direct action

Eco-anarchy in the UK: dissidence group mobilises for climate justice

A direct action group shut down roads in London’s political district Friday evening to oppose new runway construction at London’s Heathrow Airport. The rush-hour road-block in Parliament Square was the culmination of a campaign by Vote No Heathrow, an autonomous branch of the Rising Up direct action network. It saw a 14 day hunger-strike, solidarity fasts and arrests for non-violent civil disobedience.

A World Without Police - Audio Book

A reading of a pamphlet stressing the need to abolish police as an institution which provides some practical steps for communities to take in that process.

ZAD’s Victory – Miguel Amorós

A short article from February 2018 celebrating the initial victory of an ongoing struggle to stop an airport from being built in a rural part of western France.

A Lifetime opposing the US military

by [b]Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson[/b]
Originally published by Uneven Earth at http://unevenearth.org/2017/12/okinawa/

There are eighty of us sitting down, linking arms, blocking the gates of a US military base. Private security guards are lined up behind us, while men in uniform film us from behind barbed-wire fences. Suddenly, Japanese police officers pile out of their vans in their dozens.

Do solidarity unions need to ‘go public’?

Stardust Banner

Marianne Garneau and MK Lees reexamine the value of the "Going Public" step in solidarity union organizing drives.

Black Flag 237 (2015)

The last of the titles from the 2007-15 Black Flag collective looked at a brief wave of squatting in the capital and took an in-depth look at the then-somnolent Parliamentary scene before the rise of Corbynism. A direct action bent saw it pick over the rise and fall of the animal rights movement, and consider how the Trade Union Bill could potentially be resisted.

How to kill an Act of Parliament – Jack Ray

dockers taking direct action in 1972

The story of the legislation that led to the jailing of the Pentonville Five, the 1971 Industrial Relations Act. Published as follows during 2012 in the Black Flag, issue 235.

The wonderful world of bossnapping

Caterpillar executive bossnapping, France 2009

A short introduction to and history of bossnapping - workers detaining their bosses in order to win demands - written by Evan Johnston.

A World Without Police

Police officers arrest a demonstrator during a march held for  Kimani  Gray

A pamphlet stressing the need to abolish police as an institution which provides some practical steps for communities to take in that process.