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Another Abahlali baseMjondolo activist murdered in Durban, this time by the police

Nqobile Nzuza

Nqobile Nzuza, 17 years, old was shot dead by the police yesterday morning on a road blockade. She was shot in the back, twice. This is the statement from Abahlali baseMjondolo.

Second spring of syndicalism - trade union re-organisation within the SAC

An article by Mattias Wåg, first published in 2008 in From Thoughts to Action, summarising the Swedish syndicalist union SAC's re-organisation.

The Registry Method explained

An explanation of the registry method used by the SAC to organise undocumented workers in Sweden. Originally posted on anarchistblackcat.org by “Altemark”.

Struggle at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan

Hospital workers block ringroad.

Following on from recent occupations, strikes and demonstrations by health workers in Milan, workers at San Raffaele Hospital block traffic on a major ringroad to protest against planned redundancies.

Bangladeshi workers fight back against corrupt bosses

15,000 Bangladeshi garment workers blockade a key highway in protest at unpaid wages. Meanwhile, bosses at the company – who supply Primark and New Look – are arrested on embezzlement charges in the country’s largest ever corruption case

Palestine price-rise protests photo gallery, September 2012

Thousands of Palestinians take to the streets to protest rising prices and unpaid wages as a result of the Paris Protocol, the latest joint agreement between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

On the politics of protest in Cape Town

Jared Sacks on popular protest, disruption, and violence in South Africa in the wake of the Lonmin Massacre.

Direct action gets the goods in Brazil

Faced with with over 1,000 redundancies, Brazilian GM workers walk off the job, and occupy the busiest highway route in the country. The bosses cave in, suspend their redundancy plans, and give the workers paid leave for their wildcat action.

Shock economy in post-earthquake Emilia

After the two big earthquakes that have hit Emilia over the past two weeks, local businesses have already begun to put the shock economy system in to practice.

Coal mines ignite in Asturias (with updates)

Coal miners in the historically militant Asturias region of Spain have been fighting a bitter struggle for survival. Please see the comments below for frequent updates.