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Japan: a history of the workers' struggles in Kamagasaki

The article below was sent to the ICC by a comrade in Japan: it describes the emergence and decline of the squatters' and day-workers' movements which have marked the life of several Japanese cities - more particularly Osaka in this case - since the collapse of the Japanese economic "bubble" at the beginning of the 1990s, to the present day.

1990: Worker insurgency in Osaka

You must help yourself: Neo-liberal geographies and worker insurgency in Osaka.

1990: Kamagasaki riot (video clip)

A ten minute video clip of news footage from the Kamagasaki riot in Osaka, Japan 1990. For information about the events, see 1990: Worker insurgency in Osaka.