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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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Time to head indoors? Highlights from a busy week

It’s been a dramatic week. In Greece, the annual commemoration of the uprising that brought down the last military dictatorship has taken on a new significance as a new unelected government takes power, and Occupied London and Contra-Info both have … Continue reading

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When they kick at your front door, how you gonna come? – Pacifism versus reality

The Occupy movements that have spread across the world over the last few months have many features that are appealing from an anarchist perspective, or at least from this particular anarchist’s perspective. For example, the movement’s embrace of open discussion … Continue reading

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On Oakland: A port shuts down, new possibilities open up

If anyone was in any doubt, last Wednesday’s events in Oakland revealed that we truly are living in exciting times. For the first time, the growing Occupy movement went beyond just occupying public space, and actively disrupted the economy. No … Continue reading

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Thoughts on occupations and 99%ism

The Occupy movement has really taken off pretty dramatically. I don’t have anything like the ability to summarise everything that’s happened, so here’s a round-up of good sources: Libcom’s Occupy Wall Street tag is still probably the best place to … Continue reading

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Embarrassing self-congratulation/promotion time.

So, it’s been a whole year since I started writing this shite. I felt like commemorating the anniversary in some way, and decided that making a printable zine/pamphlet wasn’t really any more egotistical than writing a blog is, so I’ve … Continue reading

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(Tahrir) Square pegs in round holes?

There’s been a fair amount going on over the last week or so. On the workplace front, militant cleaners in London continue to fight for the living wage, and the rank-and-file electricians’ network certainly isn’t running out of energy: last … Continue reading

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