Tag Archives: Factory Okupations

Vio.Me, Greece: Creating solidarities within and beyond factory walls

In the past, we have shared, in the english language, news and reflections on the Vio.Me factory occupation-coorperative, in Thessaloniki.  If the occupation remains legally precarious, Vio.Me now stands as an example in europe not only of workers’ self-management, but … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Occupy, Resist, Produce: The rebellious factory okupations-cooperatives of europe

What is it to speak of alternative economies to capitalism?  Wherein lies the alterity of initiatives that seek to produce beyond profit, to produce for the satisfaction of human needs?  What is an anti/post capitalist production?

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Vio.Me: A call for solidarity from a workers’ self-managed collective

We publish below a message from the self-managed workers collective of Vio.Me, of greece.  Born of a factory occupation, the collective has been able to continue to produce in a self-managed manner for three years, an example for others who … Continue reading

Posted in News blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Taking back labour: Workers’ resistance and factory okupations in turkey

Labour struggles of workers continually strain against the limits of legality and labour union domestication.  If salaried work, as traditionally understood, is not the exclusive domain of capitalist exploitation, it nevertheless remains central.  And as workers discover, at times literally … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Taking back labour: Factory okupations in europe

The limits of workers managed factories in the midst of capitalist economic relations are well known: the inability to acquire or control resources and supplies for production, the need to continue to produce for existing markets, the need to compete … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News blog | Tagged | Leave a comment

In solidarity with the occupied factory Vio.Me.

The two years old Vio.Me. factory occupation in Thessaloniki, greece, a radical experiment in workers self-management and community solidarity,  is threatened by a court decision which risks forcing the liquidation of machinery and factory premises.   If the decision goes … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Okupying production: Kazova workers’ resistance

From Fatih Pinar, a video about the Kazova textile factory okupation in Istanbul, today a factory that continues to produce through workers' self-management.  Autonomy is constructed slowly, step by unpredictable step, in a movement in which the ends and the … Continue reading

Posted in News blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece

An excellent video report from Global Uprisings and Brandon Jourdan of the Vio.Me. factory occupation in greece.  Any revolutionary movement will inevitably confront the issue of production.  In radically changing capitalist society, how can the basic needs of people be … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Film, News blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From factory occupations to revolution?

The occupation of factories, of the industrial fabric of a society, is essential to any broad revolutionary movement against State-Capital.  It is however by no means sufficient.  Occupations can only be a part of a more general effort to create … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Updates from Greece: In Solidarity with the Occupying Workers of Industrial Mineral (Vio.Me)

  "…only through a network of self-managed factories will Vio.Me be able to survive and light the way towards a different organisation of production and the economy, with no exploitation, inequality or hierarchy"   http://biom-metal.blogspot.gr/   The struggle in Greece is … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment