Blockade, Occupy, Strike Back (2012)

2011-Present, Authority, Blockade/Barricade, Date, Defining the Enemy, Occupation, Sabotage/Ecotage, Strike, Students, Subjectives of Refusal, Tactics of Disruption

This is a guide that was distributed by anarchists during the 2012 student strikes and social conflicts in Montreal. The document provides step-by-step instructions on how to form crews, how to create paint bombs, how to occupy a space, how to conduct a street demonstration, as well as other important tactics.

Occupy Oakland: The Port Shutdown – Jack Gerson (2012)

2011-Present, Alternative Spaces, Authority, Blockade/Barricade, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Infrastructure/Data, Occupation, Privatization, Self Institution, Tactics of Disruption, The Bourgeoisie, The Workplace, Urban Spaces

Gerson discusses the transition of Occupy Movement from occupation of Public Squares to Port Blockades and the disruption of global commodity circulation.

On December 12th 2011, the Occupy movement shut down the major west coast ports of Oakland, Portland, Longview (Washington), and Seattle. There were partial shutdowns or support actions at the ports of San Diego, Vancouver, and Long Beach, as well as in Hawaii and Japan. Wal-Mart distribution centers were blockaded in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque.