Recently Glasgow Anarchist Federation & Friends hosted a talk and discussion on Collective Appropriation led by a Greek comrade.
It looked at direct action in Greece where masked activists (self-identifying as anarchists), have been taking goods from supermarkets and handing them out to passers-by. Over 50 such acts have occurred across Greece since the beginning of the crisis in 2008.
The talk was set to ask if collective appropriation – i.e. taking the struggle from the ‘sphere of production’ to the ‘sphere of consumption’ – is a tactic that can be used in other contexts, too.
You can listen to the whole event here. The YouTube video referenced at the start of the talk is embedded bellow: