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ireland / britain / gender / news report Friday October 13, 2017 - 23:03 byDermo & Andrew   image 1 image
Saturday the 30th of September 2017 will go down as a high point in the fight for abortion rights in the Republic of Ireland, and that is a struggle that stretches back decades. Years of campaigning and maintaining a focus on the issue, saw a massive crowd of nearly 30,000 people take to the streets for the annual March for Choice as organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign [ARC]. The calls are for action, and the need for Repeal of the 8th Amendment which bans abortion in almost all circumstances.
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indonesia / philippines / australia / gender / press release Thursday October 05, 2017 - 20:50 byMelbourne Anarchist Communist Group   image 1 image
The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group supports a YES vote in the postal survey on marriage equality now in progress in Australia. We do this, not because we endorse the institution of marriage, but because the survey will have concrete results and we need to choose which results we favour. The postal survey is a flawed process of direct democracy, something far inferior to an authentic plebiscite on a concrete proposal. We didn’t choose this battlefield, but it’s a battle we must win. Vote YES for liberty, equality and solidarity. Vote YES and prepare to take the struggle further. ... read full story / add a comment
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iberia / workplace struggles / press release Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 07:39 byCNT   image 1 image
Facing Tuesday’s general strike in Catalonia, CNT wants to show its satisfaction with the response which thousands of workers have given throughout the day and across trades. Popular mobilization responds again against the severe repression which Catalan society is living. Worker’s solidarity shows once again that it can do anything. ... read full story / add a comment
iberia / repression / prisoners / press release Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 00:00 bySeveral Organisations
The unions and social organisations who support this manifest fully share the motives who are at the start of the call for a General Strike in Catalonia : the continuous loss of rights for the working class and the repressive situation with more than 800 wounded people, some of them in heavy states and more than 40 arrests from different State police corps. A loss of social and labor rights that can’t be tolerated. ... read full story / add a comment
iberia / anti-fascism / press release Tuesday October 03, 2017 - 08:23 byEmbat
At a juncture of structural crisis, in Spain, there are more and more Catalans who no longer want to be part of this state: today, a country ruled by a corrupt party (The Partido Popular or PP), with a government and a deep state that has not broken with Francoism, of which the monarchy is the faithful representation of this continuity; and this would be added to urbanistic ballots, bank bailouts, austerity policies, high unemployment rates and a lack of guarantees and opportunities. All this is the image and reality of the so-called Regime of ’78; a political framework marked by a pact of silence so that the crimes of the Franco regime did not come to light and were never prosecuted. The remains of Franco were never cleared from the state institutions. It was the time called “Transition” to a democracy that never came and a Constitution that many people have not voted for. Some because we opposed at the time the political reform of Franco, and others because of a mere question of age, since it has been four decades since then.

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iberia / indigenous struggles / press release Tuesday October 03, 2017 - 07:05 byAnarchist Catalonia
"Unions, organisations and collectives here signing this call intend to communicate to the workers and to all the popular classes our position about recent events that occured in the streets of our villages, towns and cities."

United call for general strike from libertarian unions, organisations and assemblies of Catalonia ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / gender / press release Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 20:09 byInternational Sec   image 1 image
The Workers Solidarity Movement in Ireland is in full support of the protests in Brussels on the 28th September demanding a guaranteed, free, and accessible access to abortion across Europe. The EU has stood by idly while the bodily autonomy of pregnant people continues to be violated by some member states including Ireland and Malta. It has similarly done nothing while other member states progressively attack reproductive rights based on the political whimsy of the controlling parties of ever-increasing conservative governments. We hope the this mobilisation will demonstrate the united commitment to reproductive freedom for all.

We stand with you in spirit as we prepare for our own mobilisation on the 30th of September for the Dublin March for Choice and it appears almost certain a constitutional referendum to remove the ban on abortion next summer. The text that follows is our position paper on abortion rights agreed by WSM national conference this summer. ... read full story / add a comment
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netherlands / germany / austria / repression / prisoners / press release Friday September 08, 2017 - 06:02 byAnarchist Federation (Greece)   image 1 image
The oppressed must realize that, in reality, we don’t have any kind of rights in the bourgeois society. Everything is contingent on whether state and capital feel certain for their absolute dominance. The only rights we have are those we win with our fists. The sooner we realize that the better our position will be in the coming battles against the new totalitarianism that is already paving its way. ... read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / anti-fascism / press release Monday September 04, 2017 - 06:21 byAnarchist Federation (Greece)   image 1 image
Those who wink their eye to anti-fascist fronts with the bourgeoisie, they better keep it shut. Centuries of social struggles and lousy betrayals have taught us. Our struggle is always against capitalism. These are the outposts of our camp. These are the outposts of the exploited society in the US, Europe, Greece, Middle East and all over the world. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Sunday September 03, 2017 - 21:37 byNic
The Workers Solidarity Movement held our national conference in Dublin, Ireland on the 22nd July. What follows is a brief report on the day’s proceedings. ... read full story / add a comment
netherlands / germany / austria / repression / prisoners / press release Wednesday August 30, 2017 - 21:30 byRelations Internationales
Press release from the Coordination des Groupes Anarchistes, an organization member of Anarkismo in France about the recent shut down and ban on the German-speaking website Linksunten Indymedia and the house raids that followed. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / crime prison and punishment / press release Monday August 28, 2017 - 11:57 byCAB
The Brazilian Anarchist Coordination repudiates the cowardly criminalization of South African fighters and social fighters and their persecution. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Thursday August 24, 2017 - 18:29 byIlan S.
Bil'in, the symbol of the popular joint struggle of Palestinians, Israelis (with the anarchists against the wall initiative), and internationals, was a site of a year long experiment. The new war minister of Israel tried to extinguish the joint Friday demos by "neglect". The harassments during the demos diminished (first end to the shooting and later refraining from confronting the demos) but the night invasion to harass the village continued. The number of participants diminished gradually but continued. The fact that Bil'in was the only place Palestine could demonstrate without restriction was unbearable... The experiment ended. The Israeli state force is back in the confronting of demos and the shooting of tear gas resumed. ... read full story / add a comment
international / migration / racism / press release Wednesday August 23, 2017 - 23:05 byDefend Mediterranea
DEFEND MEDITERRANEA* statement, solidarity and antifascist mediteranean network against Defend Europe identitarian expedition and Fortress Europe Project ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 08:41 byResistencia Obrero Estudiantil
Faced with the repression that is unleashed against the South African people, from Uruguay we demand justice and the immediate freedom for the comrades of Boiketlong and the immediate appearance of Papi Tobias alive, of course. ... read full story / add a comment
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north america / mexico / anti-fascism / press release Wednesday August 16, 2017 - 08:09 byGeneral Defense Committee (GDC)   image 1 image
We are horrified but not surprised at the rise of political violence and murder from the Alt Right and other fascist groups across the country. Today's murder was not an isolated incident, but is the latest in a string of violent attacks and murders from fascists. These include the shooting of an IWW/GDC member in Seattle, the stabbing double murder on the Portland MAX train, and the recent bombing of Dar Al Farooq mosque in Minnesota, among many others. [Français] [Ελληνικά] See also: [Black Rose Anarchist Federation's statement][Castellano] [Ελληνικά] [Français] ... read full story / add a comment
greece / turkey / cyprus / migration / racism / news report Wednesday August 02, 2017 - 21:10 byDmitri (republishing)
An urgent response needs to be taken by activists and solidarity groups in EU and the rest of the world to demand the freedom the hunger strikers and immediate access to medical care for them. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 04:50 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
In February 2015, four community activists from Boiketlong in the Vaal, south of Johannesburg, were sentenced to 16 years in prison each following a community protest. This is a very severe sentence and the conviction was based on shaky evidence. The ‘Boiketlong Four’ were arrested for allegedly attacking the local ANC ward councillor and setting fire to her shack and two cars during a community protest. They were convicted of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, arson and malicious injury to property. This is an example of a terrible injustice perpetrated against black working class activists and could have dangerous repercussions for future struggles of the black working class and poor in South Africa if it is not fought. People need to be aware of the facts and take action to demand justice and to fight the criminalisation of poverty and protest.
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ireland / britain / gender / news report Friday July 21, 2017 - 00:17 byAndrew   image 1 image
Every year in either Dublin or Belfast the pro and anti choice movements come head to head around the so called ‘Rally for Life’. This year it was Dublin’s unwilling role to play host to the bigot parade. It mattered more years than many as a referendum on the hated 8th Amendment that bans abortion is promised for next year. It could be that the next Dublin bigot parade scheduled for 2019 will come after they have suffered a major defeat. ... read full story / add a comment
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