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  1. A Big Victory for Labor in Mexico
    How Mexican Workers Won Ownership of a Tire Plant with Three-Year Strike

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Collective ownership of a factory in Mexico.
  2. Dancing with Dynamite
    Social Movements and States in Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    The complex ways in which grassroots movements work for, with, against, and independently of national governments in Latin America.
  3. Direct Action in Hard Times
    Activist Strategies from Brazil to Wisconsin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Factory occupations, land occupations, and other tactics.
  4. Educate, agitate, occupy!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    An account of the occupation Visteon factory in Enfield, London.
  5. Flint and the Rewriting of History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    The 1937 sitdown strikes were a thunderbolt shattering minimal labor-management relations. The victory of the Flint auto workers heralded the most profound social changes in the United States since the Civil War.
  6. Flint Sit-Down Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Changed the United Automobile Workers from a collection of isolated locals on the fringes of the industry into a major union and led to the unionization of the United States automobile industry.
  7. Live Working or Die Fighting 
    How the Working Class Went Global

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
  8. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  9. The occupation of the factories: Italy 1920 - Paolo Spriano
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1975
    The story of the mass wave of strikes and factory occupations which swept Italy 1920-21 told from the documents and accounts of the time. Written in 1964 and translated into English in 1975 by Gwyn A Williams, who also wrote the introduction.
  10. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
    Utopia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to live in. Such dreams can inspire us and guide us, even if they are not always quite practical. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise.
  11. Politics and Memory in the Flint Sitdown Strikes
    A comment on Historiography

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    The General Motors strike of 1936-37 was the most important union victory of the 20th century, but the very meaning of its success was ambiguous indeed.
  12. Proletarian Order: Antonio Gramsci, Factory Councils and the origins of communism in Italy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    Williams' book is sympathetic to the libertarian contribution to the Italian movement after World War I and I highly recommend it.
  13. Remembering Another Occupy
    Anniversary of the 1937 Sit-Down Strike Wave

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  14. Revolt On Goose Island
    The Chicago Factory Takeover, and What it Says About the Economic Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    The story of a workers' takeover.
  15. Sitdown strike or occupation guide
    A guide to taking sit-down strike action or occupations, in which by suddenly refusing to work gains can be won rapidly

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    A strike doesn't have to be long to be effective. Timed and executed right, a strike can be won in minutes. Such strikes are "sitdowns" or "occupations" when everyone just stops work and sits tight, or "mass grievances" when everybody leaves work to go to the boss's office to discuss some matter of importance. This can have many advantages over a conventional strike.
  16. Ssangyong Motors Strike in South Korea Ends in Defeat and Heavy Repression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The hard-right Korean government is signaling with these measures -- its latest and most dramatic "take no prisoners" victory over popular protest in the past year and a half -- its intention to steamroller any potential future resistance to its unabashed rule on behalf of big capital.
  17. Strike! 
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  18. Under New Management?
    The Fisher-Bendix Occupation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    Solidarity's eyewitness account, with background information, of the ccupation of Fisher-Bendix factory and offices against closure in 1972. The workers also implemented certain new aspects of work policy.
  19. Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetition of these events, but rather to contrast the limited views we had of the events at the time we were engaged in them, with the views we have gained from further action in different contexts."

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