled sparked a wave of student protest. Remaining largely within the confines of the campus, the movement exhausted itself and failed to spread to other sectors. Nine years later, what’s left?

Death threats at Abahlali baseMjondolo land occupation near Johannesburg

The Zikode Extension Land Occupation, East Rand, Johannesburg

On Tuesday 22 May 2018 Abahlali baseMjondolo militant S'fiso Ngcobo was assassinated in a land occupation near Durban. Today, Saturday 26 May, death threats, and the presence of armed men, have been reported in an Abahlali baseMjondolo land occupation outside Johannesburg,

ZAD’s Victory – Miguel Amorós

A short article from February 2018 celebrating the initial victory of an ongoing struggle to stop an airport from being built in a rural part of western France.

Queen Mary occupation ends after securing £0.5million concession

27th March 2018 teach out

Leaving Statement of the Queen Mary's occupiers. This statement was read at the end of the occupation on April 10 at 1pm.