Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in review: some forgotten highlights of the year

It’s that time of year when everyone’s making end-of-year lists, and, just as predictably, pretty much is everyone is going to be enraged by the fact that everyone else’s list misses off something that they consider to be vitally important. … Continue reading

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Cleaners occupy Guildhall in London

Hot on the heels of the Vita Cortex occupation in Cork, cleaners at the Corporation of London’s Guildhall, who already have an impressive record of struggle, have also gone into occupation. According to their press release: Cleaners are staging a … Continue reading

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Occupation of Vita Cortex plant continues in Cork.

There doesn’t seem to have been much written about the ongoing occupation by Vita Cortex workers in Cork, so I thought I’d repost the Workers Solidarity Movement’s account to try and raise awareness of the fact that they’re still committed … Continue reading

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Being right isn’t always a good thing.

As anyone who reads this blog on a vaguely regular basis will know, I have some ideas that I bang on about in a fairly repetitive fashion. In particular, one of the fundamental themes underlying my politics is the idea … Continue reading

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Voices from inside the walls

This post is mostly just a quick plug for a few recent pieces of writing by imprisoned comrades: the Russian group Autonomous Action have a piece written by Filip Kostenko, a Russian anarchist who’s been on hunger strike since the … Continue reading

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Unofficial action spreading in the construction industry

First off, in my round-up of interesting articles about the West Coast Port Shutdown, I forgot to include the Salon article “Occupy vs. Big Labor”, which appeared a few days before the action and addressed some of the same issues … Continue reading

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Against the bosses, against the unions, for occupations with teeth: thoughts on West Coast Port Shutdown

Yesterday saw a major escalation in the tactics of the Occupy movement, as a concentrated effort was made to shut down ports across the West Coast. This kind of direct economic action is a very welcome development, made even more … Continue reading

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