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ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 - 15:36 by Sean Matthews
People in deprived areas in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their lives. Health minister Edwin Poots said, ‘Unemployment rates in deprived areas further affect people and this is a major concern. Studies indicate that a 1% increase in unemployment is met with a corresponding 0.79% increase in suicide. ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Sunday April 22, 2012 - 15:07 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Workers direct action- An injury to one is an injury to all Ⓐ ... read full story / add a comment
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irlanda / gran bretagna / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Friday February 03, 2012 - 16:55 by Seán Matthews e Seán Dubh   image 1 image
Nonostante l'opposizione del partito Sinn Féin al governo, i parenti delle vittime della Bloody Sunday ed i loro sostenitori politici, tra cui anarchici irlandesi, hanno manifestato alla loro memoria lo scorso sabato. Ecco un report da parte degli anarchici presenti ed uno spaccato delle motivazioni di coloro che sono determinati a non mancare questa commemorazione anno dopo anno. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / community struggles / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 17:56 by Sean Matthews & Sean Dubh
Despite the opposition of the governing SInn Fein party, relatives of families of the victims of Bloody Sunday and political supporters, including Irish anarchists, marched in remembrance last Saturday. A report from the anarchists present and a background to the issues behind those determined to continue the annual commemoration. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / news report Friday November 11, 2011 - 21:03 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service.

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ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Friday September 09, 2011 - 23:55 by Sean Matthews
Historian Mairtin O Cathain’s ‘Wee Black Booke’ has now been added to our archive for you to read or download. In it he pulls together reports of anarchism in and around Belfast in the years from 1867 to 1973. With no local movement for much of this period, the pamphlet looks at some individuals whose political activity merited mention in the media of the time. O Cathain’s work stops before the emergence in the late 1970s of the groups from which contemporary anarchist organisations Workers Solidarity Movement and Organise! can trace their roots.

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south-east asia / community struggles / news report Friday July 22, 2011 - 00:25 by Sean Matthews
More than 20,000 people demonstrated for electoral reforms across Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on Saturday in a rare protest that was declared illegal by police. The protest was called for by opposition groups, including the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, Bersih. Police fired tear-gas and water cannons at demonstrators and arrested more than 1,400 people, including top opposition leaders, according to protest organisers. The activists' demands include an overhaul of voter registration lists, tougher measures to curb fraud and fairer opportunities for opposition politicians to campaign in government-linked media. Malaysia's next general election is planned due in 2013.  Anarchists were also present on the march and one participant sent us this un-edited brief report and the picture with this article ... read full story / add a comment
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sud-est asiatico / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Thursday July 14, 2011 - 15:42 by Sean Matthews   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 06, 2011 - 11:14)   image 1 image
Più di 20mila persona hanno manifestato sabato 9 luglio nella capitale Kuala Lumpur per la riforma elettorale in una manifestazione dichiarata subito illegale dalla polizia. La manifestazione, un caso raro nel paese, era stata indetta dai gruppi dell'opposizione, tra cui la Coalizione per Elezioni Libere e Sicure nota come Bersih. La polizia ha sparato lacrimogeni e getti d'acqua irritante contro i manifestanti, arrestandone più di 1.400 compresi i dirigenti dell'opposizione. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
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asie du sud-est / luttes dans la communauté / nouvelles Wednesday July 13, 2011 - 23:55 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Plus de 20 000 personnes ont manifesté pour des réformes au processus électoral à travers la ville de Kuala Lumpur, la capitale de la Malaisie, durant la journée de dimanche alors que cette rare manifestation était déclarée illégale par la police. La manifestation avait été appelée par des groupes de l’opposition, dont la Coalition pour des Élections Libres et Équitables, BERSIH. La police a fait usage de gaz lacrymogène et de cannons à eau envers les manifestant-e-s et a arrêté plus de 1400 personnes. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
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south-east asia / community struggles / news report Monday July 11, 2011 - 18:11 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
More than 20,000 people demonstrated for electoral reforms across Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on Saturday in a rare protest that was declared illegal by police. The protest was called for by opposition groups, including the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections, Bersih. Police fired tear-gas and water cannons at demonstrators and arrested more than 1,400 people, including top opposition leaders, according to protest organisers. The activists' demands include an overhaul of voter registration lists, tougher measures to curb fraud and fairer opportunities for opposition politicians to campaign in government-linked media. Malaysia's next general election is planned due in 2013. [Français] [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
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ireland / britain / repression / prisoners / news report Monday June 27, 2011 - 23:09 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
The reality behind the new beginning to policing was once again revealed on the streets of the North yesterday whenever children returning from a bus trip to Dublin where terrorised by heavily armed PSNI members for up two hours. The bus trip organised by the Republican Network for Unity contained 13 children and 6 adults were returning from a trip to Kilmainham Gaol was stopped and searched allegedly for explosives just outside Banbridge by up to 60-70 PSNI officers with a forensic lab and helicopters.

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Ιρλανδία / Μεγάλη Βρετανία / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Νέα Thursday July 09, 2009 - 22:32 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
Ο θάνατος του φυλακισμένου Αμερικανού αναρχικού Harold H Thompson τον Οκτώβρη που μας πέρασε ήταν το τέλος ενός επαναστάτη, ενός μαχητή των ελευθεριακών ιδεών, που παρέμεινε ανυπότακτος μπροστά σε μια κοινωνία βασισμένη στην εξουσία και την εκμετάλευση. ... read full story / add a comment
Harold H Thompson 1942-2008
ireland / britain / anarchist movement / news report Monday July 06, 2009 - 02:12 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity   text 2 comments (last - friday july 10, 2009 - 06:28)   image 1 image
The passing of US anarchist prisoner, Harold H Thompson last October marked the end of a revolutionary, a fighter for the libertarian ideal, who remained unbowed and unbroken in the face of a social order built on domination and exploitation. ... read full story / add a comment
ierland / groot-brittannië / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday June 03, 2009 - 19:28 by Sean Matthews
De bezettingen bij Visteon tonen aan dat we verre van apathisch zijn als het gaat om het verdedigen van onze banen, lonen en levensstandaard. Arbeiders begonnen op 31 maart met het bezetten van de Finaghy fabriek, nadat bestuurders het verlies aankondigden van rond 600 banen bij Visteon/Ford fabrieken in Belfast, Basildon en Enfield in Engeland. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / workplace struggles / news report Wednesday May 27, 2009 - 17:53 by Sean Matthews - personal capacity
In April, twenty six traffic attendants were sacked for resorting to a half-day un-official strike, after management ignored their grievances over working conditions. The health and safety issues include faulty and inadequate equipment, deplorable sanitary and toilet facilities. ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / miscellaneous / news report Thursday April 23, 2009 - 21:54 by Sean Matthews
If truth be told, should we be surprised by revelations in recent weeks concerning the expenses of ‘our’ politicians? ... read full story / add a comment
ireland / britain / economy / news report Thursday October 09, 2008 - 01:22 by Sean Matthews
The recession in the economy means that working people are having to come to terms with growing house repossessions, below inflation pay-increases, and a steep rise in the cost of living. Meanwhile, property developers and banks are busy using the credit crunch and the downturn in the housing market to get Government bail outs, despite the fact that it was their speculative polices that helped created the mess in the first place. ... read full story / add a comment
Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

News Report

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textMobilisations du 28 avril et du 1er mai contre la Loi Travail 13:50 Wed 27 Apr by Relations Extérieures de la CGA 0 comments

Depuis plus d'un mois et demi, de larges secteurs de la société sont mobilisés contre la loi travail, et l'opinion publique rejette très massivement ce nouveau coup porté aux travailleur-ses.
Plus d'un million de manifestant-e-s sont descendu-e-s dans la rue lors de la mobilisation interprofessionnelle du 31 mars, à laquelle s'ajoutent des mobilisations dans la jeunesse ou encore la multiplication des Nuits Debout. Ce mouvement de fond exprime un ras-le-bol et catalyse l'exaspération liée aux attaques incessantes contre les salarié-e-s pour le plus grand bénéfice du patronat.
Alors qu'au mois de mai, le texte de loi sera débattu au Parlement, l'enjeu est d'augmenter massivement le rapport de force en faveur des travailleur-ses, chômeur-ses et de la jeunesse pour que ce projet de régression sociale soit abandonné. Les prochaines mobilisations du 28 avril et du 1er mai doivent marquer un tournant pour construire un blocage économique qui impose au gouvernement de reculer.

DAF1 imageWe are growing the fire of anarchist workers from 1886-DAF (Revolutionary Anarchist Action) 02:20 Fri 22 Apr by anarşistfaaliyet 0 comments

We are on the day to be on the streets and squares, saying we won't have 1 more tree cut for profit, 1 more river drained for power plants, 1 more animal beaten sadisticly, 1 more child ruined with rape, 1 more woman murdered by patriarchy, 1 LGBTİ murdered by hatred, 1 Alevi attacked by secterianism, 1 more Kürt murdered with lynch, 1 more neighbourhood ruined by guns and bombs, 1 more peoples to face fascism, 1 more worker murdered by bosses at work, we are on the day to organise and to struggle we are on 1st of May.

dabf2016poster1000.jpg image2016 Dublin Anarchist Bookfair this weekend 17:52 Thu 14 Apr by Andrew 0 comments

Every year hundreds of people attend the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair for a day of inspiring discussions and the opportunity of meeting lots of other radicals, browsing books and meeting campaigns.

The 11th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair will take place Saturday 16th of April around Smithfield square, there will also be a major event on the Friday night in the Teachers Club, 35 Parnell Square.

On the Saturday the book & campaign stalls will be in The Generator on the east side of Smithfield square, doors open at 9.30 for setup, 10.00 for early browsing. The meetings will also be in two pubs, the Cobblestone at the top (north) of the square and Frank Ryans which is just off the South West corner on Queen st.

textPalestine-Israel, New people join, some veterans left, pressures intensify... but the joint struggle... 17:13 Sat 02 Apr by Ilan S. 0 comments

Last Friday (1.4) lot of anarchist flags again in Bil'in challenging the new efforts to put end to the Friday demos in the village. The long range tear gas cannisters prevent any interaction with the Israeli soldiers and stoped the demonstrators from exiting the village - like in the demonstrations in Bil'in eleven years ago before the intense efforts to put end to the demonstrations was replace with the contention of them; and like in the other locations - Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum where the efforts to put end to the demonstrations intensify. (So are with out the success the intense efforts to strangle the south of Hebron hills activities with other means.) People with keen ears can already hear the beginning of the countdown towards the end of the imperial settler colonial project in the East of the Mediterranean sea. May be the acceleration of the process is the result of the accumulation of the fiascos of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya...

969785_1121020631261919_6605322529219808422_n.jpg imageΣκαντζόχοιρος #3 – ση_... 14:47 Thu 31 Mar by Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ 0 comments

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις Ελευθεριακές Εκδόσεις Κουρσάλ το 3ο τεύχος του περιοδικού φιλοσοφικής και πολιτικής κριτικής Σκαντζόχοιρος.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the huge changes in the region* 03:28 Thu 17 Mar by Ilan S. 1 comments

On the twelfth year of joined struggle in Bil'in it lost its glamour. Many of the activists lost the excitement of the direct action confrontation which is not a new thing any more. The expansion of the joint struggle to other locations and the expanding of the non armed struggle in the west bank contributed to it too. Many of the activists just "moved on" to a less intensive ways of life. But, some old time activists can not "let go". The other day, I searched the http://archive.org/web/ for the old site of: "This appeal, the first to call on-line for a boycott against Israel, was posted in April of 2001".(http://matzpun.com)... and read again our 35 original signatories of this pre-BDS. The majority are still in the struggle. Looking back on my 65 years of struggle I regard ainfos.ca, this petition, the joint struggle in Bil'in and my stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution* as the most significant ones.

12795497_1008916959176189_8442070164943234361_n.jpg imageUn nuevo 8 de marzo: Miles de personas marcharon en Chile por libertad y el derecho a decidir de las... 16:57 Thu 10 Mar by Solidaridad 0 comments

Con un aire enrarecido comenzaba la marcha de este 8 de marzo. El lunes 7 de marzo, Magaly Carriel, se convertía en la séptima víctima de la expresión más brutal de la discriminación hacia las mujeres. Nuevamente, una mujer moría en manos de un hombre.

textExarchia: Il Quartiere Anarchico di Atene 03:43 Fri 26 Feb by Now(A)k 0 comments

"Alcuni possono pensare che Exarchia sia solo un utopico esperimento nel complesso contesto greco. Altri che si tratti di un insignificante caso isolato tendente all’implosione e al fallimento. A me piace pensare che Exarchia possa rappresentare una solida realtà e una alternativa percorribile anche al di fuori della Grecia, per contrastare l’immobilità generale, la rassegnazione completa e l’afasia mista ad apatia che caratterizzano gran parte della popolazione europea colpita dalla crisi. E per dimostrare ancora una volta che la lotta e il cambiamento iniziano nelle strade, nelle piazze, nelle fabbriche, nelle Università, e non delegando a qualcuno il proprio dissenso, illudendosi per l’ennesima volta che le cose possano cambiare e cambieranno in meglio a favore del popolo oppresso attraverso l’elezione del politico di turno."

jpj16.jpg image[Chile] Realizan acto a 3 años del asesinato del dirigente sindical Juan Pablo Jiménez 16:59 Tue 23 Feb by Nahuel Valenzuela 0 comments

Desde las 19:00 horas de hoy en la intersección de Isabel Riquelme con calle Carmen, comuna de San Joaquín, en las afueras de la empresa Azeta, cerca de 300 personas realizaron un acto de homenaje a Juan Pablo Jiménez, un activo dirigente sindical asesinado por una supuesta “bala loca” hace 3 años en su lugar de trabajo.

kropotkin2015.jpg imageΔύο νέα βιβλία 17:25 Mon 22 Feb by Dmitri (αναδημοσίευση) 0 comments

*Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν, Το πνεύμα της επαναστάσεως, Μετάφραση Ιωάννη Μαγκανάρα, Επιμέλεια, εισαγωγή Νίκου Παπαχριστόπουλου
*Αντρέ Ζιράρ, Αναρχικοί και ληστές, Μετάφραση, επιμέλεια, εισαγωγή Νίκου Παπαχριστόπουλου, Επίμετρο Ελιζέ Ρεκλύ, Πιοτρ Κροπότκιν

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image1 Mayıs’ta Taksim’deyiz! May 03 by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

Kitle ve kitleselleşmek, biz devrimci anarşistlerin kavramları değildir. Bizim için önemli olan, tüm tutsaklıkları ve adaletsizlikleri yaşayan ezilenlerin kavgayı içselleştirmesidir. Ancak ve ancak bu bireyler sayesinde oluşacak örgütlü bir toplum, nitelikli niceliğinin gücünü gösterebilecektir.
Şimdi, işletilmeyen otobüslere, kapatılan yollara, bariyerlerle kilitlenmiş ve polislerle kapatılmış bir Taksim’e rağmen; yasaklanan bir Taksim’e rağmen; tüm benliğimizle, tüm beraberliğimizle bu 1 Mayıs’ta da Taksim’deyiz.

imageO 1° de Maio em meio à crise final do projeto “Democrático-Popular” May 03 by Coordenação Anarquista Brasileira 0 comments

Os 14 anos de hegemonia do projeto democrático popular chegam a sua saturação final. Nestes últimos anos a esquerda não governista esteve em meio a uma luta para conformar uma alternativa a esse bloco. Cada setor, cada organização concebeu, a sua maneira, o que seria essa alternativa. Mas no fim, não foi capaz de presenciar alguma proposta que disputasse com o bloco governista nas lutas populares. Isso, por sua vez, não tirou de cena o surgimento de inúmeras experiências que transbordam ensinamentos e avanços difíceis de medir precisamente. Das “greves selvagens” e das revoltas nas obras do PAC, passando pelas jornadas de junho em 2013, a luta por moradia nas grandes cidades e a recente onda de ocupações de escolas por estudantes secundaristas em São Paulo, Goiânia, Rio de Janeiro e Belém mostram que em meio às trevas da ofensiva reacionária, também vai se afirmando uma nova geração de lutadores e lutadoras. Uma geração que não se formou pelas estruturas tradicionais de luta e organização que a esquerda construiu nas últimas décadas, por isso mesmo, uma geração refratária aos métodos e à cultura destas estruturas.

textWhy May Day? An African Working Class Perspective May 02 by Lero Maisiri 0 comments

In South Africa, the black working class majority is gripped by the rough hands of its ruling class, made up of a cold combination of black state elites and white capitalist elites, who choke the very life out of her. blazing but blinded. In days like these it is important to remember our heroes, our champions of past years, to remember the stories of Ma Josie Mpama, who wanted nothing more, than to see the working class mature, to explode like landmines under the feet of the oppressive system that has spent centuries trampling over us. The other day, while deep in thought, I felt the room grow more still, filled with clarity. The voices of Lucy Parsons, Josie Mpama and other heroes pierced my very being. Their voices reminded me of the dream, the obtainable goal. To remember that we, the working class billions, can be more than what we are now, that we can awake, from our half-life, that we can be more than the shares and stocks that the system has nailed to our backs.

imagePrimer de Maig 2016, dia de la classe treballadora May 01 by Embat 0 comments

La forma en la qual es configura i s’organitza el capital al segle XXI ha suposat una gran transformació que tendeix a formes més globalitzades, enxarxades, descentralitzades, altament diversificades i disperses que els moviments sindical i social encara no han pogut contrarestar efectivament. La particularitat que vivim al sud d’Europa és la terciarització de la nostra economia on l’equivalent a les antigues fàbriques fabrils són els calls centers, l’hostaleria, les cadenes de menjar ràpid, les empreses de logística i altres formes d’activitat econòmica no vinculades a la producció. La indústria que queda a Catalunya perd la seva centralitat i es troba financiaritzada. És evident, que el model de conflicte laboral i cultura sindical heretat de la transició ha quedat completament desbordat per aquesta tendència i la reestructuració constant del capitalisme.

imageMAY DAY 2016 May 01 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

The labour movement in Melbourne, though far declined from its former strength, has neither totally given up the ghost nor been allowed quarter by its enemies. Unions campaign for health and safety, against insecure work and against the use of temporary work visas to undermine labour standards. The campaigns, though, are undermined by the conservatism and timidity of the union officials, their support for the Labor Party and their nationalist focus on “Aussie jobs”, which interferes with building the necessary solidarity between local workers and super-exploited migrant workers. Meanwhile, the capitalists are proceeding with legislation to destroy the construction workers' union (CFMEU) and bring the entire union movement under close State supervision.

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imageΖήτω η Εργατική Πρω&... May 02 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε καλεί όλους τους εργαζόμενους και όλες τις εργαζόμενες στις κινητοποιήσεις των επόμενων ημερών ενάντια στο ασφαλιστικό έκτρωμα της κυβέρνησης, στο πλάι των προσφύγων, για τη ζωή και την ελευθερία.

image1 de Mayo: Poder Popular, desde abajo, entre todas… ¡Es nuestro momento! May 02 EMBAT 0 comments

Diversas organizaciones libertarias del estado español, de carácter político o específico, han lanzado un manifiesto conjunto por este Primero de Mayo de 2016. Se trata de varias organizaciones de militantes cuya visión libertario o revolucionario pasa por construir poder popular para poder llegar a una sociedad socialista y libertaria. Es uno de los primeros pasos de un largo camino que se abre en la Península Ibérica.

textLIBERTAD 12 PRESOS ELOXOCHITLAN, OAXACA, MEXICO Apr 30 CSPPE 0 comments

Breve comunicado sobre el terrorismo de estado impuesto en Eloxochitlan, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

imageΖήτω η κατάληψη του ... Apr 30 0 comments

Η Αναρχοσυνδικαλιστική Πρωτοβουλία Ροσινάντε χαιρετίζει με ενθουσιασμό και ολόψυχη αλληλεγγύη την κατάληψη του εγκαταλειμμένου ξενοδοχείου City Plaza, για τις στεγαστικές ανάγκες 211 προσφύγων (107 παιδιών, 59 γυναικών και 45 ανδρών) από το Κουρδιστάν, τη Συρία, το Αφγανιστάν, το Ιράν και την Παλαιστίνη και τη δημιουργία ενός κέντρου αγώνα, πληροφόρησης και αλληλεγγύης, παλεύει για την ενίσχυση, τη διεύρυνση και την επιτυχία της και διαθέτει το σύνολο των δυνάμεών της σε αυτήν, συμμετέχοντας ενεργά στην Πρωτοβουλία Αλληλεγγύης σε Οικονομικούς και Πολιτικούς Πρόσφυγες.

imageΑναρχική Πρωτομαγ ... Apr 29 0 comments

Για να χτίσουμε μια νέα χειραφετημένη κοινωνία με βάση την αξιοπρέπεια, τη δικαιοσύνη, την ελευθερία, την αλληλεγγύη, στα συντρίμμια του κόσμου της εξουσίας, του κράτους, του κεφαλαίου.

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