occupations

1931: Chileans Overthrow Dictator Carlos Ibañez del Campo

Demonstration against the Dictatorship in July 1931

In response to economic depression the Chilean state became a Dictatorship. In response Chilean students and workers engaged in a general strike and occupation of universities demanding a return to civilian rule.

Radical education in Liverpool

A very brief look at some examples of radical schooling in Liverpool during the 20th century. A version of this article appeared in The Blast, a non-regular publication of Liverpool Class Action.

"Occupying, Resisting, Producing" Argentine Workers Take Over Abandoned Factories - Andres Gaudin

A contemporary article on the then recent wave of factory occupations in Argentina follow the collapse of neo-liberal economy.

Rural Landless Workers Movement of Brazil - Roger Burbach

An article on the early history of largest organisation of landless peasants in Brazil. The article was written at a time when the Landless Workers Movement/Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) was building links to Brazilian parliamentary parties. The author thought this was a good idea, the footnote at the end reviews how that turned out.

Last remaining housing occupation in Bologna has been evicted

The eviction of the last remaining housing occupation in Bologna - around 100 people, 34 of them children, living in a building in Via Mario De Maria, in the working-class neighborhood of Bolognina - started at dawn on October 11. The police and the carabinieri surrounded the block and raided the building, beating people and even using pepper spray, the residents say.

The Wave Hill walk-off, 1966-1975

Wave Hill strikers

A short history of the Wave Hill, or Gurindji, strike, when aboriginal agricultural workers walked out for equal pay and then lodged a claim for the land they worked on. They remained out for an incredible nine years, and were eventually given back a proportion of the land.

The 4th Precinct: a black anarchist’s perspective on struggle in Minneapolis’ Northside streets - Ikemba Kuti

BLM demonstrators

An overview by Ikemba Kuti of the movement that arose in Minneapolis after police killed an unarmed black man named Jamar Clark.

Coalminers strike against Pittston Company in Virginia, 1989-1990

Striking miners rally

A short history of the successful 10 month long strike at Pittston Coal against cuts to retirement and health benefits, which included mass sit-ins and sabotage.

Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa

Steel workers in Genoa, Italy, occupied their factory in opposition to insecurity at work as a result of management corruption. Workers stopped work and blocked traffic, cutting the city in half.