Occupation as a protest tactic originated in the workers movements of Europe and America at the turn of the 20th century. A wave of factory occupations spread across Paris’ metal industry in 1936 followed just a few months later by the occupation of GM’s factories in Flint, Michigan. Used in the radical student movements of ’68 and the worldwide workers’ strike and actions of ’75-77, right up to the present day in the momentous scenes of Tahrir, Puerta del Sol and Wall Street, occupations have played a central role in social justice movements across history, and most recently have been uas people fight against a neo-liberal tirade that sees no abaiting. Occupations transform sites and sources of oppression and empowerment for ruling classes, capitalists, and managerial figures into spaces of resistance, enclaves of friendship and solidarity, and sources of power for the oppressed. The Bramber House occupation in it’s 8th week now, continues this spirit and tradition of protest.